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…
More of my favorite shots from the time I spent in Munich a few weeks ago. Most of these images come from the Southern Runway which creates some great opportunities at ‘Sky Shots’ as well as having the airport in the background. Then again, there’s really no bad place around ‘MUC’ to watch them come and go! Enjoy!
For you photographer types, the equipment used was a Nikon D800 with a Sigma 150-600S. A nearly perfect formula considering the Megapixels of the D800 and the crispness of the Sigma.
If you missed the previous posts from the MUC spotting, here are the links:
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
You won’t see much of Transavia around MUC anymore…..
Aeroflot’s A321 heads to Moscow
LH’s A320 departs in from of the Technik hangars at Munich
‘KE’ pulls away from Munich
Cook’s 767 taking Holiday Charter passengers somewhere warm….
Bucharest Bound Boeing…..
Egyptair arriving from Cairo
Air Berlin 737
A319 ‘LE’ arriving in Munich
SWISS’ A319 departs for Zurich
Air China A330
Part III continues with more of my favorites from Munich. Having a week in and around the airport gave me the opportunity to get some decent shots on film. More coming soon……
In case you missed the previous posts:
Plane Spotting Munich: Part I
Plane Spotting Munich: Part II
United’s N663UA taxis to runway and heads to Newark…..
Air Berlin’s ‘Fan Force One’
Speedbird’s G-MIDS A320
Next stop Warsaw aboard LO’s Embraer 175…..the 600th E-jet made by Embraer
AB’s D-ABZK carries a unique ‘Test’ Livery for different laminate material.
Lufthansa’ A319 displaying her reverse thrust……
Perfect light for this A320…..
Lufthansa’s ‘KB’ A330 carries the special Shark Skin test patches
Qatar’s 777 waits enter the runway…..
Russia’s S7 arriving with a touch of smoke….
United 767 glides by Friesing…..
Following up on Part I, here are some more favorites from my days in Munich watching them come and go. The views are a mix between the Besucherpark Hill which covers the north runway and a spotting location that is along the southern runway.
More coming soon!
Inbound from Dublin…..
Going somewhere Italian
Air Europa 737
Dubai bound A380
Arriving from Kuwait City…..
Looks as though Lufthansa and Icelandair shop in the same paint store…..
A very clean A320 in sloppy conditions…..
‘Stuttgart’ comes to Munich….
Lisbon bound A319
Heading for Kyiv…..
A week ago I was in Munich for a week to participate in the Airbus A350 ‘Roll In’ event and in between gatherings and events, I had the chance to sit on a hill or 2 for a couple of days and catch aircraft coming and going from Munich. Some spotting was challenging due to bad weather so some photos may be a bit gray and wet, but I suffer for my art! 🙂
Being Germany’s 2nd largest airport, ‘MUC’ is home to a variety of traffic that most people will not see at their home base. Everything from local ‘LCC’ birds to exotic African and Mid-Eastern traffic can be spotted on the tarmac, not to mention nearly half the Lufthansa fleet as well!
Not much else to say other than enjoy the photos. More will be coming in the next few days as I sort through them.
Etihad’s A6-EHL departing for Abu Dhabi
Icelandair’s 757 heading for Reykjavik
Lufthansa’s workhorse, the A320. Saw just a ‘few’ of them…
Another of Etihad’s A346s arriving from Abu Dhabi
Freising sets the perfect background for an arriving Lufthansa A340
Lufthansa’s Special Bayern Munich tribute arriving in poor weather….
The biggest bird in Luxair’s fleet……
United aircraft ruined the shot at Terminal 2
Air Canada does the same at Satellite Terminal 2
First light over ‘EDDM’
Singapore’s 777 9V-SNC heads for Singapore
Thai’s 744 being pull to the gate a few hours before departure…..