segunda-feira, 29 de novembro de 2010

New Photo of the Week - Rainy days...

These lasts days have been of rain, at Madeira.
Yesterday, Sunday, the rain and specially the visibility were quite bad at Madeira Internacional Airport and at least a couple of TP flights, including the A330 from Lisbon to Caracas (via Madeira) had to divert to Porto Santo, due to visibility.

This Weeks pic was taken last year but, I guess, yesterday, the weather wouldn't be a lot diferent from that...
Despite de darkness, rain allways adds some nice effects to the pics...
TAP's A330 CS-TOM

domingo, 28 de novembro de 2010

Bulgaria Air New livery

On the same day that I photographed the famous fantastic Transavia Crew (already my most viewed post...), I also managed to get, for the first time, Bulgaria Air new colors.

It doesn't look that diferent from the old one, but I guess it looks more refreshing and modern.
The registration is the same that I had already caught before at Madeira...(looks like it's the only plane they bring here....)

runway in use: 23


sábado, 27 de novembro de 2010

Finnair Colors

Noticed yesterday Finnair's new livery in Skyliner (Check HERE)....

Well, looks quite bad...(in my opinion). To do that, then they might as well stay the same...
Anyway, looking forward to start seeing their B757 around here with the new livery...at least it's different....

Until now, only photographed 2 liveries by Finnair and the current one is definitely my favorite (specially against the new one....)


Full set of gone liveries...





F-16's for the BA5

Today, BA5 (Air Base 5 - Monte Real) started to follow me in Twitter, so decided to post a few unreleased shots of the F-16's (based at Monte Real) during the PoAF Celebrations 2010, at Madeira.
Hope you enjoy it...

15133 on the late afternoon of June, 26th, after arriving from BA5
15133 lining up for the return to BA5 - June, 27th (Thanks for the correction, Inácio)

15133 lining up on rwy 05 for the departure to BA5 - June, 27th
  
15133 high-speed low pass on the good-bye...

sexta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2010

Mega Photo post - The C-295 implementation at AM3

This was definitely the AM3 - Porto Santo month.
In the beginning of the month (5th November) the C-295 replaced the Aviocar on the Detachments at Porto Santo and yesterday, it celebrated the Unit Day and the replacement of the Unit Commander.

Soon will be posting an article on the Unit day but, for now it's time to share the photos of the C-295 Implementation at AM3.

A few days ago published at Walkarounds and article on the Air Force Madeira Air Detachment, the C-212 and the C-295, you can check it HERE (or in the reports link, on the right).
Was waiting for this report to be published to release a full photo report on the event....











Lt-Col. Diná Azevedo, Sqn.502 Commander

Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Luís Araújo

Inside the C-212 





Into the C-295...

Passenger area

Medevac area


 
Raft launcher

Smoke signal launcher
 



  
The Madeira Air Detachment is also assured by an EH-101 from Sqn.751 (on this ocasion, the 19609 was on duty)



The first C-295 (16705) and the last C-212 (16505) of the DAM...



A farewell to that last Aviocar in duty at the Madeira Air Detachment...


A big thanks to the crews and Air Force staff that operated at Madeira with the Aviocar on these last 34 Years....

quinta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2010

Twitter

Was never very fond on Twitter but I guess it can be usefull to share stuff like updates and other small news from  Planes and Stuff, so decided to create a Twitter for this.
Check the right column also....


  

quarta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2010

Feeds RSS da Força Aérea


A Força Aérea disponibilizou esta semana um feed RSS, que possibilita o acompanhamento das notícias que vão surgindo no site daquele ramo das Forças Armadas.

Esta funcionalidade foi adicionada ao Planes&Stuff, podendo ser consultada na coluna da direita.

O Feed pode ser obtido na página da Força Aérea, em www.emfa.pt ou directamente AQUI

Birds....

Today is a General Strike day at Portugal.
This one was taken in LEVS - Museu del Aire, Madrid last easter but, I guess it's quite descriptive of what's happening today in Portuguese airports...

In Madeira there will be hapenning only 2 flights today: 1 to/from Porto Santo and another to/from Lisbon as the minimal assured service....

terça-feira, 23 de novembro de 2010

New Photo of the Week - Spotting a Lisbon Tram....

This week, for the first time (I think....) the Photo of the Week won't be about planes.

Was looking at some vacation pics and found this one.
Looked like the right pic to play around a little bit in Photoshop.

Usually I don't give much post-processing to the pics I take.
Some leveling, sharp and sometimes a little bit of color correction, before rezising for the web
In my opinion, for my kind of Aircraft Spotting photography if the pic needs too much work in PS then it's a crappy one and I don't use it, unless it's something really special or rare.

The other reason to choose this pic was to call the attention to other kinds of spotting.
Last week, a national newspaper published a small article on the spotters and the planes that were coming to the Lisbon NATO summit...
Looks like it's common to think that only the guys that photograph planes are spotters...

Well, there are all kind of spotting, planes, ships, trains, etc...and you don't really need a camera to be a spotter, you just need your eyes...
The notepad, the filming camera or the photography camera are just acessories to other kinds of spotting...
Sometimes when you're photographing something its really easy to get so focused on the pics that you really forget to enjoy the thing that you went to spot.

Note to myself and everyone else:
However you do your spotting or whatever you spot, just enjoy it.....

domingo, 21 de novembro de 2010

Air Force (not One)

On a weekend that the Portuguese Spotters were on the hunt for the Air Force One, at Lisbon, it's a good time to share a couple of pics of something closer (at least in the livery....lol) to that one....

It looks really nice in this livery and like the Air Force One this Weekend, this one was also here due to a NATO meeting...