Unusual planespotting opportunity at Stansted

The spell of bad weather that the British Isles endured last January had the unintended consequence of providing some unusual planespotting opportunities. Here are some pics taken while I was waiting to board my Easyjet flight at Stansted airport (STN)...yes, this is Stansted! neither British Airways nor Virgin Atlantic have moved home...what happened is that the severe weather forced the closure of Gatwick (LGW) as well as other airports in the South-East of England at different times during the first weeks of January and planes had to divert to alternative airports(as seen in the pictures, weather conditions at Stansted were also far from ideal!).

Birmingham airport (BHX) also took some diverted flights (including some Stansted-bound flights, as the Essex airport was also forced to close temporarily), the Birmingham Aviation Enthusiast's Group took the opportunity to post some nice pictures in their blog