Remarks: The temperature is around 3.5 degrees Celsius. The sun has just about fully risen over the horizon; the air is crisp...and around 32 minutes prior to its scheduled arrival time 'Air China 002' touches down on Runway 31, arriving direct from Manaus, Brazil. Awaiting the aircraft on Apron 9 is a barrage of VIP limousines, heavy Police presence and the Army, ready to unload its precious cargo. I got told off by a member of the armed forces after they thought I took too many photos of it as they were about to begin de-boarding the aircraft.
Remarks: Finally ready to fly! Nicknamed 'Lady Guinness', this bird was built by a few friends and I, as a 6th Form school project! She's seen here parked inside the Medavia hangar, awaiting her first flight. Owned by Laferla Holdings Ltd. and operated by fellow pilot (and photographer) Damian Agius and myself. Aircraft and pilots are members of the Island Microlight Club, based at LMML.
Remarks: Close-up of the left main-undercarriage of this classic B720, which has been stored in Malta since 2004. Judging by the state which it is in, it seems highly unlikely that this aircraft will ever be returned to active service.