Departures of the G7 Summit | Munich, June 28, 2022

Hello again,

after showing the arrival photos from the G7 summit, let’s add a bit more from the weekend here

After arriving at Saturday night, Joe Biden left Munich for the NATO summit in Madrid the following Tuesday. Since the summit itself took place in the alps, the way to get back to Air Force 1 was obviously Marine 1 which arrived just a few minutes before takeoff to Spain.

Since the southern runway was completely shut down before the departure of Joe Biden, Air Force 1 eventually was the first airplane to depart for us. We were lucky that at least some sun appeared through the thin cloud layer and our position was perfect to get it rotating off Munich’s runway 08R

During the time before the next interesting departures, the clouds however got thicker and thicker so we eventually decided to change spots in order to get us some more contrast and better light. Usually, pictures from the P20 parking garage in Munich don’t work during the day, but with the sun gone it was definitely worth a try as this first shot of a JASDF 777 shows

Only a few minutes later, their second 777 departed, this time rotating perfectly to cross Munich’s Olympic Tower back in the distance during climbout

Apart from the G7 participants we also got some “normal” traffic like this Emirates A380 wearing the Year of the Fiftieth special livery. This was actually one of the last A380s we got for the time being since Emirates downgraded the Dubai route to 777s for the remainder of the summer.

Just like the Japanese and the Americans, the Canadian Polaris also left for Madrid a while later to attend the NATO summit.

The final departure of G7 related planes eventually was German chancellor Olaf Scholz onboard the German Air Force’s A340 16+02 named after the first German president Theodor Heuss

Hope you liked this second (small) batch of G7 pictures! I’ve got some spotting trips planned in the next few weeks so stay tuned for more content!

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


Winter Charter Time in Salzburg
Security Conference 2022 Traffic
A First and Last Glimpse of AN225
G7 Arrivals

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
@JulianB just want to be sure you don’t miss it


Very nice pictures my man! Was this you, or your digital you in the simulator? Got to make sure, you know. ;)

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It was me in person haha, my digital twin is positioned in other locations at Munich 😂


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