J3675 : OK-UBA Belfast City Airport (May 2016)

taken 2 years ago, near to Sydenham, Queens Island, Ballymacarret and Ballyhackamore, Northern Ireland

OK-UBA Belfast City Airport (May 2016)
OK-UBA Belfast City Airport (May 2016)
Citywing Let Turbolet (OK-UBA) LinkExternal link passing over Victoria Park a few seconds before landing from the Isle of Man. Regular park users are used to this and few even bother to look up at passing aircraft.
Victoria Park, Belfast
A park of some 60 acres, built on reclaimed land in 1906, between the industrial part of Belfast Harbour Estate and the Sydenham bypass, replacing an earlier pleasure park on Dargan Island (now Queen’s Island). There is a large lake with two islands. The park is partly enclosed by an embankment on the northern and western sides.
It attracts a considerable number of ducks and greylag geese. On one of the flight paths to the George Best Belfast City Airport – low flying aircraft are one of the attractions.
Part of the park is included in the Connswater Greenway project LinkExternal link “Proposals in Victoria Park will protect and enhance its environmental and amenity value. Proposals include a new bridge into Airport Road, lighting, improved and new paths, an observation point, new toilet block, interpretative signage and a trim trail”.
Most of the park is level making it suitable for those with impaired mobility. There is a car park and public toilets.
Aircraft etc photographs, Belfast City Airport :: J3775
Originally opened in 1937 when it was built as part of the Short Brothers and Harland Limited aircraft factory. The present airport opened to scheduled passenger flights in 1983 as Belfast Harbour Airport. The terminal buildings were temporary ones – later extended and improved. The present terminal, close to the Sydenham bypass, opened in 2001.

Aer Lingus operates to London Heathrow with seasonal services to Faro and Malaga.
British Airways to London Heathrow.
Flybe to Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter and Newquay, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London City, Manchester and Southampton with a seasonal ski charter to Salzburg in 2017/18.
KLM to Amsterdam.
Eastern Airways franchised flybe flights to the Isle of Man and Newcastle.
Icelandair/Air Iceland to Keflavík.
flybe is due to operate to Sheffield/Doncaster from 15 June until 26 October 2018.
JetsGo Holidays (using chartered aircraft) is due to operate to Palma de Mallorca, weekly, from June to September 2018.
The airport is also used by a variety of operators for business and medical flights.

This link is to the official City Airport website LinkExternal link.

To search this shared description for a particular registration go to here LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 6 May, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 6 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Air transport 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Primary Subject of Photo
Aircraft 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 367 754 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.5197N 5:53.0672W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 368 754
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Aircraft  Airport  Belfast City Airport  CityWing (Airline)  Park  Victoria Park (Belfast) 

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