Trip Report to Stansted, Munich and Abu Dhabi.
On my travels again, this time on a horse charter, taking the Queens Cavalry horses back to Blighty. This was a departure to my usual jobs in that rather than load the aircraft on the normal freight ramp here in Abu Dhabi, we loaded the horses on the "royal" or to give it the proper name, "Amiri" ramp. This is located at one end of the airport and, as the name suggests, normally plays host only to royalty, VIP's, sheiks, sultans etc but on this occasion it had me! To say this ramp is kept clean is perhaps an understatement, so when the hi-loader that was positioning onto our aircraft shed it's load of hydraulic fluid onto the ramp, well, lets just say people started to panic.Again, that's probably an understatement...headless chickens came to mind!! Fire engines appeared, soldiers appeared, guns appeared...you get the picture.Anyway, it didnt take them long to clean it up...
Return to Abu Dhabi was via Munich to pick up some General freight.
A few pics on Fotopic and although I managed to update Flickr whilst in the UK, these pics will once again have to wait for their Flickr upload.
Stansted Tuesday 06/10/09:
SX-DVL Aegean A320.
D-ABQF Air Berlin DHC-8-400.
LZ-CGO CarGo Air 733F.
9M-XAB Air Asia A340.
Stansted Wednesday 07/10/09:
D-ABDM Air Berlin A320.
Munich Wednesday 07/10/09:
Only there for a couple of hours and had to fit the spotting in between work!
I-ADJK, ADJM, ADJO Air Dolimiti E195’s, picture on Fotopic.
VQ-BAR Rossiya A320.
EI-DVT Air One CRJ900, picture on Fotopic.
CS-DFC Netjets Da2000.
YR-SBE Carpatair Sf2000.
N411WW G550, picture on Fotopic.
N709DS BD700, picture on Fotopic.
D-ABDJ Air Berlin A320.
HS-TNF Thai A346.
EC-KRV Pronair MD-87, picture on Fotopic.
LN-KKD Norwegian 733.
D-APBD Privatair 737.
LX-WAL Westair ATP.
OH-LEM Finnair E170, picture on Fotopic.
I caught two guys airside at Munich airport taking pictures of the aircraft and I caught them taking pics of me!! Anybody recognise them??
You know who you are!!
Air Berlin A320 D-ALTF.
Air Dolimiti EMB 195 I-ADJM.
Abu Dhabi Wednesday 07/10/09:
Seen after landing back here;
P-204 UAE Police Air Wing AB139?? Notin my Db.
4R-ABJ Sri Lankan A320.
EZ-A002 Turkmenistan 733.
UP-I7618 Asia Continental Airlines IL-76.
My photos can be found at http://superspottersgallery.fotopic.net