domingo, 30 de dezembro de 2018

Foto da Semana: A330

TAP A332 CS-TOG aterrando na 23

Nesta recta final de 2018, a operação da TAP para a Madeira tem sido marcada pela utilização do A330 em alguns voos (e muitos A321).
Dos vários dias em que veio o A330, apenas o apanhei por 2 vezes e de ambas, foi o CS-TOG..

De ambas as vezes estava um dia forrado mas, no dia 22, ao final do dia, abriu uma pontinha de sol no momento exacto para a aterragem do '30 :)
Não pode ser sempre azar... hehe

Apesar de, aparentemente não estar previsto, resta sempre a esperança que nos restantes dias em que a TAP traga o 330, esse aparelho seja um dos 300...nomeadamente o Stopover, visto que o retro já marcou presença por cá...

sexta-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2018

JLO

No...not talking about THE J.LO... :P

Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy PP-JLO is already a regular visitor to Madeira.

From last December 15th, the same day of the Falcon Aviation Gulfstream (check HERE):
This one arrived already after sunsetting behind the mountains...tryed some panning on landing but opposite to the Gulfstream shot, these ones turned out crappy blurred, so...a shot of the backtrack to the stand...


Só para efeitos de registo pessoal...hoje tivemos pela primeira vez A321 da SATA por cá (CS-TSF)...amanhã há mais...a ver se é amanhã que apanho um desses por cá...

quarta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2018

Customizable Norwegian

From before Christmas, a sequence on the landing of Norwegian B738 LN-NHE on runway 23 with a white tail...a good oportunity to costumize it on photoshop... :P
Maybe some other day...for now, the shots...




Made some nice smoke on the landing...unfortunatelly...made some light pole spotting on that shot... :P

domingo, 23 de dezembro de 2018

Photo of the Week: Lucky Shot

Transavia France F-HTVF

From the same day of TAP's A330 and the Portuguese President Falcon (more on those later...) the final shot of the day...

Was already dark and with no tripod, the guys were fooling around on the competition for the worst pic of the day :)
Took plenty of great candidats to the worst one but on this shot was lucky enough to get it fucused and with the beacon...

ISO3200, f8 at 1/30, 244mm

quinta-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2018

Belgian Sea King


Belgian Air Force's Westland Seaking Mk.48 made their last formation flight as the helicopters are on its way to full retirement next March.

During its operational life since 1976, the Sea King was a familiar sight, reaching more than 60,000 flying hours with the Belgian air force's 40th squadron.

So, a good oportunity to share a pic of the one preserved at the Air Museum, in Brussels

RS01, the oldest of the Belgian Sea Kings, at the Royal Army Museum, at Brussels, a place that definitely deserves a visit if you're on the city
This helicopter has been flown to the Jubelpark/Cinquantenaire esplanade at Brussels in front of the Royal Army Museum, before entering on display...really cool...Check this page for more info / pic on that, HERE












terça-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2018

Photo of the Week: Panning the Gulfstream

Not the greatest Gulfstream fan but it's allways nice to have the oportunity to snap some shots at one...
Falcon Aviation Gulfstream A6-FLH landing with the last light of the day...
Has been a regular visitor these last days

quinta-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2018

On the other side....

TUI Nederland (Arke) B738 PH-TFF pushing back at Amsterdam Schiphol 

One of the boring blues that comes to Madeira (or at least came, back then), seen on the other end of the route, as it was pushing back for a departure from AMS.
On the back...the omnipresent blue home team...KLM B738 PH-BXV

terça-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2018

TAP 321NEO

From the same day of the premiere of Swiftair's Madeira Products livery (check HERE), a few shots of the arrival and departure of TAP's A321NEO CS-TJI.

It's allways a nice catch...it was the same NEO I had previously photographed but ...oh well..different angle...
coming to a stop after landing on runway 23

Those engines look really nice...

Take-off from runway 23...

away with a great blue sky...

segunda-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2018

Condor retro back to normal

Looks like D-AICA, Condor's A320 carrying the retro livery was ferried this month back to the paint shop for a return to regular livery...

D-AICA departing from Madeira's runway 23
It was a really nice livery and a change on the usual Thomas Cook / Condor ones...
Check a few more pic's of this plane HERE

sexta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2018

CS-TPB scrapped...

CS-TPB landing at Madeira, back in August 2013
After 2 years of storage at Porto airport, former Portugália's Fokker 100 CS-TPB was scrapped yesterday...allways a sad end for a plane, specially one that we used to see flying around...

Check the youtube video of the scrapping HERE

quarta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2018

Lufthansa A321

From the day of the first SAS A320 NEO (check HERE), one of the Lufthansa's A321 linning up on runway 05...
A321 D-AISN

segunda-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2018

Germanwings

Hadn't photographed a Germanwings at Madeira since last January...
They didn't come during summer season but now, with the beggining of Winter Season, they returned to Madeira...

From the same day of Madeira Produtct special livery presentation (check HERE), the arrival and departure of A319 D-AGWM...
coming to a stop, after landing on runway 23...

taxiway Charlie...

The departure, also from runway 23, with already some clouds coming from the north...


domingo, 2 de dezembro de 2018

New Photo of the Week: IceJet Dornier 328


Sometimes, when you go back into the middle of your old archives, you can find some real treasures...

Back from February 2010, it was a real surprise for me finding this one...Didn't remember seeing this nice bird here, nor had processed any pics of it...

(Also...interesting to see that the weather was really nice...15 days later, the sky itself would fall over Madeira with a storm that made lot's a dead people and a lot of destruction on the island, after raining consistently over a few days...looks like it hadn't started yet...)

IceJet Dornier 328 TF-NPB


Couldn't find any recent pics of this plane...anyone knows where it is now?