I guess you know the drill by now: I might have been to a place where planes happen to arrive and depart to connect Munich to the world.
Actually I never planned to go to the airport today, especially since I realized I have enough pictures for daily social media posts until mid April and a full Jetphotos queue. However, when I woke up a friend sent me a Flightradar screenshot of a special livery I‘ve hunted for quite while and never managed to get it in proper weather. After turning around in bed a few more times and checking the METAR I decided to just give it a go and head for the airport „to take a few pics“. I ended up taking 290
When I arrived, the good old question was where my target was about to land. So I ended up parking in the middle of both runways and waited for information on that topic (more or less legal help might have been involved here). Eventually, the southern runway was the place to go to. After sneaking through some bushes I placed myself at the threshold of 26L to catch UTAir‘s 737-500.
You might be wondering where this was a special. Well, it wasn’t the plane I was waiting for but I wanted to keep the suspense for a few more seconds. So here it is in front of Munich‘s Terminal 2: The third color in my Emirates A380 Expo collection, green aka „Sustainability“. While I managed to catch it twice already at London and Munich, these meetings always happened with clouds in the way or horrible overall weather so I was still missing a proper shot of it. And I guess it turned out quite well…
A funny occurrence came quickly after the Qatar 777. While I love this perspective, I will probably not post this pic to Jetphotos. Why? It’s rather funny. A7-BEX is a rather regular guest to Munich so the current number 1 picture on Flightradar is actually my shot from back in October. Would be rather amusing to fill both front spots though I guess 🤔
After the 380 that landed at noon I still had some time to kill and a short list of planes I liked to see. After being a bit clueless where to go first I decided to take a little ride over dirt roads to get to the rotation area of the southern runway where I encountered perspectives like this one of a Lufthansa A350 lifting off.
I actually spotted this plane twice today but due to the lack of time to get to a good spot the arrival shot turned out a bit far away and of rather bad quality (you find the comment section below to discuss my standards haha) so my change to the departure area was a good decision after all to get a proper pic of Kuwait’s A320neo.
Even smaller than the neo (compared to 350s and other stuff) was this little Cessna departing Munich for a private flight. These little birds are always unpredictable when they depart but often take off early but not too steep, yet (seemingly) extremely fast so spotting them taking off is always a bit challenging.
Another departure right in front of the ATC tower was Air Europa‘s Embraer 190 lifting off for Spain.
Another E195 was actually an upgrade. While usually scheduled with an E175, Belavia brought their bigger jet from Minsk. The remaining challenge for this airline is to get their World of Tanks E195.
Even more surprising than a Belavia upgrade came out of nowhere. While the presence of a BA A319 isn’t surprising at all, it’s definitely extremely rare to see this happen on the southern runway (at least in good weather).
Back to usual events though, the daily flight to Bangkok lifted off quite late so we might only admire the rear view here rather than the rotation itself.
3 days ago I got S7‘s A321 departing, now here’s their Boeing 737, also painted in the new colors. Not sure if it’s the angle and light, but I personally prefer the 737 in the new livery with the two pics I got this week. What do you think?
Another guest from Russia that doesn’t visit Munich as frequently as S7 or Aeroflot is Ural Airlines who brought an Airbus A321 today.
I hope you liked another pile of pics so quickly after the last topic, I really promise that it won’t be so soon again with the next topic. If you still can’t get enough you can still follow me on Instagram and Twitter 😉
My spotting topics on the IFC
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