There are plenty of very tiny aircraft at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
When passenger airlines retire certain types of aircraft, we can count on the cargo and courier industry to keep them flying – solely for our viewing pleasure, of course.
Also, something with profits.
Big aircraft. Big airport. Big noise.
Finnair is, not surprisingly, all about Marimekko, the Finnish design brand. Coffee cups, blankets, slippers, amenity kits, napkins and so on and so forth. They even have Marimekko aircraft.
I like Marimekko, so I’m not complaining, but I secretly wish for a tiny A319 featuring the Moomins…
An early sunday morning arrival against the beautiful backdrop that is Switzerland.
I was ready with my camera – and coffee.
In 2011, celebrating 75 years of flying here and there, Aer Lingus decided to order a new Airbus A320 painted in the carriers 60’s livery. It was a good decision.
Aircraft are obviously exempted from the airport’s no-smoking rule.
“Well I only smoke 10 wheels a day.”
Last time I was in Toulouse, back in April, they were busy flight testing the Airbus A350-1000. I would walk home in the evenings and there she was, soaring high above, returning again and again while playing “oops, missed the runway.”
Unfortunately, plane spotting at Toulouse-Blagnac requires a car, which I do not have. The pictures would have to wait until the Paris Air Show.
Now I have plenty.
But never enough obviously.
In the Eternal Battle of Airbus vs. Boeing I’m firmly on Team Avro.
The Avro has nothing to do with neither Airbus nor Boeing, but this is my blog and I make the rules.
Put some protective padding on her belly, and you can land her on gravel. On a short, slippery slope.
In a shark-infested hurricane. If that’s not awesome, I don’t know what is.
Today is my one year spotterversary. And above you see the very first picture I took on that fateful day, where I went from taking occasional phone-pics through airport windows to standing outside for hours with a real camera in hand, waiting for some purple aircraft.
An excellent picture if I do say so myself. Good contrast, white balance is spot on, razor sharp focus and magnificent placement of the seagull.