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Antonov AN-22 leaving Manchester 7th Dec

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MikeG23
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Antonov AN-22 leaving Manchester 7th Dec

Post by MikeG23 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:48 pm

Nearly didn't make today as I was supposed to be looking after my Grandson, but Grandma let me off for a couple of hours. Frozen - Yes, Windy - Yes, Worth it - definitely.

A few of the others before the main event
A380 backtracking due to taxiway repairs
Image20171207-0C6A1961.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A1971.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A1972.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A2002.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A1948.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A1915.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A1939.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr

And then it appeared. You could actually hear it for ages warming up the engines before it finally appeared. From over at the Southside the air was filled with a noticeable vibration as it taxied out. It must have shaken the teeth out of people closer to it.

Image20171207-0C6A1984.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr

Still small compared to the Emirates
Image20171207-0C6A1991.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr


After several minutes sat on the end of the runway running up the engines finally...............
Image20171207-0C6A2025.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A2032.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A2041.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A2048.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A2058.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A2068.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A2082.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A2087.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A2094.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr
Image20171207-0C6A2106.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr

Hope you like them
Mike
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Re: Antonov AN-22 leaving Manchester 7th Dec

Post by Mike » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:56 pm

Nice shots Mike, it looks great in the sunshine with the dark sky behind. :thumb:
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Re: Antonov AN-22 leaving Manchester 7th Dec

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:34 pm

Wonderful set including the more regular types. Maybe one day I'll get to see the An-22.

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Re: Antonov AN-22 leaving Manchester 7th Dec

Post by Southside » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:03 pm

Great pictures. I stood in my garden in Edgeley in the rain watching its approach on plane finder until it passed over. Although it was dark it didn't matter as the sound it made was amazing! As a veteran I remember the days when you could identify an aircraft by the noise of it's engines. Not like today when everything sounds alike.

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Re: Antonov AN-22 leaving Manchester 7th Dec

Post by yunglee » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:28 pm

Fabulous set of images :clap: :clap:

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Re: Antonov AN-22 leaving Manchester 7th Dec

Post by talldan76 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:32 am

Great set - and you were by the weather gods!! Sun and the dark clouds!!

That thing is a beast!!

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Re: Antonov AN-22 leaving Manchester 7th Dec

Post by MikeG23 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:38 pm

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. As an aside,, I walked back to the car after it left,,, a good 10-15 minutes walk and as I got into the car I could still hear it as it looped round the airport on it's way to Leipzig - noisy or what ! !

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