SJ8184 : Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester Airport, Manchester, Great Britain

Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport
Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport
AG-EED, an Emirates Airbus A380-800 taxis past the picnic area. The Runway Visitor Centre LinkExternal link has been set up next to the runway at Manchester Airport, as an attraction for enthusiasts. As well as offering the opportunity to view aircraft taking off and landing, there are also five aircraft on display. Whilst four of them are outside the "gem" of the collection, the British Airways G-BOAC flagship Concorde, is kept inside this hangar which is also used to host corporate events and as a conference centre.
Manchester Airport :: SJ8285
Manchester Airport lies approximately 8 miles to the south west of Manchester city centre. It is the largest, and busiest, airport in the UK outside the London area. The airport comprises three terminals and a goods terminal and provides flights to over 200 destinations. It is the only British airport other than London Heathrow to operate two runways over 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in length.

The airport officially opened (as Ringway Airport) in 1938. During the war, it was called RAF Ringway and, between 1975 and 1986, Manchester International Airport. It is owned and managed by the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) which is a holding company owned by the ten metropolitan borough councils of Greater Manchester. The airport has good transport links and is served by the M56 motorway and by Manchester Airport railway station which provides extensive rail connections. The Metrolink tramway extension opened in November 2014, providing a tram link between the airport and the city centre.
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SJ8184, 180 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Air transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
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Transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8120 8410 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.2068N 2:17.0342W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8126 8421
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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