sexta-feira, 22 de junho de 2018

Binter 1/25 to Porto Santo

Crappy weather and an usual plane? Time to try some pannings :)

Binter's ATR 72-500 EC-KGJ "Madeira" departing to Porto Santo at 1/25
Did you know that this plane was baptized at Madeira? Check the pics HERE

quinta-feira, 21 de junho de 2018

Details on the Jet2

Shots like these are what made me interested in plane photography and the main reason I prefer action shots to side stills or to video...the oportunity of freezing the moment and beeing able to appreciate the small details that otherwise would definitely go unnoticed....


On a dark day, where the only sunspot was at the take-off zone, this one turned out (in my opinion...) really nice and only now, at the computer, I noticed details like the beacon and another faded detail....far away, another Jet2 was on its downwind to land on runway 05, the same from where its airline "brother" had just taken off
B738 G-JZBF departing from runay 05 at late afternoon

terça-feira, 19 de junho de 2018

Luxair from 05

It's been quite a while since I last got a Luxair.
Also, a long time since my last Monday afternoon spotting.
The weather was dark everywhere but still, had the time and decided to go anyway.

A fellow spotter suggested going to this spot to get some take-offs and it was a great idea as the take-off area was the only one with some sun....
Luxair's B738 LX-LGV departing from runway 05 with a dark apron on the back...

up in the air, with a nice dark sky...

sábado, 16 de junho de 2018

Foto da semana: Combate aéreo a incêndios

Como não podia deixar de ser, a foto da semana vai para o CS-HHN, o Aérospatiale AS 350B3 Ecureuil que chegou esta semana à Região, por via marítima, para combate aéreo a incêndios.

É a primeira vez que a Região tem ao dispor um meio desta natureza, depois de muitos anos de discussão acerca da viabilidade ou não da operação de meios aéreos no combate a incêndios.
O ano passado, foram feitos alguns testes / demonstrações com aparelho de asa fixa (ver AQUI) e rotativa (ver AQUI) que resultaram na vinda deste aparelho para o Verão 2018.

Foi construído um heliporto na sede da Protecção Civil da Madeira, a partir de onde opera o CS-HHN
Mais alguns registos....a ver se qualquer dia lá o apanho a sair ou chegar ao heliporto (em missão de treino ou outra não relacionada com incêndios, de preferência....)



sexta-feira, 15 de junho de 2018

TAP Star Alliance

Looks like this was the first time I got TAP's A320 with the Star Alliance livery...
From the same day of the Nigerian Q400 (Check HERE), CS-TNP
Arriving at the stand...

Pushing back for the departure back to Lisbon

quinta-feira, 14 de junho de 2018

The ATR corner

With the begining of Binter flights between Madeira and Porto Santo we now have a little ATR corner at Madeira airport... :)

Swiftair's ATR-72 EC-MAF (daily cargo flight from/to Lisbon), with Binter ATR-72 EC-JQL
On holding for runway 05, Aero Contractors Dash 8 5N-BPU (check HERE) and Edelweiss A320 HB-IJU landing on runway 05, from Zurich.
It funny to see how many planes you can squeeze on a non overview pic... :)

The ATR corner... ;)

terça-feira, 12 de junho de 2018

Aero Contractors: The Nigerian Q400

First Nigerian registration for me...
Usually, the only Dash 8 Q400 we get around here are the Sata ones, so getting a more colorful one like this is allways nice, specially with a Nigerian registration...

Arrived yesterday, from Dakkar (Blaise Diagne International Airport) and after a night-stop, continued this morning to Jersey...
With a full apron, was having a hard time finding a "hole" to get the plane taxiing to runway 05, behind the parked planes on the apron...

5N-BPU departing from runway 05 with an early take-off....

...which was nice, to avoid all those tails on the apron....

domingo, 10 de junho de 2018

Binter na linha Madeira - Porto Santo

No passado dia 5 de Junho, a Binter substituiu a Aerovip/Sevenair na rota inter-ilhas do arquipélago da Madeira.
Estão a operar a linha com um ATR-72 que fica em nigh-stop na Madeira.
De manhã vai ao Porto Santo, regressa à Madeira e durante o dia faz o voo Binter para Canárias (Grã-Canária ou Tenerife), utilizando normalmente outro aparelho para fazer o voo de regresso de Canárias e da tarde para o Porto Santo e regresso à Madeira, onde fica novamente em night-stop.

ATR 72-500 EC-JQL em night-stop, o primeiro aparelho da Binter (linha FNC-PXO-FNC) que fotografo...

Photo of the Week: Bermuda BBJ


VP-BBW on a night-stop at Madeira

It's not everyday we get BBJ's here at Madeira...also not everyday we get Bermuda registred planes...
This Boeing 737-7BJ(BBJ) arrived last Friday from Addison Airport (ADS/KADS) in Dallas.
It's carrying a nice livery. Not too colorful but I've see a lot worse.
Operated by Gama Aviation, it will stay here for at least another 2 or 3 days...