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The Swedish German

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Still with Tui older colors, this B738 deserved a second look as its registration wasn't familiar to me... After a more carefull look, noticed some signs that looked familiar... D-ATYC landing on runway 05 pushing back for the return flight. Near the door the "shadow" of a removed sticker...looked like it was a former Tui Nordic plane, as they used those litle mascot stickers also on the back, quite visible the painted area of the new registration/flag It was former SE-RFU. According to Airfleets, it's been at Tuifly since May 2017... Hell..that's a long time...Hadn't noticed this change before...have to start getting some more Tuifly's, even with the boring blue :)

The ATR corner...

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The corner of the ATR-72 's of the house :) It's not allways the same registrations but that area is usually reserved for the daily ATR's that fly at Madeira Swiftair EC-KAD and Binter EC-KGJ Swiftair uses the ATR-72 (various registrations) for the daily cargo flight LIS-FNC-LIS This is the usual spot for the morning, before returning to Lisbon The spot for the Binter ATR-72 that connects Madeira to Porto Santo. The airline regularly changes the plane for this route, using the flights to the Canary islands to change crew and planes. This plane ( EC-KGJ ) is baptized after Madeira island and the cerimony took plane here, back in 2009. Check the pics HERE

Voo de despedida...

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Hoje tive oportunidade de efectuar alguns registos aos últimos voos de um Comandante da TAP que se irá reformar. É sempre uma ocasião fantástica ver fechar com "chave de ouro" uma longa carreira na aviação! Parabéns e felicidades! Ficam alguns dos registos obtidos à chegada e saída do A319 CS-TTS... Aterragem na 05.. Chegada ao stand push-back para a 05 saída, de regresso a Lisboa, com o Q400 CS-TRG da Sata em primeiro plano

C-295 - 10 Anos

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Hoje, a Força Aérea assinalou o décimo aniversário da chegada do C-295 a Portugal. Segundo informação da Esquadra 502 "Elefantes", que opera este aparelho, os 2 primeiros C-295 a entrar ao serviço foram o 16702 e o 16703. Parabéns Elefantes! Para assinalar a data, fica um registo do 16701 no Porto Santo , aquando da activação deste aparelho no Destacamento Aéreo da Madeira, baseado naquela ilha:

TAP Star Alliance

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O A320 da TAP Star Alliance CS-TNP é um daqueles TAP's que nunca me importo de repetir...Claro que neste caso, não é propriamente uma repetição, já que nunca o tinha apanhado a aterrar na 23, ainda por cima com aquele solzinho de final de tarde... na final para a 23 smoke on!

Incêndio urbano no Funchal

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Ontem tivemos no Funchal um incêndio de grandes dimensões que, felizmente, acabou por apenas atingir o edifício onde teve início, a antiga fábrica Insular de Moinhos, que se encontra actualmente devoluto e a aguardar o início da requalificação numa nova unidade hoteleira. Os meus parabéns a todos os elementos das diversas corporações, de socorro e segurança em geral que ontem actuaram e conseguiram circunscrever o incêndio a esse edifício, numa zona do centro do Funchal que poderia ser particularmente problemática... Foto da semana...numa altura em que em decorria já o combate às chamas, com inúmeras pessoas a assistir e a Estátua da Autonomia em primeiro plano... Por acaso estava a passar no local a pé, quando me apercebi das chamas a sair pelas janelas...enquanto tirava a máquina e trocava de lentes, foi o suficiente para ganharem bastante intensidade.... Entretanto, começaram a chegar os primeiros meios de socorro e polícia que iniciaram a retirada de alguém que s

First Smartinwgs B737MAX and more...

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Last Tuesday we got the info that something unusual could came for some training so, as I had the time, went to the airport to try my luck. Wouldn't be a missed trip anyway as I still hadn't got any Smartwings and Norwegian B737MAX nor had got any Novair this season.... The expected traffic for the training didn't came after all and the weather/light wasn't that good, specially near the lunch time but tryed to get some decend pics for the record... Unfortunatelly...Norwegian decided not to bring the MAX on that day so, still missing that one... Anyway, one can notice the renewall of the fleets as, from the traffic I got that morning, many were NEO or MAX ... Smartwings OK-SWF arriving from Warsow Novair A321NEO SE-RKB, arriving from Gothenburg This season, Novair has been coming with both A321NEO's, Recently, the other A321NEO (SE-RKA) had an incident ..Check HERE So, I guess we won't be seeing it around here anytime soon...this SmartLynx

Memories: Fischer Air Polska

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Was looking on my files for a nice older pic to share with Aviation Faded Glory group when I came across this one, back from 2007, of the premiere of Fischer Air Polska at Madeira. B752 SP-FVR beeing saluted by the airport fire department, with a very nice rainbow The plane is currently flying as a freighter, with Federal Express, N884FD The airline was rebranded as Prima Charter and aparently closed in 2008...(looking at the internet, it looks like it was already Prima Charter when it came to Madeira, altough the plane still had FischerAir titles...

New Portuguese Air Force AW119 MkII Koala

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Portuguese Air Force received yesterday its first two AW119 MkII Koala helicopters (out of five) which will replace the good old Alouette III, operated by 552 Sqn "Zangões" Check the reception video made by Portuguese Air Force, to celebrate and present the new helo...

Aerovip

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De regresso a 2016, fui buscar um registo em alta resolução de uma foto de Junho desse ano e reparei nesta saída do BAe Jetstream CS-DVQ da Aerovip que ainda não tinha tratado ou publicado... Num dia com outros movimentos de interesse, foi fácil este movimento "da casa" ficar esquecido :) Agora que a linha Madeira - Porto Santo - Madeira é assegurada por outra companhia, este aparelho já faz parte das memórias a relembrar, ainda por cima com uma pintura mais antiga... CS-DVQ descolando da 05 para o Porto Santo

Easyjet on 05

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From the same day of the first full livery TAP (check HERE ) Easyjet's A320 G-EZRU landing on runway 05 with that nice afternoon light...

FlyBMI bankruptcy

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Yesterday FlyBMI (BMI Regional) filed for bankruptcy..another one gone... Check HERE Not an airline we saw around here but really loved their livery. Whish all the best for all the workers... Around here, only got BMI family members back in October 2004, getting a couple of BMI A321  A321 G.MIDM departing from runway 05 According from Airfleets, this branch was closed in 2012 The plane is currently flying to Windrose as UR-WRV

Foto da semana: Nova pintura TAP

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Finalmente apanhei um TAP com a nova pintura completa...isto se a pintura for mesmo a definitiva, já que parece estar difícil definir exactamente qual será a pintura final e andam aviões com o AIR, outros novos sem o AIR, uns com o exterior das sharklets pintados com as cores da companhia, outros brancos, etc... Mas, aparentemente, esta será a imagem dos aviões TAP nos próximos tempos... A luz estava fantástica e mesmo a jeito para apanhar a chegada ao final da tarde deste A321NEO, o CS-TJN.... smoke on! sempre um clássico :) ao final da tarde, a luz estava mesmo a jeito para iluminar os mecanismos de activação dos spoillers, após aterragem chegada ao stand, junto do A320 G-EZRU, da Easyjet

Finnair departure

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Yesterday's Finnair departure to Helsinki from runway 05 was quite a nice one, with a long take-off and then the wing down right after airborne... Was driving while they were cleared for take-off and got near the usual place at cantinas just in time to get out and making a few shots while it was passing by... Here's a couple of them... A321 OH-LZH departing from runway 05

Binter at 1/30

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Binter ATR-72 departing on a 1/30 panning On an afternoon with little traffic photographed, still managed to get some nice shots... Binter ATR-72's are already home traffic so, decided to try some panning shots of the afternoon departure to Porto Santo (PXO/LPPS)...this one turned out ok

Scandinavian

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Thomas Cook Scandinavia OY-VKB and Cimber OY-MRG Back to 2010, a pic I hadn't published yet, with a couple of Scandinavian planes: Thomas Cook Scandinavia A321 OY-VKB and Cimber Sterling B738 OY-MRG taxiiing on the back, Loved the Cimber Sterling livery with that retro look...unfortunatelly, was another one that went down a couple of years after this shot, in 2012. OY-MRG is currently flying with Southwest Airlines as N7836A

Photo of the Week: B747 first flight

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Yesterday the aviation world celebrated 50 years since the first flight of the Boeing 747 so, I guess that the best pic of the Week for this Weekend if one from the first (and only...) time we had the 747 at Madeira Airport, in 2002 for the inauguration of the new terminal.... Air Atlanta's B742 TF-ABA was the first and only B747 at Madeira...nearby Air Luxor (already gone) and TAP with the old livery... Despite the quality, true history and, for me...one of my most valuable photos... This plane was scrapped in 2007...

Sata's A310 scrapped

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Stored in Lisbon Airport for quite some time, former SATA CS-TKN started being scrapped today on site... So...a pic I still hadn't published..back from Oct.2007, CS-TKN departing from Madeira's runway 05