Antonov AN22 at Manchester Airport

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Antonov AN22 at Manchester Airport

Fri 01 Dec 2017, 2:55 pm

As is typical for Manchester the sun decided to disappear just as the AN22 was lining up for it's approach to land. Still it was nice to get a few photo's of this rare plane.

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Thanks for looking the usual C&C welcome.

Re: Antonov AN22 at Manchester Airport

Fri 01 Dec 2017, 5:38 pm

Light or not, that's a great capture! You are dead right about its rarity, in 55 years of this hobby I've never even seen one!

Re: Antonov AN22 at Manchester Airport

Fri 01 Dec 2017, 6:07 pm

Still unbelievably conflicted as to whether I should have gone or not!

Nice shots, shame about the lack of sun! Fingers crossed for the return flight, eh?

Re: Antonov AN22 at Manchester Airport

Fri 01 Dec 2017, 7:41 pm

Great photos , couldn't make it due work ....... thanks for posting

Are these flights connected to a knackered Thomas Crook aircraft in Cuba perhaps ? engine outbound and engine inbound on return ? just a thought
could be totally wrong

Re: Antonov AN22 at Manchester Airport

Fri 01 Dec 2017, 7:55 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. I thought I'd better post up for people to see and it gives a record for the site.
cg_341 I ummd and ahhd as to go or not, knowing it would depart over my house, but I'm glad I did as I didn't get a heads up for departure.
Ikarus yeah it's taking the engine to Cuba.

Re: Antonov AN22 at Manchester Airport

Sat 02 Dec 2017, 12:21 am

Unfortunately I didn't get to see this rare "Beast", but I certainly heard it climbing out over Widnes this afternoon, awesome sound! :up:

Re: Antonov AN22 at Manchester Airport

Sat 02 Dec 2017, 6:14 pm

Great catch :clap: :clap: - something I've never seen either in a very long time in this hobby :sad:

Andy :smile:

Re: Antonov AN22 at Manchester Airport

Tue 05 Dec 2017, 9:43 am

Great catch Glenn, well worth getting cold for !

Re: Antonov AN22 at Manchester Airport

Thu 07 Dec 2017, 2:43 pm

Immense again today departing MCR for Leipzig!

A first for me having only seen a stuffed and mounted one before, and the lighting was terrific too............ dark skies behind, and that livery with the sun on it. :clap:
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