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


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....


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...