More Plane Spotting From Zurich……

More Plane Spotting From Zurich……

As I find time to go through and process photos taken from my transfers through Zurich a few weeks ago, I’ve come up with the next batch of shots that I think are worthy of being posted.

Having a 13 hour layover on the outbound and a 7 hour layover on the inbound segments gave me plenty of time.

These shots were taken from the SWISS First Class Lounge in Terminal ‘E’ which gives you a fantastic view of all of ZRH’s runways.   The only issue is that the sun is not your best friend during most of the day because it either ‘back lights’ or ‘top lights’ the aircraft so it’s tougher to get a nice vibrant profile of any plane.

Regardless, ZRH is still one of the best all-around airports to spot in and is extremely ‘spotter friendly’ whether you are in a pre- or post security part of the airport or outside the airport property altogether and just hanging around the perimeter fences with your ladder looking for that perfect shot.

I’ll post more as I get through them.

SWISS 777 Spools up for departure…….

Austrian’s Dash8 is Vienna bound….

Another one heading for Vienna…..

Delta’s 767 departing towards the Alps before turning west for the USA

Dubai-bound Emirates A380

Arriving from Keflavik Airport in Iceland

SWISS C-series sports a new livery…..

A very clean C-Series arrives

Thai’s 777 heading to Bangkok

United 767 heading for the States…

 


 

BRUSSELS AIRLINES Wants You To Create A Tribute Livery

BRUSSELS AIRLINES Wants You To Create A Tribute Livery

BRUSSELS AIRLINES has announced a contest seeking someone to create a 5th tribute livery to compliment the other 4 in the fleet.

The contest revolves around Belgium’s identity and ‘Belgitude’ and is looking for someone to design a livery that captures the heart and spirit of Belgium and her people and translate it onto the side of an aircraft.

The contest is straight forward.   You’ll need to download their blank aircraft template, design your livery, and upload it for consideration.   A panel of 10 judges will review all entries and select 2 finalists.

The submissions of the 2 finalists will be posted on Brussels’ Facebook page and the submission with the most votes from the FB community will have their design applied to an aircraft.

The deadline to enter this contest is Midnight on August 31.   Winners will be selected in September.

The Grand Prize winner will have the opportunity to witness their design being applied to the aircraft, as well as being present at the unveiling of the aircraft to the public.

To enter, please follow this link to the Contest’s webpage.

 


 

LUFTHANSA Unveils New FC Bayern Livery For Audi Summer Tour And Beyond…..

LUFTHANSA Unveils New FC Bayern Livery For Audi Summer Tour And Beyond…..

Lufthansa has unveiled a new livery that will dress up one of their A340 aircraft as it brings Bayern Munich to the USA for the Audi Summer Tour.    The tour brings some of Europe’s top Football teams to the USA for a series of exhibition matches in Chicago, Charlotte, and New York.    In addition to Bayern, fans will be able to enjoy watching Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and AC Milan take to the pitch.

The first match for Bayern will be in Chicago on July 27 against AC Milan.  From there they’ll travel to Charlotte for a match against Inter Milan on July 3 before wrapping up the tour in New York on August 3 against Real Madrid.

To make sure that fans (and airport visitors) know that Bayern is in town, they’ll show up in an A340-600 (D-AIHK) in each city that they are scheduled to play in.    After this exhibition, the A340 will continue to carry the livery for the next year.

 

D-AIHK shown prior to departing to the USA with FC Bayern aboard.

D-AIHK shown prior to departing to the USA with FC Bayern aboard on July 25.