After yesterdays pictures from Zurich I’m already back again with the pics I took two days later. With my flight back from Cosford’s Flight Sim Show only leaving at 6.15 pm I had plenty of time to spend at Birmingham Airport for some special spotting. Why special you might ask - Very rarely I managed to spot flights of people I know by now, this time it even turned out to be three people at once. And you know them too ;)
The first one to depart Birmingham for its travel back to Germany was @epaga onboard this Lufthansa A320 (D-AIUG) to Frankfurt. It was great to finally meet you! (crazy it happened in the UK while we are both living in Germany)
The second plane you see here was actually a double first time for me - never spotted a Flybe plane, neither did I spot a ATR 72-500. This one was not actually flying with a forum member on board, but it was headed for one. EI-REL lining up on Runway 33 for its flight to @AdamCallow aka the Isle of Man aka English Channel (Sorry for the image quality of this one, the long distance combined with other aircraft taxiing caused some heat haze here)
I bet you know the person traveling on this aircraft wearing the flybe livery - If not you might not be part of this forum for IF reasons - so I don’t have to tag her here (lucky me, otherwise some angry mod would probably knock on my door a few seconds after posting this). Flybe’s E170 G-FBJJ shortly before departure to Lyon with Laura traveling home.
Not only did I spot planes I’ve never seen before that day, I also saw one I at least haven’t seen for a long time - Qatar Airways recently changed Munich’s service to Boeing 777 from the A350, so the last visit of a Boeing 787 from the country in the Middle East dates back quite some time.
Two (or rather 1 1/2) more new aircraft to me. While TUIs German subsidary TUIfly Germany is a usual sight at my base Munich (operating 737-800s only there), Jet2 only visits us when they have some malfunctions en route. One of their 737s waiting for TUIs 757 to land.
Let’s finish the series of “Forum Members departing the UK” with @DirkGiessmann onboard the most beautiful livery in FlyBe’s fleet (yeah, I’m joking) on his way back to Hamburg. You’ve been a great right hand driver, Dirk! ;)
With flybe introducing their new livery I actually used the trip to the UK to take pictures of their new “retro” livery painted on G-PRPM…
…and their new “retro retro” livery worn by Dash 8 Q400 G-ECOR.
Finally this Boeing 757 (G-ZAPX) operated by Titan Airways headed to Munich turned up and marked the end of my very first session on British soil.
While I managed to note the registration of all birds I photographed I had some issues finding the reg of this one. Any one able to help? ;)
Hope you liked this little selection of my UK pics - If you did, check out my twitter where I’ll post more pic during the next days and weeks!