After being reminded by @Maxmustang that I hadn’t put up a spotting topic in a while, I went and dug through all my files. It turns out that I thought I had created a topic for a day but for some reason didn’t…
Enjoy the shots, and thanks to Max for the reminder!
(EXIF and plane data below as usual.)
Silkair A320-232| 9V-SLP, MSN 5089| 1/400s f/8 ISO 100 70-200@200mm
Firefly ATR72-212A| 9M-FYI, MSN 935| 1/500s f/8 ISO 100 70-200@200mm
Emirates 777-36NER| A6-EBE, MSN 32788| 1/640s f/8 ISO 100 70-200@200mm
1/640s f/8 ISO 100 70-200@200mm
FedEx 757-236SF| N948FD MSN 25059| 1/500s f/8 ISO 100 70-200@200mm
I’m not too sure if you can see it, but if you click on the photo and take a look at the sides, you can see blanked out windows. This particular bird used to be with BA as G-BPED before being converted in 2011 to a freighter. That also explains why this frame has RB211s due to BA being the original customer.
Eva Air 777-35EER| B-16726 MSN 44552| 1/500 f/8 ISO 100 70-200@122mm
Srilankan Airlines A320-232| 4R-MRE MSN 2731| 1/640s f/8 ISO 100 70-200@200mm
Imagine walking up to the gate and seeing an unmarked plane waiting! This particular A320 caught me by surprise as I didn’t expect a white plane to be operating just like that. Originally owned by Air Deccan (no, I’ve not heard of it either) then by Kingfisher Red, then purchased by ILFC and leased to Mihin Lanka (what now?) then to Aercap which leased it to Srilankan Airlines.
Singapore Airlines 777-312ER| 9V-SWO MSN 34580| 1/400 f/8 ISO 100 70-200@126mm
1/500s f/8 ISO 100 70-200@200mm
Singapore Airlines A350-941| 9V-SMP MSN 122| 1/320 f/8 ISO 100 70-200@91mm
Thai Airways A330-343X| HS-TBG MSN 1408| 1/400 f/8 ISO 100 70-200@149mm
Scoot 787-9 “Barry”| 9V-OJB MSN 37113| 1/640 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@154mm
Yes, we did name a 787 Barry.
Shanghai Airlines A330-243| B-6546 MSN 1303| 1/320 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@200mm
Singapore Airlines 777-312| 9V-SYL MSN 33376| 1/320 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@126mm
1/250 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@100mm
Singapore Airlines Cargo 747-412F| 9V-SFP MSN 32902| 1/400 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@113mm
Note the parallel runways being used- AirAsia A320 taking off while the Queen is on final!
KLM 777-306ER| PH-BVC MSN 37582| 1/400 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@154mm
Cathay Pacific A350-941| B-LRO MSN 93| 1/400 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@145mm
Air France 777-328ER| F-GSQF MSN 32849| 1/400 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@200mm
Finnair A350-941| OH-LWI MSN 104| 1/1250 f/8 ISO 400 70-200@118mm
Qatar Airways A350-941| A7-ALF MSN 11| 1/500 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@131mm
Lufthansa A380-841| D-AIMD MSN 48| 1/400 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@104mm
British Airways A380-841| G-XLEL MSN 215| 1/400 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@100mm
Biman Bangladesh 737-8E9| S2-AHV MSN 40335| 1/320 f/8 ISO 200 70-200@109mm
I always save my best (or most interesting in this case) shots for last- see what you think!
1/1250 f/8 ISO 400 70-200@200mm
Antonov Airlines An-124| UR-82029 MSN 19530502630| 1/1250 f/8 ISO 400 70-200@200mm
Yes, an An-124! This beast surprised all of us spotting there as it was flying in from Perth with no flight plan listed on FR24 and we watched it approach Changi with the hope that it would land here- it did! Only one caveat though, it came in on the opposite runway- cue impromptu 1km sprint down the beach to get a shot! This is why I’m saving up for a 2.8IS with a 2x extender… pants heavily
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at these photos! There are actually a few more, but I need to study and these are the most interesting ones that I saw. As said in another thread, I have exams in 2 weeks so I won’t be posting any new PoTPs or special topics for now, but I’ll still be here responding to posts.
Have a great weekend!