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Malaga to Manchester flight GPX tracklog - aborted landing

Malaga to Manchester flight GPX tracklog - aborted landingThis flight was a cracker, made extra special not only for the fact it was the first I was able to fully record on my GPX logger for later analysis - but for the added drama of the flight. First off the skies that day were a bit congested so we had to do an extra loop over Warrington whist we were waiting, but next there was great excitement. As   more »



Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester flight GPX tracklog

Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester flight GPX tracklogMy next blog entry from a string of flight inspired posts is another flight GPX tracklog. This time from my weekend city break in Amsterdam. I initially thought this info might be a bit unique and interesting, but in the search to find some of the other flight details I came across Flightaware.com. It has some great info there, including to my   more »



Free water at Manchester Airport Terminal 3

Free water at Manchester Airport Terminal 3Another bug bear here, one of several about Manchester Airport! The biggest issue with them is pickups - the sheer cheek of charging for you to go and collect your friends and familys from the termial is bordering on criminal. Not content with charging an arm and a leg for airlines to use the airport they impose additional pain of 'just'   more »



Manchester to Paris Charles de Gaulle flight GPX tracklog

Manchester to Paris Charles de Gaulle flight GPX tracklogI don't fly that often so it took me a while to perfect the technique of logging my aeroplane journeys, but I've now cracked it and am getting good results so long as I've got a window seat. Back in the early days of my Windows mobile powered HTC phones I had GPS available to me but unfortunately this was so early on in the smartphone   more »



Best place to sledge in Manchester

Best place to sledge in ManchesterThe only real source of places to sledge I've found is this article from the Manchester Evening News. There's a couple of good spots there but there appears to be a glaring omission - there's nothing in the Peak District, but you are probably not going to find a great hill without a bit of local knowledge! Lyme Park comes close to it   more »



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