Last week I spent several days in Europe to attend the Austrian Grand Prix as well as to make stops in Munich and Frankfurt for a bit of plane spotting and LH Business.

Frankfurt was a disappointment due primarily to the lack of progress on their Observation Deck renovation.  I only had a few hours free in FRA so I couldn’t go to my favorite spotting site along the North-South runway.

Munich however was fantastic.  Weather cooperated nicely and with large white and grey clouds to act as a backdrop, it provided for a solid spotting session.    And thanks to Munich, I was able to capture about 26 LH aircraft that were missing from my ‘spotted list’.  I am now only 6 LH aircraft away from personally spotting the entire mainline fleet.    I suspect the missing 6 will require a bit of stalking and hunting on my part later this year when I return.

Munich’s Besucherpark offers a great view of their runways, and with winds out of the west, creates the opportunity to catch departing flights as they take off.   The large viewing hill (more like a pyramid) puts you above the airport and gives a great prespective.    Admission is only €1 and is open 24 hours…..a pretty good value!

So for part 1, here are 12 images that I though turned out rather well and include a diverse range of liveries.     Part II will focus a bit more on the LH fleet.

Enjoy!

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Air Canada’s A330 shortly after arrival.

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Speedbird’s A320 departs for Heathrow.

Delta_DL_767_n830MH_Munich_MUC

Delta’s 767 departs for the States….

El_Al_737_4X-EKP_Munich_MUC

Always an interesting scene when an El Al aircraft departs Germany. The armored police escort is provided at both MUC and FRA.

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The usually benign LOT ERJ looks good with the IronMan livery.

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One of my favorites of the day, the LH A320 in *A livery looks good against a cloudy backdrop.

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An LH’s A346 departing MUC with an efficient angle of attack….

Luxair_737_LX-LGS_Munich_MUC

Honestly, the first time that I have seen a non-turbo-propped Luxair aircraft.

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Oman’s A330 is towed to the gate for passenger boarding.

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Qatar’s 787 is towed to her gate.

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Tui and one of their beautiful Haribo 737s

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An early United 767 departure.