It’s been a while since my last spotting topic. Now with some countries starting to open up and the summer holidays in full swing, air traffic is picking up and more people are traveling. Just over two weeks ago, I spent two weeks on the Greek island of Corfu. Corfu airport is known for its short runway and scenic approach. On the 11th of July, I headed down to the airport to do some spotting. Below are some of the best pictures I got.
A head on view of runway 34 with the highest point of Corfu in the background. The aircraft must perform a steep take off and with a sharp left hand turn just seconds after departure to avoid the mountain. It’s an extremely fun experience for an avgeek.
The first departure I saw was this Condor A321-211 on its way back to Frankfurt. It’s mind blowing how close one was able to get to the runway. Due to this, I constantly kept on changing lenses whenever an aircraft departed or landed.
A head on view of a Tui B737-800 entering the backtrack for runway 34.
A wave can go a long way. As this Laudamotion A320 came head on, my family and I started to wave and the captain whacked out his phone and took a picture of us. The first officer also waved back.
Captured from under the approach path of runway 34, this picture shows a Tui B737-800 flying roughly 150ft over the ground as it’s just seconds away from touching down on Greek soil.
A rather shiny Ryanair B737-8AS over the threshold for runway 34.
A rare sight these days. A Tui B737-700 in the old Tui livery. Does anybody notice something off about this aircraft? Guess in the comments!
Last but not least is this close up shot of this CFM56-5B engine which is attached to HB-IJU, an Edelweiss A320-214 which was my ride back to Zürich.
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