I don`t go through to Edinburgh Airport very often and up until recently only managed shots while waiting for my holiday flights. However, I`ve since discovered the excellent `Mound` viewing location and hope to head east for photography trips more often. Meanwhile, this section contains all my efforts so far from the capital`s airport, which is the busiest in Scotland. As of 2018, reports on any visits can be accessed via the following links with any images prior to December 2017 shown below.
Tuesday 5 September 2017
Iberia Express Airbus A320-216(WL) EC-LYE advertising Pull&Bear. This is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer based in Narón, Galicia, but it has numerous stores world-wide. The company claims it offers casual, laid-back clothing and accessories for young people with an urban style at a reasonable price.
Although there was a steady stream of movements on this occasion, which was an overcast morning, most involved run-of-the mill airliners. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours with the Iberia `Pull&Bear` A320 and US-registered Challenger being the only real planes of note.
The only non-airliner aircraft to appear during my morning visit was US-registered Bombardier CL-601 Challenger N825SG.
These shots were taken on Sunday 6 November before boarding a flight to Marco Polo Airport for a city break in Venice.
The only biz-jet photographed was Dutch-registered Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign PH-HGT which taxied out for take-off.
Once airborne, I got a good view of the Forth bridges and could see that work is progressing well on the new Queensferry Crossing, albeit it won`t open to traffic in December as expected. The date has been put back until Spring 2017, apparently as a result of adverse weather earlier this year.
Reasonably-priced flights to Iceland from Edinburgh advertised on the easyJet website towards the end of last year, prompted a week-long stay in Iceland this month. Edinburgh Airport was fairly quiet during the afternoon of Tuesday 3 May 2016 when I took these shots, passing time until the departure of our flight to Keflavik which serves as Iceland`s international airport.
Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner A7-BCR, bound for Doha, spooled-up and taxied out for take-off soon after I'd settled down in the departure lounge. The usual crop of British carriers made up the bulk of movements, although a Lufthansa and a Hop airliner also appeared. A brief but heavy shower effectively ruled out any further photography through the thick glass.