Sunday, 21 December 2014

Santa Claus by parachute

This morning Santa Claus arrived to Madeira Aiport in a unique way... By parachute. This was done by the squadron 502 ''Elefantes'' of the Portuguese Air Force. After dropping Santa, the C295 made a low pass, waving to all who were on the balcony. Thanks very much, and Merry Christmas.

Monday, 15 December 2014

New spot, windy day

As I've already said in my previous message, I have tried two different spots, that is a marvelous place to do spotting on a windy day, as you are about to realize in some of the photos bellow. I have been waiting for so much time to take some photos like these ones, and finally managed to do so. Special thanks to my friend Samuel Passos, who took me there. You can visit his Youtube channel by clicking, on the right, at ''Other Airlines'', aviationchannel2010. Hope you like the photos.

Airbus A320-214, D-ABFE, Air Berlin

Boeing 737-86J(WL), D-ABKS, Air Berlin

Airbus A320-214, HB-IOZ, Air Berlin (Belair)
Landing after a go-around and a visit to Porto Santo

Airbus A319-111, CS-TTL, TAP Portugal

Airbus A319-112, CS-TTQ, TAP Portugal

De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8, CS-TRD, SATA - Air Açores

Airbus A319-111, F-HBAL, Aigle Azur

Sunday, 14 December 2014

New cargo plane

After so many time without spotting, due to test papers and evaluations on school, yesterday I went to try some new spots. Later on I'll post the photos here.
Finally, I got the chance to photograph the new cargo plane, that replaces the previous ATP. It has been coming here for two weeks, and I still hadn't the chance to photograph him.

ATR 42-300F, Swiftair, EC-IVP

Monday, 17 November 2014

Santa Claus at Madeira

Santa Claus this year visited Madeira earlier, came on Finnair. The plane has just received that sticker, and then, two days later, he has already been spotted by my lenses! Now let's see what Airberlin will do this year, and if they bring it here, because on the previous years, well... Nothing...

Airbus A321-231(WL) OH-LZL Finnair (Oficial Airline os Santa Claus)

Sunday, 16 November 2014


As on these last days we haven't got not much special stuff, AirBerlin canceled on the last minute, by the 3rd time, the visit of one of their A320 with special scheme, and the Smartlynx turned to be fully white, in stead of having the livery os TailWind, I have to go to the stock and find something to post here. So, today, I choosed this A330 from TAP Portugal, that, due to some wind it took off earlier than normal, and a Monarch's A321.

Airbus A330-202 CS-TOO TAP Portugal

Airbus A321-231 G-OZBH Monarch

Saturday, 15 November 2014

A321 Alltours

A couple weeks ago, after a long time without phoographing any airplane, this A321 from Germania come here, with Alltours livery and already eqquiped with sharklets.

Airbus A321-211(WL) D-ASTD Germania (Alltours livery)

 Also notice on the shape of the exhaust of the engines.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Some months ago, Portuguese Air Force upgraded two of their C-295 (16708 and 16709) and also gave them a new paint, wich is more shiny than the previous one.

Today's takeoff from C295 VIMAR 16708, made a low take-off, and then, after flying over the runway, pitched up in a steep angle.

CASA C-295M VIMAR 16708 Portuguese Air Force