Cathay Pacific Bla bla bla…
Cathay Pacific Bla bla bla…
The photos were taken with both the D5500 and also the D750.
Big thanks also to my amazing dad, who took a few of these photos shown below.
Personally i am not happy with these photos because of the lighting and the heathaze, but i wanted to share it anyways. Enjoy!
I will post more detail about the airshow later.
25Years ago in the night between the 16th and 17th May the city of Munich ceased all flight operations at one airport and moved all vehicles from the old “Riem” airport to the new “Franz Josef Strauß” airport, being located more than 2okm north of the old aiport. It was a very difficult, but very succesful night and the airport was all ready in the next morning.
To celebrate it`s anniversary the airport organized a very special weekend, with several aircraft on static display, parties in the evening and amazing food, as well as some smaller events for kids. Both days with airside access, as well as the party`s in the evenings before were free, and anyone could attend after signing up for tickets online. While a few families were disappointed, because of there weren`t that many aircraft, me and other spotters were very lucky to catch the rare aircrafts, like the only flying Lockheed L10A Electra or the Li-2, being a under licensed build DC3.
Big thanks my good friends Simon and Chris(muc_aviationphotography) and Holger (planespotterx) for the great company and all the awesome flight crews for giving us a tour behind the fences and allow us to take a peak into the cockpits! Of course also to Publisher Matthias for helping out with the editing!
For details see the descriptions of the pictures. Enjoy the little Gallery
Just shortly after Easter i was invited by a Pilot flying for TAP in Lisbon to join him on a trip to São Paulo, which gave me the chance to experience what the work of a pilot looks like by myself.
I flew Transavia from Munich to Lisbon on the day before, which was my first flight with the airline, to get a glimpse of the city before departing to SBGR (São Paulo Guarulhos Airport). The flight was great and especially the crew was very nice to all passengers and offered me the chance to visit the cockpit after landing to take a few photos and have a chat with the captain.
On the following day it was time to go and while boarding CS-TOK through the stairs at the second entry I was heading for the cockpit. After a warm welcome by crew and pilots and after all preparations for takeoff were completed we were ready to start the 10hour flight to São Paulo, where TP089 is supposed to land just before dawn.
The flight was amazing and i was explained everything from the smallest knob on the overhead panel to the workflow of transatlantic flights.
After 40h in the city of Sao Paulo it was time to fly home, after meeting up with two great guys in the city and getting a glimpse of brazil. The new international terminal at the Guarulhos airport was great for some last planespotting before boarding and has also been a good chance to capture some traffic, we don’t see everyday in Europe, like a Passaredo Linhas Aéreas ATR72.
The flight itself was amazing. Especially the sunset and the night were a great opportunity to take photos and were spectacular to watch. We even had a lot of thunderstorm cells to watch while cruising through the night over Brazil and nearing the equator. After a 9h flight we landed in LIS earlier than expected due to the wind over the atlantic ocean, and i have taken over 400 pictures on that single flight!
I`ve also visited the Museu do Ar, which is an aviation museum just west of Lisbon, and defintely worth a visit as they present a lot of very rare aircraft in a good condition, such as a C-47 or a Super Constellation Cockpit. Pictures are included in the gallery below.
Final words: I would like to thank the TAP pilot, who invited me to accompany him on this trip and who explained me a lot about aviation. Also a big thank you to the crew of both flights, who were very professional and very nice! Despite those i want to mention the director of the museum who gave us access to the beautiful aircrafts on display and also a thank you to the crew of my Transavia flights to Lisbon and back to Munich for the great flights and the chance to take a glimpse into the cockpit.
Frisian Flag 2017
Right now Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands is hosting a large military exercise being called “Frisian Flag”. From the 27th until the 7th April several countries are training together to train the cooperation between mutliple countries and prepare for any kind of combat situation and conflict. Please see the list below for information about paricitpators.
Our publisher Matthias Heuvelman was there to capture the action!
|Departs from||Aircraft type||Origin||Additional Info|
|Leeuwarden AB, EHLW||10x EF2000||Germany, GAF||–|
|12x F-15C/D||United States, USAF||FL & LA ANG|
|7x F-16AM/BM||Belgium, BAF||–|
|12x F-16AM/BM||the Netherlands, RNLAF||312,313 & 322 squadron|
|5x F-16AM/BM||Portugal, FAP||–|
|4x Mirage 2000D||France, FAF||–|
|6x Tornado GR4||United Kingdom, RAF||–|
|Eindhoven AB, EHEH||1x A310MRTT||Germany, GAF||EART|
|1x C-130H||the Netherlands, RNLAF||Supporting role|
|1x C-135FR||France, FAF||EART|
|1x KC767A||Italy, ItAF||EART|
|1x KDC-10||the Netherlands, RNLAF||EART|
|Geilenkirchen, ETNG||1x E-3||NATO||AWACS|
|Avord AB, LFOA||1x E-3F||France, FAF||AWACS|
Big thanks to the Administrator of Luchtvaartnordnederland for letting me use the list!