Senior spotter Murtaza Sattar played host to me on Friday 20th May for a day of spotting at Manchester Ringway airport in the United Kingdom.
Unfortunately Murt's claim that he could control everything but the weather, came true. It was dull, cloudy, rainy, cold, windy day.
The photos were coming out very poorly, so I decided to use the Live View feature of my Nikon DSLR and take this video of the Emirates airline Airbus A380-800 A6-EDO super-jumbo taking off from runway 23L. This runway is normally closed from about 10am to 4pm, but it is specially opened around 2pm to accomodate the behemoth from Dubai taking-off.
Murtaza has a great shot of another Emirates A380 taking off on the same runway. See it here. Thanks Murt, for a great day, regardless of the weather.