Remarks: Overview of Macau, the Gambling Paradise of the World. In the far right you will notice the airport, in the centre of the image you can see the three main bridges that cross the water connecting the older part of the city and the new Cotai strip which features many high-profile casinos and hotels. The main area in the centre of the image is the old part of the city, with all casinos facing the waterfront area.
It's a splendid approach!
Remarks: Every time I've departed Hong Kong, it's either been a very hazy day or a late departure. This time we managed to climb very quickly and achieve a view like this. I hope you can see why Hong Kong Airport is referred to as 'Jumbo Jet Paradise'... On the far right you can see Sha Lo Wan - a very popular area for Hong Kong Spotters, whilst on the left is Tung Chung (area where the famous cable car begins). So many photos in the archive, so plenty more to come! Hope you enjoy :)
Remarks: No words can describe how amazing this departure was... This Pokemon scheme is one of the nicest planes operating these days. I'm just wondering how, after all these years, they are able to keep him in such pristine condition?
Remarks: I hope this photo shows just why Hong Kong is an amazing airport to spot at. It's friendly and you get much more than you can imagine. Clear views of aircraft such as the A380 above. Don't forget, it's often rare to get a nice clear day. If you're even in Hong Kong and see the sun shining, take a trip to the airport on the efficient MTR via the Tung Chung line or Airport Express line and you'll be glad you took the chance! My son will post a spotting guide soon, so keep an eye out on www.aussie-traveller.com
Remarks: You may not recognise this place immediately, and I don't blame you. Imagine this place was once had hundreds of aircraft arriving and departing daily. It was well known for the dramatic 'turns' prior to landing. The picture has been taken from the Hotel which was once known as the Le Meridien, connected directly to the airport and was the most popular with airline crew.
Remarks: As always, the A330 demonstrates a splendid aircraft. Whether you agree with me or not, it is one of the most beautiful planes to photograph. Right size, right proportions and a splendid shape. Also notice the fantastic condensation on the right wing...
Remarks: It was quite an ordinary trip from Melbourne to Hobart, until we were allowed to discover the cockpit. Great to see more female captains in the industry, not to mention their wonderful office in which they work. A big thank you goes out to both of them for the great conversation we had and allowing us to take this moody night photo in the cockpit.
Remarks: A wonderful summer arrival onto Rwy 34. Photo is uploaded at 1440 pxl, so you can see the jetwash. If you look into the background, you will notice the City of Melbourne's sky-scrapers and the one which is just behind the wheels is Eureka, which used to be the tallest apartment building in the World!
Remarks: Sometime shooting in bad weather rewards you in ways you would never think. This has got to be the best example of that principle! Check out the cleaning power of this wonderful 744. By the way, this special scheme has to be one of Qantas' nicest in the fleet!
Remarks: Double beacons and a ridiculous amount of spray from the runway. It was a majestic departure, you should have seen it lift off the tarmac! We are very privileged to have 3 SQ flights a day, which include the A380, 777, and 744. Thank you Singapore Airlines for making our spotting more interesting :P
Remarks: The first repainted 744 United Airlines, with its first ever visit to Melbourne. The new livery surprisingly looks much better than the criticism it has gained. How thoughtful of UNI TED to use part of my name :)
Remarks: I have seen many banking moments of various different airlines. This one was the most outstanding of all. In no way was the angle of this photo enhanced, this is exactly how the flyover was performed. The B747 passed over Albert Park lake circuit around 4 times, for the 2011 Grand Prix. Hopefully we'll get to see the A380 put on such a marvellous performance next year!
Remarks: Two birds hit with one stone... The captain of our aircraft performs last minute checks before we board the A330 while we patiently wait on the tarmac. Ground staff, particularly of AirAsia are extremely friendly. The passing A320 is one of the most fascinating liveries of AirAsia. Hope you enjoy it!