Friday 15 April 2016

Evening Spotting Session

Had a chance to do some evening spotting session after an event. I had the camera with me, so why not. It was a great thing that those coming in were using Runway 22, saving me the trip all the way to the other end of the runway. Here are some belly and side profile shots.

China Airlines B737-809 (B-18609)

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

After reviewing a few of the shots, planes were still rather high up, but with the sun backlighting the entire sky, the chances of snapping a good shot is rather slim. So a little drive down the road along the industrial area yield me much better outcomes.

Silk Air B737-8SA (9V-MGN)

Flying above a flowering tree. Silk Air was the first one that came after the change in position. Though perhaps evening sessions aren't as populated as the afternoon session, we have quite some action too (mostly ATRs and 320s). The sun went behind the clouds shortly after SilkAir landed.

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AHY) - Big Duty Free livery

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYH)

Malindo Air ATR72-600 (9M-LMF)

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYD)

Lion Air B737-8GP (PK-LFY)

There was quite a good mix of logo jets as well, starting with the newly painted "Big Duty Free" AirAsia, to the one with the "The Apprentice Asia" livery. There was also a Line logo jet too.

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AFA) - The Apprentice Asia livery

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYL)

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AHR) Line Livery

Malaysia Airlines B737-8H6 (9M-MXM)

By this time, I was wondering whether or not to call it a day, or to wait a wee bit longer. The sun had already set and there was a feeling of hunger within me. It was a long interval to the next one, which constantly made me wonder if they had change the Runway direction usage. I waited and got these 2.

Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYF)

Dragonair A330-342 (B-HLI)

The arrival of Dragonair marked the end of my spotting trip. It was a different feeling, seeing them with flaps down and gears down while on the glideslope to the runway. Most if not all of my Dragonair shots have been of them taking off. 

Stay tuned for other sessions.


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