Manchester International Airport (EGCC) has a special attraction in store for aviation fans. It’s home to the Runway Visitors Park, a unique location for aircraft enthusiasts to watch departing and arriving aircraft, and tour a host of historic aircraft including the British Airways Concorde, RAF Nimrod, Monarch DC-10 and BEA Trident. It’s also home to The Aviation Shop, where aficionados can shop for aircraft models and aviation related gifts. The park is located lies just off Wilmslow Road, and is a must see for aviation fanatics.
An Aircraft Spotter’s Heaven
The park is a must see for aviation spotters and photographers and provides an excellent viewing platform. Both of the airports runways are also visible from the viewing area. With over 500 aircraft movements per day, you can catch a glimpse a variety of aircraft ranging from the ATR-72 to Boeing 787.
The British Airways Concorde G-BOAC is a must see for park visitors. The aircraft entered service in 1975 and transversed the globe for nearly 25 years. Visitors can tour the aircraft from nose to tail and even have the opportunity to sit in the seat in the flight deck. You may even catch one of the former Concorde pilots in the hangar! There is also a wonderful coffeeshop and cafe located next door!
The Aviation Shop
For model collectors and aviation memorabilia enthusiasts, The Aviation Shop offers a wide range of aviation gifts and accessories.
Static Aircraft Displays
Aside from the British Airways Concorde, the Runway Visitors Park features several outdoor static aircraft displays including the RAF Nimrod, BAE Trident, Monarch DC-10 and Avro RJX.
For more information you can visit the Runway Visitors Park Website by clicking on the link below!
Article by Donald Gardner
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