2011 Best of...
Already running a bit late on the schedulled date (yesterday) but, beeing this the last day of the year, who knows if we didn't get an A380 around here... ;P
It hasn't been a very good year but still, some things that are well wort remembering...
Will be posting these in Alphabetic order...
For the first time, they brought a cargo plane with their own titles...check more HERE
|ZS-SMJ from Safair, on duty with Agroar and used on the cargo route: Lisbon-Madeira-Lisbon|
After getting it once in 2010, got it again once in 2011, this time, by night. Check HERE.
Definitely a rare visitor at Madeira...
It's also not a too regular visitor, during this year, it came with a great new livery but the real hightlight goes for the time it brought OH-AFL, wearing Allegian Air colors....check HERE
Premiered at Madeira last month on a Primera flight. Check HERE
Allways nice to have new colors around...
|LZ-MDB taking off from runway 23|
Came once or twice to Madeira, from Paris. Check HERE
Not a fantastic livery but, like I said before, new is good....
|PH-AAY arriving from Paris, Charles de Gaulle|
Started this month to operate the Agroar cargo flights from / to Lisbon.
Great livery (specially comparing to the planes that made these flights before...)
|TF-BBE is known by making quite short take-offs at Madeira....|
Another premiere, despite the white fridge look and small size, ATR-42's aren't that comon around here...
|EC-LMX landing on 05|
They returned with the B757-300 to Madeira and the most interesting one is, of course, D-ABON, with the speciall livery (and now with winglets...)
The year could even be more interesting if Condor had already brought the retro (D-AICA) to Madeira....
Let's hope they remember to bring it soon to our island...
Already a regular airline, this year it made it to the 200th Airbus and with a great special livery to match...
|As far as I know it was the only time G-EZUI was at Madeira...|
(Come on easyjet...a few times more...)
This Polish airline was another premiere for 2011....check HERE
|SP-ENB pushing back.|
It made many flights during the night (at the middle of the night) so, not many trips to photograph this one.
On this ocasion, it came a lot earlier than usual...
There was a few highlights for PoAF this year...
Finally managed to get some night-shots of the C-295....Check HERE
|16708 on a Medevac from Porto Santo (LPPS / PXO / AM3)|
|16705, heading to Porto Santo|
|sunsetting on the 16513|
Returned to Madeira, after 9 years...check HERE
|D-AHIM received with water canons|
Didn't get the B737 but looks like they'll be returning next year...
Is already a regular visitor but special Jet2 Holliday livery, from G-GDFD is well worth the highlight.
Was one of the most interesting traffic of the year...
BBJ's aren't that usual at Madeira and Asian airlines aren't also...
Even if this one didn't have the full Korean livery, still a great catch....check HERE
|HL8222 arriving from Atlanta|
After many years, Monarch also returned to Madeira.
It didn't make many flights and it was allways with one A320 but it was nice to be able to photograph these colors around....
|G-MONX, taking off from 05|
One of the regulars...the highlight, for me, was my own premiere, flying the Q400....
|premiere was made on the CS-TRD|
Gave up on the Caracas-Madeira route...it was a good-bye for the colorfull airline....
|YL-LCY...SBA had the only 767 coming on a regular basis to Madeira...|
This airline's planes come often to Madeira, making other airlines flights but 2011 was the year when I finally got it with it's own colors...check HERE
Another great premiere due to football. Brought a Swedish soccer team to play with CD Nacional...
Had one of its 757 (G-OOBE) flying a TC & Starquest Expedition that scaled Madeira.
Not a great livery but allways worth to regist...check HERE
Made it's premiere at Madeira this year, with direct flights from Moscow...Check HERE
|EI-EDZ, on the premiere...just B737's....|
One of the most interesting airlines, regarding it liveries...
Many special liveries to get and the most recent were the most interesting for the "hunt".
Check Tuifly specials HERE
Another eastern premiere, also for a few flights, from Kiev...
Check more HERE
The first time I caught this one, although it turned out nothing special...
|OE-GBB on a night-stop|