On the 3rd of June, the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus was held at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. In order to transport thousands of fans to the game, the Welsh FA chartered hundreds of flights into airports around the South West of the United Kingdom.
Iberia, Alitalia, Vueling, Air Europa, Sprint Air and many others, including private charters, flew into airports in the region. On the day, I headed to my local airport, Gloucestershire Staverton Airport, to catch some of the action! All photos are mine, taken with a Canon EOS 700D & EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens.
On the 11th of June, RAF Cosford played host to its annual airshow, one of the UK’s top aviation events. TWA Contributor Harry Tudor (@bhx_spotting on Instagram) attended the show and snapped this fantastic selection of pictures, using a Nikon D3300 and Sigma 150-600mm DG OS HSM Contemporary lens.
One of the first acts of the day was GliderFX Display Team pilot Guy Westgate, performing in Grob 109B Vigilant T.1 G-OSPX. The aircraft performed a variety of stunts, fulfilled with smoke trails from the wings and fuselage!
On the 10th of June, an AerCaribe Antonov An-32 veered off Runway 25 on landing roll out at Tarapacá Airport, Colombia. None of the 43 occupants were injured but the aircraft sustained substantial damage.
On the 11th of June, a Norwegian Long Haul Boeing 787 operating Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY7019 had to divert to Shannon Airport after the crew were forced to shut down the left hand side (No.1) engine due to low engine oil warnings.
A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330 operating flight MU736 was forced to return to Sydney Airport after the aircraft’s left hand side Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine suffered an uncontained engine failure. A large hole was ripped on the inside of the engine cowling.
Originally posted on Oliver Lesiecki: Es ging das erste Mal seit meiner Rückkehr von Bali wieder an den Flughafen Zürich. Bei traumhaftem Wetter habe ich mich erst am späten Nachmittag auf den Weg nach Zürich gemacht. Begonnen hat der Ausflug am neuen Spotterhügel beim Helligrill. Der neue Helligrill ist sehr schön gemacht, aber ich glaube…
On the 9th of June, Swiss airline Edelweiss Air operated the first service on their new route from Zurich to San Diego, under the flight number WK18. Simeon Lüthi (aka Zuerich Spotter) was invited to the event. All pictures provided in this report are by him.
Originally posted on Oliver Lesiecki: Das sommerliche Wetter hat viele an den Euroairport gelockt. Mich hat ein bestimmtes Flugzeug angelockt. Und zwar die Boeing 737 von TUIfly mit der “TUI BLUE” Livery. Diese fehlte mir noch in meiner persönlichen TUI Sammlung. Daten Airline: TUIfly Flugzeug: Boeing 737-800 Registration: D-ATUD Ausgeliefert am 24. März 2006 TUI…
Malaysia Airlines’ dedicated freighter airline, MASkargo, has launched a new freighter express service operating from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, the largest commerce cities in the East Malaysian states, located on the island of Borneo.