Friday, 24 February 2017

Penang Planespotting #009 - 17 September 2016 - Part 2

Part 2... Woohoo

Starting off with Malindo, turning onto the runway via Taxiway Bravo.

Malindo ATR72-600 (9M-LMG)

Silkair B737-8SA (9V-MGA)

And we have surprise for the session, and A320 family with exit doors on the fore and aft of the wing. This is a daily flight to Guangzhou, but what interests me the most is that this time, they sent an A321. 


Nowadays I see more and more of Fedex's 767 than their MD11s. I guess that they are slowly phasing them out?

FedEx B767-3S2F(ER) (N109FE)

Head on with the A321. From this angle, it would look like an ordinary A320.

China Southern Airlines A321-211 (B-6685)

Saw a chopper flying in on the opposite side of the runway. Lucky enough to have it in the same frame as this ATR.

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYJ)

When a chopper comes in, the camera starts snapping. The chopper approached the runway, then banked towards the taxiway for a smooth low altitude flight along Taxiway Alpha before touching down in front of the ATC tower.

N109FE Crossing the runway

MMEA AS365N (M70-02)


Continuing in Part 3.

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Penang Planespotting #009 - 17 September 2016 - Part 1

Continuing from Session #008. This session will have many many many parts.

Starting off, we have Malindo

Malindo ATR72-600 (9M-LMO)

Then we have the two morning international flights. One to Thailand and the other to Hong Kong though the latter had to wait for an arrival.

Thai Smile A320-232 (HS-TXS)

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AJX)

We have biologicals too. Here we have a stork coming in for landing on the parallel waterway (river).

Stork (A-BIRD)

Dragonair A330-343 (B-HWM)

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYD)

Rubber burning. This one's from Hong Kong. They will usually arrive in the morning and depart later in the evening.

Air HongKong A300F4-605R (B-LDF)

AJX departing from Bravo

LDF taxiing to the cargo apron

It is really great to have high AirAsia traffic into Penang. For one, you get to see new jets like the A320NEO. You also get the special schemed ones. This new one bears the "AirAsia Foundation" livery.

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AQI)

FYD Departing

More in the upcoming posts

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Lucky Air B737 Kunming - Penang

Happy New Year to everyone. Hope this year will be filled with abundance, joy and prosperity.

To start of this year, here's Lucky Air. They started their service from 20th December 2016. Here are some pics.

Lucky Air B737-84P (B-6015)

Flight Details



Their tail design bears a striking resemblance to BA's albeit with different colours.


Monday, 26 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Here's wishing all viewers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!


Saturday, 10 December 2016

Taipei Songshan Airport spotting 12/2016

Oh yes... I have traveled a few thousand kilometers away and here I am at Songshan Airport (RCSS/TSA). I am of course without my trusty photo software, so Paint would suffice for the resizing of the photo (hope not too much degradation in photo quality). This was taken from the market. A few to start with. 

Uni Air ATR72-600 (B-17015)

A rather aged aircraft (though new for me). The Mad Dog. Been always wanting to do this. The FAT aircraft is relatively thin. 

Far Eastern Air Transport (would use FAT) MD-82 (B-28021)

China Airlines A330-302 (B-18309)

Songshan sees a mix of regional and long-haul aircraft, ranging from the ATR to the Dreamliner. And as an added bonus, you might catch a glimpse of their Air Force. Take this Fokker for instance.

Taiwan Air Force Fokker 50 (5003)

This next one is a new catch for me too. A small jet (with engines as loud as that of the 737) with sleek looks.

Mandarin Airlines E190 (B-16821)

Taiwan at this time is usually covered by clouds (and from what I've found out some haze too that is ever present throughout the year). Taipei 101 was barely visible from this point. You can more or less tell when there is a spot of light, and otherwise. Ooohh another MD!

FAT MD-83 (B-28027)

This next shot really brings the Chinese out from this land.

China Airlines A330-302 (B-18301)

I thought this next one was just a small object in the sky far away. Didn't really take note until it was closer. And it is this time where I really really miss my zoom lens. Look at how much room it has to fly around the photo.

National Airborne Service Corps AS365N (NA-101)

More to come.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Penang Planespotting #008 - 31 August 2016 - Part 3

It has been some time since I've updated this, but nevertheless, I am back. Here the rest of the shots for the spotting on the 31st August 2016.

And guess who decided to say hi. A flyby at low speeds, no afterburners. It's amazing how quiet they can be.

Now back to the runway.

Malindo Air B737-8GP (9M-LNP)

Rolling from the beginning of runway 22, and with those sharklets, rotation was early. Hence this shot.

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AQU)

Then the winds changed and it was back to using 04.

Malindo ATR72-600 (9M-LMP)

Before this final rather shaky one. I do notice quite a number of Firefly aircraft doing such aerobatics, though most of the time it was windy.

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYA)

That is all for this post. Stay tuned for more.

Just a sneak peak. Noticed anything different about this China Southern Airlines aircraft?


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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Penang Planespotting #008 - 31 August 2016 - Part 2

And guess what we have to start off the second part of this thread.......

China Airlines B737-809 (B-18612)

It is not everyday that this one is captured as it arrives at about 4pm-ish. I read that they have previously sent their A340s (how nice if they were to do that again).

Next there was an influx of AirAsia jets. Good for trying out different shots.

AirAsia A320-214 (9M-AFC) - World's best Low Cost Airline

Indonesia AirAsia A320-216 (PK-AXF)

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AHS)

I can vividly remember another AirAsia aircraft with a white tipped engine cover (somewhere).

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AQU)

Then came a member of the ATR family. After a sea of AirAsias, come the sole Firefly aircraft.

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYH)

All that arrive would have to eventually depart right? Here is AFC departing. The following shots are possible with Runway 22 ops.

9M-AFC departing

With a bit of Bayan Lepas and the hill

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AHW)

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYL)

More coming in Part 3. Stay tuned.