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
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
On days like today where there isn't much to do and nothing else to surf
for on the net, I usually end up looking at pictures of aircraft and if the weather is fine I end up take my camera and go for aircraft spotting.To-day I only carry my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.This camera is aimed at DSLR users who are looking for a compact camera to
complement their existing SLR gear. Consequently the LX3 comes with
comprehensive manual controls and a fast F2.0-F2.8 24-60mm (35mm
equivalent) Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens. Images are captured on a
1/1.63-inch CCD sensor sporting 10.1 million effective pixels.
Lumix DMC-LX3.(2.5x zoom)
Ideally, plane spotting should be an outing where you go out, of course
somewhere close to the airport and look at airplanes and take pictures
and stuff. Now in Kuching International Airport, yes you can sort of do that, but lets be
honest here, how many different types of aircraft and Airlines lands at
our KIA /WBGG. To be frank, I do plane spotting every week day in KIA regulars. The MH,Maswing, the Malindo Air and the Air Asia So that would not make an interesting outing would it? the busier
the airport the better it is for plane spotters example KLIA.
There are those who consider plane spotting a serious hobby. As for me, I
would not consider myself anywhere near that. Merely I am simple and plain
plane spotter. Occasionally looking up in the sky when there is a plane
passing by. Anyways, I have a few pictures that I shoot to-day arm only with compact camera the panasonic lumix lx3.
This time I'm not too far to the plane final approach to land at runway 25 in Kuching International Airport.
This map show my location for plane spotting and this location is just the end of runway near to the approach lighting.
The Kuching Airport approach landing Lights.
The danger with planespotting is that nowadays you are at risk of being
regarded as a potential terrorist. In some countries you could even
be arrested on suspicion of spying but in Malaysia plane spotting is probably safer.
Just for information,you don't need have a DSLR for plane spotting at this point because once the plane approach for final approaching its look so near to you and compact camera with zoom lens is just nice .
So below is a set of aircraft photograph that I shoot this morning .
The most common aircraft that land in Kuching International Airport (WBGG) is.
AirAsia airbus 320
Malaysia Airline B737-400 and 800 series
Malindo Air B737-900 series.
Next time you wanted to go for plane spotting lust make sure it's a clear day, otherwise don't bother.
Spotting a plane in Kuching International Airport(KIA) is a bit boring .We don't have a suitable view gallery or Anjung Tingau like we have in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).Further more our KIA is not a busy airport with the arrival and departure of foreign Airline.All we can spot for the day was the arrival and departure of carrier namely MASwings,Malindo,AirAsia and Malaysia Airline.In my case if i wanted to go for plane spotting during weekend. Firstly I need to check the arrival and departure of the aircraft from FLIGHTSTATS..I prefer to spot AirAsia plane because their plane Usually have different Aircraft livery is also the term describing the paint scheme of an aircraft. Yesterday was a good weather and beautiful sunset near to airport.Below are few set of photos from my plane spotting yesterday.
Aircraft spotting, also known as plane spotting, is a popular pastime
worldwide. As a hobby, it brings a number of enjoyable elements for the
participant, including getting outdoors,
making meticulous observations, "collecting" without creating clutter,
having a good excuse to use your really fancy digital camera equipment,
and finding a great way to get together with like-minded enthusiasts.
The activity itself is generally free, although if you join a club, and
buy all the related goodies, there may be some costs involved.So, you have decided to start plane spotting. That’s great, welcome to our hobby! You have already picked out a great camera and lens,
but what else do you need to become a master plane spotter? Sure, you
could just sit near your favorite airport and hope something good flies
by, but you can do more….much more.
I spotted Malaysia Airline and Tiger Air Aircraft in Kuching International Airport.
I spotted Royal Malaysian Airforce Nuri Halicopter & Malaysia Airline B737 in Kuching International Airport.
Malaysia Airline Cargo Plane.
Spotted Malaysia Airline B737-800 in Kuching International Airport.
I spotted The Malaysia Airlines A380 in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).