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    HKG, spotting paradise in the Peral of the Orient (Image heavy)

    I passed thru HKG on my way to Shanghai. HKG boast a observation deck on top of its Terminal 2. It offers good view for both runways. HKG normally uses 25R for landing and 25L for take off. The view for 25R is good till about 3 pm. The day I was there it was the typical tropical weather -- 90 plus temperature and 90% humidity. Therefore, the photo quality wasn't the best I can get. However, for a visitor like me, it's still very exciting.

    The day I was there, there were 2 additional spotters, another photographer from Australia and a registration spotter from the UK. We had the entire floor to ourselves. For some reason the fire alarm was triggered while we were there (definitely not by us). We were even thinking about leaving, but decided to stay. After a while the alarm stopped and a gentleman in suits (authority figure) appeared. Instead of interrogate us for the fire alarm, assured us that the fire alarm was an accident and asked to carry on and enjoy ourselves. What a nice touch to a exciting spotting adventure.

    Here are the photos taken from inside the terminal:




    Dragon Air has more than one aircrafts participating in the "Serving You for 25 years" ad campaign celebrating its 25th anniversary. One A-330 was painted in a full livery. One A-321 and another A-330 only have small decor on the fuselage.


    Hong Kong Airlines is the 3rd local airline. Its parent is the Chinese HNG, which owns the Hainan Airlines. Thus its tail decoration looks very similar to Hainan's.




    The rest of the photos 25R landing shots taken from the observation deck.

    AC 777LR coming from YYZ


    The KA A-330 in the full "Serving You for 25 Years" livery.


    Phillipines A-320. Who can read the slogan on the fuselage?


    JeJu Airlines in a new low cost airline from South Korea


    Tiger leaping into HKG


    Royal Brunei uses A-320 or 777 to serve HK. I was hoping for the 777 but wasn't complaining about the 320


    E-190 of Mandarin Airlines with the special livery for Sun Moon Lake, a famous resort in Taiwan.


    The smallest passenger jet serving HKG. The load factor was very low


    The KA A-330 with the "Serving you for 25 years" decor.


    CX "One World" A-330


    NH 767-300 with "Japan, Endless Discovery" livery


    SQ uses A-380 and 777 to serve HK
















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    Nice shots. I spotted HKG on a layover once, never made it to the observation deck though.
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    man these are sweet catches- I love the KA A330, that thing is beautiful

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    WOW!!!! They have some awesome stuff over there! Nice images

    Who wants to take a trip?!?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1840 View Post
    WOW!!!! They have some awesome stuff over there! Nice images

    Who wants to take a trip?!?!?!?
    Its only 16 hours away. :) I've spotted HKG for a total of 5 hours, could definitely get in some more time there.
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    we fly in there on a fairly regular basis ,it is 747 heaven,classic,400,and -8 soon i'm sure.
    The beehive hummm of the JT9D and GE CF680C2,the thunder of the JT8D-17,the rumble of the PW1830 and the high ,thin whine of the PW 545A are all music to my ears!

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    Looks like an awesome place and the traffic is sweet. Considering the weather conditions you did well. Road trip sounds sweet!
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    Regal hotel spotting.
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