Today in the morning, I headed to the international airport that is closest to me, Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez International (SCL/SCEL). This was my second ever time spotting, my first one being back in July (I made this topic about it). If you still remember that topic, you might recall that the pictures were absolutely, horrifyingly awful. Unfortunately, this hasn’t changed. They are still pretty terrible pictures. However, I think it is a significant improvement.
I arrived at the end of runway 17L, the only runway in use for the whole morning, at about 8:45. I left at 11:10. My intent was to catch virtually every single heavy coming into the airport. Unfortunately, I did not catch a few; The Delta 767, the Lufthansa Cargo MD-11, and the most painful of all, the delayed KLM 777 PH-BVA. However, I got a few surprises so I guess it was all good in the end.
I’m going to go ahead and remind you that if you’re in a larger screen, you can click the photo to get the full resolution (though I warn you - it’s still pretty bad resolution). Feedback is greatly appreciated.
Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 777F coming in from Campinas, Brazil. An aircraft I did not expect to see this morning.
LATAM 787-9 lining up about to depart to Sao Paulo.
Alitalia 777-200ER landing from Rome.
Avianca 787-8 coming in ultra late, like always.
Two Latam Chile aircraft holding short of the runway, one on the new livery and one in the old one.
American Airlines Boeing 787-8 from Dallas-Fort-Worth.
American Airlines 777-200ER from Miami, landing only 3 minutes after the 787.
LAN 787-9 from Madrid.
Iberia A340-600 from Madrid, only 3 minutes after the LAN coming from Madrid.
The mighty engine and nose of the LATAM 787-8 bound for Lima.
The tail of a LAN A320.
Aerolineas Argentinas 737-800 from Buenos Aires.
LAW 737-300 lining up.
CC-BBH bound for Easter Island lining up.
United 767-300ER from Houston.
Yet another LAN 787-9, this time bound for Cancun.
Blank 747-400F from Buenos Aires, Ezeiza.
Real life or Infinite Flight?
LAN A320 starting the takeoff roll as a Sky A319 is taxiing to the runway.
Air France 777-300ER from Paris Charles De Gaulle.
LATAM 787-9 from Madrid via Sao Paulo.
KLM Cargo 747-400F from Campinas.
Sky A319 from Calama flying overhead, landing on runway 17L.
The apron and control tower.
The same Ethiopian Cargo 777F taking off.
EDIT: I just learned that this aircraft departed back to São Paulo Guarulhos, probably as a stopover for a flight to Africa.
So, that’s it.
In case you want to take a look at some of my pictures of a specific aircraft, a specific angle, etc, don’t even hesitate to ask for it. Trust me, I have tons of pictures. About 140, in fact.
If you have any question, just comment on this thread. I will reply as best I can.
So tell me, which was your favorite? Your least favorite?