Monday 6 October 2014

Tuesday Spotting [2014.09.16] - Part 2

Continuation ....

Once again, we have another aircraft attempting to lose weight and save fuel by removing on landing gear door. :) Should be a maintenance routine as it happened to 9M-FYA last year. Link

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYF)

Next up we have the Air Contractors' aircraft. They are operated by Air Hong Kong and are quite frequent into Penang. Here, it extends all its flaps and spoilers for us to see. Wonder what's up with the extreme rudder deflection.NOT RELATED but lots of leaves growing on the metallic fence wire.

Air Contractors A300B4-622R(F) (EI-EXR)

Up next are two narrowbodies from competing companies, Boeing and Airbus.

Malindo Air B737-9GP(ER) (9M-LNK)

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AQY)

Aaaaannnddd the main catch of the day. Korean Air Cargo.

Korean Air Cargo B777-FB5 (HL8285)

This freighter was a real treat as most of the Korean Air Cargos that I've snapped were 744Fs. This is a great change. The new outlook, the elegant raked wingtips, those huge engines, and the AWESOME sound it emitted. (so much different from the 773s and 772s of Cathay, granted they are different engines)

After a great burst of happiness, it was time to head over to the arrivals part to get even more traffic. One arrival that I was anticipating was UPS' 767 from Kuala Lumpur which sadly never arrived.

Treated with baby Boeing of Sriwijaya Air though.

Sriwijaya Air B737-524 (PK-CLH)

Followed by Airasia. Bird sees plane, pilots see bird, bird flies away, pilots continues approach.

AirAsia A320 (9M-AQE)

One more edition coming up.

sslee b777f korean air cargo
penang b777-fb5 sslee takeoff hl8285
air contractors ei-exr penang sslee
firefly missing landing gear door penang sslee
sriwijaya air b737-500 penang
airasia malindo b737-9gper

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