segunda-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2018

Photo of the Week: Royal Navy Merlins

Yesterday we got, for the first time, a couple of Royal Navy EH-101 Merlin's, operated by the 820 Naval Air Squadron , currently boarded on HMS Queen Elizabeth, sailing to the south Atlantic.

The couple of helicopters (ZH854 and ZH835) made 3 flight to unboard a good number of crew members...
Entering the apron, on the second flight....

taxiing to runway 05 for a return flight to HMS Queen Elizabeth. Nice to photograph a Merlin with this grey livery, as I'm used to see our own Merlin's with the green/brown camo.

allways nice to have more than one of these birds in one pic :)

one of the take-offs...

On the many many pics I've taken, this one the only one I managed to get a beacon...

segunda-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2018

Photo of the Week: Luftansa retro

According to some sources, last saturday the A321 with Lufthansa's new livery (D-AISP) was schedulled to Madeira...unfortunatelly that didn't happened (though, I'm not really a fan of the new livery....)

So, decided it was a great oportunity for sharing finally the pic's of their first flight of the current operation, carried through by A321 D-AIDV with the retro livery and received by the water canons of SLCI (fire department) of Madeira Airport.

welcome salute

entering the apron

no yellow for the new livery.......

I guess British Airways will remain as a more colorfull flag airline...
Until now had only published a pic taken by my daughter...check HERE

quarta-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2018

A330 de regresso

Amanhã, a TAP deverá efetuar 2 voos extra com o A330. em virtude das condições meteorológicas que afetaram hoje a operação no Aeroporto da Madeira (vento...)
Se não houver alterações, esses voos deverão ser efetuados pelo CS-TOE que, curiosamente foi o primeiro A330 da TAP a vir à Madeira, aquando da substituição dos A310 pelos 330 nos voos de Caracas.
Actualmente já só recebemos, por norma, voos TAP em A330 para reposição de voos cancelados por meteo...

segunda-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2018

Photo of the Week: Public Balcony

For this week some planes but with the focus on the spotters, either when they do know that they are spotting or just think that they're watching some planes.... ;)

Amsterdam Schipol public balcony

sábado, 3 de fevereiro de 2018


On the day of the first SAS A320 NEO (check HERE)...

Landing on runway 05...D-AIQE, Germanwings A320...

arriving at the apron, with Norwegian B738 LN-NHA

quarta-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2018


The first bizjet I photohraph this year had a rather unusual livery :)

Dutch registration Falcon 2000 PH-PKF, operated by JetNetherlands
Still, it wasn't the first time I got around here a JetNetherlands plane...PH-VBG, another Falcon 2000 on a night seassion that included a Bulgaria Air plane (another rare plane around here...)
Check HERE

segunda-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2018

New Photo of the Week: TinTin at Madeira

Yesterday, Brussels Airlines brought us another of its special liveries.
We got, for the first time, OO-SNB "Rackham" with the TinTin special livery and with the extra of beeing flown by a really nice captain :)

The forecast was becoming a bit harsh (today is even worst) and some of the planes only managed to land on the second atempt, which also happened to this one as the ATC informed that the winds were out of limits during the first approach.

A320 OO-SNB on final to runway 05

Taxi to the apron with the newest Madeira Airport Follow Me eletric Renault Zoe

Quite a colorful apron...

After the landing we paid the captain a visit with a great welcoming on behalf the crew, despite all the work on preparing the next leg of the flight, to the Canary islands, before returning to Brussels

getting ready to depart

departure from runway 05, with a little bit of sun shining on Rackham...

quinta-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2018


Do dia do OO-SNF "Tomorrowland" da Brussels (ver AQUI), um par de TAP's...
A320 CS-TNH aterrando na 05


quarta-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2018

Delta 767

For a bit of a change on Madeira traffic, a Boeing 767 of the US airline Delta, at Amsterdam Schiphol, beeing towed to the stand, with Air France A321 F-GTAZ taxiing to the runway:
20 year old 767 N190DN