A Sunny Saturday in Salzburg | Salzburg, February 12, 2022

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I last posted a topic here, mainly because nothing especially spectacular happened during the winter and if it did, weather wasn’t really contributing. With weather being great and traffic being quite interesting, I went to Salzburg, Austria a week ago to catch some winter charter traffic with alpine background. I hope you like my selection out of more than 50 different aircraft operating that day.

My Equipment:

Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (99% of pics)
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS II USM (for wide angle pics)

Backup / Old Lenses

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (for the 1% of the cases where I needed a wide angle lens, replaced by the 24-105 now)
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS STM (for the majority of my very old pics, bascially completely replaced by the 100-400 now)

You can follow me on twitter and Instagram to get more shots on a daily basis. Also, keep your eyes open on Flightradar24 where you might see some of my recent shots.





Recorded Flights on my YouTube channel

My spotting topics on the IFC (sorted by years since this is slowly getting endless)


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!!!
Day and Night Shots at Munich
Deicing and more
Condor’s new colors and a big chopper
Stunning Condensations and a Royal 747
Azimuth Superjet and more for the last topic in a decade


Birthday Spotting
The Final EXPO A380
Special Cargos in the Evening
Zurich’s Airline Traffic during the WEF Week
Air Force One Ramp Tour
Air Force One Arriving in Zurich
Heavy Contrasts for Air Malta’s Retro Jet
First Two Days of SiKo - Kuwait A340, Russia Il96
Amazing Security Conference Perspectives feat. Kuwait’s A340 and more
Etihad’s Choose China Livery
Security Conference Final
Trying A New Position for Condor‘s and United‘s New Liveries
Last Specials Prior to the Corona Break
First Spotting Trip After the Corona Restrictions With Some Cargo Specials
50 Years Special Livery on a Rescue Helicopter
Spotting AN-22 in Leipzig
Spotting the Last Departing A340s of Lufthansa
First Visit of Qatar’s OneWorld A350-1000
AN124 and Other Specials in Munich
Spotting in Frankfurt With Several Specials
Early Morning Cargo Movements
Government Flights at Munich
Military & Special Spotting at Ingolstadt and Neuburg AFB
DC3, Hekla Aurora and an EXPO livery at Munich
The First Visit of an Airbus Beluga XL
Summer Spotting Ending with Engine Light
IL76 Spotting in the Summer Heat
Two Weeks of Specials Summarized
Two More Days of Specials in Munich
Special Movements in September
Covid-19 Fall Spotting
P3, F18, A400M and more
Night Deicing, going to Frankfurt and more


Not the Best Weather for Spotting, but at Least There Were Specials
Spotting in Spectacular Winter Light Part 1
Spotting in Spectacular Winter Light Part 2
German Air Force 1 and more specials
National 747, a Special Bizjet and a Rescue Heli
Departure of a C5 Super Galaxy in Munich

Honorable mentions, TLDRs and Reminders

TL;DR service for @dush19: Planes, Planes, Planes.
@MrMrMan: Look, something new to quote again!
@Nathan time to visit this place again
@Balloonchaser since you will come here anyway… you’re so amazing
@JulianB just want to be sure you don’t miss it


Moritz moment


I love the night pictures!


Amazing captures! Great diversity. Especially love those Arkia and PLAY neos.

Really nice shots ! Keep on like that ! ;)

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It’s not Munich but it still has the magic touch by Moritz ^^

Those pictures make me realize how much diversity Munich has lost during the pandemic… Asian carriers as well as airlines like Royal Jordanian or all those leisure airlines only operating during summer leave behind an even stronger Lufthansa monopoly during the winter

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these photos are filet mignon quality


Even the security conference is boring nowadays 🥲 but well, there’s still the 747-mania of next Sunday at least 👀


It’s Moritz time! Great shots as always 😌

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Very nice photos Moritz! Always nice to see your posts. Had to look up Flyr and Play though, those are new to me (think I had heard of Play — they sort of replaced WOW right?)

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Not sure if they could be seen as the successor of WOW but they definitely operate in the same segement as WOW used to do - the KEF-SZG route used to be operated by WOW in fact

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Two of the best liveries out there. The night shot of A6-FMA, though. That’s something else. 🥰

Superb shots, Moritz! 👏

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The flydubai actually trolled the spotters, there were exactly two free parking spots when it arrived and it decided to use the one that was worse for spotting - could have ended up like this transavia which arrived two minutes later…


Great choice of aircraft/pictures and some very rare/uncommon airlines included. Great pictures as always, thank you!

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Some real gems as usual Mortiz. The snow peppered mountain in that 4th shot with the crisp 737 is beautiful!

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i Think the Aer Lingus Retro livery, Jet2 Holidays 737, TUI 767 and 737 MAX 8
and the Icelandair 757

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