Wednesday 30 March 2016 - Qatar Boeing 787-8 A7-BDA makes first visit to BHX on their inaugural to/from Doha

KLM Boeing 737-7K2 PH-BGO was a morning arrival from Amsterdam

Qatar Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner A7-BDA which arrived earlier operated their inaugural flight to Doha...

...Its first visit to BHX. Departing off Runway 33

Easter Airways J41 G-MAJD operated the short hop flight to Newcastle

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-OZBR was a departure outbound for Fuerteventura

SAS Airbus A320-232 OY-KAM arrived on Runway 33 from Copenhagen

American Airlines Boeing 757-223 N174AA operated the AA131 service to New York JFK

...This aircraft is in their special "Oneworld" livery scheme

Small Planet Airbus A320-214 LY-SPF was a morning departure to Paderborn

Thomson Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUIE departed off Runway 33 outbound for Montego Bay

Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-231 TC-JSK was a morning arrival from Istanbul. This aircraft is equipped with 'Sharklets'

Cityjet Fokker 50 OO-VLL operated the VLM flight from Waterford

Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EOP was the EK39 service from Dubai

Meanwhile... Monarch Airbus A320-214 G-OZBY spent the day soaking up the sunshine parked on Stand 24, a very unusual place for such aircraft!

Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EOP taxied down Sierra operating the return EK40 flight back to Dubai

Sunday 27th March 2016 - Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EOR makes first visit to BHX on their first scheduled passenger service from Dubai

easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZDB was a morning departure off Runway 15 to Grenoble...

...While easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZAW arrived from Geneva

Norwegian Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner LN-LNB departed outbound for London Gatwick following attention by Monarch Engineering

KLM Cityhopper Embraer 190 PH-EZL operated their morning service to Amsterdam. This aircraft is in their new colour scheme

Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EOR arrives on their inaugural A380 flight to Birmingham from Dubai. Its first visit to BHX...

...After touching down on Runway 15... Photo: Kevin Hill

...The aircraft turns onto Taxiway Sierra showing its impressive wingspan!... Photo: Kevin Hill

...And receives a welcoming water cannon salute from Birmingham Airports "Striker" fire fighting vehicles

Later on in the afternoon Titan Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX operated their weekly ski flight to Chambery

CityJet Avro RJ85 EI-RJU departed outbound for Berlin Sch├Ânefeld

After a heavy rain shower passed over the airport, a vivid rainbow appeared. A Flybe Embraer 175 is seen approaching Runway 15

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDK operated their afternoon service to Arrecife

Aer Lingus A320-214 EI-EZV was an arrival on Runway 15 from Dublin

There was a big crowd turnout in Sheldon Country Park for the departure of the EK40 Emirates Airbus A380...

...Which taxied off Taxiway Bravo for departure outbound for Dubai, meaning that unfortunately you couldn't see it as close as expected...

...However after the heavy rain shower from earlier the aircraft blasts off the Runway clearing everything in its path! An exciting day for Birmingham Airport, the local residents and its many plane spotters