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#1 Naim

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:58 PM

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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#2 Naim

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:58 PM

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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#3 BC Tam

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:14 AM

..... yes from HEL back to SIN. :)

The return trip even more true, for sure go to HEL after SIN :D

#4 Naim

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

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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#5 flee

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:31 PM

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

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

#6 Naim

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

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

Edited by Naim, 07 May 2012 - 10:38 PM.


#7 flee

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:11 PM

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!

#8 Naim

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:17 PM

Most likely that was QF2.

#9 Naim

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

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.

#10 Pieter C.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:14 AM

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 ?

#11 Naim

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:58 AM

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.

#12 JingKai Seah

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:18 AM

nice one doc! what lens did you use?

#13 Naim

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

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

#14 TK

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:27 PM

I hope one day i can fly over your house...
I will give advance notice. he he he...

#15 Naim

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:56 PM

That'll be the day!

#16 JingKai Seah

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:04 AM

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~

#17 Naim

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

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. :)

#18 Chaity

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:35 PM

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.
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#19 ChrisJong

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:54 AM

Good one Chaity....with the nice clear blue sky! :clapping:

#20 Mushrif A

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

The MH 380 also did a low fly past along the full length of the SZB rwy.




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