terça-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2017

Jet2landia...

On mondays Madeira is getting, currently, 5 Jet2 flights...
Don't really know if it's possible to get all five together on the ground but I guess that 3 in a row is not that bad :)
From now on the pics will have a fainted watermark in the middle of the pic...don't really like it but got tired of having local newspapers (and others) using the pics without permission or paying anything...photo equipment doesn't come for free!!
B738 G-GDFP, G-GDFC, G-JZHR
Curiously, the middle one (G-GDFC) was the one that got grounded for a few weeks at Madeira, due to a tailstrike...
Check HERE

G-GDFP pushing back to runway 23

G-JZHR linning up on runway 23

segunda-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2017

C-295 07

Continuando nas cores Portuguesas mas, agora na vertente militar, um registo de 2010 que entretanto voltei a tratar, obtendo (na minha opinião) melhores resultados...
C-295 16707 (que, tanto quanto sei, é o C-295 actualmente destacado no Porto Santo - AM3) na Madeira, em 2010

domingo, 29 de janeiro de 2017

TAP na 05

De regresso às cores nacionais...TAP A319 CS-TTI na final curta para a 05, ao início da manhã...

sábado, 28 de janeiro de 2017

Photo of the Week: Madeira Airport overview

After last week's pic of Porto Santo terminal overview, this week the highlighted Photo of the Week will be of a Madeira Airport overview, taken from Pico do Facho, with runway 23 right in front...

Notice the Easyjet taking off?
Also quite noticeable are lenght increasing of the original runway wich ended somewhere in the grassed zone...


sexta-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2017

UNICEF by Easyjet

The UNICEF liveries are my favorites among the Easyjet special liveries. After getting G-EZIO for a couple of times, was still missing the other plane with that livery: G-EJAR
Beeing now based at LIS, has been coming here for a few times so, finally managed to get it...

Early morning arrival at runway 05, from Lisbon

terça-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2017

62º Aniversário da Esquadra 502

A Esquadra 502 da Força Aérea, que opera actualmente o C-295 e mantém um Destacamento na Região (AM3 - Porto Santo) celebra hoje o seu 62º Aniversário!
Muitos parabéns e continuação de bons voos!

Poderão conhecer melhor esta Esquadra, no site da Força Aérea, AQUI
Mais fotos do C-295, AQUI ou do aparelho anteriormente operado por esta Esquadra, o C-212 Aviocar, AQUI

sábado, 21 de janeiro de 2017

Foto da semana: Aeroporto do Porto Santo

Conhecida como "ilha Dourada", não só pelo seu fantástico areal de cerca de 9km como também pela sua cor habitual de Verão, no inverno o Porto Santo ganha tonalidades completamente diferentes daquilo que estamos habituados a ver de Verão.
Se a isto juntarmos um belo "lago" que normalmente associo mais a paragens Açorianas, fica algo digno de registo... (na minha opinião, claro...)
Terminal do Aeroporto do Porto Santo ao fundo, ao início da manhã...
do lado direito ainda se nota o antigo terminal e antiga torre de controlo, zonas ainda em uso, agora para outros serviços aeroportuários, como por exemplo o serviço de socorros

sexta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2017

Relembrando a Air Malta

Para hoje deixo um registo que, apesar do tempo, ainda não tinha publicado por cá: Um A320 da Air Malta, que andou por cá em 2007.
Tivemos alguns voos efectuados com aparelhos Air Malta por cá, embora já não recordo exactamente a propósito de quê...se alguém se lembrar...tenho ideia de terem sido aparelhos ao serviço de outras companhias....
9H-AEI entrando na placa, após aterragem na 23...

quarta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2017

Traffic

Again, from December, a couple of overviews of FNC traffic, from the public balcony...
German traffic day with a 3 Germania planes and an Air Berlin Airbus with the One World titles..first time I got this one

Some times the traffic can get a bit more intense :)
On the runway, one of  last year's newcomers... Blue Air on a special charter, from Bucarest.
Check HERE

terça-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2017

Tuifly Tropifrutti

Still one of the most amazing liveries we get here at Madeira, Tuifly's Haribo Tropifrutti D-ATUJ is allways a nice catch.
From last December...
arriving on runway 23



Some pics, after all, Madeira is allways worth to remember ;)
 The departure, also from runway 23



segunda-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2017

Foto da Semana: Alouette III na Madeira

Para foto da semana, um registo de 2010 que, não sendo novo por cá, foi o que me veio à mente instantaneamente quando pensei no assunto...

Al.III 19376 dos Rotores de Portugal, aterrando em Câmara de Lobos.
28.Jun.2010


quinta-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2017

Linces: 32 Anos

A Esquadra 504 da Força Aérea, Linces, celebra hoje o seu 32º Aniversário.
Muitos parabéns! Deixo os meus votos de continuação de Bons Voos e Boas Missões, em especial as relacionadas com a salvaguarda da vida humana...Transportes Médicos, apoio ao transporte de órgãos, etc...
Alguns registos que tenho efectuado aos Falcon 50 da Esquadra 504, AQUI.
Podem saber mais sobre esta Esquadra, na página da Força Aérea, AQUI
Falcon 50 17401 na Madeira, em 2012

quarta-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2017

Snow White

There's currently a Smartlynx "snowwhite" at Madeira for a few days. Still haven't got it (and probably won't....) but remembered to share these, back from October 2016 of another Smartlynx previously unprocessed and unpublished...
ES-SAK, Smartlynx Estonia
Guess the runway... :P


Entering the stand....


terça-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2017

Spirit of Sharm

Back to December...Easyjet's A320 G-EZTG, Spirit of Sharm on its rotation at Madeira:
Finishing push-back to runway 05, with Tuifly's Tropifrutti Special livery D-ATUJ arriving in the back, on runway 23

from the arrival...taxiing to the stand with the refueling info on the window

Another one of the push-back, to runway 05

segunda-feira, 9 de janeiro de 2017

330 TOP

Os 330 são cada vez mais raros por cá mas, mercê da época festiva, lá tivemos um par de voos de / para Caracas e um voo extra em 330 para Lisboa, a fim de transportar o grande número de passageiros que tinham viagem marcada para o regresso ao continente...

Destes, apenas apanhei a saída de um destes voos e deste par de fotos, TOP, só mesmo o registo do avião...CS-TOP...



sábado, 7 de janeiro de 2017

Foto da Semana: 310 para Boston

Há muito que não tinha oportunidade de fotografar um A310 da SATA por cá.
Depois de não ter conseguido fotografar o charter de final de ano Boston-Madeira, no final de Dezembro, fiz questão de registar o voo de regresso a Boston, esta semana.
Fica um par de fotos dessa saída:
CS-TGV descolando da 23


sexta-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2017

Highlights 2016

It's once more that time of the year where I review the highlights of the previous year... :)

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.
Check HERE
this plane is now stored....
In February got for the first time D-AGER with Germania's 30th aniversary livery and Tuifly's D-ATUZ with the RIU livery...nice liveries!
Check HERE

In March we had this nice French Civil Protection Dash8-Q400. Check HERE
F-ZBMC departing from runway 05
In April, got for the first (an only) time, Easyjet's special livery celebrating the airline's 20th Aniversary. Check HERE
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
Right in the begining of May, got, for the first time this nice Smartwings / Air Transat hybrid. Check HERE
OK-TVU landing on 05
May was also the month I finally got Thomson G-FDZG with Family Life special livery :)
Check HERE


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...)
In June there were news on the double :)
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
June was also a nice month for the Tuifly special liveries...I got 2 more that were new to me...
TUI BLUE D-ATUD, check HERE

and TUI Magic Life D-ATUG (with Tui Robinson D-ATUI, another new special livery).
Check HERE

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)
first arrival
In September, got for the first time (and only...) an ASL Airlines B737 with its new livery (former Air Contractors), check HERE

EI-STA on a great afternoon light (usually came at lunch time with an awfull light)
In October, we had the return of Lufthansa to Madeira, and it was the retro :)
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
Also in October...it's not everyday I get CJ planes around here...and this A319CJ from Mjet arrived with a fantastic light....check HERE
OE-LJG landing on runway 23
October was also the month that we finally got a Transavia Sunweb...after so many time...
Check HERE
PH-HZL departing from runway 23
This year, TAP started retrofiting its planes with sharklets, including CS-TNP, with the Star Alliance livery:

In December we got, for the first time, a Transavia with full GOL livery PH-GUU.
Check HERE

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