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Taipei Songshan TSA/RCSS

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First and foremost, my thanks to Hoe Jyh for the spotting guide for this airport: http://www.malaysianwings.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=17619&p=303034

 

Taipei was pretty wet when I was there but on the day I went spotting at Songshan, it was dry and even sunny at times. Here is a selection of aircraft that I spotted.

 

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B-28021 McDonnell Douglas MD-82 - Far Eastern Air Transport

 

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B-16823 Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW) - Mandarin Airlines

 

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B-22817 Airways ATR 72-600 (72-212A) - TransAsia

 

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B-16331 Airbus A330-302 - EVA Airways

 

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Songshan is also a Taiwan Air Force base. Here is some Air Force traffic.

 

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1906 Beechcraft 1900 - Taiwan Air Force

 

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3701 Boeing 737-8AR - Taiwan Air Force

 

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5003 Fokker F50 - Taiwan Air Force

 

Cross straits traffic is healthy too.

 

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B-1742 Boeing 737-86D - Shanghai Airlines

 

Japanese airlines are not to be outdone - they even send their widebodies here.

 

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JA709J Boeing 777-246(ER) - Japan Airlines

 

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JA802A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - All Nippon Airways

 

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Good pics!

 

I also went to Song San Airport recently and went to the observatory deck to have a look. Lots of turboprop traffic and some FAT MD83. If I did some planning properly I could have seen the ANA B787 which I really would love to see, too bad I went there too early. The view of the airport from the MRT just before it arrives the station is fantastic too.

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I was at TSA in mid Sept 2015. Just spent 3 hours spotting from the Observation Deck.

Good spot if the light is good. Here are some photos to share.

 

Dynasty Visit Taiwan

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Mandarin ERJ that we don't get to see here

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Friendly tech crew never fail to wave

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Is there any standard on the colors of the vest ? Green colour = ? and Orange colour = ?

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Something new for me. T'Way

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Flee, good catch from the vantage spot.

I want to visit that spot one day.

Yes, you should visit - it is quite a popular place and there were many spotters there too. But the police are also quite vigilant and do patrol the road.

I was at TSA in mid Sept 2015. Just spent 3 hours spotting from the Observation Deck.

Good spot if the light is good. Here are some photos to share.

 

 

Friendly tech crew never fail to wave

Yes, the Obs Deck is good for morning spotting. Tech crew appears to be following Japanese traditions.

 

You got some interesting catches at TSA. :good:

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Hi Flee, I was happy during my short stay there with good light most of the time except no Hello Kitty for me.

 

Some shots on the runway where it is a bit too far.

 

Shanghai

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ANA B787

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This is just for the ferris wheel

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EVA Air subsidiary, UNI AIR is the other major turboprop operator at Songshan

 

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B-17007 ATR 72-600 (72-212A) - UNI Airways

 

Trans Asia also operate jets. The A321 is popular in Taiwan - EVA Air also operates quite a number of them.

 

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B-22612 Airbus A321-231 - TransAsia Airways

 

Chaity, you got a nice catch with the Shanghai A330. :) My only A330 was that of the national carrier...

 

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B-18309 Airbus A330-302 - China Airlines

 

 


You are lucky Flee, JAL usually sends 767 to TSA.

Yeah, and that was the first aircraft I shot after arriving at TSA! I was pretty lucky to get this old classic too!

 

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B-68808 Britten-Norman BN-2B-20 Islander - Roc Aviation Company

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Flee, from your photos, it seems the light there was On & Off.

From that vantage point, it seems quite close. How many mm of lens needed say A330-300 like Dynasty above on cropped DSLR ?

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Flee, from your photos, it seems the light there was On & Off.

From that vantage point, it seems quite close. How many mm of lens needed say A330-300 like Dynasty above on cropped DSLR ?

Yes, in the days before I went to TSA, the weather was horrible - rain all day and no sunshine. So I was lucky to be able to even do some plane spotting!

 

For APS-C cameras, the 18-135mm kit lens would be needed to cover the wide bodies.

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Just returned from Taipei 2 days ago, had a chance to visit TSA on Friday, it was cold winter weather with around 16 degrees celcius and light rain sometimes.

I only went TSA on Friday morning, around 9am and went to the rooftop of the market which facing runway 10.

Here's some of my catch on that day....

24333205555_94b7c9c743_b.jpgNH_834A_DSC_8424 by syafiqlaw, on Flickr
23965409229_a684afc82f_b.jpgFM_6127_DSC_8389 by syafiqlaw, on Flickr

24307023086_3c614bd573_b.jpgDSC_8302 by syafiqlaw, on Flickr

23706384713_fab02dc9ec_b.jpgAE_16827_DSC_8320 by syafiqlaw, on Flickr

24250699711_b861fce859_b.jpg5001_DSC_8346 by syafiqlaw, on Flickr

24307023866_fb36176f7f_b.jpg3701_DSC_8373 by syafiqlaw, on Flickr

24037613790_3267dedf3b_b.jpg1306_DSC_7994 by syafiqlaw, on Flickr

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Great Taiwan shots, guys !!!

 

Should go there one day too :)

 

B-68808 classic design, yes, but this version turboprop, so quite rare !

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Will be heading there someone next week. The guide is great and the cathedral look fantastic. I noticed there are two points, one at the car park and the other at the end of the runway. Would an 18-135 on a crop body be sufficient for both sides?

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Actually Songshan was originally built by the Japanese colonialist as Matsuyama Aerodrome. The same Chinese characters remained by pronounced different in both countries.

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