Well hello there everyone, I hope you’re all having an amazing day today!
To start off the month of August I decided to go spotting again, it had been a long time since I went and the weather was pretty good so I thought it wouldn’t hurt, boy was I happy I went.
Brussels is a pretty nice airport for spotting with dedicated spotting platforms for runway 07R/25L and 01/19, this day I was at my usual spot on the 07R/25L platform which has a very nice view of the touchdown zone of 25L.
I didn’t come here for anything specific but I sure did get a very nice surprise a ways trough my session!
Some basic information:
- Landing runway: 25L (was switched to 19 for about an hour until it was switched back.)
- Departing runway: 19
- Camera used: Fujifilm X-T2
- Lens used: Fujifilm XF 100-400mm
Without further ado, here are some of the pictures I took!
To start off the day I caught this Blue Air Boeing 737-800 (YR-BMG) coming in from Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP/LROP).
I was very excited to see this one, a Middle Eastern Airlines (MEA) Airbus A321neo (T7-ME2) that is 0,1 years old touching down after flying from Beirut
International Airport (BEY/OLBA).
Now this, this was a very pleasant surprise, a Sichuan Airlines Cargo Airbus A330-200F (B-308Q) that came to runway 25L to take off, headed to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU/ZUUU) since 25L is a longer runway than 19.
After that very nice surprise I got to see this Qatar Cargo A330-200F (A7-AFI) touching down with that gorgeous truck-tilt after flying from Entebbe International Airport (EBB/HUEN).
Now here is one that I absolutely adore, a Brussels Airlines Airbus A320 (OO-SNB) in one of the Belgian Icons liveries, this one was the Tintin livery, also known as “Rackham”, this one came from Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG).
Another pleasant surprise was this, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 (G-VMAP) that came from Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGGL), this was only the third flight on this route, it had the flight number VS505. At this point the landing runway was switched to 19 which was unfortunate but hey, you can’t have everything you like.
After the landing runway was switched back to 25L I was able to catch this beautiful Eurowings Airbus A320 (OO-SNN), which is operated by Brussels Airlines, that came from Heraklion International Airport
“Nikos Kazantzakis” (HER/LGIR).
Immediately after that came another Brussels Airlines Airbus A320 (OO-SNA) in another Belgian Icons livery, this time the Belgian Red Devils football team livery also know as “Trident”, this one came from Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS/LPPT).
Next up was this absolutely stunnning Egyptair Airbus A320neo (SU-GFK), that is 0,5 years old, that came all the way from Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA).
Now, the moment I probably least expected and was the most excited about, my first ever “queen” spot, this Asiana Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400(BC)F that came from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK/KJFK).
And that’s about it! I was extremely happy with the outcome and I hope you liked the pictures.
Please do note that there was a lot more that came by, I was there from around 9:30 untill 16:30 and came home with almost 1700 pictures!
If there’s anything I can improve upon please do let me know, that goes for both this topic and pictures itself.
Until next time!