sábado, 19 de maio de 2018

Factory Airbus tests


This week we had a factory Airbus A321NEO doing some tests at Madeira airport, with some TAP pilots (and factory), according to some media...
Don't really know if they were testing the plane for TAP or the winds for the aeronautical authorities for the famous winds study at Madeira Airport...

Anyway, despite I'm not specially proud of the results, it's a great catch for the personal record...

After arriving from Beja, it refueled and then departed for quite a few (15?) touch&go's before proceeding back to Toulouse...when I got back to Funchal it was still making T&G's


Going around due to windshear

Pushing back after refueling...allways nice to see those big engines of the NEO

taxi

Pratt&Whitney engines...

take-off

one of the landings, with the beacon...

a bit of wind for the touchdown....

sexta-feira, 18 de maio de 2018

Volotea

Back to April, to the day of the first shots of the B738MAX (check HERE), a click on the departure of Volotea's A319 EC-MTN, from runway 23

quinta-feira, 17 de maio de 2018

The Spirit of Monarch past


Yeah...I know it's a corny title... ;)

Anyway, just as Thomas Cook Uk resumed its flights to Madeira I tought of getting this one.
After all, allways liked Monarch's livery (specially on the A321) and (in my opinion) this hybrid livery looks a lot better than the regular Thomas Cook one....

Despite the good weather a few km from the airport, at LPMA it was dark and raining...
Didn't managed to get the landing but, still managed a quick touch&go of my own for its departure...
G-TCVB (former Monarch's G-ZBAE) pushing back to ruway 05

Departure with the beacons :)
Not too shiny but still, hardly ever get them, so it's nice enough :)

segunda-feira, 14 de maio de 2018

Estonia Eurovision 2018

A bit of stuff...for a change on planes...
Not a big Eurovision song contest show fan (hell...not a fan at all...) but as it took place in Portugal, decided to see the final...
Won't even comment the winnner...nor the Portuguese song...

Definitely loved the Estonia song...I know it's probably not that kind of contest type of song but it was really amazing...the voice, the music and the presentation and light show on her dress....Top indeed!
Congratulations Estonia (and Elina Nechayeva)

sábado, 12 de maio de 2018

Privilege B767

On the same day of Brussels Airlines Smurf, OO-SND (Check HERE), we also got another rare visitor...
Privilege B767 on a charter flight (the first of a few flights) due to a Medical Meeting...


EC-LZO on final to runway 05

A little bit of wind, over the runway...

Stickers of the Medical company that charted the plane....

quinta-feira, 10 de maio de 2018

Holding short by car

Gibraltar, despite its low amount of traffic, is definitely an interesting airport to visit...

Didn't took many pics this time but it's allways interesting when, in your car, you have to hold short of the runway and need a clearance to "taxi" trough the runway after the passing traffic :)

(well... in this case, the "clearance" is given by the police, lifting the barriers and spike strip...)
Easyjet A319 OK-LKM coming to a stop in the runway / street intersection

quarta-feira, 9 de maio de 2018

First Easy A320 NEO

Quite a few months after Easyjet started flying with the A320 NEO to Madeira, finally made my first shots of the bird, last sunday...
Got it arriving from London Gatwick...
G-UZHA about to land on runway 05


After getting a glimps of one of these birds at AMS and failing lots of their flights from LGW to Madeira, finally, last Sunday, had the oportunity of beeing at Santa Cruz at the right time to get it...
I guess this one should be mum's NEO, as last Sunday was Mother's Day in Portugal and that was the only reason I was around....

segunda-feira, 7 de maio de 2018

Air Europa Express

Por hoje fica um registo de um Embraer 195LR da Air Europa Express, a dar um toque diferente a uma paisagem TAP em Lisboa
EC-KYP, a preparar o embarque...ao fundo, o CS-TOV, o A333 retro da TAP, a dar um arzinho da sua cauda, poucos dias antes de vir à Madeira, pela primeira vez. Ver AQUI

sábado, 5 de maio de 2018

Photo of the Week: Transavia and few more

Allways liked those action pics where you can fit a few planes on the framing...lately hadn't been doing many of those.

On the day I went photographing, for the first time, the B738MAX (Tui Belgium OO-MAX, check HERE), managed to get this one also, more interesting specially because Transavia usually makes short take-offs and on this day, it made a real slow departure up in the air...also...no Airbus on the pic :)
That's dificult, here...

Transavia France F-HTVJ departing with Luxair's LX-LGV finishing push-back and TUI Netherlands PH-TFB and TUI Belgian B738MAX OO-MAX on the stands