sexta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2009

A dream come true...

This is a post definitely dedicated to my spotter friend Jan Swiderski!

One of my dream traffic at Madeira was the Tu-154. There were a few (at least 3) Tu-154 here before but, I missed them all...
The only other 2 times I had the oportunity to see one of these live was in Barcelona, in 2005 and now in 2009 but on both times it was quite far away to apreciate it the way it should be.

When I first heard the info that one these was coming I couldn't believe it...WOW!!!
Too bad it came and departed in the night....anyway still managed to take some pics...(Madeira Spotters rules!! hehe!)

It was a great night (arrived at the airport around 9.30pm and left the airport after midnight) together with some spotting guys (and looks like we're grabbing another guy into plane photography spotting...he sure looks enthusiast and took some very nice pics also.)

Anyway, the pics...
Say what??


That tail and engines are fantastic!! And what about that "bird impaler"? Is that an antenna or just some aerodynamic address? Does anyone know? Have to look about that...

The tail/engines does stand out of the plane...

Love those main gears...unfortunatelly with night landing/take off couldn't see them in "action"...

Putting the protections into the engines...(Yellowish hu? Well, didn't use customized white balance on this one...)

The front of the plane looks quite aerodynamic, oposite to the back...

12mm shot. Thanks to Jorge for lending me this lens. Looks like it's the next on whishlist, althought this shot doesn't show the potencial of the lens..

5 comentários:

  1. Excellent pics, as usual!

    And thanks for both the encouraging words and the on-job training session...they say that if you have to learn something then better do it with best!

    Great to be on the crime scene with you!


  2. Tou a ver, k tens passado uns belos momentos de spotting, ultimamente.
    Bom fim de semana.

  3. Qualquer avião do leste é apetecível!
    Lucky you, my friend!

  4. Que grande série!!!
    Os meus sinceros parabéns.