After a devastating defeat in the spotting competition, I thought that I’d whip up a spotting thread with a few pictures that I would’ve used in the spotting competition. Last Sunday, @Chris_Wing and I went back to the spotter-friendly Zürich airport. Here are my best pictures from throughout the day. Enjoy!
Head on with the beautiful four engine beast. Our tour bus drove right in front of this Edelweiss A340-300 whilst it was pushing back from dock B. If you’re ever in Zürich, the chances of you seeing an A340 is extremely high with SWISS and Edelweiss having a combined total of eight in their fleets.
This was my first time seeing Lufthansa’s new livery in Zürich. We hardly ever get the new livery. When it was first unveiled it didn’t like it but now it’s grown on me. I love it!
Here’s a rare sight to see. SWISS only have two A319s in their fleet. They used to operate eight, but they’re being replaced by the CS100/A220-100.
What an aircraft! Unfortunately these birds are slowly being phased out around the world. I’m happy that Zürich still gets a daily service from Iceland. It’s going to be sad to see the B757 go.
A very early and steep takeoff from “Charlie Oscar” (HB-JCO), one of SWISS’ many CS300s/A220-300s.
This picture blew me away. It literally blew me away. The wake turbulence from the massive GE90s are extremely powerful. In the background, a part of the Swiss alps is also visible. This picture goes to show how good the spotting locations are at Zürich.
To finish off this thread, here’s a SWISS B777-300ER landing on runway 28 after a long flight from Los Angles. There’s even an Emirates A380-800 with a special livery photobombing the triple seven.
Thank you very much for viewing my pictures! As always feedback is greatly appreciated.