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Note: The total number of photos, enclosed in brackets, is updated four (4) times hourly, and may be slightly inaccurate.
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The Keywords field is ideal for searching for such specifics as aircraft registrations, photographers' names, specific airport/city names, specific paintschemes (i.e. 'Wunala Dreaming'), etc. To use the Keywords field, begin by selecting a Keyworld search field. You may select either a specific database field (airline, aircraft, etc.), or choose to match your keyword to all database fields.
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Use this option to include only photos taken in a specific year in your search.
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Additionally, decade ranges (1990-1999, etc.) are available as selections in this menu. Selecting a decade range will show all photos matching your other search criteria from the selected decade. The 'All Years' selection is the default selection for this option.
Note: I was just taking a look into FlightRadar24 and saw that this pravate jet was coming!
That day we had two american C130s, three dutch C130s, two american P8s and, a common one, Portuguese AF's Falcon 50.
Note: Community Appreciation Day was usually a great way to spend the day among some airplanes! The USAF always brought some great surprises and I still remember the times when we used to see B52's and B1's! Although the world economical crises...
Note: It's quite a privilege to have a Boeing 747 weekly landing in your hometown airport! This B742 was originally delivered to Varig, then it went to Air Hong Kong passing by Cathay Pacific and it's now with SA! Quite a busy life I would...
Note: What an amazing light on a beautiful afternoon. "Red Devils" squadron will be deactivated and these ones are going back to the USA! This was the last of 6 A-10's that landed that day at Lajes, to join another 6 that landed the day before.
Note: Medical Emergency at Lajes. Flight "CFG157" from Cancun/Mexico to Frankfurt diverted to the Azores due to a passenger's medical problem! Two hours later and after refueling it departed inbound the final destination.
Note: Another astonishing surprise at Lajes Vegas airport!! This "Lindo31" was scheduled for a night arrival but for some reason came in the afternoon with some very good weather conditions. It was nice to see a visual approach done by the crew...
Note: One of two AV-8B's that spent the night at Lajes on their way back to the USA! They came from Greece as "Trend71/72" with a KC-10 as support. This one is seen entering runway 15 for departure with some great weather conditions.
Note: This particular aircraft as such an impressive background. It was part of an mid-air collision with an Shenyang J-8 fighter on what is now considered as the Hainan Island incident! The fighter and his pilot were lost and the P-3 was...
Note: Amazing view of the mighty 747 about to touch-down on runway 33! And let me say that I haven't seen such a smooth landing in quite a while from the Queen of the Skies. This day the weekly flight was done by World Airways Cargo and I...
Note: This KC135 (and three more) came to support 8 F-16s during a two day stop at the Azores! I love the way the light gets in all four CFM-56 engines on such an amazing arrival during the golden hour at Lajes.
Note: The Queen of the Skies is touching down smoothly at Lajes once again but for the first time in 2011 delivering some goods to the Air Base. This aircraft is stored since 2013 in McMinnville Municipal Airport.
Note: Taxiing to the holding point runway 15 via Papa and Mike with the tanker in the background also taxiing to the same position! This take-off was quite peculiar since they returned to Lajes a couple of minutes later due to an over...
Note: Built in 194, this beautiful DC-3 was seen at Lajes on a ferry flight inbound the USA, to a new owner. Springbok Classic Air bought this DC-3 to replace another that they had sold, ZS-NTE which I was lucky enough to photograph at Cascais...
Note: Amazing touchdown on runway 33 done by the pilot flying this beautiful MD-11. We were lucky with the sun since it lasted only a few minutes before the clouds came back to cover it. Amazing!! Flight "FDX9711" coming from Ramstein.
Note: This was probably the very last time I saw the mighty Tristar on a mission... The Royal Air Force as retired all their L1011's from service since the A330 MRTT is already in use and for what I've been reading, these beauties will be...
Note: This beauty is the first 146 ever built and was converted to an ARA (Atmospheric Research Aircraft) making it specially rare! Seen here as "Met 1" departing inbound the UK after a night stop at Lajes.
Note: It's always a pleasure to see a flying A340, and this came to Lajes during a training flight. After an ILS and a visual approach, they spent 30 minutes on the ground before resuming their journey back to France. Seen here lining up on...
Note: Travel Service used to be a regular visitor at Lajes, and this one was wearing a sticker to promote the Moravian-Silesian region. This B737 is now flying for Sunwing Airlines and is seen here about to land on runway 33.
Note: This was one of those days.... It was my first Colombian registration, and on the background, you can see G-BYGD that diverted to Lajes. Unfortunately, 'Zeus' was retired, but will get a new life in a museum, in Zipaquirá, Colombia.