Manchester, he says, is the most spotter-friendly airport. The spectator terrace (admission free) has a shop selling airband radios; these allow you to listen in to arriving and departing aircraft.
To sort out the A340s from the 747s, Mr Robinson suggests buying Flightcheck from the spotter-shop. This contains a comprehensive list of Manchester's services, including the weekly Uzbekistan Airlines flight to Tashkent (Thursdays, 8pm). The aircraft, says Flightcheck, is an Ilyushin 62 - no doubt carrying a bicycle or two.Reuse content