quarta-feira, 8 de abril de 2020

Lufthansa shuts Germanwings

I guess it was their intention for some time but it looks like that now will become efective...Lufthansa is shutting down Germanwings...check HERE


A319 D-AGWW coming to a stop after a runway 23 landing...
The plane is now on service with Eurowings

segunda-feira, 6 de abril de 2020

Photo of the Week: Transavia

Well, a month without going to the aiport...went back to the archives, and there's allways some shots that were left behind...

A couple of shots, back from June 2017, that I still hadn't processed nor published...
Transavia France B738 F-HTVB departing from runway 05, on the afternoon...


with Ponta de S. Lourenço on the back....

sexta-feira, 3 de abril de 2020

Condor to be nationalised?

A couple of days ago, news came out on the possibility of the German Goverment to nationalise Condor Airline due to the most probably failure of the LOT/Condor deal, after the Covid crisis...
Check it HERE

Condor was one of the airlines I got on my last spotting day, before the quarentines and social isolations began due to the Covid-19.
It was also the first time I got it with Condor full titles, after the Thomas Cook bankruptcy

A320 D-AICC, returning to Germany, on a 1/30 panning, on runway 05

quarta-feira, 1 de abril de 2020

Covid-19: Concerto à Varanda...


A exemplo do que se tem visto na TV por outros sítios (Itália, por exemplo), hoje foi pelos meus lados que um "vizinho" decidiu presentear-nos com um pequeno "concerto de varanda" que reuniu uma plateia apreciável às varandas e muitos aplausos,

Obrigado!

domingo, 29 de março de 2020

Normality

A fellow spotter that works at the airport shared a pic taken yesterday afternoon of an empty airport due to the Covid-19 crisis and so, remembered to share this one, taken on one of the last normal saturdays at Madeira, 07.Mar.2020...



sábado, 28 de março de 2020

Nova foto da semana: Transportes militares



A foto semana, já foi escolhida uma vez para esta rubrica mas, numa altura em estamos em plena quarentena, devido ao Covid-19 e com o movimento aeroportuário reduzido ao mínimo, fica uma homenagem às tripulações e respectivo pessoal de apoio da Força Aérea, que têm feito por estes dias diversos transportes de material médico para a Região (e Açores também).

(Foto do C-130 16806, em 2012, operado pela Esquadra 501, que já fez por estes dias pelo menos 2 voos de transporte médico, aos quais se juntou pelo menos mais 1, pela Esquadra 502, com o C-295)

Mais fotos deste dia AQUI

domingo, 22 de março de 2020

Nova foto da semana: Ar livre...




Numa altura em que as indicações são de resguardo em casa e com a maioria das coisas fechadas, devido ao Covid-19, as pequenas coisas como os passeios ao ar livre deixam já uma saudade com outro sabor...

Uma situação sinceramente impensável há apenas um par de meses atrás, a verdade é que as saídas esta última semana restringiram-se ao trabalho (no meu caso) e idas ao supermercado/frutaria ou farmácia, com restrições cada vez maiores à circulação de pessoas...

Esperemos por melhores dias...

terça-feira, 17 de março de 2020

10 Years: Air Berlin A330



A memory pic from exactly 10 years ago...18.Mar.2010...Air Berlin was still around and more...still around with A330...

This must be one of the strangest pics I've taken, with the low cloud ceiling just visualy above of the top of the fuselage, on a dark day...

Air Berlin's D-AERK landing on runway 23...

sábado, 14 de março de 2020

New Photo of the Week: Great Dane and other...

On the last days, Europe has been shutting down due to the Covid-19 and Madeira is also taking more hard measures regarding the movement of people, on the island and to the island.
Currently (at the time of this writing) there are still no confirmed cases of Covid-19 but a lot of thinks are getting shut on an effort to keep it like that (not likely..) or at least prevent a worst case scenario...

Denmark is also one of the countries that will be shutting its frontiers.
Great Dane was the only new airline coming to Madeira this winter and despite it made today's flight, from Aalborg, I guess next week it won't be coming and the traffic at the airport will not be the same as in this week's pic....
Let's hope for better days...



 This week's pic, taken last Saturday, with Embraer 195 OY-GDA landing on runway 05, with a lot of traffic in the back...

sexta-feira, 13 de março de 2020

10 Years ago: White A310


From exactly 10 years ago (13.Mar.2010), White's A310 CS-TDI....(with an Air Berlin sneaking, on the left...)
You can't see those any more...

According to Airfleets, was stored in 2011

quinta-feira, 12 de março de 2020

Easyjet on final

From the beginning of the month, Easyjet A320 OE-IVN on final to runway 05, from Lisbon


beacon shot :)

terça-feira, 10 de março de 2020

Falcon Aviation

From last Saturday, a couple of shots on the arrival of a royal visitor...
Falcon Aviation Gulfstream G450 A6-FLH...



segunda-feira, 9 de março de 2020

Condor new titles: 2 in a row

Despite Condor beeing a regular at Madeira with quite a few flights on several week days, only last saturday got them with the new titles, applied after the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook...and it was 2 in a row...

The arrival of A321 D-ATCG...
despite the all white livery, I like to see it like that, with the Condor titles...

former Germania A321 D-ASTE


After some waiting time, due to (probably french ATC strike) Condor A320 D-AICC started its push-back

Both Condor planes taxied at the same time...like I said...2 in a row

D-AICC lining up on runway 05 while D-ATCG holds at Charlie holding point


sábado, 7 de março de 2020

Photo of the Week: Eurowings Europa Park

It's not the first time I get this colorful bird but, it's the first time I get it coming in for a landing...
Always nice to catch one of these special liveries, specially with the sun shinning...

Eurowings A320 Europa Park D-ABDQ coming on final to runway 05, from Cologne....




sexta-feira, 6 de março de 2020

Lisbon Easyjet

Back from the begining of February, a few shots of the arrival and departure of Easyjet's A320 OE-IJH from/to Lisbon, early in the morning...

Arrival on runway 23, with the follow me car waiting on taxiway Alpha


The departure to Lisbon, also from runway 23


segunda-feira, 2 de março de 2020

After flight maintenance

A couple of shots taken today, on a quick morning stop at the airport...
Binter ATR-72 EC-KGJ (named after Madeira) arriving from Porto Santo, on final to runway 05

and a bit of maintenance on the apron, after the flight





sábado, 29 de fevereiro de 2020

Photo of the Week: The sky at our feet



For a change, not an aviation pic for the photo of the week...still, on "top of the sky".... :)
Pico Ruivo is the highest peak of Madeira and the third highest point of Portugal.

Despite this one was taken quite below the top of the peak, still, love the sensation of beeing on top of the world...

sábado, 22 de fevereiro de 2020

Photo of the Week: Up and away to Lyon

New photo of the week...from the same day of Great Dane first flight (check HERE), the late afternoon departure of Transavia France B738 F-HTVG from runway 23, to Lyon:


Saturday late afternoon traffic on the apron


quinta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2020

Royal Danish Air Force C-130J departure

After the night-stop, time for the Royal Danish Air Force C-130J B-536 to depart for the final leg of its trip...
With a cloudy and dark day, decided to give it a try on a spot that usually, at that time would be strongly backlit but, on the other hand would probably provide more interesting action shots...was counting on the clouds keeping its dark look...

All in all...I guess it could be worse...(it could also be a lot better, off course...)

Getting the plane ready, after the night...

Engine on!

all four running and almost ready to go....love the prop blur of those propellers...

A few shots of the take-off, where the backlit would do more damage....
Have a nice trip and a good mission!
Stay safe!




quarta-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2020

Royal Danish Air Force / UN C-130


Today we had the most interest traffic of the year (for me...): A Royal Danish Air Force C-130J...and the "cherry on top of the cake"...with UN Titles...

It was the first time I got a Danish Air Force plane.
A few shots of the arrival of C-130J30 B-536. On a dark day, we were lucky enough to get some sun on the touchdown... :) :)




terça-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2020

New Photo of the Week: Easyjet Beacons

From the begining of the month, EasyJet A320 G-EZRT departing from runway 23, late afternoon with the last sunrays and a couple of beacons on a couple of shots.. 
Quite rare for me... 



quinta-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2020

Tui Belgium

From the same day of Great Dane Airlines premiere (08.Feb.2020, check HERE) some shots of the arrival of TUI Belgium OO-TNB, arriving 5 hours late, from Tenerife South, on a direct entry to runway 23, when the visibility over Ponta de S.Lourenço was quite bad...
It came in quite fast coming to a stop after taxiway Charlie, going to the end of the runway for the backtrack...
reverses and spoillers on after landing on runway 23

despite the black clouds and bad visibility to the east of the island, at the airport there was a nice late afternoon sunlight

still closing the reverses, after a fast landing on runway 23