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My Asia 2000 Trip

Tue Jan 25, 2000 12:35 pm

Hi Everybody! Happy New Year.

While I was away on holidays I did my best to take slides, log regos and score jump seat landings and takeoffs.

Below are aircraft I spotted at various airports (Hong Kong, Phuket and Beijing) aswell as little flight summary which I have made up along the way.

I arrived home this morning. The weather in Hong Kong during the past few days has been cool and rainy so unfortunately is it very hard to take descent aircraft photos. The spotting is very hard at HK's new airport and unless you catch a ferry to a near by island or the appropriate runway (Usually rwy 25) is in use then the photo opotunities are VERY difficult. I went to a highway bridge just behind Cathay Pacific Catering and also very close to Cathay City and managed to take a few OK shots of aircraft as they climb off runway 07L into the dark rainy skies. Just as we were pushing back from the gate at HK last night I saw Cathay's new Spririt Of HK 744 at the gate and it looks excellent. Can't wait to see it flying to Sydney to get nice shots of it.

Beijing has got a very good variety of aircraft aswell and very good spotting from the perimeter. The only problem was the temperature was -15 degrees celcius so I wasn't exactly in the mood to freeze my fingers taking shots outdoors. I managed to get photos from the terminal of aircraft taxying along ALPHA and the APRON.

Regards,

Steven Kaplan
kaplano1@yahoo.com

P.S Look forward to showing you all my slides as I have a scanner and as soon as I figure out how to get it working I will upload some shots to Airliners.net, etc.

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FLIGHT LOGS
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5TH JAN 2000
ANSETT AUSTRALIA AN887
AIRCRAFT = VH-ANA (B747-400)
ROUTE = SYDNEY - HONG KONG
DEPARTURE RWY = 16R
SID = COONIE 1 / RICHMOND TRANSITION
CRUISE ALTITUDE = FL350
CRUISE SPEED =
ARRIVAL RWY = 25R
JUMP SEAT = NO

7TH JAN 2000
DRAGON AIR KA900
AIRCRAFT = B-HYF (A330-300)
ROUTE = HONG KONG - BEIJING
DEPARTURE RWY = 07R
SID =
CRUISE ALTITUDE =
CRUISE SPEED =
ARRIVAL RWY = 36R
JUMP SEAT = NO

9TH JAN 2000
DRAGON AIR KA901
AIRCRAFT = B-HYB (A330-300)
ROUTE = BEIJING - HONG KONG
DEPARTURE RWY = 36L
SID = D08 (DELTA 08)
CRUISE ALTITUDE = FL390
CRUISE SPEED = M.81
ARRIVAL RWY = 25R
JUMP SEAT = LANDING

10TH JAN 2000
DRAGON AIR KA212
AIRCRAFT = B-HTD (A321-300)
ROUTE = HONG KONG - PHUKET
DEPARTURE RWY = 07R
SID = BREAM 2
CRUISE ALTITUDE = FL310
CRUISE SPEED = M.78
ARRIVAL RWY = 27
JUMP SEAT = LANDING

22ND JAN 2000
DRAGON AIR KA913
AIRCRAFT = B-HSL (A320-200)
ROUTE = PHUKET - HONG KONG
DEPARTURE RWY = 27
SID = STN 1
CRUISE ALTITUDE = FL370
CRUISE SPEED = M.79
ARRIVAL RWY = 07L
JUMP SEAT = TAKEOFF

24TH JAN 2000
ANSETT AUSTRALIA AN888
AIRCRAFT = VH-ANA (B747-400)
ROUTE = HONG KONG - SYDNEY
DEPARTURE RWY = 07R
SID =
STAR = BOREE 2
CRUISE ALTITUDE = FL370
CRUISE SPEED =
ARRIVAL RWY = 34L
JUMP SEAT = LANDING

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AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION LOG
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HONG KONG INTL AIRPORT - 7TH JAN 2000

Air China Boeing B777-200 B-2061
Singapore Airlines Boeing B777-300 9V-SYC
Singapore Airlines Boeing B747-400 9V-SPB
Dragon Air Airbus A330-300 B-HYE
Asiana Boeing B767-300 HL7514
Korean Airlines Boeing B747-400 HL7482
China Eastern Airbus A300-600R B-2319
Dragon Air Airbus A330-300 B-HYF


BEIJING INTL AIRPORT - 7TH JAN 2000

Lufthansa Boeing B747-400 D-ABTB


BEIJING INTL AIRPORT - 9TH JAN 2000

KLM Boeing B747-300 PH-BUM
United Airlines Boeing B747-400 N172UA
China Eastern Boeing MD11 B-2175
Air China Boeing B737-300 B-2584
China Southern Boeing B777-200 B-2055
China Southern Boeing B777-200 B-2052
China Eastern Airbus A340-300 B-2383
China Southern Boeing B757-200 B-2811
China Eastern Airbus A340-300 B-2384
Korean Airlines Airbus A330-300 HL7525
Air China Boeing B747-400 B-2468
Dragon Air Airbus A330-300 B-HYB
Turkish Airlines Airbus A310 TC-JDB
Air China Boeing B737-300 B-2905
Air China Boeing B747-400 B-2458
Air France Boeing B777-200 F-GSPH
China Southern Boeing B757-200 B-2838
China Southern Boeing B737-300 B-2582
Asiana Boeing B747-400 HL7416
British Airways Boeing B747-400 G-BNLJ
Air China Boeing B767-300 B-2560


HONG KONG INTL AIRPORT - 9TH JAN 2000

Singapore Airlines Boeing B747-400 9V-SPA
China Eastern Airbus A300-600R B-2319


HONG KONG INTL AIRPORT - 10TH JAN 2000

Singapore Airlines Boeing B777-200 9V-SQD
Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 B-HLD
Cathay Pacific Boeing B777-200 B-HNA
Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300 B-HXJ
Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300 B-HMZ
Cathay Pacific Boeing B747-400 B-HOO
Vietnam Airlines Airbus A320-200 S7-ASE
Dragon Air Airbus A330-300 B-HYF
Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 B-HLC
Cathay Pacific Boeing B747-400 B-HOW
Air China Boeing B767-300 B-2557
Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 B-HLJ
China Airlines Airbus A300-600R B-18551
China Airlines Airbus A300-600R N888P
Cathay Pacific Boeing B777-200 B-HNJ
Dragon Air Airbus A321-200 B-HTD
South African Airways Boeing B747-200 ZS-SAP
China Southern Airbus A320-200 B-2392
ANA Boeing B767-300 JA8970
Dragon Air Airbus A320-200 B-HSF
Air France Boeing B747-400 F-GISB
Thai Airways Boeing B777-200 HS-TJD
Canadian Airlines Boeing B747-400 C-GMWW
Thai Airways Boeing B747-400 HS-TGT
Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing DC10-30 JA8543
Cathay Pacific Boeing B777-200 B-HNC
Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 B-HLE
Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing B767-300 JA8264
Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing B747-400 JA8912


PHUKET INTL AIRPORT - 22ND JAN 2000

Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 HS-TEA
Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 HS-TEL
Dragon Air Airbus A320-200 B-HSE
Bangkok Airways ATR42 HS-PGG


HONG KONG INTL AIRPORT - 24TH JAN 2000

Cathay Pacific Boeing B747-400 B-HOX
Ansett Australia Boeing B747-400 VH-ANA

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