Friday 3 November 2017

Spotting session - 21 Oct - Part 3

Part 3 !!

There was a slight drizzle after the Korean 777 which prevented me to get the arrival shot of the next one, but on the taxi run, the skies cleared. That's Penang weather for you. This one had the "Turn Back Crime" livery.

Indonesia AirAsia A320-216 (PK-AXY)

The second FedEx jet of the day came from Singapore. A 767. One of the 767 would depart sometime around 2pm. Have always wanted to catch the departure of the MD-11s back when they still operate, but had always took it for granted that they would forever be there. To those of you out there, if you to do something, do it as soon as you can as you might never know when you might not have the opportunity again. And I'm not just referring to photo taking here. Do what you gotta do.

FedEx B767-3S2F(ER) N125FE

Short commercial break for AirAsia....

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AJW)

Before resuming with the programme.

Wide shot of the aircraft approaching the Cargo Ramp.

Decided to then head over to get some departure shots. Was not looking for anything in particular, but just to grab some of the departing narrowbodies. I got one alright, but not something I expected.

Neptune Air B737-3S3(SF) (9M-NEF)

As far as I know, Neptune Air doesn't operate on weekends. She only departs on weekdays to Singapore. Was pleasently surprised. 

The 737-300 series can be considered a classic (at least in my mind). The rough edges, lack of winglets and very loud engines. This was once an airliner that was capable of carrying up to 140 passengers back in the late 80s, before it was converted to a freighter (hence SF) in the early 90s. Been with many airlines before coming to Neptune Air.

Was kinda over the moon with this shot, and was satisfied. Head over to the last place, to get some arrival shots. The road has been widened, but that doesn't stop people from enjoying the wonderful spotting activiy (me included).

Back view

Did not have my wide lens with me this round (dang it!) so could only get some long shots. Took this opportunity to just admire the queen as she glided to the runway. Being so close, the experience was just amazing. I do have to quote a friend of mine who commented about this experiece "My view is all filled with with that plane. IN HD!!!"

With a cloudy weather, one second, you get to see a plane fully illuminated by the sun, the next, completely covered by the clouds.

Jetstar Asia A320-232

And to wrap it all up, here's the belly shot of an AirAsia jet on approach. Just slightly off centre due to the winds coming from the west.

AirAsia A320-216 (9M-AQD)

That's all for this session. It has truly been an enjoyable session, and a somewhat different one too. Thanks for viewing. Stay tuned for more posts in the future.


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