Remarks: (Photo 2 of 4) Touchdown, and I think I'm about to see an accident here. The pilot managed to point the aircraft in completely the wrong direction on a dry runway with little crosswind. Scary stuff.
Remarks: Not the best quality I know, but interesting nonetheless. My heart raced as I saw this approach, as it was very very low. The 747 continued to descend but fortunately landed safely. This was taken during a typhoon which reached a number 9 signal a few hours later (Indicating a direct hit is likely).
Remarks: Second photo of this on the database, the other from Daryl Chapman also of this semi emergency landing. As he hasn't told you what's wrong with it, neither will I! See if you can see whats wrong.
Remarks: The first 777-300ER for Cathay featuring an all-new cabin including these revolutionary economy class seats. They may look a bit average but the amazing thing is that the seat backs are rigid. No longer will the person infront of you annoy you by reclining their seat. The recline is cleverly built into to the seat cushions themselves so the person behind always has a straight seat back infront of them. As a result, there is effectively more room!! fantastic! Note also the new type of seatbelt. As the seat infront of you is now hard plastic, the seatbelts have airbags built into them to protect the passengers in case of an accident. very clever.
Remarks: One of the nicest things about the 777-300ERs for the Cathay pilots is the fantastic crew rest area above First Class. Accessed by a small staircase, there are two large beds and two business class-style seats with AVOD, independant temperature control for each bed and the seating area as well. Makes operating a longhaul flight much more bearable!
Remarks: The Cathay 742 was slow to roll and being heavy stayed on the runway a long while. The Dragonair eventually touched down when the Cathay was still on the runway! A little too close for comfort.
Remarks: The pilots have a nice overhead crew rest facility, but the cabin crew one is not bad either. Although they only have bunks, theirs are also fairly large and comfortable. Accessed from a door at the back of the plane, the cabin crew rest area stretches forward to accomodate the beds.
Remarks: One of the best sunsets I have ever seen in Hong Kong. I did no colour adjustment to this photo. The sky really did look like that!! A number of aircraft can be seen and for those who look at things like this, there is Cathay's green 777 parked on the outer bays. At the cargo terminal the white 747-200F is N708CK and behind it almost side on to the camera is the title-less and stored Cathay freighter B-HVX.
Remarks: The second photo of this newly converted LCF. In this photo, you can see plenty of detail including some strange vents and things towards the back of the plane. Anyone have any ideas what these are? They almost look like anti-terrorism counter measures!! Also I understand that the APU for this aircraft has been moved to the front of the aircraft instead of the tail because of difficulty with wiring and pipes through the swing tail. You can see there is a flap inside the old APU exhaust but why not remove it altogether?
Remarks: The new business class in the new 777-300ER. Fully lie flat seats offering privacy to the passenger. The memory foam and massage function make these seats a very comfortable place to be for those long flights. The AVOD and large PTVs help the time to pass too! This business class is very large, stretching all the way to doors 3 over the wing!!