Sia jubilee From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 145 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1602 times:
First, I have to say welcome to Hong Kong.
And I want to ask which "offical photo site" you were looking on??????
That spot is NOT an offical spot. It is a small hill.
I think 500mm is "at lease".
Here attached a map of CLK.
I have marked four spots for you.
For 25L/25R/07R. You just need 100mm(777-300) to 200mm(737).
The bridge for 25L need around 250mm to 400mm.
For 07L, 300mm to 500mm.
The weather will become cooler from today (7Feb). (mainly Northern wind) And RWY 25 was used in this afternoon due to Northwestern wind.
Hopeful this is using RWY 25. (25R/07L for landing passenger flights, (25L/07R) for landing cargo and all departures)
But if unfortunately there is using 07L. ..Touch wood.
You will need to go to the Hanger side by bus S52 from Tung Chung MTR bus terminus.
Chris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 11 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1558 times:
Hey i dont remember how to post pictures like that into a post. I used to search archived posts in the non-av. forum but now i cant find the code anymore.. if you guys could give me the html code i would be very thankful!
sorry, i dont mean to change the topic, in fact i saved the picture as well for possible future reference.. its very nice..
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
Thanks guys for the input.
Sia jubilee, thanks for the map - much better than any I've see of the airport. I think the spot you mentioned for 25R would be the easiest to get to, as it is closest to the main airport entrance, and it is south of the centerline, so the sun would be behind me the whole day.
Is 25R frequently used? Which are the most commonly used runways? Does security bug you at 25R?
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1525 times:
Since a cold front has just moved over HKG, with winds generally from the north, I'd say it's 50/50 as to whether 07 or 25 will be used. It all depends on whether the wind around the airport is more to the NE or the NW. As mentioned earlier, the north runway (25R/07L) is used almost exclusively for passenger flights landings, while the south runway (25L/07R) handles cargo flights landings and all takeoffs. If you have an airband radio with you, tune into 128.2 for ATIS.
Beside spotters, the area around that 25R spot is also rather popular with local sport fishermen, as I see dozens of them around everytime I go there. In fact, the shoreline of the entire airport island (except for the north side which is within the restricted area) always seems to be "teeming" with fishermen on the weekends!! As for security, I've yet to see them bother anyone at that spot.
If 25 is in use and the weather is fine this coming weekend, you might see me there.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6341 posts, RR: 56 Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
Apparently, according to the AA, the hill is the official site to watch planes from. I know it's crazy, but it's true!!! The path has not even been made at the bottom, so you have to walk through the tall grass and trees just to get to the steps going up!!!!
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1497 times:
I'll be there on Sunday, most of the day I hope. Look for a blond, blue-eyed guy (not too many in Hong Kong) who could lose a little weight with a black leather briefcase and a Canon. I suppose I'll go to 25R.
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1487 times:
You might also want to consider going to the 07 spot, as there is currently quite a bit of wind blowing from the east or northeast. If the runways 07 are in use, that 25R spot is pretty much useless.........unless you're interested in fishing!!
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1473 times:
Well, I got skunked on this trip. I went out to the airport on Sunday. When I left the city it was nice and sunny - by the time I got to the airport it had clouded up. It was way too hazy to take pictures in flight, so I walked around to see if there was somewhere to take taxiway pictures, but no joy. I walked around the entire airport - from the place on the map marked 25R all the way to 7L/R. Not so much as a 2 inch chink in the fence, except for a couple of places that were far enough from the action that the haze stopped me from doing anything.
Did see a couple of interesting things, like the El Al 747-400.
Today, Monday, I'm in the office and it is a relatively clear and sunny day.
Sia jubilee From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 145 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
I agree with you. Today (Monday) so.......xxxx sunny.
Just like last week. Cloudy until Sunday but the sun came out on Monday.
So I haven't gone to there.
There is a month I haven't been to the airport.
By the way, runway changed from 07 to 25 at around 1400 hrs yesterday (Sunday).
Haven't you met "N949WP" or any local spotter but not me?
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
Were you at one end of that HAECO pier (where all the fishermen were) talking to a fellow dressed in white? I was on the other end of the pier, standing high on the rocks by myself, and I noticed you walking all the way out. Did you really walk back to the 25R spot??? My oh my, that'd be one heck of a long walk!!!
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1454 times:
Yep, That was me. I walked from 25R to the terminal, and caught a bus to 7R/L via Tung Chung. I skirted the fence the whole way back to the terminal. I saw a guy on the rocks with a camera, from the bus I took from Tung Chung.
Walking back was not the greatest idea, but I kept going thinking there had to be a chink in the fence at some interesting point. I found one near the terminal, but got chased away, and another one between the government hanger and the cargo area, but I did not have my camera out more than 15 seconds before some guy was coming at me saying "No cameras!"
Seeing today's lousy weather makes me feel a bit better, unlike yesterday
P.S. The day wasn't a total waste. As I was walking down 7R, I found myself in a descent position to catch a cargo 747 landing there. I'll post it soon if it comes out (I really got it at the last second as it came up behind me.)
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1449 times:
I'm leaving on Thursday night. Unfortunately I won't have any more time to do any spotting, as I will be busy tomorrow and Thursday. I do have a little time on thursday evening before I head back to Zurich. Will you be around Wanchai that evening?
You can drop me a line at 2588 1234, room 3311.
Thanks for the invitation, but I hope you don't mind if I skip the Haggis . I've been thinking of taking my family to Scotland someday. What's the best time of year for it?
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