segunda-feira, 22 de julho de 2019

Foto da semana: Easyjet à saida da Madeira


Com a recente aprovação, na Assembleia da República, do novo modelo de subsídio de mobilidade, vamos aguardar pelos próximos tempos, para ver se a Easyjet sempre leva a efeito a ameaça de retirar-se do mercado de voos domésticos para a Madeira, caso tal modelo fosse aprovado.
Por agora, deixaram apenas uma declaração, onde afirmam estarem a analisar a nova legislação...


Desta forma, uma boa ocasião para ir buscar um par de registos de Março, que ainda não tinha tratado, da descolagem do A320 OE-IJR, da 23...


sexta-feira, 19 de julho de 2019

The Dutch Sunwing

Yesterday the TUI Nederland flight from Amsterdam was made with Sunwing's B738 C-FTDW.
Looks like that sun was on the spot for the landing but, unfortunatelly didn't manage to get it on the arrival...
For the departure the sun was already gone with that kind of crappy light that's neither sun nor dark...

starting to taxi...

A 1/40 panning of the departure from runway 05

sábado, 13 de julho de 2019

First SAS...

SAS started its summers flight, from Bergen, some time ago...earlier this month got it, while pushing-back and departing back to Norway.
It was the first SAS of the month for me...


B737 LN-TUJ, on the take-off run, from runway 05


quarta-feira, 10 de julho de 2019

Último voo do A-7 em Portugal

15504 à entrada do AM1


Segundo o Pássaro de Ferro , assinala-se hoje  o último voo do A-7P em Portugal, efetuado a 10 de Julho de 1999.

Para os interessados, o Pássaro de Ferro publicou um interessante trabalho sobre este aparelho (AQUI).

Infelizmente, nunca tive oportunidade de fotografar o A-7P em voo mas, devido ao destacamento de 5 destes aparelhos no Porto Santo aquando da primeira Guerra do Golfo, é sem dúvida o aparelho da Força Aérea, da família dos caças que mais  mexe comigo...são inesquecíveis as brutais rapadas à praia que eles faziam, com aquele barulho característico, muitas vezes a rebentar de repente nos ouvidos quando surgiam low-level, por trás de nós, sobre a praia, sem qualquer aviso :)

Tudo isto numa altura sem internet, em que o pouco contacto com aeronaves militares portuguesas era mesmo a passagem ocasional do Aviocar....

Apesar de me recordar de ver fotos destes aparelhos no Porto Santo nos jornais regionais, nunca cheguei a ver quaisquer fotos deste destacamento por essa net fora...certamente que as haverá...



domingo, 7 de julho de 2019

Bizjets: Citation X and the CR7 little Gulfstream...

On a quick stop today, a couple of Bizjets at the far positions of the apron.
Cristiano Ronaldo's (CR7) Gulfstream G200 (he arrived yesterday for a couple of days at his home town of Funchal) and a beaultiful brazilian Cessna 750 Citation X


Despite this livery is nothing too special, these Citation X are definitely my favourite bizjets!
PP-JMJ, arrived today from Cascais and will depart tomorrow for Fortaleza

EC-KBC, Cristiano Ronaldo's Gulfstream G200 is really an ugly bizjet...
I know...it's a personal opinion...but...never managed to like this model...specialy lying next to a Citation X... 

sábado, 6 de julho de 2019

Photo of the Week: Dark Sky

Transavia PH-HZW departin from runway 23, back to Amsterdam
Back to 2011, still plenty of shots I haven't processed nor published...if many will stay that way, as they not worth showing to anyone, some, like these really catches my eye...

With the previous livery, Transavia B738 PH-HZW departs from runway 23 back to Amsterdam, with a really dark sky...still, the sun was shining right where it should....

The Belgian Eurowings


Today we had, for the first time, a belgian registration plane making a Brussels Airlines flight with Eurowings livery...must admit I haven't read much on this to understand the full lenght of these changes but I guess that's what we should expect from now on:
more and more Brussels Airlines medium-haul planes into Eurowings livery....

Despite de crappy weather, I had the time and beeing a first with a know captain on the left seat, went for a few shots...
Anyway, dark as it was, didn't bothered to wait for any other planes...



quinta-feira, 4 de julho de 2019

Cobham Flight Precision

Back from 2012,
a shot I hadn't published previously...
A Cobham Flight Precision Beach Craft on a night-stop with a PGA Fokker 100 taxiing on the back to runway 05...history already...
PGA's Fokker 100 were, some years ago, phased out and Cobham isn't making the calibrations around here also for some years....


Cobham Flight Precision Beachcraft 350 Super King Air G-COBM with PGA Fokker 100 CS-TPD taxiing on the back.
Check the other pics of this plane on this night HERE

quarta-feira, 3 de julho de 2019

Sata: old Iberworld

Was checking some info on SATA's A320 CS-TKP and noticed that it had already been registered as Iberworld's EC-INZ...
Went for quick search on my files and had already got it at least once with Iberworld colors, back in April 2008....

Starting the taxi with future fleet "brother", SATA A320 CS-TKL, departing from runway 05
 A couple of shots of the take-off


sábado, 29 de junho de 2019

Photo of the Week: Metal, from Ukraine

UR-PSD, Ukraine International Airlines B738 on final to runway 05
Not many Ukraine traffic around here but recently became a fan of an Ukranian metal Band: IGNEA and decided to check what traffic I had from this country...
Ukraine International Airlines made a few flights back in 2011, arriving allways on last sunlight or already at dusk...still, got this one in some nice light...

Regarding IGNEA, I guess they're still pretty unknown with only 1 album (and another under other name), with no label and doing stuff by their own, it's a struggle, specially for a band from Ukraine...

I do find the versatility of their singer amazing, with some nice clean voice that quickly changes for the gutural and back to clean in the glimps of an eye... check her FB page HERE

First music of them that got my atention was "Alga" (check HERE)...metal played together with a Symphonic Orchestra and a front woman is my kind of music :)

Then I checked a more heavier record...great music with a fantastic theme and great lyrics for this one: Seytanu Akbar (check HERE)

You can listen to their album "The Sign of Faith" HERE, if you enjoy..support the band!

By the way...they're coming to Portugal, to Vagos Metal Fest



quarta-feira, 26 de junho de 2019

TAP Express at Porto Santo

Well, haven't been for a long time at the airport so, a shot from last year, at Porto Santo, that I still hadn't published...

TAP Express ERJ-190LR CS-TPT landing at Porto Santo, runway 36
(and yes...it was taken from outside the airport... :)   )

sábado, 22 de junho de 2019

Photo of the Week: Passing by Porto Santo


For this Week's highlight Photo...a window shot on board a TUI plane, while passing by north of Porto Santo Island!
This one goes for the local spotters ;)

sexta-feira, 21 de junho de 2019

Vinci Spotters Day 2018 - Norwegian



Norwegian Air Shuttle B738 EI-FJA landing on runway 05
Back from November 2018, during Vinci Airports Spotters Day, a shot I still hadn't publish on the arrival of a Norwegian B738, with the face of Knud Rasmussen, a Danish artic explorer...

quinta-feira, 20 de junho de 2019

TUI Belgium ERJ-190 na Madeira?


Embaer ERJ-190 OO-JVA em Bruxelas....

Nem de propósito, no mesmo dia em que o DN publicou no seu Raio-X um artigo de debate relativamente à quebra dos números no Turismo da Madeira (ver AQUI a versão Gnose da autora, com fotos minhas e reacções dos partidos regionais), o NewsAvia publicou a notícia de que os voos TUI Belgium no próximo Inverno sofrerão alterações no sentido de downgrade do aparelho utilizado e rota do mesmo (ver AQUI)

Se, por um lado, em termos de spotting puro, acaba por ser uma boa notícia, especialmente para os que gostam do Embraer 195, como eu, um aparelho extremamente raro por cá, por outro lado, para o que realmente interessa, é uma má notícia, sendo indicativa de mais uma quebra na principal actividade da Região, o Turismo...claro que péssimo mesmo seria o terminus dos voos mas.........

terça-feira, 18 de junho de 2019

Fish-eye

TAP A319 CS-TTS
Para hoje, apateceu-me partilhar este registo algo diferente do meu estilo habitual..menos focado no avião e mais no aspecto visual, obtido com uma lente fish-eye 8mm....
Pessoalmente até gosto mas....

segunda-feira, 17 de junho de 2019

Photo of the Week: Night Gulfstream

It's been quite a while since I last made some night-shots, also, these kind of birds don't usually stay in front of the balcony so, took the oportunity
Too bad there wasn't any other traffic at the time, it would have been interesting to get some more lights on the back...
Gulfstream G550 N770MK
Arrived earlier yesterday, from ZAD/LDZA (Zagreb Airport)

A bit earlier, with another white balance setting? Which one do you prefer?

A detail on the engine...it had been rotating with the wind, that was a bit strong but at this time it had stopped, allowing me some detail on the blades...

sexta-feira, 14 de junho de 2019

Germania Flug rebranding

Looks like Germania Flug (Swiss) has been rebranded as CHAir Airlines and the first of its planes (former Germania Flug A319 HB-JOH) has been painted with the new livery, which looks really nice...simple but nice (check HERE)

Germania Flug usually flies to Madeira on some times of the year, hope I can see it here soon...

For the memory, a pic from last year of HB-JOH I hadn't published yet, at its home airport, Zurich Kloten, with Swiss A330 HB-JHG on the back...




terça-feira, 11 de junho de 2019

Air Explore

Despite the white looks, was the first time I got these Air Explore titles...

Taxiing to runway 23 for the departure on a Travel Service flight....


B738 OM-IEX

quinta-feira, 6 de junho de 2019

Old retro


A320 D-AICA and a bunch of other Condor....
Thursdays are Condor strong day, at Madeira.
Today we got D-AICH, Condor's new plane with the retro livery...unfortunatelly, couldn't go to the airport so, a pic from last month, also from a Thursday with D-AICA, the plane that was previously carrying the retro livery and a few more of its airline buddies :)

That Transavia must be feeling lonely :)

segunda-feira, 3 de junho de 2019

Jet2 on final

Last week, on my way to the site of Special Operations Forces exercice SOFEC19, (check HERE for some pics or the report, in Portuguese, HERE) noticed a Jet2 was coming for a landing on runway 05 so, made a quick stop for some shots...
B738 G-JZBL already over runway 05 treshold...

domingo, 2 de junho de 2019

Photo of the Week: Bizjets


KTKJ Sky Link Cessna 525 N5KJ and Midair N25MD with private Cessna 560 N43NC
For the photo of the week, the first pic of the month with an unusual set at Madeira...3 US bizjets linned up on the same stand...

terça-feira, 28 de maio de 2019

Forças de Operações Especiais na Madeira

Decorre actualmente o exercício de Forças de Operações Especiais SOFEC19 na Madeira.
É a primeira edição deste exercício, organizado por Portugal e tive oportunidade de fazer um pequeno trabalho para o Gnose sobre o mesmo.

Por aqui ficam algumas fotos obtidas aquando da pequena sessão feita para Comunicação Social, nas ruínas do antigo complexo da Matur, o artigo está disponível no Gnose, AQUI.

Poderão consultar a página oficial do exercício AQUI, onde podem contar com actualizações diárias, com excelentes fotos e vídeos da equipa de media/RP das Forças Armadas do exercício.