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Low Flying

By skennedy  
The house lies on the approach to Manchester Airport.

Tags: Transport

Voters: pcwillows,

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rvanr 17 37 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2003 6:43PM
Naaah, pull the other one, this must be a composite of two pics?? Otherwise: poor sods who have to live there!
Stan. L-B 19 222 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2003 7:18PM
If this shot is authentic then it is a splendid photojournalistic type shot that will be a good weapon for local residents and environmentalists - if not
the message will only have the dubious weight of digital spin!
skennedy 18 22 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2003 7:27PM
The shot is a composite - but not what you're thinking. It was a very dull day so I substituted the sky for a better one. But the plane really was that low. The row of houses is literally fifty feet from the edge of the runway and while I was stood at a bus stop there must have been about 12 aircraft that came in to land.
absurd 19 228 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2003 7:44PM
Those roof tiles must be well glued on Smile
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2003 5:32PM
Nice one lol Smile
SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
20 Aug 2003 10:59PM
Good grief! how do they cope ... I see the house has got an aerial .. they actually manage to watch TV too with all that noise? though I guess they'd have to use the subtitle facility one heck of a lot .. and how do they SLEEP???
skennedy 18 22 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2003 8:47PM
The people living there must be enthusiasts as not only is there the noise but also the front of the house faced down the runway and the landing lights must be awful at night.
jon.s 18 176
27 Aug 2003 8:24PM
this is my fav pic for som reason something special about it,
But i don't know what though!
daddymac 17 5
28 Aug 2003 7:17PM
Wow... Sucks to be those people...
Just Jas 19 26.3k 1 England
28 Nov 2003 9:32AM
This almost has impact in another sense! The plane is probably higher than it looks. No tiles appear to have been shaken off by vibration, as far as I can see.
Just Jas
redbug 16 2
18 Nov 2004 4:30PM
The planes are a bloody pain in the rear. This row of houses is due to be pulled down soon due to the increase in heavy air traffic at the airport. We live a little further away in heald green and still suffer damage from some of the heavier, older aircraft.
This is by far the best image I've seen from Manchester Airport in a long time.
pcwillows 18 37 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2005 12:31PM
All those comments and no clicks! It still impresses me and it's better than any of mine taken in the same place! Wink

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