Sunset Spotting for a First Visit | Munich, May 27, 2020

Hello once again!

More or less spontaneously, I went spotting once again last Wednesday. The reason: the first visit of a special livery and also the first (proper) pic I took of an Airbus A350-1000 in Munich.

Let’s start with a slightly smaller aircraft that touched down right after I arrived at the airport. The Dassault Falcon belongs to Volkswagen, but as the livery shows: you need to know that since the plane itself doesn’t give a hint.

A few minutes later, the special visitor from Doha arrived. For the, by now, regular cargo flight, Qatar Airways sent their A350-100o wearing the one world livery. Usually, a cargo flight would use the southern runway. Due to Corona, the southern runway is currently undergoing repair works until mid July. After that, all traffic will use the southern runway while the the northern runway will be worked on.

Immediately after one A350 landing, another one left. Lufthansa’s first A350 D-AIXA left Munich for Newark Airport carrying cargo as well.

After Volkswagen’s passenger flight, here’s the second plane actually carrying passengers: Another bizjet, flying for Aero-Dienst, from Braunschweig.

Are you missing the freighters already? No problem, here’s another one, but for once it’s a regular one. After arriving from Paris, the FedEx 777 left for Frankfurt.

But back to the “Preighters” - Icelandair is still using their 767s for cargo flights from China to Reykjavik via Munich. By now, they are operating 3 aircraft on the routes from Asia.

Half an hour before sunset, Qatar’s special visitor also left Munich again in perfect light.

I hope you liked the pics today! If everything goes well I can be back soon with another (soviet) special that’s currently scheduled for next week!

My Equipment:

Canon EOS 80D
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM (99% of pics)
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (for the 1% of the cases where I need a wide angle lens)

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.


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 Helicopter
Spotting AN-22 in Leipzig
Spotting the last departing A340s of Lufthansa

TL;DR service for @dush19: Actually, I can’t be bothered to continue this any longer but: Planes, Planes, Planes.
@MrMrMan: Look, something new to quote again! You’ll end up in a burnout very soon I fear…
@Marc you’re welcome 😉
@Nathan time to visit this place again


Moritz just took away Andrew’s clout


Well, I at least didn’t link this topic in Andrew’s to get people here haha

Lovely pictures!

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Wow those are awesome!

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Very nice! That Qatari A350 is stunning 😍

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Thanks! Definitely worth torturing my backup Peugeot at 140 on the Autobahn to get there in time lol


Misleading title: 5/10

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It’s not misleading, Qatar’s A350-1000 visited Munich for the first time 👀

Now that you say it, I might have missed mentioning that haha

Great shots !! The Dassault Falcon and A350-1000 look so sexy :)

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Ja, unser lieber kleiner Flughafen ist nicht nur Dekoration auf dem Weg nach Hannover, bei uns fliegt auch was. :D

Great pictures as always! :)

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An nem guten Tag habt ihr momentan sogar noch mehr Verkehr als MUC

Thanks 😉

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