Thursday 20 November 2014

Same place, Different views - 02 / November [Part 1]

It's been almost a month since the last spotting session. To all the readers here, thank you for frequenting this blog. I truly appreciate it. Do leave comments if you have any thoughts.

Time sure flies. Before you know it, week after week, month after month passes in just a blink of an eye. Resolutions are made, deadlines are set, though many are still not met. However, a new year is coming. Time for new (renewed) resolutions and goals.

Back to the spotting session. A lot of shots are made from the ground showing the aircraft in the air. This round, more ground-ish shots are included, just to give a different view and perspective.

Airbus Faceoff

Lucky to have both the A330s push back at the same time. Pilots must've been waving to each other.

Dragonair A330-342 (B-HLI)

First to depart gracefully was Dragonair. Light was out and everything was just perfect. Towards the end of the year, the day tends to be brighter earlier, allowing for better early morning shots. Did not realise the rare species until I reviewed the shot on the camera screen. Saw it??

Thai Airways International A330-321 (HS-TEB)

To be able to catch the Thai from this angle meant that it had rotated really early. Guess it must have been a light load. This route was previously served by the A300 before they were retired and replaced by B734s. For me, whatever comes, if it flies, then I'm fine with it.

Malindo Air ATR72-600 (9M-LMK)

I did mention that there will be some different views in these postings. So here's the first one, giving you the feel of how tiny the ATR is when compared to its surroundings. With majority of my shots zoomed in right to the aircraft, the size gauging may be off sometimes.

AirAsia A320 (9M-AFM) with the Hat's of to Dato' Pahamin Livery

This was one of the special AirAsia that departed Penang. Nice grey touch as opposed to the original reds on AirAsia's fleet. They have very short turnaround times, allowing shots of the same aircraft at different times of the day.

China Southern Airlines A320 (B-6288)

This one was on its way back to China. Looking forward to seeing (and capturing) a Boeing in this livery here in Penang.

Korean Air Cargo B747-4B5F (HL7438)

It goes to show that no aircraft, not even the queen of the skies can escape from the effects of crosswinds. A slight tip to the port side shortly after lift off. Pilots were quick to correct the effects.

Malindo Air ATR72-600 (9M-LMO)

Malindo Air is constantly receiving new turboprops to its fleet. Now the registration has already gone to LMR. Good job to them. Their flight tickets are cheap too, with free baggage and light snacks served.

More updates on the second slot. To be continued........

sslee malindo penang 9m-lmo
korean air cargo 747 penang sslee
hats off to dato pahamin penang sslee
a330 dragonair penang thai airways