quinta-feira, 24 de maio de 2018

The guys in blue

No...no talking about the Police...
Back to Amsterdam, a shot of KLM B737 PH-BGH....
I guess, the dificulty here is getting just one....still with a bigger "brother" on the back, an A330...

By the way...a good moment to remember the only time I got KLM colors at Madeira...
Check HERE

quarta-feira, 23 de maio de 2018

Spotting location



From the day we got Brussels Smurfs (check HERE), a shot that ilustrates how nice it is this spotting location.
The "rampas"
This is 1 of 2 local roads behind the airport, with public access and a great view, (on the afternoon, for photographing) over Madeira's airport apron, runway 05 landing's or runway 23 take-off's

Google Maps :  32.692648, -16.782913

terça-feira, 22 de maio de 2018

Photo of the Week: British Airways

Probably influence of the British Royal wedding, this weekend but decided to give this photo of the Week to British Airways A320 G-GATH landing on runway 23 with a bit of wind, on the same day of the first shots on B738MAX (check HERE)


Like I said...a bit windy...

sábado, 19 de maio de 2018

Factory Airbus tests


This week we had a factory Airbus A321NEO doing some tests at Madeira airport, with some TAP pilots (and factory), according to some media...
Don't really know if they were testing the plane for TAP or the winds for the aeronautical authorities for the famous winds study at Madeira Airport...

Anyway, despite I'm not specially proud of the results, it's a great catch for the personal record...

After arriving from Beja, it refueled and then departed for quite a few (15?) touch&go's before proceeding back to Toulouse...when I got back to Funchal it was still making T&G's


Going around due to windshear

Pushing back after refueling...allways nice to see those big engines of the NEO

taxi

Pratt&Whitney engines...

take-off

one of the landings, with the beacon...

a bit of wind for the touchdown....

sexta-feira, 18 de maio de 2018

Volotea

Back to April, to the day of the first shots of the B738MAX (check HERE), a click on the departure of Volotea's A319 EC-MTN, from runway 23

quinta-feira, 17 de maio de 2018

The Spirit of Monarch past


Yeah...I know it's a corny title... ;)

Anyway, just as Thomas Cook Uk resumed its flights to Madeira I tought of getting this one.
After all, allways liked Monarch's livery (specially on the A321) and (in my opinion) this hybrid livery looks a lot better than the regular Thomas Cook one....

Despite the good weather a few km from the airport, at LPMA it was dark and raining...
Didn't managed to get the landing but, still managed a quick touch&go of my own for its departure...
G-TCVB (former Monarch's G-ZBAE) pushing back to ruway 05

Departure with the beacons :)
Not too shiny but still, hardly ever get them, so it's nice enough :)

segunda-feira, 14 de maio de 2018

Estonia Eurovision 2018

A bit of stuff...for a change on planes...
Not a big Eurovision song contest show fan (hell...not a fan at all...) but as it took place in Portugal, decided to see the final...
Won't even comment the winnner...nor the Portuguese song...

Definitely loved the Estonia song...I know it's probably not that kind of contest type of song but it was really amazing...the voice, the music and the presentation and light show on her dress....Top indeed!
Congratulations Estonia (and Elina Nechayeva)

sábado, 12 de maio de 2018

Privilege B767

On the same day of Brussels Airlines Smurf, OO-SND (Check HERE), we also got another rare visitor...
Privilege B767 on a charter flight (the first of a few flights) due to a Medical Meeting...


EC-LZO on final to runway 05

A little bit of wind, over the runway...

Stickers of the Medical company that charted the plane....

quinta-feira, 10 de maio de 2018

Holding short by car

Gibraltar, despite its low amount of traffic, is definitely an interesting airport to visit...

Didn't took many pics this time but it's allways interesting when, in your car, you have to hold short of the runway and need a clearance to "taxi" trough the runway after the passing traffic :)

(well... in this case, the "clearance" is given by the police, lifting the barriers and spike strip...)
Easyjet A319 OK-LKM coming to a stop in the runway / street intersection