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  • What a day spotting!!!

    Hi all,

    Today, Richard, another one of our friends and I went spotting at Hong Kong international airport. And what a day it was!

    First up, we reached the end of rwy 25L, and took some pictures there of aircraft taking off. Then out of the absolute blue, it started pouring - pouring like u can't imagine. So we hitched a ride back to the airport with two extremely nice airport employees.

    Once we reached the airport, we just lounged about for a bit, waiting for the thunderstorm to subside. After the rain had more or less died down, we sneaked into the Regal Airport Hotel, and got to the 8th floor, which offfered a grrreat view of the rwy. After a while, Richard (thanks a lot dude) found this amazing place on the 8th floor. It was a derelict stoorrom kind of place, which offered a fantastiv view of the entire tarmac and both runways (did I mention that we would have been in great trouble if caught? )

    Anyway, that's not the end of it. Our first day spotting and we saw an emergency. This Cathay A340 landed on 25R, and there were these 5-6 fire engines chasing it all the way down the runway, and then they escorted it to a lonely parking spot. It didn't even offload the plane. Just think of it, our first day spotting, and we see an emergency (Need I say that we went click crazy? :P )

    Then we got outta there coz we didn't wanna get caught, and made for the airport main entrance, from which we got a great view of aircraft landing on both 25 L and R. All in all, a lovely day, except for a bit of a run in with a dumb cop (details not important here).

    Finally, tired as hell, we came back home. All in all a wonderful day.

    I got some great (well in my opinion) pictures of both normal aircraft and the emergency. I'll upload them here, but since it was my first day spotting, they may not get accepted - however, i'll post the rejects on the forum so u guys can see them (the emergency pics).

    Cheers,
    Tanuj.
    "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

    -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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    Is this the emergency your talking about.
    http://www.jetphotos.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2782
    Try to catch me flyin dirty...

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    • #3
      Yeah, it probably is, coz it was at about 5:00 or so.
      "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

      -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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      • #4
        Glad to hear a fun time was had Tanuj.

        I've had my fill for spotting after baking 12 hours in the sun to get 3 airplane pics...but hey...news is news

        -Clovis

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        • #5
          Looking forward to seeing your pictures

          Joe,
          | My Photos | My Profile |

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          • #6
            Sounds like you had a good time. The way to get pics that are unique is try to find an out of the way place to take them. Looking forward to seeing those pics.

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            • #7
              I had a hell of a day spotting to. Pouring rain, i was soaked after a half-hour, and didnt get one decent shot!

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              • #8
                The rain would have tipped me off long before that!

                DOH!

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                • #9
                  Well, we three musketeers braved the rain, and got some really unique shots.
                  "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

                  -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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                  • #10
                    You guys are Hard core... I ask my dad everynow and then If I can take his camera to the Airport to get a couple shots of the ASA CRJ that comes in around 3:30 and he always tells me: NO, Adam. Go do something worthwhile!"

                    YOu guys go in all kinds of weather, stay all day, jus to get a few shots! HARD CORE!

                    DeltaASA16

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by indian airlines
                      Well, we three musketeers braved the rain, and got some really unique shots.
                      Can't wait to see them...............

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                      • #12
                        You already saw one of them.

                        I'm not uploading the others coz they won't get accepted.
                        "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

                        -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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                        • #13
                          Knowing it is half the battle! :P

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                          • #14
                            Yeah, twas a great time Tanuj!! How bout this Tuesday!

                            Haven't picked up my photos yet, I'll upload them tomorow and see how many get accepted.

                            BTW: Peeps just click on Tanuj's profile link and view his photos. Only 3 so far but that list will grow
                            http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=982

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                            • #15
                              Way to go.

                              I think I have had it rain on me once. It was trying last week, but I wouldn't let it.
                              Cory Klimko
                              Click Here to view my aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!

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