29 de dezembro de 2012

Closing Spotting Season 2012

And there it is, the last plane spotting day of 2012, at least for me.
Unfortunately there wasn't any last hour surprise traffic, like an A310 or B767 or something more eye catching than the regular airplanes that we are used to have in this part of the world. Yet the regular traffic together with the sunny weather and the company of fellow spotters was even better than a different traffic movement.

LN-NGD / Boeing 737-8JP/W / Norwegian Air Shuttle

CS-TTQ / Airbus 319-111 / TAP Air Portugal

D-AIZK / Airbus 320-214 / Lufthansa

D-AIZH / Airbus 320-214 / Lufthansa

CS-TRD / De Havilland Canada 8-402 Dash 8 / SATA Air Açores

LN-NGA / Boeing 737-8JP/W / Norwegian Air Shuttle

CS-AIC / Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C / Aeroclube da Madeira (Air Club)

CS-TNQ / Airbus 320-214 / TAP Air Portugal

LPMA - Tower and apron overview
On the apron from left to right; CS-TTQ, F-HBAO, LN-NGA.

G-EZTG / Airbus 320-214 / easyJet

27 de dezembro de 2012

Air Berlin's Santa Claus Tour 2012

After last year lapse made by Air Berlin, by not sending the Santa Claus Tour 2011 to LPMA / FNC, unexpectedly and after some expectation, finally Madeira Island had the opportunity to see Air Berlin's Christmas 'logo-jet' 2012 version.

Last year's version.
D-ABMC / Boeing 737-86J/W / Air Berlin
This year's version.
D-ABMJ / Boeing 737-86J/W / Air Berlin
Friendly crew waving to the spotters.

And some traffic of this morning.
CS-TJF / Airbus 321-211 / TAP Air Portugal

F-GZHV / Boeing 737-85H / Transavia France

D-ABOL / Boeing 757-330/W / Condor
D-AICL / Airbus 320-214 / Condor 
N228RM / Mooney M-20K 252 / Private