Saturday 19 July 2014

Planespotting : The Rainspotting Edition - Part 2

In this edition of Rainspotting.... the highlights are....

UPS B767
Malindo and Firefly ATR72-600
China Airlines B747
SilkAir's FIRST B738

Welcome back, here are the stories. Still raining, and will still be raining to the end of the spotting trip

UPS B767-34AF ER (N330UP)

I was rather hoping that the rain would stop and the sun would shine for this beauty, but the clouds were there and showed no signs of breaking up. Well I was already set up for spotting in the rain, so the snapping ensues.

Firefly ATR72-600 (9M-FIA)

Malindo ATR72-600 (9M-LMF)

No matter how small, they were all capable of handling the crosswind. The next heavy was unexpected. Happy to see it nevertheless.

China Airlines Cargo B747-409F (B-18718)

And to end it (again) was SilkAir's B737-800 with the 25-Year Anniversary markings.

SilkAir B737-8SA (9V-MGA)

One new experience, seeing wipers of Boeings and Airbuses in action.

And that concludes rainspotting. Hope you enjoyed it.

Till next time.


ups b767-300er landing rain penang sslee
china cargo airlines b747-400f landing penang
sslee atr72-600 malindo firefly penang 

Sunday 6 July 2014

Planespotting : The Rainspotting Edition - Part 1

So here I was, happy to go to this planespotting session, with promise of quite a number of freighters and airliners. Driving was ok, with slight jams here and there, but ok. I arrived at the location only to find that my first target, Air Hong Kong's A306F has landed and already started unloading. No worries, they must have sped up. However, just before officially reach my ideal spotting location, it started raining, real heavily.

Sigh* But what am I to do? I am there so why not make the best out of it.

Malaysia Airlines B737-8FZ (9M-MLG)

This MAS unit is a leased aircraft, still wearing the old colours of MAS.

Sriwijaya Air B737-524 (PK-CLU)

Sriwijaya Air was tilting side to side on its approach

AirAsia A320 (9M-AQM)

AQM came in when the rain was at its heaviest. You could see ALL the aircraft battling crosswinds as they approached the runway. Winds were strong but they still made the landing.

AirAsia A320 (9M-AJA)

Throughout the duration that I've been spotting, I have only seen SilkAir's B738 turn on their wingtip lights (lights directly at the base of the winglets). This is the first that I've seen from Airbus' aircraft.


Lion Air B737-8GP (PK-LKU)

Just realised that almost all aircraft in this post are wingleted / sharkleted.

Sequel is coming up in the next post.

sslee malaysia airlines b737-800 9m-mlg
sslee sriwijaya air b737-500 pk-clu
penang airasia a320 landing 9m-aqm sslee
penang planespotting a320 sharklets
lion air 737 landing penang