sábado, 31 de dezembro de 2011

2011 Best of...

A few of Madeira Bloggers posted some highlights of 2011 LPMA traffic.
Already running a bit late on the schedulled date (yesterday) but, beeing this the last day of the year, who knows if we didn't get an A380 around here... ;P

It hasn't been a very good year but still, some things that are well wort remembering...
Will be posting these in Alphabetic order...

Agroar:
For the first time, they brought a cargo plane with their own titles...check more HERE 

ZS-SMJ from Safair, on duty with Agroar and used on the cargo route: Lisbon-Madeira-Lisbon
Air Explore:
After getting it once in 2010, got it again once in 2011, this time, by night. Check HERE.
Definitely a rare visitor at Madeira...

OM-AEX
Air Finland:
It's also not a too regular visitor, during this year, it came with a great new livery but the real hightlight goes for the time it brought OH-AFL, wearing Allegian Air colors....check HERE


Air Via:
Premiered at Madeira last month on a Primera flight. Check HERE
Allways nice to have new colors around...
LZ-MDB taking off from runway 23
Amsterdam Airlines:
Came once or twice to Madeira, from Paris. Check HERE
Not a fantastic livery but, like I said before, new is good....

PH-AAY arriving from Paris, Charles de Gaulle
Bluebird Cargo:
Started this month to operate the Agroar cargo flights from / to Lisbon.
Check HERE
Great livery (specially comparing to the planes that made these flights before...)

TF-BBE is known by making quite short take-offs at Madeira....
Canaryfly:
Another premiere, despite the white fridge look and small size, ATR-42's aren't that comon around here...
Check HERE
EC-LMX landing on 05
Condor:
They returned with the B757-300 to Madeira and the most interesting one is, of course, D-ABON, with the speciall livery (and now with winglets...)
Check HERE


The year could even be more interesting if Condor had already brought the retro (D-AICA) to Madeira....
Let's hope they remember to bring it soon to our island...


Easyjet:
Already a regular airline, this year it made it to the 200th Airbus and with a great special livery to match...
Check HERE

As far as I know it was the only time G-EZUI was at Madeira...
(Come on easyjet...a few times more...)
Enter Air:
This Polish airline was another premiere for 2011....check HERE

SP-ENB pushing back.
It made many flights during the night (at the middle of the night) so, not many trips to photograph this one.
On this ocasion, it came a lot earlier than usual...
Portuguese Air Force:
There was a few highlights for PoAF this year...

Finally managed to get some night-shots of the C-295....Check HERE

16708 on a Medevac from Porto Santo (LPPS / PXO / AM3)
also regarding the C-295, had the oportunity for a flight in it, last month...
16705, heading to Porto Santo
and finally, the big highlight was the oportunity for a last flight on the C-212 Aviocar just a couple of days before being retired from Madeira (for the second time) and a few days before it ceased operating with PoAF....
Check HERE

sunsetting on the 16513
Germania:
Returned to Madeira, after 9 years...check HERE
D-AHIM received with water canons
Didn't get the B737 but looks like they'll be returning next year...
Jet2:
Is already a regular visitor but special Jet2 Holliday livery, from G-GDFD is well worth the highlight.
Check HERE

Korean Air:
Was one of the most interesting traffic of the year...
BBJ's aren't that usual at Madeira and Asian airlines aren't also...
Even if this one didn't have the full Korean livery, still a great catch....check HERE

HL8222 arriving from Atlanta
Monarch:
After many years, Monarch also returned to Madeira.
It didn't make many flights and it was allways with one A320 but it was nice to be able to photograph these colors around....

G-MONX, taking off from 05

Sata:
One of the regulars...the highlight, for me, was my own premiere, flying the Q400....
premiere was made on the CS-TRD

SBA:
Gave up on the Caracas-Madeira route...it was a good-bye for the colorfull airline....

YL-LCY...SBA had the only 767 coming on a regular basis to Madeira... 
Smartlynx:
This airline's planes come often to Madeira, making other airlines flights but 2011 was the year when I finally got it with it's own colors...check HERE

YL-BBC
Sun Air of Scandinavia (Brithis Airways):
Another great premiere due to football. Brought a Swedish soccer team to play with CD Nacional...
Check HERE

OY-NCM
Thomson:
Had one of its 757 (G-OOBE) flying a TC & Starquest Expedition that scaled Madeira.
Not a great livery but allways worth to regist...check HERE


Transaero:
Made it's premiere at Madeira this year, with direct flights from Moscow...Check HERE

EI-EDZ, on the premiere...just B737's....

Tuifly:
One of the most interesting airlines, regarding it liveries...
Many special liveries to get and the most recent were the most interesting for the "hunt".
Check Tuifly specials HERE

D-ATUE (DB1)

D-ATUC (DB2)
Ukraine International Airlines:
Another eastern premiere, also for a few flights, from Kiev...
Check more HERE

UR-PSD
Welcome Air:
The first time I caught this one, although it turned out nothing special...
Check HERE

OE-GBB on a night-stop

sábado, 24 de dezembro de 2011

New Photo of the Week: Christmas...

Funchal downtown get a fantastic Chistmas spirit these days....
Check Funchal during this season...

sexta-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2011

Feliz Natal / Merry Christmas!!


Um nadinha mais tarde que o habitual mas, cá fica então o cabeçalho festivo deste ano, com os votos de um Feliz Natal a todos os visitantes do Planes&Stuff...

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Posting this Year's Christmas heading just to wish everyone visiting Planes&Stuff a Merry Christmas!
Enjoy the season!

quarta-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2011

Condor special liveries....

Just found out today the link to the Condor website were you can check the whereabouts and plannings for the flights of Condor planes with special liveries...

Check HERE

Let's hope the retro (D-AICA) comes soon to Madeira...

terça-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2011

New Photo of the Week: Transavia climbing out...

This week, waited until today to see if Air Berlin would bring us D-ABMC, with the Christmas special livery...
It would be a very nice motive for a Photo of the Week...
Well, no such luck so, decided for a Transavia pic.

Although lately haven't been photographing many Transavias, I still thing it has a rather nice livery, specially for a front close-up, like this week's photo...

PH-HSA

Climbing out runway 05 to AMS (Amsterdam)

segunda-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2011

Dia de Circo

Ontem foi dia de Circo, para a família...
Já é tradição natalícia, por estas bandas, ir ao circo nesta altura (também....é a única em que andam por cá...)

Acabou por ser uma tarde bastante interessante, e as miúdas adoraram (os adultos também...)
A sessão foi toda interessante, com as miúdas bem entretidas (se bem que, mais para o final, já estavam era a planear a ida ao parque de diversões...) mas, os adultos deliraram mesmo foi com o grande final..


Quando trouxeram aquela gaiola, pensei cá comigo que a coisa era meia apertadinha para um tipo andar ali de mota...mas, depois do primeiro mostrar como é que se fazia, veio mais um(a) e depois de mais umas voltas, ainda outro...
Impressionante...3 tipos a andarem ali dentro às voltas a toda a brida....Fantástico!

Não deixa de ser fenomenal como conseguem fazer certas coisas, com um tipo de vida e vivência bem diferente da que estamos acostumados...
Parabéns a todos!

sexta-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2011

Eyes on: Aviation and Photography

Just added the blog of another spotter from Madeira, André Castro, to the blogs to follow list, on the right.
Back to Madeira his posts are becoming more regular and with some really nice pics.

Check it HERE

quarta-feira, 14 de dezembro de 2011

Tuifly DB1

The same day of the arrival of Korean Air BBJ (HL8222), right after the arrival of the Bluebird and Korean,  we had also a special arrival, from Tuifly...

D-ATUE, the DB1 special livery


Some faces on the windows, curiously looking at Madeira airport

terça-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2011

The Korean, the American and the Icelandic...

No...it's not the title of a joke...

Today we had, for the first time (as far as I know) a Korean Air plane.
Although it wasn't wearing full airline livery (was a BBJ) it's still one of the best catches of the Year...

Arrived early in the morning, after a flight through the Atlantic, from Atlanta (ATL/KATL).

on final to runway 05 with very nice golden light...

HL8222


Taxi to Alpha 11 for a night-stop.


Also on the apron, after a night stop there was 40087, a C-21 from USAFE (United States Air Force Europe)
(with TF-BBE, from Bluebird Cargo arriving, on the back, from Lisbon, on the daily cargo flight to Agroar)


The kind of pic you don't get accepted at Airliners.net or Jetphotos.net

While waiting for the Korean, took some time to register the magnificent sunrise, behind Desertas

domingo, 11 de dezembro de 2011

Nova foto da semana: C-295 Medevac Nocturna

Ontem à noite tive finalmente oportunidade de fazer umas fotos nocturnas do C-295, no decorrer de mais uma Evacuação Médica, a partir da ilha vizinha de Porto Santo...

Depois das fotos nocturnas do C-212 (ver AQUI), agora foi a vez do C-295....fica a faltar apenas o EH-101....
Um agradecimento especial ao Paulo Brito, do Porto Santo, pelo aviso...
16708


As Evacuações Médicas, a par das missões de Busca e Salvamento são certamente das missões mais importantes efectuadas pela Força Aérea no AM3, pelo que recomendo a visita a um excelente Press Kit publicado muito recentemente pela Força Aérea, para conhecer melhor estas missões e os meios da Força Aérea adstritos às mesmas.

Ver AQUI

sábado, 10 de dezembro de 2011

Norwegian finalmente...

Bastante tempo depois do NAX ter recomeçado a voar para a Madeira, lá me decidi a ir fazer umas fotos e já que ia, mais valia ir um nadinha mais cedo para aproveitar o tráfego de final de manhã...

Ao contrário do que costumo fazer, com entrada relativas cada tráfego, vou deixar um cheirinho de quase tudo o que apanhei (ainda tenho umas fotos noutro cartão que, por agora, não tive pachorra de tratar....)

Para os 2 primeiros acabei por parar à descida para o cais de Santa Cruz, já que não dava tempo para mais...

D-ABLF, um 737-700 entregue este ano na final curta para a 05

Ainda estava com esperanças que fosse a "Alicinha" (OO-TCN com a pintura especial "Alice in Wonderland").
Ainda não foi desta...OO-TCI, já sobre a pista 05

Uma com a Samyang 8mm e um spotter estrangeiro a aproveitar o tempo de espera...

Visão rara por cá...2 Q400 da Sata
Enquanto o CS-TRF se preparava para a ida ao Porto Santo, o CS-TRD chegava de Ponta Delgada

Saída do CS-TRF para o Porto Santo.

Um close-up é (para mim) a única maneira de dar um ar minimamente fotogénico àquele autêntico charuto...

Push-back to Bluebird Cargo (TF-BBE), já com um dos motores a arrancar e outro parado.
Saíndo num momento com algum movimento de chegadas e saídas, expeditou a saída de uma forma que nunca tinha visto fazer por cá...saíndo do Charlie, alinhou ali mesmo, meteu motores e desapareceu numa descolagem de caça...

Há já algum tempo que não fotografava o Portugália...CS-TPA

Saída do CS-TRD para Las Palmas (LPA)

Os Q400 da Sata continuam a fazer PDL-FNC-LPA-FNC-PDL
(Ponta Delgada - Funchal - Las Palmas e regresso...)

E finalmente o NAX (Norwegian Air Shuttle)
A principal razão da minha ida ao aeroporto e estava distraído, quando aterrou... ;))

Partida de regresso a Oslo
E desta vez o velhote é:
Bjornstjerne Bjornson...escritor Norweguês, na cauda do LN-DYB
Ficam os TAP's e Easyjet para outro dia...