Naked 757! Just completed engine runs prior to being re-painted.
Operating flight MON5245 from Dalaman, Turkey. Note the Air Southwest dash-8 in the distance, which too is starting its finals into LGW.
Stripped to the bare metal following inspections, she will now enter the paint shop at MAN for a fresh coat !!
Departing on RWY 23L. [1400 pix]
Taxing to departure on RWY 23L. I didn't realise Monarch had 757's until this appeared. [1400 pix]
Immedeately banking to the right after getting airborne from the runway to avoid terrain and getting the right direction on its way back to England.