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Alor Setar - Sultan Abdul Halim Airport


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#1 Ashmil Abd Ghani

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:36 PM

Hello Good Day to Ladies and Gentleman...

I believe this is first thread for AOR...1 of isolated airport in Malaysia where not body want to spot due to all domestic flight,,beside TUDM/RMAF Pilatus training flight...

But Royal Brunei A340-300 had landing here about 2 years ago,,during that time the runway 04/22 still 1.6km, which before extension project had began...Now the runway length is 2.7km (appox 9k ft)...

So I was there during last weekend (18 & 19 Jul 09) to participate with others MW's simmer for AOR DCA Open Day 09...I initially join Uncle Norman to this event for photograph purpose and 1st trip to Alor Setar,,not as FS player..

Here some pictures to share with you all...

AOR/WMKA ATC...Operating hour from 0600LT to 0000LT with 3 working shift 2 controller per shift...
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Here how the Upper deck of AOR ATC look like...
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The controller very busy,,to entertain guest/visitor on tower also on apron/final approach...
Also the clock base on GMT time...

Front desk...
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Daily, 7 commercial movement daily..3 MH,2 AK and FY respectively...

Weather,wind speed and other check...
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Manual record on each movement...
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The big log book is belong to TUDM/RMAF to record all the training Pilatus while another 1 to record non-military movement such as commercial airline and flying school..

Could be once in life view from tower for us...
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Malaysian 1209 out bound for KUL/WMKAA...not really good load,only 98 POB compared to MH1208 148 POB...

En Mohd Khizir Mohinadin give clearance to Malaysian flight 1209 clear to takeoff from RWY04...
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View of AOR with new terminal and Alor Setar town as background...
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Will continue with TUDM Pilatus-7 MK II acrobatic and formation air show...


#2 Tuan Khiem

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:49 PM

Very nice ATC tower, wish I'd been there once. And if RMAF is in operation, who will take control? Mil officer or civil? Thank you for sharing these nice pixs.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:27 PM

Love AOR, when ever you come in for landing, it feels that you are landing into the paddy field...what an experience!

#4 Ashmil Abd Ghani

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:58 PM

Very nice ATC tower, wish I'd been there once. And if RMAF is in operation, who will take control? Mil officer or civil? Thank you for sharing these nice pixs.


Hai Tuan Khiem,, during PC7 did training session,a air force officer will be a the tower but he not control the tower,just be there to record and explain to the controller if any formation or term that controller can't understand..

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As promised,this was part of the event took place last week..A good cooperation and relanstionship bewteen ATC and RMAF officer,,make this event came true for AOR visitor that day...

First Pilatus-7 Mark II I had captured...
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Thanks God for nice blue blue sky around AOR that evening...

The bird may wonder why 'bird' underneath it fly against nature law..hehe..
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Close up to the plane..M50-01..
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2 seated plane..I been told bt controller the pilots were ex-fighter jet pilot,ex MiG and Hawk...That why this PC-7 going so crazy that day...

And another 4 join after few minutes,all single pilot...Fly past front tower...
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As I told you,,these 2 pilots really crazy with they own show...Doing Loop formation...
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Another style,,free fall formation...
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Line-up close to each other...
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Climax of the 30 minute show..
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Last fly past with gear down..
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PC-7 landing still release the smoke...
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This PC-7 just arrive from SZB and request from ATC..here you are 360 turn around ATC..hehe..
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At glace,,it may look like Japanese WWR2 aircraft..hehe..
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Continue with others event soon...

#5 Mushrif A

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:55 PM

Was there a specific reason why the PC7 Mk 1 was not used for the air displays? Safety - due to lack of ejection seats?

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 04:21 PM

Excellent Bro!!

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:25 PM

Mantap bro....... :good:

p/s: nice sony you have there...hehehe...

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:48 PM

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n417/B7772H6/AOR/AOR18Jul09_042_08181_edited-1.jpg

Loves this Fly-past :clapping:

Gila syok !!
To Ibrahim:Rugi hang tak datang

Edited by Jonathan Kong, 29 July 2009 - 11:19 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:45 PM

Very nice :clapping:

#10 Ashmil Abd Ghani

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:19 AM

Love AOR, when ever you come in for landing, it feels that you are landing into the paddy field...what an experience!

There Cikgu some pictures to share with you during on final approach AOR...Really nice green paddy field...
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Was there a specific reason why the PC7 Mk 1 was not used for the air displays? Safety - due to lack of ejection seats?


TUDM/RMAF still using the PC7 MK1 for training the new cadets and the MKII use by the instructor mainly and could be as advance training for the cadets before jump to fighter jet...correct me if I wrong here... =)

Excellent Bro!!


Thanks Bro... Sorry unable to meet at Shah Alam last week...

Mantap bro....... :good:

p/s: nice sony you have there...hehehe...


hehehe..Thank you so much bro for the Kedah Hospitality that day...
How your baby by now...
Then,,sms to me your email add. so I can sent ur pix...

Loves this Fly-past :clapping:

Gila syok !!
To Ibrahim:Rugi hang tak datang


Giler syiok with the TUDM air show..hehe..
I was hoping Pak Brahim was there but he already workinglah now..so busy he now..

Very nice :clapping:

Thanks Simon...

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Let continue...

After TUDM/RMAF finish with their air show...Universiti Utara Malaysia request tower for paramotor show before AirAsia plane landing around 1720LT...

Final preparation and check by the UUM Paramotor team....
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Love the blue sky around AOR...
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With TM Alor Setar Tower as background...
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With Kedah flag,,mainly to distinguish between 2 paramotors...
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Two in the sky...
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Smile front camera..hehe..
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Smooth landing there...
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So it mean time to pack your stuff...An aircraft to be landed soon...MAB checking the airport parameters
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Still have some more to continue....

Edited by Ashmil Abd Ghani, 30 July 2009 - 12:22 AM.


#11 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:47 AM

WHAT?! My former Uni now has a paramotor club?! Beautiful chutes they have there - Hidup UUM!

Thank you for the coverage Ashmil.

#12 Ashmil Abd Ghani

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 11:41 PM

WHAT?! My former Uni now has a paramotor club?! Beautiful chutes they have there - Hidup UUM!

Thank you for the coverage Ashmil.


Ohh good to know that Mr MAR is UUM Alumnai...Previously had you travel by air from AOR??

Thank you for your compliment..

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Announcing arrival of AK5252 from KUL at 1725LT, 10 min behind schedule...
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Alpha-Hotel-Oscar (3568)...Thank you AXM send a special livery to AOR visitor...
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Aircraft marshall direct the pilot to turn right..
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Opsss Stop stop...

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POB to WMKK 97 only...
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RMAF training heli at back
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So finally...depart around 1600LT.
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#13 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:55 AM

Ohh good to know that Mr MAR is UUM Alumnai...Previously had you travel by air from AOR??

No, I was a poor student before, even had to fight hard for a scholarship to fund my studies. Always took the Express Jelita from Puduraya all the way until the bus stop in front of my residential college inside the campus. But been to the old AOR a few times to fetch my Sarawakian roommate nonetheless.

Nice sequence of event of the AK flight. They really have a very short turnaround time.

#14 MIR

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:55 AM

Great coverage from the tower, Ashmil. :good: More please :D

#15 Ashmil Abd Ghani

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:23 PM

No, I was a poor student before, even had to fight hard for a scholarship to fund my studies. Always took the Express Jelita from Puduraya all the way until the bus stop in front of my residential college inside the campus. But been to the old AOR a few times to fetch my Sarawakian roommate nonetheless.

Nice sequence of event of the AK flight. They really have a very short turnaround time.


May I know you been as student of UUM in what year??But I believe during that time you not hear this words kan "Now EveryOne Can Fly" and "Everyday Zero Fare"...I never travel by air till I further my study at Borneo...

At AOR typically, FY turnaround is 20 min, AK 25 min and MH 30 min...

Great coverage from the tower, Ashmil. :good: More please :D


Thanks MIR...

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On 19 July 2009

Around 0930LT, tower had special visitor...

Dato' Azharuddin,DG of DCA Malaysia on left side while on right En Su'aidi, DCA AOR Manager...
Explain to the KBS (Youth and Sport Ministry) Kedah Director and others VIP after aerobic exercise...

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Abg Joe also explain something to inspire the youth...
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Reporting the weather after get data from Meteorology Department...
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Maktab-11 flying front tower upon request by controller...
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Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer MK-I,M33-02

AOR equipment..No radar been equip here to know the aircraft position...Control 10,000feet downwards on AOR territory..
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Been long time wait this moment, to take picture and touch this fire truck...

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PANTHER 6x6_DD-1, made by ROSENBAUER (Manufactured in US I believe)
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Acceleration 0-80 km/h: Within 33 seconds.
Top speed: Max.115 km/h
Water tank capacity: Up to 12,000 L
Foam tank capacity: Up to 1,440 L
Dry powder: 250 kg
But chassis by Freightliner

With Callsign of Crash 2A...
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Inside the fire truck...
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To bad no officer around to ask in detail about this truck...

Back-up or assistant to main truck...Dodge pickup with callsign Crash 2
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Not often can see Dodge pickup around Malaysia road...

AOR AFRS station...
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#16 Tamizi Hj Tamby

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:15 PM

OMG,Dodge Pickup? :blink:

Please,do share more photos of AOR here,Ashmil !

#17 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:52 PM

May I know you been as student of UUM in what year??But I believe during that time you not hear this words kan "Now EveryOne Can Fly" and "Everyday Zero Fare".

I was there from May 1999 until March 2002 (was at Kuala Nerang in Padang Terap a year before for my Matriculation Program). AK was relatively new back then and MH was pretty much at their pre-awakening/pre-BTP period. The old AOR terminal, if we can put it in one word, is simply plain UGLY, world's apart contradiction with its current state.

Out of curiosity, if there is a fire situation in the nearby villages, can the MAHB fire brigate unit comes to the rescue? The vehicles look new as if they were never being used before (maybe apart from doing routine emergency trainings and giving water canon salute, if there's any).

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:22 AM

Fuyoh! Nice photos from the tower. Cheers!

#19 Mushrif A

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:38 AM

Out of curiosity, if there is a fire situation in the nearby villages, can the MAHB fire brigate unit comes to the rescue? The vehicles look new as if they were never being used before (maybe apart from doing routine emergency trainings and giving water canon salute, if there's any).


Only if there's back up and the airport traffic is not left unattended. Otherwise, no.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 12:51 PM

PANTHER 6x6_DD-1, made by ROSENBAUER (Manufactured in US I believe)
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Acceleration 0-80 km/h: Within 33 seconds.
Top speed: Max.115 km/h
Water tank capacity: Up to 12,000 L
Foam tank capacity: Up to 1,440 L
Dry powder: 250 kg
But chassis by Freightliner

This little monster came 'equipped' with licence plate and road tax sticker. So, she's road-worthy, I see...
Can it support local fire-brigade for nearby fire emergencies?

Edited by Yusoff, 03 August 2009 - 12:52 PM.





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