Today, we had a FedEx Express MD-11F Come in from KMMT into our airport here in Manchester, NH.
It was very hard to track this flight, and I only found out yesterday while randomly scrolling through Scheduled Departures. I wondered why this airplane was heading to Cologne, Germany, and Apparently it was for Military.
It is a Unicorn (Unicorn = EXTREMELY RARE/HARD TO FIND) to spot something like this at our airport
I Tried my best to follow it. I even alerted my friend Tom, who went to the airport to snag a quick picture. Trust me, it was VERY hard to follow. My friend Tom tried to also follow, and at the last second, saw the plane come in at the very last second. He had his camera, but couldn’t get it on time, so he had to use his iPhone.
He is the only MHT spotter by far to have spotted this FedEx MD-11F Fly into MHT for a Military Cargo Charter
This was the Scheduled Departure:
FedEx MD-11F on Final. Credit to my Friend Tom for this photo
My Friend managed to snag a picture of it landing. I was actually about to go to the airport, as it was originally scheduled for a 6pm departure. Unfortunately, It departed 30 minutes earlier. I planned on leaving home to go see it depart at 6pm. Things happen you know, I really was a bit sad since it was a once in a life time thing to see an MD-11F go international from our airport. It’s very uncommon for commercial planes, especially cargo airliners, to fly International Routes from our airport.
Currently, the Airplane is somewhere over the Atlantic. Possibly nearing the UK
Update: Nearing Cologne, Germany
Update 2: Landed in Cologne, Germany at 12:02am EDT