TAP's A330 premiere at Madeira

by Rui Sousa March. 17, 2008 18502 views

Finally, the so long awaited day had arrived. TAP's A330 premiere at Madeira. Landed, from Caracas at 5.30 am on the 16th of May.

Those winglets sure could use some color. Maybe TAP's logo, would give a nice touch.

On the cockpit, the flight to Lisbon was being prepared by Capt. Carlos Negrão and his F/O.

It's a great looking plane, wherever you're looking at it.

Funny that I'm used to see the spinner in black and the spiral in white, oposite to the ones on this plane.

Pushing back for rwy 05.

At lunch it was time for the first Lisbon-Madeira-Caracas flight. And what a magnificent view to see that big bird coming in.

On the cockpit, Capt. Carlos Rodriguez and F/O Dany Jardim, two portuguese-venezuelan pilots, sons of Madeirean.

Although it was mentioned at first that this trip would be made on the CS-TOL, one of the TAP's new A330 named after "João Gonçalves Zarco" (finder of Madeira Island), after all, the flight was made by CS-TOF.

Coming in for the stand…

…with the fire dept. waiting….

…for the bath!

Business class seats.

A very nice cockpit. And the seats are indeed confortable :)


Departing heavy for Caracas. Still, a great rotation from Capt. Rodriguez, right on the spot. Thanks!

Água the Pena on background and a nice wingflex.

"Jumping" Pico do Facho…

Right turn heading for a 3000ft flight along the coast to Funchal, before proceding to Caracas. Hope you had a nice flight.
Hope to see the pics soon….

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Alexho 10 years, 8 months ago

Nice plane

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Vahid.Fallahi 13 years ago

Hi . Very good collection .

13 years ago Edited
Carol 13 years ago

Love this set of planes..I put one in my favorites..wow wow wow

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Franzisko 13 years, 1 month ago

la ultiam foto me gusta mucho! saludos

13 years, 1 month ago Edited
Primavera Delima 13 years, 1 month ago

Bons registos!Adorei sobretudo o "banho" do avião :))

13 years, 1 month ago Edited
Alessandro Gho 13 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful airliner! I really like the cockpit : )

13 years, 1 month ago Edited
Bernd Dauphin 13 years, 1 month ago

Great set

13 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kopacz Andras 13 years, 1 month ago

Again a super set, I lik every much the cockpit pictures!

13 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jorge Abreu 13 years, 1 month ago

Despite the "blue" lights at night, great great shots!! For sure it worth waking up early! and at the afternoon, well the pictures speak for them self... :P

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