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Jun 7th
2022
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Rare visit of Libyan Government A340 to Stockholm title=

Rare visit of Libyan Government A340 to Stockholm

June 1st is known as International Children's Day. Well, they sure did make some kids happy at ARN today... Did we have good light? Of course, we did, but only before the Libyan Government aircraft arrived. Were we at the right location? Of course, we did, but only to capture all the arrivals before the Libyan Government aircraft arrived. Lucky I managed to get a ride with someone and made it in time to Cargo City where the aircraft taxied in front of us.

Apr 5th
2022
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60 years of Stockholm Arlanda airport title=

60 years of Stockholm Arlanda airport

Today, on April 1st, 2022 Stockholm Arlanda turns 60 years old. I guess the phrase "time flies" has never been more accurate...in Swedish, they say Happy säxty börfday Arlanda!

Mar 14th
2022
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Maximus Air Cargo An-124 visited Stockholm - Arlanda title=

Maximus Air Cargo An-124 visited Stockholm - Arlanda

What a nice surprise from the Airbus A350 OH-LWL departing on 19L while the AN124 is just taxiing to its parking position.

Feb 26th
2022
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Volga Dnepr Il-67 at Stockholm title=

Volga Dnepr Il-67 at Stockholm

What an incredible day in Stockholm, Sweden!! There are truly no words to describe the feeling of achieving something. The feeling that you are capable of doing it! It's even more satisfying when you do it on your own. Most of you probably know what I am talking about. If only I knew a film director, I would ask him to make a movie about today featuring me, but the story goes like that: A few days ago I have seen an announcement that an IL76 is set to land at Stockholm Arlanda. Then I realized it is impossible for me to catch it because of the schedule- the initial ETA was around 12-12:30, so I gave up. I cannot teleport myself so I was thinking that this time I'm gonna miss it. So, at around 12:20 I was in the tunnelbana (the subway) going into the city center to do take some videos with my phone. I somehow checked flightradar24 and saw that the airplane hadn't even departed from Leipzig (and I thought it had already landed in ARN). Well, in no time, I was already off at T-Centralen, going down the escalator to catch my return subway to go home and take my backpack with the camera. At the moment of writing this, I have been using the subway system for more than a month and I was pretty familiar with the stops, but for some weird reasons, at the moment when I had 3 more stops to get home, I was already leaning to the doors, impatiently waiting for them to open. As they opened, I started running like Usain Bolt. Usually, it would take around 10-12 minutes from the subway to my house. Did that in 5 minutes. I managed to get into the house, take the backpack and I was off to a bus station- since I had to take a commuter rail to Märsta (a suburb of Metropolitan Stockholm). In less than 10 minutes I am already at the Ulriksdal station, waiting for the commuter rail (J) to Märsta. I am looking at the board- the next comes in 8 minutes. Desperately, I am starting writing in Facebook groups- asking for advice- and more important if someone would be able to pick me up. I message 3 fellow local spotters, two of them answered me they're not gonna be at the airport today. It feels like the roof falls in. But I was on a mission. I knew it was meant to happen! So I continue. With the Red Hot Chili Peppers in my ears, I immediately start to be more confident.In order to get to the spotting location for RWY26 arrivals, you have to take a bus from Märsta to Halmsjön (Bus 579), and then walk for around 25 minutes. I was already looking at alternatives- like taking an Uber. Then, being cheap, I was like-no! I'm not doing it! I somehow get off at Märsta and I'm running to the buses terminal. Looking on my phone, it appears that bus 579 is delayed- for about 4 minutes. Might not seem like a lot but again, I was running out of time! As the bus pulls to the curb, I let all the people board and I was the last one to board. I am asking the driver, gesturing like a maniac that I need to get to Halmsjön (which is the last station) as soon as possible. I'm begging him to keep his foot on the gas pedal and drive as fast as he can. He is not very friendly. I wouldn't let him finish his sentence, but it's already the third time he's telling me I have to take a seat in order for him to start driving. I was angry. Annoyed. Irritated. I wanted to do it as they do in the movies- they kick the bus driver and someone takes the wheel- and of course pedal to the floor! Since it's real-life- this doesn't work. It's important to mention that in Sweden, the bus driver only stops at the station if people request that in the bus by pressing the stop button- or if the driver sees someone in the station with the intention of getting in, otherwise they keep on going. We pass a stop, nobody is requesting to get off- nobody is in the station- so the bus continues to go. However, at the next bus stop, I see someone dressed very elegantly. It only took me around 2 seconds to realize that we are losing time right now! The bus driver has finished his shift and he's swapping places with the other driver that was at that stop. I thought someone was laughing at me. Someone really does not want me to catch that IL76. I was like, that's it. I cannot do anything right now. It's just my faith. But that was the key- I was faithful- I still had hope in me. I was still focusing. I realized how that swap of drivers- was actually a great thing- a thing that would be to my advantage. I immediately start talking to the new driver- explaining him what was going on. He starts smiling. Wow. What a great moment! He continues: “I have a schedule- I have to follow it”. Disappointment kicks in. But he goes again- “Since I have done this route many times, there are literally no people waiting for this bus- everyone gets off at the airport (referring to the SkyCity/ Arlanda Term.2-3). At the moment, I didn’t know what he was talking about. He starts driving. I immediately see him as Lewis Hamilton. After it was only him and I on the bus I start telling him- faster! Faster! Go-go-go!! NOW!! There’s this sharp left turn, we are literally flying with like 75-80 km/h…but we are in a Volvo… therefore, not even close to being scared. He asks where exactly to stop for me… Before getting off the bus I ask his name (which I forgot), but I do know for sure he’s from the Gambia. What an awesome guy! But now, I start running through a thick layer of snow, there are some hills to climb, the whole experience you would wish for.... I stop from time to time to catch my breath. I was running against the wind, and it was extremely cold. Somehow, I’m alongside Runway 26, 5 minutes prior to the arrival of the IL76… the rest…you can clearly see it in the picture. It was more than a race against time!Confidence, perseverance, and dedication. These are the words that describe the 23rd of February, 2022. And Usain Bolt- since they could have easily chosen me to take part in the Olympics with the performance I did today. What else can I say- it's aviation, so enjoy it!!RA-76951 operating flight number VI6001 (flight time: 1:44)

Oct 5th
2019
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Rare visit of Privilege Style B763 to Stockholm title=

Rare visit of Privilege Style B763 to Stockholm

Jun 17th
2019
728 views
President of South Korea visited Stockholm title=

President of South Korea visited Stockholm

Approaching midsummer in the Nordic countries which means that the days are at their longest and that the sun only dips below the horizon in the Stockholm area at night, which can provide amazing backdrop for a Korean Government Boeing 747-400.

Jan 18th
2019
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Japan Air Self Defence Force Boeing 777 visited Stockholm during training mission title=

Japan Air Self Defence Force Boeing 777 visited Stockholm during training mission

Jul 9th
2018
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Brussels Airbus A319 visited Stockholm title=

Brussels Airbus A319 visited Stockholm

First visit of a schedueled A319 to Bromma

Apr 18th
2018
1168 views
Indian Prime Minister visited Stockholm title=

Indian Prime Minister visited Stockholm

Air India 1 leaving for London

Jun 14th
2017
1719 views
Rare visit of Boeing 737-200 to Stockholm title=

Rare visit of Boeing 737-200 to Stockholm

Jun 1st
2017
2228 views
Virgin Atlantic 747 visits Stockholm title=

Virgin Atlantic 747 visits Stockholm

May 26th
2017
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Runway of Stockholm Arlanda Airport used as an apron during UEFA Europa League final title=

Runway of Stockholm Arlanda Airport used as an apron during UEFA Europa League final

Due to the UEFA Europa Leauge final that was played in Stockholm on the 24th of May they closed rwy 08/26 and used it for parking for all the football charters.

Aug 27th
2016
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SAS 70 years of service special livery title=

SAS 70 years of service special livery

The livery that celebrates SAS 70 years of service!

Aug 27th
2016
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USA Government 757 at Stockholm Arlanda title=

USA Government 757 at Stockholm Arlanda

US VP Joe Biden visiting Stockholm. Arrived 01:25LT

May 25th
2016
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Cargo Air Lines brought horses in Sweden for Elitloppet 2016  title=

Cargo Air Lines brought horses in Sweden for Elitloppet 2016

Late last night this arrived from JFK with six horses for Elitloppet 2016 which is a horse racing tournament hosted in Stockholm every year.

Mar 3rd
2016
1505 views
First Avro RJ100 in BRA's fleet title=

First Avro RJ100 in BRA's fleet

Yesterday a new airline took to the skies as Malmo Aviation merged with Braathens aviation and formed BRA. "Good" in swedish something with a complete different meaning in english... This is the first Avro RJ100 in the new scheme! All the different colors on the tail represent the different airlines labeled under "Sverigeflyg".

Feb 24th
2016
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Slovakian Government visit at Stockholm title=

Slovakian Government visit at Stockholm

Jan 8th
2016
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Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg merge to fly under the name of BRA title=

Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg merge to fly under the name of BRA

Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg are going through a rebranding starting in February. This got delivered 30/12/15. Entered traffic 6th January, the official start of their rebranding is in February.

Nov 13th
2015
1948 views
Government of Equatorial Guinea on state visit in Sweden title=

Government of Equatorial Guinea on state visit in Sweden

State visit by the Equatorial Guinea Government.

Sep 30th
2015
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Rare Global Africa Cargo MD-11F in Stockholm - Arlanda title=

Rare Global Africa Cargo MD-11F in Stockholm - Arlanda

Rare MD-11 cargo charter arrived around midnight 28/9-15.

Jul 5th
2015
1900 views
Swedish Air Force celebrates 50 years of Hercules service title=

Swedish Air Force celebrates 50 years of Hercules service

This year the Swedish Air Force celebrates 50 years of Hercules service. The celebration was marked with an Air Show at homebase Såtenas on July 4th 2015.

Jun 2nd
2015
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President of India visits Sweden title=

President of India visits Sweden

Arrived to Arlanda 31/5 as AI1 carrying Pranab Mukherjee, president of India during his state visit to Stockholm, Sweden.

May 16th
2015
3651 views
Brand new Gulfstream in Pinguin colours on delivery to Hong Kong title=

Brand new Gulfstream in Pinguin colours on delivery to Hong Kong

Brand new Penguin650 on delivery from Savannah via Stockholm to Hong Kong.

May 16th
2015
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Gulfstream bizjet delivery through Stockholm - Arlanda title=

Gulfstream bizjet delivery through Stockholm - Arlanda

Brand new on delivery from Savannah to Hong Kong.

Apr 14th
2015
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British Airways BA 781 to Stockholm temporarily upgraded title=

British Airways BA 781 to Stockholm temporarily upgraded

BA 781 operated with a 777-200 instead of the usual 767.

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