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Note: One beautiful 7X landing at Cascais bringing some VIP's to the UEFA's championship final! At the first sight it looks like that someone run out of black ink... But this airplane looks great in anyway.
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: Beautiful Lineage 1000 about to touch-down on runway 12 coming from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM/ TNCM) for a quick fuel stop. FCM was delivered very recently (Dec 19) to AIR X Charter and the previous registration was...
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: Two Alouette's doing a nice performance show during Lisboa Air Race. The other one is 19376 with a special paint job celebrating the 50 years of Alouette III operations in the Portuguese Air Force.
Note: This G.91 had the green paint job for a lot of years, but was recently painted on this all grey scheme. At least it looks to be in good conditions. Preserved in Viseu since 1970, this is ex Deutsche Luftwaffe BD+385.
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: Another Maleth Aero aircraft at Ponta Delgada, this time to bring Futebol Clube do Porto team to play against Santa Clara. This B737 was built in 1990 and already had a couple of different registrations during these 30 years of service.
Note: This Legacy 650 was delivered in 2007 N915LX and in the last couple of years it had a couple of other registrations (M-NATH, ZS-LRK, T7-LRK). It's now flying for SkyJet Aviation Services. To bad the weather was pouring rain...
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: Flight "White8102" departing inbound Lisboa, on a very short flight. This aircraft was in Portugal flying for PGA until their second ATR was delivered. From the beginning of the month, EC-LNQ from Helitt Lineas Aéreas, was the airplane...
Note: A quite common bizjet around Portugal and Spain. This bizjet was built in 2005 and the previous registration was N221GA. Seen here backtracking runway 12, returning to Valencia (LEVC) after a night stop.
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: One of the many bizjets that came to Cascais on that weekend. It was the UEFA's Championship final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. They came to play at Estádio da Luz and our airports got very busy. Seen here just after...
Note: Not the first time that this Challenger came to Portugal. Seen here during an amazing sunrise. On the background you can see a NetJet's Hawker 800XP. Nowadays, this registration belongs to a Embraer Legacy 600.
Note: One of the several Grob's in AWA fleet, but the only C version. This one is where the students start their IFR flying and it's a very fun aircraft to fly. I miss those ferry flights to Coimbra...
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.
Note: This was one of those incredible moments in a spotters life!! The sky got covered with some clouds but at the perfect time the sun decided to show up. The gigantic Galaxy is seen here braking after landing on runway 33 and it came for the...
Note: This 738 was operated by Calima and is seen here departing from Porto inbound Dublin with some football fans inside. The special occasion was the final of the European League between Porto and Braga (two Portuguese teams).