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Foto of the Week: First Enter Air MAX

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Yesterday got, for the first time, an Enter Air B737 MAX8 It was not the first time at Madeira of a plane of this type, for Enter Air but, my first shots of it... The weather was quite dark and I was about to leave back to Funchal but, noticed a couple of spotters at rampas (an usual spotting place) so, went for a little chat and some shots...as dark as it would be... We got lucky and the sun came out...with runway 23 in use with calm wind....really nice... SP-EXB departing back to Warsaw (WAW/EPWA)....

First Transavia pics of the year

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 From last Tuesday, the same day of the Portuguese Air Force P-3C visit (check HERE ), my first Transavia pics of the year... B738 F-GZHL arriving and departing from/to Paris Orly (ORY/LFPO) About to land on runway 23... The departure, also from runway 23...

Foto da semana: Lobos na Madeira

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 Hoje tivemos a visita de um P-3C da Esquadra 601 da Força Aérea Portuguesa, o 14808 que, no decorrer de uma das suas missões, fez uns treinos no aeroporto da Madeira, durante a tarde, antes de prosseguir com a restante missão. É sempre um prazer ver os Lobos por cá, já que usam um aparelho raro e que normalmente aparece de surpresa... Ainda estava no Funchal quando fizeram as primeiras aproximações mas, lá cheguei a tempo de apanhar as últimas passagens. A hora calhou mesmo bem :) Ficam alguns dos registos, com a 23 em uso:

Spotter

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 Not many female plane spotters around here... Well....these days, not many foreign spotters at all...so, allways a great sight to see other spotters at Madeira... Taken last March, 20th, a foreign spotter, with its also spotter boyfriend, making some shots, on the TAP retro. Check that arrival HERE Check the other special flight of the day, TAP's A320NEO with Star Alliance livery, HERE

Retro

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O retro da TAP (A321NEO CS-TJR) continua a ser o aparelho que mais anda por cá actualmente mas, apesar de já não ir a correr para o aeroporto, de propósito para umas fotos, vale sempre a pena fazer uns cliques, se estivermos por lá, mesmo que para isso, esperemos 10 ou 15 minutos... Uns registos à chegada de Lisboa, num dia em que cá esteve 2 vezes... Já cá não estão os A321NEO LR em storage, ficando agora naquela posição o A320 CS-TNL , também em storage (juntamente com o CS- TNT , no A03)

Photo of the Week: The return of Condor

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 After a few months with no flying to Madeira due to Covid, last Saturday we finally had the return of Condor, with a flight from Dusseldorf with A320 D-AICC The weather was quite awfull with one of the worst storms since some time ago, specially in Funchal, where I live (20km away from the airport), so didn't go to the airport... Anyway, since I didn't get the real plane on the real return, any Condor would be a nice choice as a  celebration  for the pic of the Week and, this one, from B753 D-ABOM seemed a pretty good one... Taken in 2009, while taking off from runway 23 Regarding the storm...a couple of shots of the thunderstorm (definitely the biggest one I ever saw, in amount of thunders and duration of the storm....more than 20000 lightnings over 24h) all toghether with heavy rain (breaking also records for the amount of the fallen rain in the same period)

TAP Star Alliance

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Been quite a while since I last got TAP's A320NEO CS-TVF with the Star Alliance livery. From last saturday, the same of my last pics of TAP's retro (check HERE ), also got the TVF...always a nice catch, even if just pushing back...