quinta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2019

Jet2


Back to September, a couple of shots of the landing of Jet2 B738 G-DRTG, a 13 years plane used in China and on service with Jet2, since February.

About to land on runway 05


quarta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2019

Public Balcony

For a bit of a change...an overview of Madeira's Airport public balcony.
Definitely a great spot for the morning/night traffic


terça-feira, 29 de outubro de 2019

Transavia France


Up and away...F-GZHC departing from runway 23, on an early take off....still Transavia is one of those airlines wich could be interesting to get some belly shots, specially with this kind of light...


segunda-feira, 28 de outubro de 2019

TUI Belgium Family Life

From September, a couple of shots of the arrival of TUI Belgium special livery Family Life, B738 OO-JAF.

Had already published a few pics of the departure (Photo of the Week), taken from a spot I usually don't go, check HERE



domingo, 27 de outubro de 2019

The return of the B753

It's been a while since Condor stopped using the B753 at Madeira.
About a couple of weeks ago, they restarted bringing this beautifull bird to Madeira, but only yesterday managed to make some pics of one of those...D-ABOM

With the winds and limitations of the airport forcing some holdings, everyone managed to land, except for the Lufthansa's A321NEO...crap...was hopping to get it for the first time...

Anyway...a few shots on the landing of Condor's B753 D-ABOM, in runway 23





quarta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2019

Tuifly RIU


Tuifly is still one of the airlines that brings us more special liveries.
I really do like this livery, beeing carried by B738 D-ATUZ for the RIU Hotels but never managed to get a pic that I considered really nice...mostly are with bad weather and/or on the apron/taxiiing...not my favourite kind of pics...

This one isn't a wow pic but, at least is a landing action shot....
Check more D-ATUZ pics HERE

ADAC Air Ambulance

From the same day of Smartlynx Malta (check HERE) and Condor retro (still to publish), ADAC's Learjet 60, arriving to get a person, on an ambulance flight to Germany

arriving on runway 23



love this little jet, specialy on ADAC's livery...


segunda-feira, 21 de outubro de 2019

The Maltese frige

A couple of shots of Smartlynx Malta A320 9H-SLA, departing from runway 23...
It's a white frige but maltese registrations are quite rare around here...
(Still didn't go to the airport just for this one...)



domingo, 20 de outubro de 2019

Regresso ao PXO

Um par de registos de uma bela descolagem do C-295 16705, de regresso ao Porto Santo, após Evacuação Médica desde aquela ilha...



Pena a falta de sol mas, venham mais dessas :)

sábado, 19 de outubro de 2019

Foto da Semana: G.91


E porque o G.91 sempre foi um dos meus aviões preferidos na Força Aérea Portuguesa (nada a ver com capacidades ou qualidades...era mesmo uma questão de estética e o trabalho desempenhado pela Força Aérea com o mesmo no Ultramar, com todas as limitações e desvantagens com que tinham de lidar...), fica hoje mais um registo do G.91 5463 que se encontra (ou pelo menos encontrava, em 2010) na Porta de Armas da BA6 - Base Aérea do Montijo...

Já tinha partilhado alguns registos deste aparelho mas, esta perspectiva ainda não, até porque tinha ali um poste de iluminação que estragava completamente a estética da imagem...Não é algo que faça habitualmente com as minhas fotos mas desta feita, dei-me à maçada de o retirar e gosto bastante do resultado Os puristas que ficarem escandalizados podem seguir em frente....


sexta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2019

Binter take-off

A couple of shots of Binter ATR-72 EC-JQL departing from runway 05 to Porto Santo, on the afternoon flight


Currently Binter connects Madeira to Porto Santo and to the Canary islands (Tenerife and Grã Canaria)...looks like there's plans to another connection to Morocco  next year....let's wait and see....

quinta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2019

Falcon 2000

Só para o registo não ficar perdido no meio de tantas outras fotos do "baú", fica uma foto rápida de um Falcon 2000 norte-americano que estava num dos stands remotos, no passado dia 13 de Setembro 2019...

N722JB...

terça-feira, 15 de outubro de 2019

Swiss A220 grounded...

Ooops...looks like the A220 engines are getting the type into trouble....
Check more on that HERE (Reuters news)

HB-JCC at Zurich, last year...

segunda-feira, 14 de outubro de 2019

From Basel, with wind...

From last October, 8th with some wind, a few planes were making a bit of a bumpy approach...
Easyjet Switzerland flight from Basel was one of those...
A few shots of A320 HB-JXC on final to runway 05...




taxiiing to runway 05 for the departure

sábado, 12 de outubro de 2019

Photo of the Week: Tuifly

This week's photo is dedicated to Tuifly...a long time flyer to Madeira.


When I stared photographing planes more seriously, back in 2004 they were already flying to Madeira, as Hapag-Lloyd...not long after, were rebranded as Hapagfly, before turning into Tuifly.
It's a long time flying to Madeira and they must be the airline that brought us more special liveries than any other...

Last Tuesday, there were 6 Tuifly flights...not a bad number...for the photo of the week, this double pic of B738's D-ABKA, a former Air Berlin plane and D-ATUI, with Robinson special livery.
D-ABKA, back in May 2010, with Air Berlin colors

sexta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2019

Pintura Especial Bisontes: 80k Horas!

Tivemos ontem, pela primeira vez, o C-130 16801 ostentando a nova pintura especial, alusiva às 80.000Horas de voo da frota.

Operados pela Esquadra 501 - Bisontes, desde 1977, os C-130 têm sido os "cavalos de batalha" do transporte militar português, operando para diversos teatros de operações internacionais bem como no território nacional.

Numa altura em que foi já anunciado o seu sucessor, o Embraer KC-390, estes aparelhos continuam a ser mais necessários que nunca, numa altura em que o "cansaço" das máquinas já tem sido notório e apenas não tem sido tão visível, devido ao esforço dos elementos da Esquadra...

Chegada do 16801, pela 05, transportando um grupo de presidiários, transferidos para Estabelecimento Prisional da Cancela.
 Regresso ao Montijo, também pela 05....

Bisonte, símbolo da Esquadra 501




descolagem, com efeitos de condesação nas hélices

quarta-feira, 9 de outubro de 2019

Double catch

From September, 17 Tuifly B738 D-ATYI getting ready to taxi with Easyjet A319 OE-LQQ on the back, just landed, from Lisbon:

D-ATYI is former Thomson G-FDZW

segunda-feira, 7 de outubro de 2019

100 Years of KLM

KLM colors at Madeira (PH-HZM, on service with Transavia but still with KLM colors was, in August 2006, the only time I saw the dutch airline colors around here)

KLM Celebrates today its 100 aniversary, becaming the first airline to operate under the original name for more than 100 years. Congratulations!

Originaly tough to be named as Dutch Airlines, it received by the Queen the Honor to carry the name "Royal" (Koninklijke), so becaming Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (Royal Company of Aviation)...well...let's just stick to the KLM :) :)

In Portugal,, the KLM is part of one of World War II little misteries:
When the Nederland was invaded by the germans, some of the KLM planes outside the country went to England and the Dutch Goverment in exile / British authorities decided to put them to use (and its crews) with BOAC.

In June, 1st 1943, the flight KLM/BOAC 777 departed from Lisbon to Withchurch (near Bristol) but never managed to reach its destiny...was shot down by German Ju-88's over the Bay of Biscay.
On board, was the then famous actor Leslie Howard which still today remains the origin of many theories...usually unharmed, why was this civil flight shot down?
Some say it was because Leslie Howard's agent looked just about the same as Winston Churchil with his "strong" body and smoking cigars, some say, Leslie was an allied agent that had been collecting info in Portugal and Spain on the cover of some conferences...anyway..I guess we'll never know...

Happy Birthday KLM!

AMS, 2017










sábado, 5 de outubro de 2019

Photo of the Week: Ukraine Air Alliance An-12



Yesterday, UR-CAH, an Ukraine Air Alliance An-12 crashed at Ukraine as it was getting ready to land (check more info HERE)

It was a two year younger "brother" of UR-CAK, that visited us back in May, flying for the same company and carrying the same colors...

RIP for the crew

sexta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2019

Another Canadian TUI Nederland


A few shots of the other Sunwing B738 on summer service for TUI Nederland, which also looks nice...C-FTDW
Second time I got it...the first was already almost dark (check HERE)

arriving on runway 23

entering trough taxiway "Charlie"



quinta-feira, 3 de outubro de 2019

Travel Service 900

A few shots of the landing of Travel Service B739 OK-TSI on Madeira's runway 05.
Was a windy day but this one only seemed to have more trouble while entering the long final, just after GELO.
Despite some crossed wind the struggling wasn't too obvious, like THIS TAP





terça-feira, 1 de outubro de 2019

Sata A321NEO

First time I got this bird.
The light was crappy and the pics are nothing too special but, it's a record....


A321NEO CS-TSH landing on runway 05, arriving from Ponta Delgada....

and a few shots of the departure, back to PDL
ever tried reading this with a QR reader?


lining up on runway 05, with the beacon...