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Note: What an incredible and deafening departure by these Strike Eagles!!! Since one of them had a problem early in the morning, they were delaying the take-off. For our surprise they were ready to leave in the afternoon. This one is seen...
Note: This nice Tobago just landed on runway 01 and vacated via taxiway November after backtracking. AAE had a really nice fleet with 8 TB-20's, 11 TB-200's, 3 Piper Seneca's and 2 Diamond DA42. A lot of these airplanes are still at this...
Note: I was completely speechless when I saw this beautiful aircraft taking-off from Lisbon!! This was the reason I went to the airport that day and I was getting quite frustrated with so many problems and delays that the crew was facing....
Note: At the time of this picture, this was a brand new bird to Netjets' fleet, built in 2014. Seen here on a sunny morning at Cascais, where it stood for a couple of days. And just look at the background and notice the diversity of bizjets...
Note: All three General Electric engines are getting some golden light, while the crew spends the night resting at Lajes after a long flight. There were 60 of these great machines delivered to the USAF and are quite common to see over here.
Note: What an huge surprise at Lisbon airport! This MD-11 was one of the two that belonged to this Zimbabwe airliner. Flying as 'SMJ1311', is seen here departing from runway 21 inbound Luanda, Angola (FNLU). Unfortunately, this is another...
Note: I was finally able to caught this beautiful airplane! This Chipmunk was built in the OGMA and flew for the Portuguese Air Force for many years as 1334! It then was retired from duty and delivered to the Aero Clube de Braga where it got the...
Note: This brings me a lot of old memories at Lajes since I still remember seeing these magnificent bombers over there!! And these 8 Pratt & Whitney engines make an incredible and unforgettable sound! Seen during take-off from RIAT 2010.
Note: Another flight of Raptors coming through Lajes! They were six of them arriving from Alaska and they remained a couple of days before proceeding to the East. These are part of the 525th Fighter Squadron named "The Bulldogs".
Note: The end of an awesome day provided by the Portuguese Air Force! This P3 is departing from Monte Real while many people participated on the Real Thaw 2012 - Spotters Day! 1/60" gave the full prop effect that I wanted so I'm quite happy with...
Note: It's not that common to see airplanes vacating the runway via Uniform 5 (except wide bodies) so it was a nice view to us spotters. I still remember the first time I've heard about Amsterdam Airliners... I was back in 2008 and AAX went to...
Note: After 2:30 of flight with 3 touch&go's at Ponte-de-Sor, Mogadouro and Mirandela we finally reach Bragança! A lot colder than in Lisbon but with such a fantastic view!! This T-33 is well preserved at the main gate of this nice aerodrome.
Note: First time that I've seen an Austrian Air Force C-130 at Lajes! To bad that they came a little late and the sun was already long gone... But it was possible to see this scenario and it wasn't bad at all! Landing on runway 15.
Note: I've been chasing this aircraft for over a year (ever since I moved to Lisbon)! It's not an unusual airplane in Lisbon since it does some TAP flights! But the arrival hour was usually always the same, and I couldn't go to the airport at...
Note: Coming to Lisbon due to the MotoGP and seen reversing on runway 21. In 2017 this aircraft was sold to SkyLease Cargo (N908AR) but unfortunately it overran the runway at Halifax and it was written off.
Note: This was the reason to go spotting on that day, a very nice surprise for everyone! Flight "ALK1305" departed from SriLanka and the final destination was Cuba, so they did a pit stop at Portugal! Now flying for Syrianair as YK-AZA.
Note: Special livery 'Family Life' seen here after landing on runway 03 and taxiing to W2 position. Since we don't normally have these kind of paint jobs here, it's always a pleasure to see something different.
Note: Incredible story behind this registration. Built and delivered in 1971 to Peru Air Force (registration 317), it crashed in 2012. The aircraft landed hard in a lagoon and the right pontoon collapsed, causing it to sink. All 11 on-board...
Note: "DL9959" departing Ponta Delgada after almost 1 month in the ground. This B757 performed a hard landing on the August 18th, after coming from New York, JFK. The hard touch down caused creases along the fuselage and Delta maintenance crew...
Note: Another one from the hard drive... Built in 1995, this B747 was put out of service in 2015 (only 20 years of service). Latest news refer it to be found in a field waiting to be converted into a restaurant.
Note: What a superb airplane! This Antonov 12 came to Lajes to bring a new engine for an USAF F15 and I was really happy to see it landing! It departed the next day at about the same hour but once again, the sun decided to hide itself!
Note: Such a great and nostalgic machine seen here abandoned like this is simply heartbreaking! For what it seams, it won't fly again since it was left there rooting and I imagine that the lack of money won't make this on an airworthiness...
Note: The most beautiful airplane to show up at the NOS Air Race at Cascais!! This rare Expeditor was actually on the US Navy (with the serial 66464) and it came to Portugal to be the chase plane during this big event. Such a nostalgic bird...
Note: Another ACMI flight for Azores Airlines being performed by HiFly. This time they brought this aircraft, still wearing Germania colors (former owner, Ex D-ASTC). Seen landing on runway 30 coming from Lisbon.
Note: The most incredible surprise I could have on my short vacations!! The main mission of this C130 is supporting scientists in the Antarctic by transporting people and cargo and I'm sure it does a fantastic job on the snow! "Spirit of...