Welcome back to my third spotting topic of 2019!
Back on Monday, British Airways presented its second of four retro liveries, this time the BEA livery on an A319. Yesterday, they announced today’s schedule for the plane bringing it to Munich for the first time. What else would I do than going to the airport as my lunch beak to take some pictures?
As with every spotting session there are always other planes you catch while waiting for your main target. The first plane to drive past was this SAS A320.
More than one year ago, Lufthansa introduced it’s new livery. Nevertheless, the majority of the fleet still wears the old (yellow!) colors, so is D-AIUY, a 2 year old A320.
Another old livery, yet not the same is worn by D-ACNK “Merseburg”. This ex-Eurowings CRJ900 is one of aprox. 20 planes in the Lufthansa Regional Livery. Just as the “normal” Lufthansa livery, this one will be replaced by the new liveries someday between today and 2026, when the rebranding is planned to be completed.
Not necessarily a rare, but a hard-to-catch guest can be seen departing here. This Braunschweig based Beech King is used for the calibration and check of the ILS and Navigation equipment. For the last two nights, this plane was once again active flying patterns around Munich. With the work done, it took off for it’s home base, for once not in the dark.
Captain Joe inbound? With slots becoming a rare good, small turboprop planes like the Dash 8 are becoming a rare sight at Munich. Maybe this one arriving from Luxemburg is bringing Captain Joe back home from work at CargoLux?
Look who’s inbound from the English Channel @AdamCallow! Just like many other private jets this arrival is registered on the Isle of Man. Wonder when it was there for the last time…(or if it has ever been there at all)
Back in fall, I already showed you pics of the same airline arriving in Munich for the first time. With days becoming longer again since winter is coming to an end and the flight still arriving an hour ahead of schedule regularly, I was now able to get a picture of this Avianca 787 Dreamliner during daylight in front of the Freising cathedral.
So now let’s finally get to the plane you’ve been waiting for. Only two days old, this new livery arrived in Bavaria for the first time. Celebrating 100 years of British Airways (or rather commercial aviation in the UK), this beautiful bird can be seen slowing down…
…and taxiing by really close on her first trip to Germany. Boy, I really need to get to London to catch all these beautiful retro jets BA plans to operate…
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
Valentine’s Spotting 2019
TLDR service for @dush19: There were a few planes at Munich I took pics of in my lunch break