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One of the most iconic residents! Blue Nile - Spirit of Africa Boeing 707-336C 5Y-BRV.

New Image gallery – SHARJAH

It has been a while, but I am very happy to announce that there is a new image gallery online! Many of you have probably heard of Sharjah Airport before and some might have visited it already. Sharjah is the neighboring emirate of Dubai, UAE and it does have its own airport that was once famous for old Soviet cargo aircraft. Things have changed a bit, but I was gladly able to visit the old aircraft boneyard recently and also included images of some of the more regular visitors to the airport. Here is a preview of what you will get in the SHARJAH Airport – a desert hub gallery: … Continue reading

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Lufthansa Boeing 737-300 D-ABEC in Frankfurt 04

Bye-Bye Bobby!

As many of you already know, Lufthansa was the launch customer and most important client of the Boeing 737. Had the German airline not stuck to the project (taking 22 of the 30 -100s built), the most successful airliner of all time might not have made through its first year… Therefore it was very sad to see the era of 737 operation coming to an end after nearly 49 years of continued service. When I became a pilot I had the chance to join the ranks of 737 pilots, but never did as I decided for the A320. Yet, many of my training course colleagues became 737-skippers and I had … Continue reading

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Lufthansa Airbus A320neo D-AINB

Even more A320neo images now online!

A couple of month have passed since Lufthansa introduced the new Airbus A320neo (neo stands for new engine option) into regular service as the first airline worldwide. While the number of operators has grown since, it is still a very rare aircraft to see, although that will probably change in the near future with thousands of orders for this updated version waiting to be delivered! In the past weeks I have gone out and taken more and more images of Lufthansa’s new short-haul flagship. Some of them were already published in my Lufthansa Airbus A320neo gallery, but now there are even more! You will find all of them in the gallery (which … Continue reading

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The skyline of Frankfurt with most of Germany's skyscrapers

The world at night – new image gallery online!

It has taken me a while, actually way too long, to start updating my website. I had been planning to put image galleries online for months, but there was always something else that needed to be done. With only 10-12 days at home per month, it is hard to please everyone – the family needs you, tasks around the house/flat/garden/car… have to be managed, the calendar sale needed to be organized and my work for the various pilots associations had to be carried out. In between you are supposed to relax and recharge the batteries again! I now have a whole off week after working endlessly at the beginning of the month, as … Continue reading

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Lufthansa A320NEO D-AINA MUC Munich Airport

Airbus A320NEO – first aircraft in the air with Lufthansa

The A320 family of Airbus aircraft (including from small to big the A318, A319, A320 and A321) has been a huge success for the European aircraft manufacturer since the late 1980s. It is no wonder that some major airlines such as Lufthansa still fly the aircraft successfully – LH’s first and oldest A320 is still in service! The airline’s oldest A320 is registered D-AIPA (c/n 069) was delivered in October 1989 and it is currently the oldest frame in the whole fleet of short- and long-haul aircraft. More than 26 years after it’s delivery, Lufthansa and Airbus have reached another milestone… By the end of 2010 it was clear to … Continue reading

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Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 D-ABYJ at Frankfurt Airport

Inside the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i

On one of my recent trips, I had the pleasure of flying on-board the Boeing 747-8i – the latest jumbo jet generation! Just before the flight from Buenos Aires’s Ministro Pistarini International Airport (better known as Ezeiza International EZE/SAEZ) to Frankfurt on the longest flight in the Lufthansa network, I was able to snap a few images of the cockpit and cabin. Cockpit The first thing I always notice when entering a 747-cockpit is, how small the windows are! Of course, I am spoiled by the MD-11 and the jumbo skippers tell me it is not that bad once seated… On the other hand it is much longer than most other … Continue reading

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Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 D-ALCA - Seoul Incheon

Airliner World December 2015 article – Haulin’ Freight

I am very excited to announce that my first article has appeared in the world-renowned magazine Airliner World from the UK with the title “Haulin’ Freight”. It has always been a dream for me to publish there and many photos had already found their way to the magazine via my Airteamimages membership. Key Publishing that owns the magazine has also printed images from me in other publications before. Thinking hard on what to write about, it was soon obvious that I should tell the interested public about a typical flight on the Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F. Easier said than done! I didn’t want to invent something, so I had to wait … Continue reading

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Pyongyang at night

Pyongyang at night

With only about 5000 tourist visiting per year, North Korea is probably one of the least travelled countries in the world. Journalists are not allowed in and we get very little inside information on what it really looks like and how people live. I am therefore extremely happy to be able to show you what the capital city of Pyongyang looks like at night. Naturally there are images of its must-see sights (and must-see means a visit is compulsory as directed by the state), but also a few of ordinary people. Surprisingly or maybe not, they are very much like us and pretty normal, even though their surroundings might not … Continue reading

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