The first hightlight of 2016 was also the last of 2015 :)
The departure of New Year's charter from/to Bucarest, carried by a Tarom A310 YR-LCB.
|this plane is now stored....|
In March we had this nice French Civil Protection Dash8-Q400. Check HERE
|F-ZBMC departing from runway 05|
|G-EZOX coming to a stop, after landing on runway 23...this one looked a lot better in the paper than in live colors...|
In May, Corendon made it's first flight to Madeira, beeing received with a salute with the water canons. Check HERE
|PH-CDF arriving from Amsterdam|
|OK-TVU landing on 05|
Also in May, portuguese airline Everjets made it's last flight as a regular airline based at Madeira.
It was a very strange project and never gained the confidence of the people...turned to the charter flights....check HERE
|OY-RUP (leased from DAT - Danish Air Transport) performing a nice take-off from runway 23 (one of the lasts...)|
It was the first time I got Air Horizont (performing Everjets charter flights) and TAG Aviation 757 performing a TCS Expeditions world travel:
|Air Horizont B734 9H-ZAZ and TAG Aviation B752 G-TCSX|
TUI BLUE D-ATUD, check HERE
and TUI Magic Life D-ATUG (with Tui Robinson D-ATUI, another new special livery).
In July, photographed Portuguese Air Force C-130 16804...a plane that a few days later would crash in Montijo Air Base with full loss of the plane and 3 crew...dark moments it were...
In August we had once more the pleasure of having a Reims-Cessna FTB337G flying around as CS-DIT (former Portuguese Air Force 3725 arrived at Madeira. It's based here and operated by local Aeroclub. Check HERE)
|EI-STA on a great afternoon light (usually came at lunch time with an awfull light)|
Still haven't processed my pics from that day....(remembering that now...)
Check my daugher's ones HERE
|D-AIDV, received with the water canons salute|
|OE-LJG landing on runway 23|
|PH-HZL departing from runway 23|
In December we got, for the first time, a Transavia with full GOL livery PH-GUU.
To end the year, another first...a Blue Air B738 performing a charter flight from Bucarest for the Madeira Reveillon...Check HERE.
|YR-BMB arriving from Bucarest|