Remarks: An overview of the field and ramp at HND as shot from the observation deck on top of Terminal 1, the terminal used by JAL. Apart from a few JAL aircraft at the gate not much else can be seen, it was a rather quiet few hours at HND. I was incredibly lucky with the weather however, the sky stayed that clear and that blue all day long. (5D3/17-40F4L)
Remarks: Aerial view of the former Airport of Le Frejús-Saint Raphael. Still it is possible to see the large X´s on the track, to indicate the closure of the air field.
The airport is closed from 1999, but appears to be well-maintained. Now it is used as a sport complex and contains facilities for, among others football, rugby, running, and basketball.
Remarks: Grounded 787 Dreamliners glisten in the last minutes of sunlight as a rainy afternoon has given way to clear skies just in time for sunset. Thankfully a fix for the 787's battery problem has now been approved and these birds should be back in the air shortly. Photo shot from JA736A, operating NH6 to LAX, as we were climbing away from runway 16R.
Remarks: Breathtaking overview of HKIA - one of the largest and busiest passenger and cargo hubs in Asia! 12 Boeing 747s (including 4 747-8Fs), 3 MD-11Fs, 2 A330Fs, 3 A300Fs and a sole 777F can be seen on the cargo ramp in the foreground, as well as the Hong Kong Air Freight Terminal and the huge Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal on the right of the frame. I lost count of the airplanes at the passenger terminal! Many thanks to Michael Brazier for his editing help. [Canon EOS 40D + EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM]
Remarks: Most interesting field for aviation enthusiasts, located just outside the boundary fence (seen in the background) of Orly. In addition to the aircraft seen there, there are also a Concorde and a couple of other fighter jets there.