by Rui Alves - Madeira Spotters May. 01, 2008 11114 views

That was our flight time to Luanda.
A small delay on the departure allowed me to show you this…
30m earlier and I fear this will not be possible.

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The sun was already shinning, but a bit shiny…
Suddenly we turn left and the wing was lighted!
Time to ZOOM the fuel dump exit.

Luanda harbour and surroundings…
Count the ships…
Don't forget: At this time, Angola owns the biggest economic growth in the world (I've read this on a newspaper while in Angola).

Anyone can confirm me what's this?

Full overview on the harbour and the Luanda “Island”.

The city

Highly populated. The big building under construction, bellow the wing is the new “Sonangol” headquarters.

The stadium.

Can you read it? Yes, it's “Jumbo”, the supermarket.
On the end of this avenue there's the “Agostinho Neto”'s statue
(the former Angola president).

Another kind of homes in this city zone

Approaching the airport

And there are undergoing constructions all over the city, even near the airport

Short-final and an amazing sight over the apron!
The tails?…
From left to right:
IL18, B777, ERJ135, YAK40, B727, AN76, AN72, and counting…

The old lady (B747) and the younger brothers (the 3 TAAG B737-700)

About to land.
On the holding point a B732.

During reverse process… count the Russians out there! :P

The runway.
Seens to be in good conditions.

IL18? Yep! And B727? Yep!
OK, I'm done! :D

Regarding the taxiway surroundings, there's some work to do.

And that's time to leave the aircraft.
I simply love this wing shape!

A nice and calm flight.

An overview already on the bus.


Another apron overview

An finally, when I was on the queue to get my OK on my passport…
A sound…
A different sound slowly became louder!
An it was really worthwhile!
The very first time I saw an IL18 live, and preparing for take-off! :)

B747, DC9, B727, ILs, ANs..

…DC9, B727, ILs, ANs, Mil Helis…
In fact, there's a lot of interesting stuff to spot!

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Lockheed 13 years, 3 months ago

Great report!!!! I love the details of the TOB!!!


13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Rui Sousa 13 years, 3 months ago

Amazing report!! (I guess Luanda is only interesting from air....)

13 years, 3 months ago Edited