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High-altitude Spotting

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At home, with some free time just now, here goes ... (with help from flightradar24.com).

 

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SQ321 LHR-SIN

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BA11 LHR-SIN

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Seems the flight path to SIN is right above our house in Setia Alam. :)

 

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Two more ...

 

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QR640 DOH-SIN A7-BAO

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AY81 HEL-SIN OH-LQB -- yes from HEL back to SIN. :)

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Caught 3x A380s just now, in quick succession, passing above the house. Both QF planes at 41000ft, the SQ at 39000ft. Note the contrails' difference. :)

 

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QF2, 41000'.

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SQ321, 39000'.

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QF10, 41000'.

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After the storm last night, today's skies are very clear! :)

 

So doc, when are you gonna get super long telephotos?

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No lah, just love the contrails -- can see above, only 2000' difference, SQ wimpy contrail, QF beautiful ones! :D

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I saw an aircraft flying over NKVE in Subang at around 5 pm. Lovely con trail.. Yes 2,000 ft can mean a huge difference in moisture and temperature levels!

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At around 5pm onward everyday, like clockwork, A380s in sequence QF2, SQ321, QF10 -- if clear sky contrails can clearly be seen -- flight paths normally above ShahAlam/Kelang, coming from NW.

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Nice Doc !!!

 

You should spend a day at my place on a clear day - being just E of the PAM-VOR, you can see lot's of traffic esp. to the US (like DL, LH, TK, AC etc.) :pardon:

 

So, you're on hi-alt spotting now ?

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Hahaha, Pieter, just casually, when I'm at home, good blue sky, nothing better to do (of course flightradar24 helps). But I notice best contrails at 41,000'. Over here I haven't spotted anything higher than that.

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Nothing serious, just my NEX-5 with kit 18-200mm lens. :)

 

Whoa~ just NEX-5 and kit lens? meaning my 75-300mm lens will zoom in further then! :)

And here I thought I'll need what those sports journalists use in a sports match like those 400mm or 500mm fixed lens~

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Whoa~ just NEX-5 and kit lens? meaning my 75-300mm lens will zoom in further then! :)

And here I thought I'll need what those sports journalists use in a sports match like those 400mm or 500mm fixed lens~

 

If you use good high-megapixel cam (like 24-megapixel NEX-7) + good lens, then crop pic to make it look like from 500mm prime. :)

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Hi Doc, allow me to share a photo here for MH A380 doing her joyride this afternoon as MH 5488.

 

No contrails and passing by around Klang area at around 11,000'.

Took from my house in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.

MHA380w.jpg

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Nice pic, Chaity. I'd have chased the MH A380 myself, unfortunately I was driving somewhere in northern New South Wales that particular day. :)

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Nice pic, Chaity. I'd have chased the MH A380 myself, unfortunately I was driving somewhere in northern New South Wales that particular day. :)

 

Thanks Doc, you were far away that day and needed a super duper lens to shoot. :pardon:

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Nice nice...high alt means belly shots... :lol:

 

at 200mm, no way i can make same shots...:good:

 

I love contrail too...

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