Besides the great oportunity to be present at such a moment, the other great thing about that was that I made my premiere on a Portuguese Air Force C-295, the new transport plane of our Air Force.
We made the Madeira - Porto Santo - Madeira flights in it.
It was really a great experience and although at first we didn't get too keen of photographing through the bubbled windows due to distortion, it allowed quite some fantastic and diferent shots, like this photo.
On arrival to Porto Santo, we made a couple o passes over the island to shoot some images on the military instalations, the AM3. (great views!!)
This pic was taken in the approach to the second pass over the runway.
It's a shot with a lot of luck in the mix that gets the main elements of the island: the big golden sand beach, the runway and the small city of "Vila Baleira" with its old pier.
Later on, i'll start sharing the other air pics of this day...