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Happy New Year to all. Here are some shots on the 5th day of the New Year.

 

Starting off with Cathay's CX692

 

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IMG_9560e_a by sslee86, on Flickr
B747-467 (B-HUA)
Followed by Thai Airways International, using their 737 instead of the normal A306

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IMG_9582e_a by sslee86, on Flickr
B737-4D7 (HS-TDK)
Then Korean Air Cargo

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IMG_9619e2_a by sslee86, on Flickr
B747-4B5F (HL 7602)
Ending with AirAsia in another special livery

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IMG_9597_a by sslee86, on Flickr
A320-216 (9M-AHD)
Thanks for viewing.
SSLee

 

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SSLee, good start to the year.

 

No C17 in front of the tower at 1030 this morning. Just a Bombardier Global Express. However, parked behind the GE were two British Army Lynx helicopters. C17's cargo perhaps?

 

Caught a few of the regulars as well this morning.

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20140107-IMG_2146 by Janner88, on Flickr

 

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20140107-IMG_2194 by Janner88, on Flickr

 

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20140107-IMG_2166 by Janner88, on Flickr

 

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20140107-IMG_2136 by Janner88, on Flickr

 

First time I have managed to catch the Garuda CRJ.

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20140107-IMG_2228 by Janner88, on Flickr

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Wow those shots are sharp and clear.

 

Did hear something like a fighter jet flying past the airport area yesterday. Wonder if that is from PEN or just a flyby to Butterworth.

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Ever wondered how it's like to photograph shots in total cloud cover without light? Well wonder no more as I bring you exclusive shots of planes in the dark morning. :(

 

I thought the heavy rain the previous night would have cleared all the clouds. It did not. The good thing though is that it was incredibly windy and a real comfortable 4-hour session.

 

Regardless of that, I was clicking away. Here are the shots from the 11th of January. I do apologise for the image quality. Just to share.

 

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IMG_9678e by sslee86, on Flickr
Cathay's Queen "Hopping" out of Penang (B-HOP)

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IMG_9696e by sslee86, on Flickr
Thai Airways sending their baby Boeing again (HS-TDG). Those engines are LOUD.

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IMG_9755 by sslee86, on Flickr
AirAsia effortlessly departing with the extra wingspan (9M-AJE)

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IMG_9773 by sslee86, on Flickr
China Southern Airlines A320 (B-6910)

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IMG_9795 by sslee86, on Flickr

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IMG_9807 by sslee86, on Flickr

Korean Air Cargo B747-400F (HL7437) with smoky engines

 

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IMG_9839 by sslee86, on Flickr
Eva Air Cargo B747-45E(F) (B-16483). This one used the same runway length to lift off as a normal A320. Must've been a light load perhaps?
Stay tuned for more.

 

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Thanks.

 

Continuing on with the shots from last week's spotting session.

 

 

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IMG_9885 by sslee86, on Flickr
FedEx Tri-Holer MD-11F with vortices on the flaps. Believe it or not, the landing lights at the front of the aircraft was actually detected as a face.

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IMG_9894 by sslee86, on Flickr
AirAsia's A320 (9M-AFS). I would normally have cropped out the pole, but left it in as it shows how much the baby bus is cradled by the crosswind.

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IMG_9908 by sslee86, on Flickr
Here's Firefly's ATR72 also trying to fight the wind. It had the smoothest landing of all the aircraft that came in.

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IMG_9919 by sslee86, on Flickr
Head on shot of Tigerair A320 (9V-TAE) roaring into Penang.

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IMG_9928 by sslee86, on Flickr
Belly of MAS's old workhorse. B737-4H6 (9M-MMK)

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IMG_9960 by sslee86, on Flickr
Another FedEx, this time using the A306F. Wanted to attempt a bottom-side shot of the aircraft, but the wind pushed it from the centreline and caused it to fly directly over me. It touched down just left of the centreline.
More to come, including 2 Lynx helicopters with BRIGHT ORANGE doors.

 

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Moving on to the last segment. Starting of with a prop.

 

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IMG_0028 by sslee86, on Flickr
Malindo ATR72-600 (9M-LMF). Tried to do something, but ended up with this shot instead
Had enough of belly shots, so made a short walk to the side to get this baby boeing.

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IMG_0036 by sslee86, on Flickr
Lion Air B737-8GP (PK-LKQ). The sun attempted to shine through the clouds at this point, but was unsuccessful.
I started walking back to the centreline. Along the way, caught a glimpse of 2 "mosquitoes" flying in tandem. Ran back to the spot which I caught the Lion air and got these two flying in.
Westland Lynx of the Army Air Corps. Wonder what brings them to Penang..... the food ?? :rofl:

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IMG_0052 by sslee86, on Flickr
ZE378

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IMG_0054 by sslee86, on Flickr
XZ651

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IMG_0069 by sslee86, on Flickr
SilkAir A320 (9V-SLF). Should have seen how hard this aircraft landed. Could have bounced once.
And finally, Cathay's A330 operating CX633 (B-HLW)

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IMG_0086 by sslee86, on Flickr

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IMG_0093 by sslee86, on Flickr
And FINALLY, the blue sky was sighted. Though it was time to leave and thus ends the 4-hour spotting session.
Thanks for viewing. Comments / suggestions welcomed. :)
SSLee
*I have just realised to look out of my viewfinder every now and then to take in the aircraft as it is rather than to focus on snapping. Through the eyes, the images and the experiences are incredibly unforgettable.

 

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Guest ABC
Registration: 9M-MSD
Airline: Malaysia Airlines
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8H6(WL)
Airport: PEN - Penang International Airport - WMKP
Shot on: December 27, 2013
Spotting Location: Kompleks Kargo Kedua,Batu Maung.

 

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Thanks to bro SS Lee for the guide .. :db:

Edited by Azimi Iahra

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Good catch on the Lynx helicopters SSLee.

 

I have a couple of shots on them on the pan at PEN but the photos are not good as I had to shoot through two fences.

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9M-FFB. Ex Firefly aircraft. Were the firefly jets underutilised until they had to be reverted to MAS?

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, Firefly had a PEN --> SIN route last time using their jets. Now, you'd have to stop by Subang before going anywhere.

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Outcomes from a short impromptu evening spotting session.

 

Starting off with a 4-engined long-hauler

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IMG_1901 by sslee86, on Flickr
Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-467F (B-HUP)

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IMG_1916 by sslee86, on Flickr
Thai AirAsia A320 (HS-ABI)

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IMG_1933 by sslee86, on Flickr
Back-(of-the-plane)-lit MAS B737-400 (9M-MMB)

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IMG_1945 by sslee86, on Flickr
Hong Kong Airlines A320 (B-LPG). A better outcome from the last spotting session.

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IMG_1968 by sslee86, on Flickr
Firefly ATR72-500 (9M-FYB)
And finally, here's to end this post with another 4-engined long-hauler

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IMG_1989 by sslee86, on Flickr

Cathay Pacific A340-313X (B-HXA)

 

Since the A343 could land and depart at PEN, I am waiting for the day when an A345/A346 comes into Penang.

 

Thanks for viewing.

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Guest ABC
Registration: PK-LJV
Airline: Lion Air
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8GP(WL)
Airport: PEN - Penang International Airport - WMKP
Shot on: December 27, 2013
Spotting Location: Kompleks Kargo Kedua,Batu Maung.

 

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Since last week, there have been several fighter jets seen departing from PEN. Saw one just now and a King Air in the morning. Anyone know of any exercise or events going on around?

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Hello Gavin Andrew David .. I'm no longer interested with this wing. Please pull-out and delete my account immediately. Thank you!

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Nice shots

I really gotta make it a point to head up north for spotting soon :)

Hello Gavin Andrew David .. I'm no longer interested with this wing. Please pull-out and delete my account immediately. Thank you! ::8P:: ::8P:: ::8P::

Edited by Azimi Iahra

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Just some shots from the other side of the fence before my trip to Singapore.

 

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IMG_2898 by sslee86, on Flickr
A Tail of two Freighters
And the following are those after arriving back to Penang from Singapore. Used runway 22 instead of runway 04. Interesting experience.

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IMG_5372 by sslee86, on Flickr

 

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IMG_5374 by sslee86, on Flickr
The Airbuses dominate in numbers, but the Boeings dominate in SIZE

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More updates from Penang

 

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IMG_5466e by sslee86, on Flickr
The Airasia with sharklets came again (9M-AJE)

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IMG_5480e by sslee86, on Flickr
Malindo ATR72-600 (9M-LMG)
Got a surprise visit from this one.

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IMG_5496e by sslee86, on Flickr
CL215 (M71-02) of the Malaysian Maritime. Possibly used for water-bombing the forest fires in the neighbouring states.

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IMG_5519e by sslee86, on Flickr
Then a visit from a long ranger. Cathay Pacific's B777-367ER (B-HPG)
More to come...

 

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