It’s that time of the year again! No, I’m not referring to Thanksgiving. After a break of more than a month since the last time I finally made my way to the airport once again for some spotting on a weekend with two visits to the airport within two days thanks to the christmas market there.
Why I love going to the airport? So simple: instead of waiting for an update in IF I can just watch the A350 in real life and take pictures of it.
Apart from that, real life also offers so many special liveries. Even though it’s special, B-2047 probably is the special livery I spotted the most (apart from the Munich based obviously), the shot is just too nice to not share it here though.
I won’t let you leave this topic without a glimpse of the normal Air China livery worn by the Airbus A350 flying to Shanghai again. Just a day later the inbound flight on this route diverted to Milan due to heavy fog in Munich and the lack of CAT III certification of the crew on board.
You might remember a very similar picture: I already caught Emirates’ orange A380 in this perspective, now it’s the blue one. Only the green livery gives me some headaches since I always encounter it in bad weather…
And a third special livery: Iberia’s A321 departing to Madrid promoting the Cabarceno Natural Park in Cantabria, Spain.
“Normal” but massive: Thai’s daily 777 ready to depart to Bangkok
And yet another special: Currently, Lufthansa lacks aircraft so several planes operate for them on a wet lease basis such as airBaltic’s A220s and Czech Airlines’ A319s actually leased to Eurowings (I think 🤔) For a few weeks this meant that their Prague - City of Magic livery operated all flights to Bucharest.
As the title implies: I also experimented a bit. Days are becoming shorter so I decided to play around in the darkness. Just a few meters from the christmas market I visited the Terminal 2 viewing deck for some night shots. Unfortunately the viewing deck is surrounded by glass making it difficult to take decent pics (plus the infield terminal is very bright in the background) For the first time doing this the pics probably turned out quite well after quickly removing the worst of the reflections from the glass. I’ll likely return to try more and get some better pics in other perspectives. Let me know what you think of these first attempts.
See you next time! If I’m lucky this might not be too far away and actually feature a special visitor ;)
My spotting topics on the IFC
Spring Spotting 1
Spring Spotting 2 with Lorenzo
Spring Spotting 3 (feat. Hekla Aurora)
August spotting with some sunrise shots
September 30 with quite some special liveries and bizjets
Spotting in Zurich on the way to Cosford
Spotting Laura and more in Birmingham
Spotting in fog with a sunny end
Special planes at Munich - Munich Security Conference feat. E-4B
Valentine’s Spotting 2019 - Civil Traffic around the Munich Security Conference
Retro Time - British Airways BEA A319
First weekend in Innsbruck - Charter Flights in the Alps
Second Innsbruck Spotting Weekend
Bringing Israeli soldiers to Munich - El Al 747
Another visit of ElAl’s queen - El Al 747
Spotting in the Morning Sun - South African Special Livery A340-300
A full day of Spotting
London Calling - Spotting at MUC and LCY on the way to London
London Heathrow Evening Spotting Before the Meetup
London Heathrow Meetup Spotting
Last Day at Heathrow: Landor, Negus and more
Government Jets and New Perspectives at Munich Airport
One Day Spotting Trip to Frankfurt Airport
Spotting Trip to Berlin
A lot of Specials at Munich
Quick after work spotting for a private A340
Another Sunny Spotting Day in Fall
Spotting with a Female closer than 5 miles, so definitely click even though she’s in none of the Pics!!!