Air enthusiasts flock to Manchester Airport for final Monarch Airbus A300 flypast

Aviation enthusiasts will be flocking to Manchester Airport this afternoon for a flypast by Europe’s last passenger-carrying Airbus A300 plane.
Monarch Airlines are to fly the iconic passenger jet - the last operating in Europe - past the airport at 1,000ft on its final flight before it is to be scrapped.

Over 300 Airbus enthusiasts have paid for tickets on the flight, which takes off from London Gatwick and will do the flypast at Manchester around 3.30pm today.
The plane will then land at Birmingham Airport, before being taken to the famous Mojave Desert aeroplane scrapyard in California.
With capacity for 360 passengers, the Airbus 300 has been in use by Monarch since 1991, with the airline owning four of the planes.
The first wide-body, twin-engine airliner used, the planes have carried over 20 million passengers since being introduced.
Today’s flypast by A300-605R is the final Airbus owned by Monarch to fly, with the airline’s three other planes already retired.
Monarch are also the last airline still to use the Airbus 300s in Europe, with many airlines now switching to the newer and smaller Airbus A321.
Today’s flypast will be carried out by Monarch’s chief pilot Martin Pound, who flew the first Airbus 300s when they were first introduced.
He said: “I was the first project pilot appointed in 1989.
“I was involved in the delivery of the aircraft and the first commercial flight from London Gatwick to Tolouse in 1990.
“I flew the first flight and now I am flying the last - I am very proud but at the same time very sad.”

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