Did you know that registration to Civilian Aviation is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Champions League Airlift at Liverpool

This area is for all current civilian images less than 5 years old. A limited number of military photos (guideline up to 10%) may be included if they add to the overall theme. No topics with links only please.
Post Reply
wiggy
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 351
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:45 pm

Champions League Airlift at Liverpool

Post by wiggy » Tue May 29, 2018 10:15 pm

Took a trip north at the weekend to Liverpool for the return airlift from Kiev on Sunday. Weather was good in patches and variable at other times culminating in a thunder and lightning storm at the end of the day. A good mix of airliners was the draw and I managed to get most things during my 13 hour stint from 6am to 7pm. Only escapee was the Air Bucharest B737 which loitered all day on stand and departed 25 mins after I had left for the 4 hour return trip home!

Hope you enjoy.

ImageAigle Azur A320 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageStar East Airlines B737-400 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageJordan Aviation B737-300 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageTrade Air Fokker 100 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageGainJet B757-200 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageTUI Airlines Nederland B767-300ER by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageKlasJet B737-500 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageEnter Air B737-800 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageBravo Airways MD83 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageWindrose Airlines A321 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageSouth African Airways A330-200 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageSouth African Airways A340-600 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

ImageSouth African Airways A340-600 by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

Very enjoyable day out, but a long journey back! A big shout out to the North West Air News website as well for their comprehensive due-lists and movement coverage that encouraged me to make the trip up. :thumb:

Denis.

User avatar
andygolfer
Administrator, POTM, SPOTM & FC POTM winner
Posts: 7944
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:51 am
Location: Rayne Essex - 12 miles east of Stansted

Re: Champions League Airlift at Liverpool

Post by andygolfer » Wed May 30, 2018 7:29 am

very nice Denis, worth the long trip.

The SAA A.330 & A.340 aircraft seem an odd choice to have chartered, would have thought there were more local ones they could have used.

andy
Andygolfer (or at least I was once), now just plane crazy

Image
please support our photo competitions by entering and/or voting!
Proud winner of 2019 Air-Britain photo competition!

co-owner of UK Light Aviation Enthusiasts google group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/uklae
and Stansted Aviation Enthusiasts google group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/stnae

my photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545@N07/

wiggy
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 351
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:45 pm

Re: Champions League Airlift at Liverpool

Post by wiggy » Wed May 30, 2018 12:20 pm

andygolfer wrote:
The SAA A.330 & A.340 aircraft seem an odd choice to have chartered, would have thought there were more local ones they could have used.

andy
The A346 was SAA's standard flight to FRA which positioned to Kiev from FRA to do the Liverpool Flight and positioned back to FRA afterwards for the return trip to Jo'burg. The A332 did a similar pattern from Munich. Indeed one of their LHR flights also did the journey to and from Kiev from LHR during its layover presumably for London based Liverpool fans who had made the trip to see the game.

Best regards

Denis,

User avatar
Mike
Administrator, SPOTM & FC POTM winner
Posts: 9833
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: The Scottish Highlands

Re: Champions League Airlift at Liverpool

Post by Mike » Wed May 30, 2018 12:48 pm

Great set Denis, some really unusual stuff there that you've captured very well. :thumb:
Image

Please support our monthly photo competitions by entering and/or by voting !

User avatar
LondonEye
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 881
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:49 pm

Re: Champions League Airlift at Liverpool

Post by LondonEye » Wed May 30, 2018 3:52 pm

What a great set of rarely seen aircraft. :clap:

Pete.

User avatar
PorkScratching
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 1435
Joined: Thu May 15, 2014 8:01 pm
Location: London, UK
Contact:

Re: Champions League Airlift at Liverpool

Post by PorkScratching » Wed May 30, 2018 9:00 pm

A day very well spent with that variety of airliners and older equipment.

Caravelle 10R
Posts: 73
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:11 pm

Re: Champions League Airlift at Liverpool

Post by Caravelle 10R » Thu May 31, 2018 8:10 pm

Nice selection and interesting post :thumb:

User avatar
Chris IL-76
Posts: 163
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:32 pm
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Contact:

Re: Champions League Airlift at Liverpool

Post by Chris IL-76 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:18 am

Good to see a nice selection at Liverpool. Thanks for posting.

User avatar
Paultojo
Administrator, POTM, SPOTM & FC POTM winner
Posts: 2549
Joined: Fri May 07, 2010 8:08 pm
Location: Belfast

Re: Champions League Airlift at Liverpool

Post by Paultojo » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:34 pm

Great set :D
C&C always welcome

Paul

My images at Jetphotos.net

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8620037@N05/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Image

Post Reply

Return to “Current Civilian Photography”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 36 guests