On my recent 4 day / 10+ segment mileage run that took me to Washington DC, Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, Lisbon, Newark and finally home to GRR, I had a great opportunity to visit Zurich’s beautiful Observation Deck atop Terminal B.

I’ll have more on the observation deck in a future post since it merits a better and more detailed looked.  For now, I’ll share some of the images I was able to capture during my 2 hour visit to the deck.  I had a 4 hour layover so I did not have as much time as I would like but I took what I could get (and I wish I had packed ‘BIGMA’).   Safe to say now that I’ve had my first taste, I’ll be back for a 1 or 2 day visit in the spring when another area on the airport is open for spotting as well.

For now enjoy some of what I saw in ‘ZRH’! :

 

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A face off between the 747SP of the former ruler of Qatar and a ‘Jumbolino’

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Turkish operator ‘tailwind’

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Taken through glass hence the ghosting near the engines, but still a good catch!

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This was the ‘Best Of Show’ while I was in ZRH. This 747SP is the private aircraft of the former ruler of Qatar.

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A departing Swiss A340-300

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Austrian’s A320 gets a push back from her gate

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An AVRO RJ100 ‘Jumbolino’ arriving to Terminal A

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SWISS’ A330 being prepared for departure

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A departing SWISS A330

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SWISS’ A321 HB-ION climbing out of ZRH

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An A321 pushes back from her gate.

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A Swiss A319 making her way to the active runway.

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What will become a rare sight, A Lufthansa 737.

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KLM’s ERJ190 taxis to the runway.

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this Jat 737 actually now belongs to Air Serbia

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SWISS’ A320 leaves the gate

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NIKI/Air Berlin A320 push back from her gate

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this SwissJet AW139 passed very quietly overhead…..almost missed her!

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Darwin’s Saab 2000 being prepped for service. DARWIN will become Etihad Regional in March 2014.

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Delta’s 767 departing for the USA

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‘Speedbird’ A321 arriving from England.

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Air Berlin A320 rolling towards runway…..

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Air Berlin A320 departing ZRH