The Airbus A380 started regular services at Manchester Airport in 2010.
I haven’t been to the airport to see it since it arrived. Every time i’ve been, it was too late for it. I finally managed to get up there today to see it.
It’s an absolutely huge beast, as this picture shows. The Airbus A321 is only as long as one of its wings and the fuselage.
It still draws a big crowd – the viewing park started filling up at around 1345, as its take off time approached. It’s, clearly, very popular with plane spotters, simple enthusiasts and regular people alike.
The fact it can get off the ground does defy belief. It’s so heavy and huge that the power it needs to generate the lift is astounding… but it manages it, and even though I know the physics behind it, as do most people who’ve ever studied flight in school, it’s still great to watch and be amazed as it stumbles into the sky.
Of course, I still took pictures of other aircraft too, starting with this Easyjet Airbus A320:
And this Monarch Airbus A321:
And finally, this Boeing 737-700 from KLM:
Hope you enjoyed these pictures. I enjoyed my day out!