Todays Emirates A380 (A6-EDL) arrival was a bit late,but worth the wait.
Look what i found.
Space shuttle Enterprise has a ‘piggy back’ on top of a NASA 747 (SCA)
during her European tour on 7th June 1983.
These pictures were taken from the then civil aviation park on the southside
at Manchester Airport. (Runway 2 is there now)
with a vivatar 110 camera.
To clear up some confusion i have been reading.
The aircraft did not land it made one low and slow flypast.
I noticed this flight was showing on Radarvirtuel
Flight Number : DLH436
Company : Lufthansa AG
Reg Code : D-AIKC
Model : Airbus – A330-343 (X)
Departure : DUS – Duesseldorf – Germany
Arrival : ORD – Chicago, O’Hare International – USA
Altitude : 10972 m – 35997 ft
Ground Speed : 706 km/h – 439 mph – 381 knots
So i went outside out of curiosity.
and there it was!
The next flight was over an hour and a half later
This is the first time the double-decker A380
was seen by the public in the North West.
It was an awseome sight
as it flew over my house in cheadle.
(click on images to enlarge,click on the triangle to play video)
It last flew 14 years ago after a 33-year career in the RAF,
including service in the Falklands War.
Some 20,000 people worldwide helped raise the Â£6.5m
needed to restore the majestic bomber.
It made the first of three test flights from Bruntingthorpe airfield
after being cleared by the Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday.