Today, I went to go planespotting at KMHT for five hours straight!
I got up around 8:20am and arrived at the Airport at 8:48am EST at the Triangle Plaza off S. Willow Street. The Airport was using Runway 6 for Arrivals and Departures, and I was situated at the end of Runway 24, where it’s a perfect spot to see planes fly overhead and see planes landing that will sometimes end up using most of the Runway up to Taxiway J1 (Juliet One). I’m very lucky it was such a nice sunny day with some clouds, not too cold, not too hot, just perfect.
I brought my Nikon Coolpix B500 with me so I can take photos and videos. Most of the time, I was filming aircraft landing and taking off, while I take photos of the same aircraft when it’s in the air or is taxiing off the Runway to the Terminal/GA Ramp.
I spent almost all day at the Airport, but I had to leave because I had to go to work at 4:30pm. But I enjoyed the day, and it was my first time spotting at the airport for more than 2 hours.
well, now that you have read the paragraph above, here are all the photos from Today!
First Photo of the day, very nice weather we had, taken when I arrived
Closer shot of the Ammon Terminal and the Control Tower. I’ve noticed that they always seem to have a Piper airplane sitting on the ramp all the time.
Where I am spotting is at the beginning of Runway 24
First Airplane for today! A Southwest 737-800 Split Scimitar is on Final ILS RWY 6
N8675B Seen taxiing to the Terminal after landing. I love the new Heart Livery on this airplane :)
Second Aircraft of the day, a Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 on final
N70KC Taxiing to Signature Flight after landing
Fun Fact: I Toured this MU-2B-60 back in May of this year! Loved the Interior and the Glass Cockpit!
Piedmont Airlines (dba American Eagle) Embraer E145 Taking off from Runway 35 to Phily
Finally got a Chance to Catch this American Airlines A319 bound to Charlotte. They started this as a Seasonal Route back on November 7th. It will then revert back to CRJ900’s for the Spring/Summer time. This is the Only mainline aircraft American is using to Manchester as of now.
Right after Departing Runway 6. I hope to see it again before Spring hits
Londonderry PD Ford Explorer patrolling the airfield
Another shot of the Tower. It was an awesome view when I went to tour the inside
Pacific Southwest Airlines (dba American Eagle) CRJ200 on Final to Runway 6
N244PS Taxiing to the Gate after landing
Republic Airlines (dba American Eagle) Embraer E175 on Final
N134HQ Taxiing to the Gate after landing from Philadelphia
Southwest 737-800 Split Scimitar Departing Runway 6
After Departure, just look at that wingflex!
Thought I’d include this Dumpster Truck. It was Trash Pickup day today, and this is also the spot where I was at for the runway 6 Arrivals/Departures
First time Seeing a Grumman G-44 [N25DF]
Back Taxi Runway 6 for departure
Right after Depature
As the day passes, it’s now starting to become Noon time here in Manchester. I’ve been out here for roughly 2 hours. I Took a restroom break as the next aircraft departs around 11am-11:30am. I Also took the opportunity to sit down for a bit as I’ve been standing for a long time
PSA (dba American Eagle) CRJ200 has been cleared to Takeoff to Washington DC
Right after Departure, heading to DC
This Piper is always here, waiting for a day to spread it’s wings and fly around Manchester
Republic Airlines (dba American Eagle) Lining up for takeoff on Runway 6
Banking Right to go to Philadelphia
A Cessna 172 holding short. This plane took off later and apparently made a C402 to make a G/A. I then realized that the C402 was actually doing T&G at the airport at the time
Looks to be like a Cape Air Cessna C402
Now this is one awesome sight to see! Two airplanes (737-700 and CRJ900) on the ILS for Runway 6. Not too common here at KMHT to see this unless it’s rush hour
N596WN Operated by Southwest Airlines Seen Taxiing off to gate 12 after landing
SkyWest Airlines (dba Delta Connection) CRJ900 on Short Final for Runway 6 behind the Southwest 737 that just landed
N805SK Operated by SkyWest taxiing to the Terminal Ramp after landing from Detroit
Another PSA Airlines (dba American Eagle) CRJ200 landing on Runway 6
N220PS Is Taxiing to the Terminal with the Flaps still extended, later retracted after crossing the hold short line
Cape Air Cessna C402 [N258PB] doing T&G’s at the Airport
Same Cape Air C402 on Final for Runway 6
Southwest 737-700 on the ILS for Runway 6
Right After landing, turned off on Taxiway J1
Blurry closeup of the Nose and Winglet
I Love this photo! Reason why Runway 6-24 is an awesome place to spot, some Close up action!
Piedmont Airlines (dba American Eagle) on the ILS for RWY 6
N637AE Owned and operated by Piedmont Taxiing off the Runway to the Terminal
PSA Airlines (dba American Eagle) CRJ200 taxiing for takeoff
Right after the plane departed.
Southwest 737-700 holding short
The wingflex is strong on this 737
At this point it is now Noon time (12:00pm). A GoJet CRJ900 has been cleared to Detroit
GoJet CRJ00 (dba Delta Connection) Holding short while a Southwest 737-700 is landing
Taxiing to the Gate After landing [N237WN]
Cleared for Takeoff! (Very Hazy)
Nice Wingflex after takeoff. On it’s way to DTW
A Southwest 737-700 After departing Runway 6
N40KC A Mitsubishi MU-2B-40 seen Taking off from Runway 35
Fun Fact: This MU-2B has a Non-Glass Cockpit. Toured the plane back in May, very small!
A Ford F-250 is surveying the Runway for any Objects that may be on the ground
While the Truck is on the Runway, this Piedmont Airlines Embraer E145 waits patiently before it departs to PHL
Two methods of Transportation seen in one photo. A Car and Airplane.
A Bonanza Airplane landing with the ERJ145 still holding short
N305AR Taxiing to the GA Ramp via Lima
Piedmont finally on it’s way to PHL
Who here likes Helicopters? They’re interesting on how they’re able to fly with a rotor and not fall.
N279EJ An Eclipse 500, is taxiing to Signature. I Saw a glimpse of this plane when I toured Signature back in May
Southwest is a Major Tenant at Manchester. I wish to see other LCC at MHT such as jetBlue or Frontier
Final Airplane of the day! It’s now 2pm and I have to get home to get some rest. A Pacific Southwest Airlines (dba American Eagle) CRJ900 on Final
After landing and turning off Taxiway J1. For some reason, the right Engine had the Thrust Reverser on while it taxied on TWY H before halfway they disengaged the Reverser
Hope to Spot here soon again! Loved every moment!
Went into D’Angelos where I was spotting to take a seat, as I was tired from standing. I went home and rested and then went to work
After 5 hours of spotting, I finally went home and rested. I then got ready and went to work, on time at 4:30pm
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