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.

sábado, 25 de maio de 2019

Foto da semana: Snout67

Decorrerá durante a próxima semana, um exercício de Forças Especiais na Madeira e Porto Santo...algo de pouco comum por estes lados...
Entretanto, na passada quinta-feira, à conta disso, a Esquadra 502 fez alguns voos extraordinários para a Madeira, com os seus C-295...spotter de preferência militar em terra de civis, como eu, não podia deixar de eleger uma dessas fotos, as primeiras deste ano que publico dos C-295, como foto da semana....

16706 descolando da 05, em direcção do continente...

Bom exercício a todos...

sexta-feira, 24 de maio de 2019

British Airways firing up and away

British Airways A320's are one of those planes that allways perform some very nice (and powerfull) take-offs...
Yesterday, with the wind blowing expected them to make one of those...the take-off ended up not beeing as early as I expected but still in a nice place for some shots...(and way better than the next A320, from Condor that made quite late departure...)

Up and away with a bit of the old runway 24 still visible down...

with Ponta de S.Lourenço ahead...


quinta-feira, 23 de maio de 2019


TAP's A320NEO CS-TVA taxiing to the gates, on taxiway Bravo...

terça-feira, 21 de maio de 2019

Farewell to Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda died yesterday...
I guess no presentations are needed for the amazing man...

The only of its airlines that hasn't (still) been around here was the most recent Lauda Motion...

A few shots to remember...

Lauda Air B737 OE-LNO, back in 2004

One of the few airlines that ever flew the Embraer to Madeira...Embraer ERJ-190LR OE-IHD (a registration now used by one of Lauda Motion's A320...This Embraer is now flying as HB-JVL at Helvetic)

A321 OE-LES, June 2016

A320 OE-LER, April 2013

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