Highlights 2016

It's once more that time of the year where I review the highlights of the previous year... :)

The first hightlight of 2016 was also the last of 2015 :)
The departure of New Year's charter from/to Bucarest, carried by a Tarom A310 YR-LCB.
Check HERE
this plane is now stored....
In February got for the first time D-AGER with Germania's 30th aniversary livery and Tuifly's D-ATUZ with the RIU livery...nice liveries!
Check HERE

In March we had this nice French Civil Protection Dash8-Q400. Check HERE
F-ZBMC departing from runway 05
In April, got for the first (an only) time, Easyjet's special livery celebrating the airline's 20th Aniversary. Check HERE
G-EZOX coming to a stop, after landing on runway 23...this one looked a lot better in the paper than in live colors...

In May, Corendon made it's first flight to Madeira, beeing received with a salute with the water canons. Check HERE
PH-CDF arriving from Amsterdam
Right in the begining of May, got, for the first time this nice Smartwings / Air Transat hybrid. Check HERE
OK-TVU landing on 05
May was also the month I finally got Thomson G-FDZG with Family Life special livery :)
Check HERE

Also in May, portuguese airline Everjets made it's last flight as a regular airline based at Madeira.
It was a very strange project and never gained the confidence of the people...turned to the charter flights....check HERE
OY-RUP (leased from DAT - Danish Air Transport) performing a nice take-off from runway 23 (one of the lasts...)
In June there were news on the double :)
It was the first time I got Air Horizont (performing Everjets charter flights) and TAG Aviation 757 performing a TCS Expeditions world travel:
Air Horizont B734 9H-ZAZ and TAG Aviation B752 G-TCSX
June was also a nice month for the Tuifly special liveries...I got 2 more that were new to me...

and TUI Magic Life D-ATUG (with Tui Robinson D-ATUI, another new special livery).
Check HERE

In July, photographed Portuguese Air Force C-130 16804...a plane that a few days later would crash in Montijo Air Base with full loss of the plane and 3 crew...dark moments it were...

In August we had once more the pleasure of having a Reims-Cessna FTB337G flying around as CS-DIT (former Portuguese Air Force 3725 arrived at Madeira. It's based here and operated by local Aeroclub. Check HERE)
first arrival
In September, got for the first time (and only...) an ASL Airlines B737 with its new livery (former Air Contractors), check HERE

EI-STA on a great afternoon light (usually came at lunch time with an awfull light)
In October, we had the return of Lufthansa to Madeira, and it was the retro :)
Still haven't processed my pics from that day....(remembering that now...)
Check my daugher's ones HERE
D-AIDV, received with the water canons salute
Also in October...it's not everyday I get CJ planes around here...and this A319CJ from Mjet arrived with a fantastic light....check HERE
OE-LJG landing on runway 23
October was also the month that we finally got a Transavia Sunweb...after so many time...
Check HERE
PH-HZL departing from runway 23
This year, TAP started retrofiting its planes with sharklets, including CS-TNP, with the Star Alliance livery:

In December we got, for the first time, a Transavia with full GOL livery PH-GUU.
Check HERE

To end the year, another first...a Blue Air B738 performing a charter flight from Bucarest for the Madeira Reveillon...Check HERE.
YR-BMB arriving from Bucarest


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