Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A real special visitor to FLL

I haven't been around for a while, because, it has been one of the worst winter shooting seasons in years - many people have said that. A lot of westerly operations because of cold fronts, airlines going out of business, like SkyService, and generally lower volumes of operations.

However, at the end of March, there was a really special visitor to Ft Lauderdale. I missed it on the way out - it was in transit from Russia to an airshow in Chile. After missing it on the way out, I was hoping that it would come back through on the way back to Chile, and on Tuesday, April 7, 2010, it did - and - I was able to catch it - a Beriev Be-200Chs from the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations - here is the Wikipedia entry

I'm hoping that we are going to get some better traffic soon - Ft Lauderdale is getting a little boring :)


Paulo Olim said...

bonito aparelho!

Asas Madeira
Paulo Olim

Tim G in MN said...

Nice catch Mark! Here is a link to a very nice video showing what this aircraft can do:

Tim G in MN