segunda-feira, 20 de maio de 2019

The Belgian Dutch

TUI Nederland has been using for many flights other planes, including its sister company TUI Belgium...
On this day, the AMS-FNC-AMS flight was made with TUI Belgium B738 OO-JBG with a very nice captain...as he was taxiing we noticed the open window as he was already waving to the spotters :)

Hope you had a great flight back!

Holding off runway 05 while other traffic takes off (notice the taking off plane?)

sábado, 18 de maio de 2019

Smartwings from 05

Smartwings Slovakia B738 OM-TSG
From the same day of Brussels Airlines Bruegel special livery (check HERE) decided to go to the runway 23 area for the take-off of this Smartwings...the winds were strange and the plane should be heavy so, guessed it would make a longe take-off...wasn't wrong :)

quinta-feira, 16 de maio de 2019

Photo of the Week: Bruegel at Madeira

My first pics on Brussels new special livery...Bruegel..and it looks great!
Glad the sun was shining!

On the left seat, the captain with more spotter fans around here :)
Allways nice to see you around, specially on these kind of birds :)
A great take off, from runway 23, back to Brussels
We climbing to the cargo bay of a driving lesson truck due to the fence but as the plane was starting the take-off run, a driving instructor passed by and told us to get donw...though that the take-off was lost but still managed to get  another spot...it wasn't as high and as good but still...got the "job" done...

Earlier...the arrival on runway 05, notice the wind indicator?


A catch on the other side, which also looks really nice.

quarta-feira, 15 de maio de 2019

Binter from 23

An afternoon departure of Binter's ATR-72 EC-KYI from runway 23 to Porto Santo...
Too bad this was the only runway 23 departure we got, just before the wind changed to runway 05...



segunda-feira, 13 de maio de 2019

Jet2 Holidays 757


B752 G-LSAN touching down runway 05, from Manchester
It's been quite a while since I last got a Jet2 B752...got this one while waiting for the departure of Ukraine Air Alliance An-12 UR-CAK which ended up not departing once more....they really must be enjoying our island....

domingo, 12 de maio de 2019

Condor on 23

Former Niki OE-LNZ at Madeira, now with Condor colors, since May 2018, and registered as D-ATCE landing on runway 23.
Allways nice to get these landing with that background...

and a lucky shot with the beacons just before shutdown...

meanwhile, the runway changed for the departure, which was made from runway 05...

departing back to Dusseldorf with a couple of Tuifly B738 (D-ATYA and D-AHLK) and an Easyjet Swiss A320 HB-JZY

sábado, 11 de maio de 2019

Do lado direito...

A estrela do dia dia era o Antonov 12 UR-CAK da Ukraine Air Alliance que deveria ter saído ao final da manhã mas, até calhou bem o dia, para fazer uns registos à passagem por cá do pilotaço :) que estava no assento da direita do TAP CS-TNV :)


À chegada, a meteo estava bem escurinha...pelo que ficam 2 registos à saída (também escurinha.. :P )
Bons voos!


TAP A320 CS-TNV no holding para a 05

quarta-feira, 8 de maio de 2019

Swiss Easyjet on 23

It's been quite a while since I last made some runway 23 pics...
With a couple of mainland fellow spotters, went for some shots, expecting that the weather wouldn't be too bad...
Despite Tuifly regular liveries (no luck on specials) and some clouds, we still managed to get some sunny shots...

Easyjet's A320 HB-JZY arriving from Basel...


domingo, 5 de maio de 2019

SC Braga...



Já vai sendo habitual certas equipas de futebol fretarem um avião para vir à Madeira fazer os jogos...
Menos habitual é esses aparelhos terem os títulos da equipa em questão...a juntar-se a isso, o A319CJ da White, CS-TFU, é um cromo algo raro por estes lados, pelo que lá fui fazer umas chapas...infelizmente o sol não tinha o mínimo interesse em receber o Braga...

Paciência, ficou o "cromo" feito...quanto ao resultado...paciência Braga..fica para a próxima..voltem sempre e usem os títulos que quiserem no avião ;)


sábado, 4 de maio de 2019

New Photo of the Week: Miami Air accidented plane



Last night, Miami Air International B738 N732MA overrun the runway at Jacksonville,FL on arrival from Guantanamo (check HERE)
Fortunatelly no personal casualties, just minor injured people.

Curiously, got this plane at Madeira, back in April 2010, on a XL Airways Germany flight, as D-AXLI with hybrid Miami Air / XL livery...a unique catch

A few more shots of that night...






sexta-feira, 3 de maio de 2019

Alpine 1/30

With some crappy weather, decided to try some panning shots...on this one got lucky enough to get a a flash of the beacons...
Still strange to ear the Alpine callsign...
OE-IJD departing from runway 05 at 1/30

quinta-feira, 2 de maio de 2019

Esquadra 501 na trasladação

16801

Hoje, o C-130 16801, operado pela Esquadra 501 - Bisontes, da Força Aérea Portuguesa, efectuou o segundo e último voo de trasladação das vítimas mortais do acidente com o autocarro, no Caniço.

A exemplo de ontem, o tempinho estava igualmente "choroso" e acabei não apanhando a chegada...fica um registo para memória futura, durante a operação de embarque dos caixões...

Os registos do primeiro voo, no Gnose, AQUI

sábado, 27 de abril de 2019

Photo of the Week: TUI 737



A first for me... Inflight shot from a TUI B738, departing from Madeira's runway 05...

quarta-feira, 24 de abril de 2019

Zé Pedro


Apesar da febre surgida aquando do anuncio do baptismo de um dos aviões da TAP com o nome do famoso guitarrista dos Xutos e Pontapés, a verdade é que o destaque dado ao X que acompanharia o nome do músico levaria a uma desilusão quando vimos o tamanho minúsculo daquilo, mal se notando...
Com a confiança que, em início de carreira na TAP, mais dia menos dia lá apanharia o "CS-TJL Zé Pedro" não me dei à maçada de correr para o aeroporto para fotografá-lo à primeira oportunidade...

No dia da vinda da pintura especial Europa Park, da Eurowings (essa sim, digna de romaria ao Aeroporto), lá fui fazendo uns cliques ao que passava...hoje reparei que um desses era o CS-TJL...

A321NEO CS-TJL descolando da 23, para Lisboa


segunda-feira, 22 de abril de 2019

Air Nostrum back to Madeira


From the same day of Eurowings Europa Park special livery (check HERE), my first pics of the year of Air Nostrum, that started flying recently to Madeira again, on its summer operation.


CRJ-1000 EC-MTO entering the apron, after a runway 23 landing



Thumbs up!

and the crew always enjoy making some shots on a new destination :)

domingo, 21 de abril de 2019

Photo of the Week: Luftwaffe Medic1


This week we had a couple of highlights, regarding air traffic...unfortunatelly for the worst reasons...

Didn't manage to get the German Goverment A319 (15+02) that was at Madeira on April, 18th but did made some pics on the Luftwaffe Medic A310 that came yesterday to return to Germany the injured tourists on a bus accident, earlier this week...

Despite today we're having a great summer day, yesterday was quite wintery...


A310 10+27 arriving early on the morning...


 After the boarding, the return flight was made to Cologne...
lining up on runway 05
You can check some more info and pics of the plane HERE (text in Portuguese)

domingo, 14 de abril de 2019

Eurowings Europark special livery


Finally today we had one of the most expected Eurowings special livery...A320 D-ABDQ Euro Park livery...and it's really a beauty!

Entering the apron after arriving from Dusseldorf, on runway 23

nice reflections
 Unfortunatelly, couldn't wait on the terminal for the departure and only managed get the take-off from outside the airport...if it had made a left banking right after take-off, it would probably made some really nice pics...


quinta-feira, 11 de abril de 2019

Austrian A321 new livery



Austrian A321 OE-LBD arriving at Madeira, from Vienna
First time I got Austrian's more recent livery...doesn't really catch my eye but, the record is done...

Sunday lunch time...a crappy time for spotting either due to the family time either due to the light...but happenned to be passing by so, worth waiting 5 minutes for the catch...

Foto da Semana: Bisontes

C-130 16806 descolando da 23, em Abril de 2010

A foto da semana já vem bem tarde mas, a verdade é que sem grandes idas ao aeroporto e outras coisas em que pensar, não havia propriamente um registo que me chamasse à atenção para ser eleita foto da semana...

Entretanto, estava agora a mexer em fotos mais antigas e, numa altura em que muito se fala do eventual substituto do C-130, fica este registo já com 9 anos da descolagem do 16806 da 23, com uns interessantes efeitos de condensação nas hélices, ainda com a antiga pintura camuflada, que continua a ser a minha preferida neste aparelho.


terça-feira, 2 de abril de 2019

Photo of the Week: British take-off

British Airways A320 G-GATP departing back to London Gatwick, from runway 23

This week had really no pic on my mind for the Photo of the Week but, tonight was reading about the most recent news on the votes on the British Parliament which...surprise surprise...were once more negative to all proposals on an exit deal...Anyway...remembered I had a few shots, from January of this BA take off that I still hadn't processed nor published...so...here it goes...

quarta-feira, 27 de março de 2019

Memories on the Futura Binter

Back to 2007, a nice shot for the FB Group Aviation Faded Glory...

Binter (Futura) special livery B734 EC-INQ at Madeira in July 2007, arriving from the Canary islands..






terça-feira, 26 de março de 2019

Rudolph and the new livery


DAT - Danish Air Transport A320 OY-LHD with Lufthansa's A321 D-AIDC taxiing on the back
From the same day of Austrian's retro (check HERE), a DAT A320 shot on its more colorful angle with Lufthansa new livery on the back. Was also the first time I got the German airline new livery... check HERE

Usually most spotters like a more aircraft clean shot (not to mention the usual aviation photo sites....) but some times it's interesting to get this fully busy apron around the plane...20 years from now, it should be interesting to see how different it will be...or not... :P

domingo, 24 de março de 2019

10 Years Ago: Hamburg International special


A319 D-AHIK

From exactly 10 years ago, a shot of Hamburg International A319 D-AHIK carrying the 10th Aniversary special livery....
Ceased operations the next year...curiously, a two exits over the wings A319

Flew with Germania as D-ASTT, now stored, according to Airfleets

Private Embraer

Despite the crappy weather, went for some shots on this nice Embraer 135BJ Legacy 650...
Not an usual catch for me and the remaining family was busy with homework so went for some pics...

Landing on runway 05 after a long run, from Moscow Vnokovo Airport...

D-ALOA, Air Hamburg
 After about 1h it departed to Marrakesh, with a short take-off