Principe de Asturias

by Rui Alves - Madeira Spotters September. 27, 2008 5483 views

Due to an LdF meeting, in Funchal, we've joined some friend and,
despite of the weather, we were lucky enough to walk to the harbour.
The huge “Principe de Asturias” was there, with some helis and Harriers on-board.
Unfortunately, we arrived a bit late and we were not granted access to this amazing floating airport.

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Near harbour access this was our prespective.

Now, this one was taken quite close to “Vespas” disco.

As you can see, there were some civilians up there, the ship was open to visitors.

“Principe de Asturias” and some LdF friends.

01-918: McDonnell Douglas EAV-8B Harrier II

01-916: McDonnell Douglas EAV-8B Harrier II .
Repaint job needed :)

The historic replica “Santa Maria”, used to amuse tourists and locals.
(On the background there's another boat - Gavião ).

01-914: McDonnell Douglas EAV-8B Harrier II , and the “Mameleiros” hospital on the top left.

Can you see the chains to hold this bird?…

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Rui Sousa 12 years, 7 months ago

Nice report. That shining sun was really nice for the pics. If only I had taken my camera...who would have guessed that the rain would turn into that...

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