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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Where to go plane-spotting in Kuching International Airport Area.

Plane-spotting is fun and pretty much free. Just grab a camera , bring over your grand kids and other family members hanging about, and go scour the skies for interesting aircraft.I am talking about our local airport in my town.Our local airport is not as busy as you think even though its International Airport.Before go for plane spotting make sure be prepare to get some information about air plane schedule of arrival to avoid from waiting etc.etc. Here are some good viewing spots:


 and below are what you get from the above shooting spot.

Just for info : Camera Olympus E620 mounted with Zuiko lens 70-300mm (140-600mm equiv).
Happy plane spotting...





 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Aspiring plans for Kuching to be travel hub .

"Sarawak is known as an eco-tourism sector and our main problem is connectivity. This conference will give insights to the airlines executive, that there is such a place called Kuching in Borneo where they can expand their market potential in Asia,” he said when announcing Routes Asia 2014."
How many foreign Airline that stop over at Kuching International Airport ?
 Kuching International Airport, with a volume of 4.86 million passengers recorded last year, is the door to exquisite Borneo niche tourism but was challenged with connectivity problems, says its Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.
 Currently, direct flights from Kuching to other international destinations include Brunei, Singapore and Pontianak in Indonesia. Other launched direct flights, which had been cancelled, include Kuching to Perth, Macau and Bali. Direct flights from Kuching to Singapore operated by Tiger Airways was also cancelled after three years.
This article was published :
First Published: 4:11pm, Feb 05, 2014
 XPress Air from Indonesia is one of the foreign Airline that still flies to Kuching International Airport.
 Silk Air from Singapore one of the foreign airline still stop in Kuching International Airport.


Monday, March 31, 2014

The Plane ! The Plane !

The messages of hope and support are still being written and officials are still taking care with their words. But almost three weeks after flight MH370 disappeared, leaving just the faintest digital trace, Malaysia is being increasingly forced to confront the dark prospect that it is likely there will be no happy ending. The plane may never be found; there may be no bodies to bury.
However, some relatives of those on board the plane ~ missing now for more than three weeks ~ continue to hope against hope.
Pray for MH370....
Well..let me talk about my hobby"The AirPlane Spotter" of course its nothing to do with disappear of Boeing777-200 belong to MAS. My friends often ask me what pleasure do I get from airplane spotting, the answer is this photograph.


 Did you guys notice something from the airplane wings of the two photos above.
Its Wing tip vortices (yes it is spelled vortices, not vortexes).These vortices can be seen in cool wet weather on aircraft taking off or landing, and are referenced as “wing tornadoes” by many people. What is often not said, is just how these “wing tornadoes” are formed, how they have shaped safety policy and aircraft categorization, as well as some of the hazards they can create. 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wingtip_vortices
 Most of the airplane photos in my blog are shoot with semi pro level DSLR ( Olympus E-620) and for plane spotting I normally use Zuiko Lens 70-300mm f 4.5 . Don't worry all the gear I mention here is not a PRO level camera as I'm not a PRO myself...Aviation Photography is my weekend hobby.

Aviation photography is one of the more challenging genres you can shoot as a photographer: fast-moving subjects, bright backgrounds.Aviation photography can be great fun, but if you want to capture exciting pictures of airplanes against interesting backgrounds rather than plain skies you need to shoot them during take-off or landing.Read More here .
And more AirPlane photo from me  AWANG AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY.
Thank You.





Sunday, March 16, 2014

Very Inattentive To My Blog of Late.Pray For MH370.

I realize that I have been very inattentive to my blog of late.  So much has been going on - at work - otherwise - but - the planes have not stopped - and - I haven't stopped photographing them.  I need to get more posted. but - in the last week or so - there have been  very interesting as I found a new spotting site.
Here is few photos of plane that I spotted as I have said all we can spotted in KCH/WBGG (Kuching International Airport) are air plane of carrier such as Maindo Air,AirAsia and MAS.



 Of course, this weekend has also seen the tragedy that is Malaysian flight MH370.  As of writing this blog entry, the wreckage has not been found and there is so much speculation on what has happened.  I am not going to speculate - to me, speculation breeds rumors and we don't need those.  Until the wreckage is found and the black boxes located, we will never know what happened.  I will reserve all judgements until those two things have happened.......

In the meantime though, more time spent behind the camera lens......and  lets us Pray For MH370.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Malaysia Airline MH370 (9M-MRO).

Photo Credit to www.airliners.net

An outpour of shock and disbelief reverberated on Twitter today as news spread of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Beijing early this morning.
Messages of prayers for the 239 passengers on board flight MH370, whose fate is still unknown, poured in from all over the world.The Malaysia Airlines press conference has come and gone, and, unfortunately, very little new information was revealed.
Anyway  the latest info about MH370.
BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines Reports ‘Lost Contact’ with Aircraft HERE 
Local news : 38 Malaysians on board MH370
Malaysia latest update as at 12:45pm (8/3/2014)




More photo here from THE STAR GALLERY

Monday, March 3, 2014

Travelling by Air :What is KLIA2.

esThe KLIA2 is built to be Malaysia's Next Generation Hub - International Airport Hub - that allows seamless connectivity for both local and international low-cost plus full-service carriers.
The KLIA2 is built to cater for the explosive growth in low cost travel. It is designed to cater 45 million passengers a year, replacing the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) once it's ready. It is built with bigger capacity and superior facilities.
 Photo credit to KLIA2 (MAB)
 Photo credit to KLIA2 (MAB).
The KLIA2 is located 1.5km away from KLIA. A rail extension is being constructed to connect KLIA to KLIA2.
The KLIA2 is built to cater for the explosive growth in low cost travel. The KLIA2 terminal was first designed to cater 30 million passengers a year, measured about 150,000 sqm, and was scheduled to complete in April 2012 for 2 billion Malaysia Ringgit.
During its construction phase, the KLIA2 terminal is revised to 257,000 sqm, a 71% increase, with the capacity to cater up to 45 million passengers a year. The cost is increased to 3.6 billion Malaysia Ringgit, and it is rescheduled to open in May 2014.
Airlines using the KLIA2.The new low-cost carrier terminal KLIA2, in Sepang, is set to host 10 frills-free airlines when operational in May2014."Among them are Zest Airways, Lion Air, Tiger Airways, Cebu Pacific Air and definitely, AirAsia".
 +AirAsia Airbus320-200
 Zest Airways budget carrier from Manila..photo from google image.
Cebu Pacific budget carrier also from Manila. Photo by airline net.

 "Once the airport is operational in May 2014, MAHB will have almost 10 low-cost carriers (LCCs) flying from there."
This article from MALAYSIA KLIA2 info .

 






Thursday, February 27, 2014

Plane-Spotting is an Interesting Activity.

Plane-spotting is an interesting activity that involves times of great excitement and boredom, along with some planning if you want to know what to expect.For last week outing, I really wanted a nice picture of the daily AirAsia,Malaysia Airline,Malindo Air and MASWings flight, which is tough because it lands on runway25 of Kuching Internaional Airport, not known for good spotting locations. I did however locate a nice spot that was not only quiet, but pretty damn close to plane final approach. 
 While the weather was terrible for pictures, I still managed to get a couple of shots on approach.




 More plane spotting collection My Flickr.