sexta-feira, 30 de agosto de 2019

Porto Santo

Tanto quanto me recordo, esta deve ter sido a vez que sobrevoei, num voo comercial, tão directamente sobre o Porto Santo.
Apesar das nuvens e asa, ainda é perfeitamente visível a zona da pista 18 e do AM3 (Aeródromo de Manobra Nº 3, da Força Aérea):



quinta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2019

Cargo flight

From a couple of weeks a ago, 2 shots of the Swiftair ATR-72 used on the daily cargo flight between Lisbon and Madeira.
In this case, EC-MAF, with Madeira Products special livery
Arriving at the stand with one of the engines already shut

business as allways as a Jet2 B738 departs from runway 05

quarta-feira, 28 de agosto de 2019

Brazilian Lynx




This month, within a few days, we had a couple of Lynx helicopters at Funchal, unfortunatelly, the portuguese one was more shy and was only outside on arrival (which I didn't get...)

The Brasilian navy ship "Barroso" stayed a few days at Funchal and, at least for one of the days, the onboard Super Lynx Mk21a was outside.

The N-4001, as far as I read, was received in January this year, after modernization....
Read on this (in Portuguese), HERE

sábado, 24 de agosto de 2019

New Photo of the Week: The Brazilian Qatar

Allways great to be head to head with a bird like this...
Love the front and wings of the A350 (not much the tail...)...nothing to do with quality or efficiency...just a personal taste on looks...

As I as making some time for my flight, noticed this was getting ready for the departure...decided to ignore the other traffic and stayed at the window for this one...
A7-AMA ready to push back


LATAM livery on a Qatar plane...first time I noticed this...

quinta-feira, 22 de agosto de 2019

Big white bird



HiFly A340-313 CS-TQY, at Lisbon...
Taken trough the window of my plane, while taxiing to the runway.

terça-feira, 20 de agosto de 2019

Air JetSul Learjet

Back from May,  a shot on CS-TFQ, a former OMNI Learjet 45 (now operated by Air JetSul), departing from runway 23.
Last time I got it was still operated by OMNI, back in 2014, HERE




segunda-feira, 19 de agosto de 2019

Jet2 on a British day



B752 G-LSAJ at the apron


Monday's are of British traffic at Madeira and Jet2 is a main flyer to Madeira on this day...
B752 with Jet2 Holidays livery getting ready for the departure with another Jet2 B738 arriving on runway 05 and an Easyjet A320 still with UK registration (G-UZLA) taxiiing to the same runway.

sábado, 17 de agosto de 2019

Photo of the Week: B727 back to the USA

Last week, photo of the week was dedicated to this fantastic bird, with arrival/departures pics of the first day...unfortunatelly with dark and rainy weather...
After a fligh to Verona, Gordon Getty's plane returned to Madeira for a night-stop before taking its owner and guests back to United States.

Fortunately, the departure was made with sunny weather...


At Alpha 16, ready for the night-stop...
 The next day, was time for return flight to USA....
getting the plane ready

N311AG taxiing to runway 05

What an amazing and distintctive sight, a head to head with a B727...not many oportunities for this, these days....


departing...

quarta-feira, 14 de agosto de 2019

Window Wizzair


Taken during our taxi to the runway, in Lisbon, a nice catch on this colorful A321 Wizzair..HA-LTE
Not too bad, considering that it was taken trough the window...

terça-feira, 13 de agosto de 2019

TUI Uk B752


TUI UK B752 G-OOBE ready for push-back
Always a pleasure to see a B757...it's been a while since I last got a TUI Uk 757...looking at my files, this year still hadn't processed any TUI plane photo...don't really know if I didn't get any or got it but still are on the unprocessed folders...still, a nice catch anyway...

On the back, Jet2 B737 G-JZBM taxiing to runway 05

segunda-feira, 12 de agosto de 2019

Alitalia at Vueling land...

Alitalia A320 EI-IKL pushing back with a Vueling A320 departing, on the back
As usual, the only spotting I make outside is on arrival or while waiting for my flight...sorry the hard-core spottters but, so much to see and do when out of this small island...planes aren't really my priority when on vacation...

Despite the huge amount of traffic, Vueling really stands out at El Prat for the quantity...
Had my eye on a LATAM A350 ready for push-back but really wanted to get this Alitalia A320...got lucky enough to get it with a Vueling just airborn on the back....

domingo, 11 de agosto de 2019

Photo of the Week: B727

Yesterday, Gordon Getty arrived at Madeira, on its classic private plane, the B727 N311AG.
With a sunny week, yesterday had had dark weather and rain at Madeira airport...oh Murphy.....

Still, it's definitely not everyday we have a B727 at Madeira (although, it's coming again today...and it's sunny)....


on short final to runway 05



lucky shot with the beacon...

The departure of the plane, to Verona (returning to Madeira today)


terça-feira, 6 de agosto de 2019

Nova foto da semana: Projecções


Nova foto da semana...penso que foi a primeira vez que apanhei a sombra do avião no meio de um círculo de arco-íris...mesmo assim, apenas reparei nisso no pc...na altura em que tirei a foto, foi pela luminosidade difusa de final de tarde que achei dar um toque diferente...