Before I leave the UK in 2 months, I’m trying to spot at all the major airports. I’ve added Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton to the list so far this year, and now it was time to return to Bristol!
As Runway 27 was in use, I headed to Felton Common to catch some arrivals first. I apologise for the ridiculously bad British weather, it has made some of my shots quite grainy. Btw I was using a new lens (sort of), the EF 70-200mm f4L instead of the f2.8L that I usually use. Sharpness is still incredible but AF seemed a little slower. Same camera body as usual, EOS 700D
Freebird Airlines Airbus A320-232 TC-FHE arriving from Bodrum as FHY613. This is a once weekly service!
easyJet Airbus A320-214 G-EZTZ arriving from Palma de Mallorca as EZY6040
TUI Airlines UK Boeing 737-8K5(WL) G-TAWM arriving from Ibiza as TOM4LM
Aurigny Air Service ATR 72-500 G-COBO arriving from Guernsey as AUR42D
Interesting registration! Aer Lingus ATR 72-600 EI-FAT arriving from Dublin as STK82DR (operated by Stobart Air)
Of course Ryanair made an appearance, with Boeing 737-8AS(WL) EI-EBO arriving from Girona as RYR8HN
Close up with easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZAP, arriving from Glasgow as EZY379M
Another closeup, this time with easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZDE, arriving from Faro as EZY18KJ
Loving the new style winglets on KLM Cityhopper Embraer ERJ-175STD (ERJ-170-200) PH-EXH, arriving from Amsterdam as KLM 1051
TUI Airlines UK Boeing 757-204(WL) G-BYAY arriving from Dubrovnik as TOM84G
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321-211(WL) G-TCDH arriving from Zakynthos as TCX23AR
Next, I headed to a different spotting location, Winters Lane, to catch some departures! You can usually shoot through the perimeter fence, but using a step ladder allows a clear view onto the runway at certain areas.
easyJet Airbus A320-214(WL) G-EZPX departing to Mahon as EZY21PB
easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZDE departing to Bilbao as EZY21AV
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321-211 G-TCDW arriving from Luqa as TCX45PC
KLM Cityhopper Embraer ERJ-175STD (ERJ-170-200) PH-EXH departing back to Amsterdam as KLM1052
TUI Airlines UK Boeing 737-8K5(WL) G-TAWM departing to Las Palmas as TOM3HL
DOUBLE BEACON Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321-211(WL) G-TCDH departing to Lanzarote as TCX68XF
Eastern Airways Embraer ERJ-145MP G-CHMR departing to Toulouse as EZE1763, a charter for Airbus employees!
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS(WL) EI-DYF arriving from Tenerife as RYR8SP. Anyone know matthepilot737? He was at BRS to fly this aircraft after it’s turnaround!
TUI Airlines UK Boeing 757-204(WL) G-BYAY departing to Heraklion as TOM9YL
Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321-211 G-TCDW departing to Las Palmas as TCX27GA
And that’s all folks! Unfortunately Bristol doesn’t have incredible variety, but this was a very good trip!
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