Well this one is a bit of an epic - actually it's my longest video upload to date. I hope you enjoy it and stick with it right to the end. As a result of the Summer of Sport in London there have been many rare and unsual visitors to Stansted. I've brought a lot of VIP arrivals to you in my previous video, but this was on the day of the opening ceremony. However this video features some of the movements during the proceedings as more athletes and heads of state travel around. This video features an Airbus of the Azerbejan Government to kick things off, followed by a title sequence that's quite short but quite ambitious. The music is supposed to start with a Chinese / Asian sound reflecting the Airbus 330 of China Southern on screen, this then cuts into shots of Russian built TU154 of the Slovak Government, IL62's an IL96 and IL76. All this is set to more grinding hardcore music to try and reflect the machinery that is these aircraft - well that's the thought anyway! Stay to the end to capture the water cannon salute for China Southern, I can only think this was done because the airline only recently started flights to Heathrow and there was a hosepipe ban on according to 'Aviation News' so this may have been done at STN instead. Thanks for watching and commenting.
Filmed in June/July 2012 at London Stansted, this video includes a first visit of Air Berlin Boeing 737-800 in oneworld livery. Wow Air is a new Icelandic carrier and this video includes an upclose landing of one of their A320s. There's FedEX MD11, 777, ATR and A300 aircraft, private Embraer 135 and a private DC8 landing in the rain!
After a very early start on Friday 27th July 2012 I was lucky enough to get a spot at Stansted Airport to be able to capture a number of the VIP/ rare/ charter arrivals at the airport in time for the opening ceremony of the 2012 sporting event being held in London. This video therefore includes Slovakian Government TU154 arrival and departure, Czech Air Force & German Airforce Airbus, Saudi 777, Dubai Royal Flight 747, Air Bucharaest and Transavia 737's transporting fans, IL96 and IL62 Russian arrivals. I've never been lucky enough to see so many Russian jets, what amazing sights and brilliant sounds. What a shame we don't have this variety all the time. Please note that filming conditions were quite difficult, STN faces into the sun for the most part of the day, and therefore looking at an LCD screen isn't easy. Also I film up a ladder and the sound is affected somewhat by the many hundreds of other spectators. Unfortunately for me, a large number of very loud people congretated near me for most of the day and proceeded to shout their conversations at one another so!! I've tried to minimise those interruptions. Finally a huge thank you must be extended to Essex Police Planewatch and Stansted Airport Operations for their accommodation of aviation enthusiasts from around the country, they really did a lot to help and have helped prove again that aviation attracts a lot of interest around the world and should be supported. Thank you
Filmed in July 2012, this video includes another batch of aircraft that I saw at Manchester Airport. I've included as many as I could in the titles as well including a few firsts for me like the Small Planet 737. The video begins with a PIA just after touchdown and after the titles, includes the British Airways Golden Dove Livery, A Boeing 737 of KLM in retro colours. The Emirates Airbus A380 is always an amazing sight, and Biman Bangladesh 777 arrival and departure were new for me. Finally a few close up shots round things off. As always I really hope you enjoy.
This is my first video edited using Sony Vegas editing software. It took a while to save up for it, but I'm very pleased. I've brought together some of my footage from Manchester Airport filmed over a very wet weekend July 6th - July 8th 2012. Included is a shot of a very wet Lufthansa MD11 Cargo departure, Air Transat in A310 in the new livery, an Emirates Boeing 777 landing - check out the wing vorticies, a Flybe Dash8 takeoff with Prop Wash effect plus my favourite bits of all - loads of really kind pilots waving at the camera. I appreciate that so much :-) As always I really hope you enjoy watching. Thanks for your support!
Another first and another Boeing 747-8F at London Stansted. This aircraft is owned and operated by Atlas Air but in the Panalpina Airlines livery. The aircraft arrived 05 June 2012 at 6:13AM BST from Huntsville USA. After a very quick turnaround the aircraft departed to Belgium. Apologies for the slightly wabbly landing, this was in part due to an issue with the camera, thankfully that was resolved for the upclose takeoff. Also included is a British Airways World Cargo (Global Supply Systems) 747-8, Thomson Airways Boeing 737-800, Air Berlin Dash 8 and Germanwings A319. As always I hope you enjoy and thanks for watching.
Filmed on May 13 2012 this video includes something I've not witnessed at London's Stansted Airport before - an emergency landing. EasyJet Airbus A319 G-EZAM was declared as 'emergency traffic' on the radio; clearly this was a routine precaution and thankfully there was no serious incident. However look closely and you can see that the spoilers remain deployed even whilst taxiing, so perhaps this was a hydraulic problem. The aircraft was followed by STN's fire crew and rangers did a runway inspection, all done with total precision. All passengers disembarked. I hope this doesn't sensationalise the event and I am uploading for interest more than anything else. Also included here are Pegasus Boeing 737-800 TC-ASP takeoff, private 737BBJ, Thomas Cook A320 landing, TNT 737 takeoff and another Boeing 747-8 arrival this time featuring a wide shot.
This is the second part of my recent trip to London's Luton Airport. In this edition I've included a selection of takeoff's and landings of some of the regular visitors to Luton and a few shots of some nicely coloured biz jets. As always I hope you enjoy.
This video was filmed on a special event day arranged by Essex Police and the Planewatch team. After a briefing and update the group was allowed access to a normally restricted area of the airport. Here you'll see a lot of regular visitors to Stansted but from a different angle and with some nice shots of waving pilots. Includes Aurigny, Thomas Cook, Titan Airways, EasyJet, Thomson, Air Berlin, Ryanair and a few others
I was fortunate to visit Denmark for the first time and to have stayed at the Hilton Airport Hotel at Copenhagen Airport. This short video captures some of the aircraft movements I was able to capture there and on a visit to the well known spotting location. Unfortunately it clouded over this afternoon and being late in the day as well means that this video was affected by poor light. Still I saw many aircraft and airlines for the first time. I hope you enjoy.
Filmed in February 2012 this video features a number of aircraft movements at London's Luton Airport including EasyJet A319 takeoff, Ryanair 737-800, Wizz Air Airbus A320, Monarch Airlines A320, Blue Air Boeing 737-400, FedEX 757 and Aer Arann ATR42. This video only features a selection of the aircraft movements I filmed so there may be another upload soon!
I've never seen a FedEX Boeing 757 before, in fact I had no idea they even operated to London Luton, so I was happy to see one. I like the 757. Late afternoon of Thursday Februrary 23rd 2012. In this video I captured an aborted landing/ rejected landing/ go-around. Whatever the terminology I hope the absolute power of the 757 and engines come through in this video. It's a shorter video than I normally produce and for those of you that dislike the music, this one is au natural! - natural sounds only. Anyway, I had a great day at my unplanned, unexpected trip to Luton. I was grateful to the friendly security guys for letting me stay. I hope you enjoy the video, I really enjoyed seeing and hearing the power of this fantastic aircraft.