Sunday, October 6, 2013

Finally - some good weather!!!

The long, wet, dreary summer in South Florida is finally coming to an end I hope.  There have been some opportunities of late to spend a little time at lunch time at the viewing park at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and a chance to hone some skills back up in preparation for the winter season that will this year hopefully include the new Air Transat Boeing737-800s, the introduction of the international service by Norwegian - although that looks as thought it will start with Airbus equipment as they have been having some issues with their new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, but - those hopefully be a thing of the past soon as well.

So, onto the latest catches.

This Air Jamaica color scheme is still wonderful to see around ,even though on a couple of their jets, it now has Caribbean Airlines titles.

This departure was a very noisy one - a Mexican Government Lear 28 - you can tell it's older, it is officially still designated as a Gates Learjet!

This is something we don't get in Fort Lauderdale a lot at all - Falcon Air Express - although, seeing as it went to Aruba a couple of times in a few days, we were wondering in the area if it was filling in for Tiara Aruba Airlines.

Wing flex on a Saab SF340B!!  Silver Airways, which was originally Gulfstream International, and their colorful Saabs are based in FLL, this one heading to Key West

And finally, the flying box car - a Shorts SC-7 Skyvan - from FLL-based GB Airlink.  This plies the cargo trade between Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas on a daily basis.  This must have been a test flight, as it didn't use it's GB Airlink callsign and after take-off, went onto downwind, base and final legs before landing and heading to the hangar.

Hopefully, this weather will stay like this for the foreseeable future - I've missed getting out of the office during lunchtime a lot!!

Some more time spent behind the camera lens!!

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