segunda-feira, 29 de junho de 2015

New Photo of the Week: First Choice

For this Photo of the Week, let's go back a few years in time...February, 2006...Remembering a First Choice A321 (G-OOAH) take off, from runway 23
Made it's first flight in 1998 and it's currently flying with AirBlue, as UR-WRO

domingo, 28 de junho de 2015

BeacON




HB-IHZ, Edelweiss's A320 entering the apron with lucky catch on the beacon

quinta-feira, 25 de junho de 2015

Vueling at late afternoon

Yesterday we got Vueling's second flight.
Arriving at late afternoon, with a sharkleted A320 and with runway 23 in use, decided to go to the airport to see if I would have any luck with the light and pics....
For me, it was pretty worth it...hope you like it too...
EC-MAH arrivinf from Barcelona, on runway 23, with Ponta de S.Lourenço in the back 

A lucky beacon / smoke shot...
On the apron, together with TAP's A319 CS-TTF
pushing back to runway 23...TAP's CS-TTF had just took off from runway 05 so, we were unsure where to go for the take-off of the Vueling....glad we stayed...

taxiing, through taxiway Bravo
still on taxiway Bravo. This area used to be the treshold of old runway 24, before the runway had its lenght extended, for the last time.
Early take off.....
...with Ponta de S. Lourenço once more...

segunda-feira, 22 de junho de 2015

Outros espanhóis...

No dia da estreia da Vueling na Madeira (ver AQUI), as cores espanholas na placa marcavam uma presença mais forte que o habitual com um par de aparelhos mais pequenos, que tinham ficado em night-stop...
EC-MET, um belo TBM-900, com um toque extra dado pela viatura dos Bombeiros do Aeroporto da Madeira, a caminho do stand onde seria dado o "banho" de recepção ao Vueling...
 E um Cessna 550B Citation Bravo (EC-KKO)

sábado, 20 de junho de 2015

Vueling's debut at Madeira

Today, spanish carrier Vueling made its first flight to Madeira.
Arriving early in the morning, from Barcelona, there was a fantastic golden light to receive it, landing on runway 05
A320 EC-JFF
 As ususal with new airlines, it was received with a water canon salute....
 and the passengers were offered with flowers and Madeira Wine....
 A couple of "family pics" with the crew and local staff...

 Push-back to runway 05, for the departure back to Barcelona


sexta-feira, 19 de junho de 2015

Remembering First Choice Airways

For today, just a memory on First Choice Airways.
They used to come a lot to Madeira...

Started operations in 1987 as Air 2000 (I think I only got them once or twice with that name...) .
Was rebranded to First Choice Airways in 2004.
In 2008 was merged with Thomsonfly, creating Thomson Ayways and wearing now the same Tui blue livery that so many other airlines of the Tui group use.....

quinta-feira, 18 de junho de 2015

Aniversário da I Travessia do Atlântico Sul

Ontem assinalou-se o 93º Aniversário da chegada dos aviadores Portugueses Sacadura Cabral e Gago Coutinho ao Brasil, num hidroavião Fairey F III-D MkII , completando assim a primeira Travessia Aérea do Atlântico Sul.

Deixo o link para uma página temática da RTP sobre a travessia, AQUI







quarta-feira, 17 de junho de 2015

Transavia 1/50

Por hoje fica este panning a 1/50 do Boeing 738 PH-HSG descolando para Amsterdão, no passado mês de Fevereiro....
Não será o mais fantástico exemplo de panning mas, podia ter ficado bem pior....

terça-feira, 16 de junho de 2015

Primera

Still remember how much I "ran" to get a Primera, the first time it came to Madeira...Got to the airport just in time to make a couple of shots while landing...just to discover, right after, that I had no card in the camera... :P

Anyway, these days Primera is just one of those usuals I don't pay too much atention, except when I can get a diferent shot.
Despite taxiing pic's aren't my favs, it's not everyday you get to take some shots on this location...
Also...new reg. for this one: YL-PSB, used to be OY-PSB and TF-JXE (check HERE)



segunda-feira, 15 de junho de 2015

Easy rotation

Back to April:
A set of pics regarding the landing, passenger exchange and take-off of Easyjet's A320 G-EZWI from/to London Gatwick...
started by the take-off but, I really liked liked this one...it took off on the right spot...
 The landing, on runway 05, from London...


Arrival at the stand...
Saturday afternoon Easyjet gang...
Another shot of the take-off

Bostik by Transavia

Yestesday we got Bostik special livery for the first time, in a Transavia France flight from Paris - Orly, via Porto.
entering the apron through taxiway Charlie, after landing on runway 23
F-GZHG
It's done for the record...now let's hope I'll have the oportunity for some more interesting shots, on landings or take-offs....

domingo, 14 de junho de 2015

Nova foto da semana: Upa upa....

Nos últimos dias tem corrido na net um vídeo da descolagem de performance de um Boeing 787 com as cores da Vietnam Airlines, em preparação da demo deste aparelho no Paris Air Show...Ao vê-lo, lembrei-me imediatamente desta descolagem do A310 CS-TKN, da Sata, na Madeira, em 2008...
Não sendo propriamente uma descolagem "à vertical", foi sem dúvida uma fantástica demonstração de performance deste "velhinho" A310, com passageiros, num  voo comercial regular....e claro...se tivesse sido fotografada na perspectiva em que as filmagens do 787 foram feitas, o efeito óptico de descolagem à vertical seria convenientemente acentuado.... :)

sábado, 13 de junho de 2015

767 da Privilege

767's são coisa bem rara por estes lados pelo que quando algum aparelho destes marca presença entre nós, os spotters locais não perdem a oportunidade para umas fotos, em especial sendo a primeira vez que um 767 da Privilege cá vem (tanto quanto sei...) ... (outros 767 por cá, AQUI)
Tendo chegado na quinta-feira a uma hora que não podia ir até ao aeroporto, não podia perder a partida, ainda para mais, num Sábado de manhã...
EC-LZO, taxiando para a pista 05, para o regresso a Madrid

entrada na pista, com o D-IOHL, um Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 da Ohlair, em primeiro plano
descolagem...

quinta-feira, 11 de junho de 2015

The British Dove

Yesterday British Airways brought us its Dove special livery, from London Gatwick.
Since the begining of BA flights, it was one of the most expected planes around here...
Nevertheless, I only got it because another spotter "rang the bell" on this one, thanks! ;)
With runway 23 in use, decided to go to the terminal balcony for some shots on its arrival....
G-DBCD




For today, another premiere with a Privilege flight, from Madrid, with a 767 (EC-LZO), unfortunatelly, It wasn't possible for me to get it...Hopefuly will do it on the departure, in the weekend...







Dia de Portugal

Quase a finalizar o dia 10, dia de Portugal, fica um registo com as cores verde-rubras nacionais e a Cruz de Cristo.
Conjunto de Alouette III dos Rotores de Portugal (Esquadra 552) durante as comemorações da Força Aérea, na Madeira, em 2010
(19376)

segunda-feira, 8 de junho de 2015

My first SAS of the year...

Today, a single pic with a couple of planes...
Taken on the day we received British Airways back (Check HERE), it's the first SAS pic I publish this year...
SAS Boeing 737 LN-TUJ taking off from runway 23, with Thomas Cook Belgium A319 OO-TCS taxiing, in the back to the same runway



domingo, 7 de junho de 2015

New Photo of the Week: German Big Bird

Back from April..a few shots of the landing of Air Berlin's A330 D-ABXA, with the One World livery.
Landing at runway 23, this spot offers some great background on the mountains and of the small village of Água de Pena.
Currently Air Berlin isn't bringing its A330 to Madeira anymore so, a nice motiv for Photo of the Week....