Remarks: The perfect end for an awesome Spotters Day at Real Thaw 12 Exercise... this Orion is seen here entering the runway for departure to Beja AB after a short sunset visit to Monte Real at the end of the afternoon missions!
Remarks: SODPROPS in action at Sydney airport with the Qantas A380 on short final for Rwy 34 left just as the Air NZ A320 becomes airborne from Rwy 16 left. SODPROPS = Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations. 1600px.
Remarks: Flying low over the Ria de Aveiro in a ferry flight from Montijo AB to Ovar AB during Real Thaw 11 Exercise. A few hours after landing we took off in another C-130 for an extraction mission to Bragança where we picked up a team from the Navy's Detachment of Special Operations (DAE) that were in the field since 1 week ago and returned to Ovar. After delivering the PoAF's Unit of Protection of the Force that assisted the mission we departed again heading back to Montijo with the DAE... what a day!!