SJ8184 : BEA Trident 3, Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester Airport, Manchester, Great Britain

BEA Trident 3, Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park
BEA Trident 3, Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park
This ex-BEA Hawker Siddeley Trident 3B-101 is on display near the entrance to the Runway Visitor Park LinkExternal link at Manchester Airport.

The first Trident flew in 1962, it was a medium range, 3-engine jet airliner and was the first airliner to make a fully automated approach and landing in revenue service in 1965 LinkExternal link . A total of 117 Trident aircraft were made between then and 1978; BEA's successor, British Airways withdrew the last of its Tridents by the mid-1980s.

This example, registration G-AWZK, took its last flight in 1985 after logging more than 23,000 hours of flying service and was used for tug training and de-icer training at Heathrow until acquired for preservation. It was re-located here in 2004, being reopened for public viewing in 2007.
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Air transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8120 8425 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.2877N 2:17.0347W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8115 8423
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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