Monday 27 January 2014

An Impromptu Spotting Session

This was an impromptu spotting session sometime in the evening. The timing was right, the camera was available and thus .... *click click click.

Let's start with Cathay's Queen of the skies.

B747-467F (B-HUP)
Coming in through the hot sunny evening

Thai AirAsia A320-216 (HS-ABI)
I see something like a patch work above the "everyone" word

Malaysia Airlines B737-4H6 (9M-MMB)
A back lit photo, or rather a back-of-the-plane-lit-photo

Hong Kong Airlines A320-214 (B-LPG)
This was a greater outcome than the previous shot which came in late on a cloudy day. This one was on time and had great lighting. The Red,Orange,Yellow just shoots out and adds that tinge to this shot.

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYB)

And what better way to end it than Cathay's passenger long-hauler.

Cathay Pacific A340-313X (B-HXA)

That's all. Thanks for viewing.

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Tuesday 21 January 2014

2014.01.11 Spotting Session #2

Continuing on to part 2

Blasting into Penang is this three holer. Presenting FedEx's MD-11F
Took my eyes out of the viewfinder when it flew overhead. And BOY IT WAS HUGE. You can see nothing else but the belly of this freighter.

AirAsia's A320 (9M-AFS) being cradled by crosswinds

Firefly's ATR72-500 (9M-FYG) trying to fight off the crosswind. It had an incredibly smooth landing though.

Tigerair A320 (9V-TAE)

Belly shot of MAS' B737-4H6 (9M-MMK)

The wind was great and it was a cooling session. Though I doubt the pilots of the next plane enjoyed it.

Another FedEx, this time in the form of the A306F

The A306 above was aligned right in front of me. But I was towards the left of the runway. Flew past me and touched down just slightly left of the centre line.

More to come. Stay tuned.

Monday 13 January 2014

2014.01.11 Spotting Session #1

One would think that after a heavy rain, the skies would be clear. But this was not the case on that Saturday. There was plenty of cloud cover to shield the sun's VIBRANT rays all the way till midday. While this affected the photos tremendously, it was a cool and windy spotting session with great company of friends.

Let's begin.
Cathay Pacific B747-467 (B-HOP) "Hopping" out of Penang International Airport

Thai Airways International B737-4D7 (HS-TDG) replacing the A306

AirAsia's Brand New A320 with Sharklets (9M-AJE)

China Southern Airlines A320-232 (B-6910)

Korean Air Cargo B747-4B5(F) (HL 7437)

Same Korean Air with smoke trails

Eva Air Cargo B747-45E(F) (B-16483)

This Eva Air used the same length of runway used by the ordinary A320s of AirAsia. Must have been a really light load out of Penang to be able to perform as such.

More to come.... Stay Tuned.

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Sunday 5 January 2014

New Year 2014 Spotting Session

Greetings fellow viewers..

To be filled with tonnes of spotting sessions !

Here are the shots. 2 Heavies, 2 babies, 3 from Boeing and 1 from Airbus.

Cathay Pacific B747-467 (B-HUA) in the morning sun

Thai Airways International B737-4D7 (HS-TDK). A change from the usual A306.

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AHD) in special AirAsia Insure Livery

Korean Air Cargo B747-4B5F (HL 7602)

Second view of the Korean Air


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