As I write this, BA have a 747 over Brazil, about 750 miles from Rio, on its way to collect the GB Olympic teams. The aircraft is G-CIVA and the outbound flight is BA9151 so I am guessing the return…Continue
It has been a "different" week, this week.
Sadly, the weather has been horrible but, on the brighter side, there has been a couple of changes.
Of course, there is the new version of QF9. It used to be Melbourne-Dubai-Heathrow with an A380. It is now a 787 routing Melbourne-Perth-Heathrow.
And then, there are the changes to Delta's schedule. At the moment, they are flying 5 flights per day into Heathrow using A330-300 aircraft. This makes a welcome change to the daily…Continue
A friend was doing his usual ship spotting turn down at Calshot last Tuesday (20th) when he noticed some unusual activity, with people and press were gathering.
It turned out a Cessna 208 float plane (N628JN) was due to arrive. The plan was for the aircraft to do a few circuits around Calshot, then land (can you "land" on water?) and taxi up to the lifeboat slipway. The aircraft arrived, did a few circuits around the Calshot area. Then the wind got up and made the water a bit rough…Continue
As I write this, Qantas flight QF9 is about an hour away from departure from Perth. This will be an historic flight of 17 hours or so and will be the first non-stop flight between Australia and the UK.
Unfortunately, the ETA is around 04:10 so there won't be too many photos of this one arriving!
And one for the Liverpool FC fans; Egyptair 737 SU-GEN arrived at Heathrow yesterday. Sadly it arrived at 21:00 (dark o'clock!). The interest in this one is that it is painted in an…Continue
This morning was interesting for an hour or two.
The Met Office said the weather was going to be cloudy. We who take photographs call it by a different name: "rain"!
Still, there was a nice new Air Canada 787; C-FVLQ, followed by an unusual Swiss Air International very unusual visitor, a Boeing 777; HB-JNG. Finally there was a Lufthansa visitor that is causing a stir on other forums.
This was the A321 D-AISP and it is now painted in Lufthansa's new livery.