On occasion I have been lucky enough to see some wonderful aircraft although I have only twice travelled especially for pictures, That was supposedly the last time Concorde was to land at Manchester where the particular model was to be preserved and then open to the public for viewing both outside and inside the aircraft. As it happened plans were changed and after some hours at the airport it was announced that Concorde would be leaving and returning another day. This gave us an opportunity to see the take off and as we were standing at the end of runway one it was to take off directly away from us starting about 500 yards away. Not many people will have this image of Concorde, see below.
The second time was in 2016, when I went to Manchester to see the Emirates Airbus arriving and leaving.
I saw the Vulcan bomber first, many years ago when Salmon fishing on the River Lune at Gressingham and this big roaring beauty did a hard, low banking turn over the river, upstream from where I stood in the water, leaving me shaking. I later saw it at Southport with the Red Arrows and at Leeds East at a display there. Unfortunately it is now grounded indefinitely.