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Storm Doris flights at Manchester Airport
Storm Doris flights at Manchester Airport

I’ve been very interested in aviation since I was about 6 years old. My first ambition in life was to become a helicopter pilot but due to having asthma and being tall I wasn’t able to join any of the military services after school. My interest in radio led me down the path I am on today, which has largely been away from flying. However, my job brought me to Manchester, where I live around 10 miles from City Airport, or Manchester Barton as it’s often called. On the first of September 2016 I took to the skies in an EV 97 Eurostar – a two seat, 3-axis microlight and began learning to fly for fun.

I’ll write other posts about flying in the future, but I filmed this video during storm Doris. It was clearly far too windy for me to fly myself, but that didn’t stop me needing my ‘aviation fix’ so I went to Manchester’s main airport to see how the ‘big planes’ were coping with the challenging conditions…

This video is a sequence of go-arounds and successful landings at Manchester Airport (MAN) (EGCC) during the height of Storm Doris. It features various planes including Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft plus a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The wind at the time was blowing 33kts and gusting 47kts.