ARCHIVE FILM CLIPS
If you have any archive footage taken at Manchester Airport, or any local airfield, we would be delighted to able to show it to a wide audience. Please get in touch with us via our CONTACT page.
A flight over Woodford April 2015 - Thanks to Eoin Anderson
Concorde final flight, 31st October 2003 - Thanks to Stephen Angus
Cine film from 4th July 1970 - Thanks to Stephen Angus
Red one to London
A 51-minute film charting the progress of 'BE515' from Amsterdam to Heathrow.
BEA film about Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport 1972 - Thanks to Brian Ellwood
This film was shot on a Kodak Super 8 cartridge camera. There wasn't any narrative, because although I had a family interest in aeroplanes ( I was in the Air Training Corps for a few years).
I wasn't a dedicated plane spotter so I'm not knowledgeable on the different plane types. We often used to take a trip on the bus from Withington to the airport for an afternoon out.
This was one afternoon out on a lovely summer day which ended with a short flight in a Cessna around the Airport and over South Wythenshawe.
Manchester Airport 1986 Pt.1 - Thanks to Steve Higgins
Amateur documentary about Manchester Airport by Steve Higgins and Steve Mason shot in 1986 on VHS compact. See the life of a plane spotter explained. How an aviation enthusiast lives. Tips on plane spotting in Manchester, where to go; what are the best places?
Manchester Airport 1986 Pt.2
Part 2 of their amateur documentary filmed in 1986 at Mancester Airport and the surrounding area, showing the lives and interests of planer spotters and aviation enthusiasts.
Manchester Airport in the 1990s (Part.1) - Thanks to Alan Lord
Manchester Airport in the 1990s (Part.2)
Manchester Airport in the 1990s (Part.3)
Manchester Airport in the 1990s (Part.4)
Manchester Airport in the 1990s (Part.5)
Manchester Airport - 1990s (Part.6)
Manchester Airport - 1990s (Part.7)
Manchester Airport 13th October 1991 -Thanks to Simon Lowe
This video footage features a number of diversions which arrived due to fog in the South.