Leaving the house at 3.30am I made rapid progress along empty streets and an almost empty motorway and was parked up outside Manchester Airports Terminal 3 before 4.00am just as the sky was starting to brighten in the East. After checking in and eventually getting through security following a thorough search after setting off the metal detector I was soon tucking into a full English breakfast.
The Picture above is of my plane which is an Embraer ERJ-195LR operated by FlyBe. The flight time was about 75 minutes to Paris Charles de Gaulle and I enjoyed the flight. Unlike some of the larger planes I have been on in recent years where you seem to amble along the runway before slowly climbing into the sky the Embraer rocketed along the tarmac and was soon heading skyward at quite an acute angle before turning South for Paris.
Reached my front door just after 7pm.