Beijing Capital March 2017

Beijing Capital March 2017

Postby Mawgan4 on Tue 27 Mar 2018, 10:34 pm

The second stop on my visit to the Far East was Beijing, where I had four full days: two devoted to sightseeing (which I thoroughly recommend) and two to aviation. My visit coincided with a major political event, the People's National Congress, which meant that industrial production in the Beijing area was suspended and I enjoyed sunny weather for most of the time.

The vast majority of aircraft seen were B- registered, with a small number of long haul flights from Europe - BA, Air France, Lufthansa etc and some regional - Asiana, Korean etc. Airbus and Boeing had complete domination of airliners seen.

Beijing Capital has three parallel runways, aligned roughly north south. I used three locations for the photos:
1. The Mound is in a public park and overlooks the threshold of the middle runway, 36R. This runway is mostly used for departures.
2. Rough ground to the south east of the airport, to photograph aircraft landing on the eastern most runway, 01. Most Air China, Dalian and Shandong aircraft land on this runway.
3. When the wind changed to a southerly I headed to the northwestern perimeter of the airport to see landings and departures on the western most runway, 18R/36L.

Image01 B5176 PEONY by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image01 B6105 -6379 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image02 CHINA SOUTHERN by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image03 BMBM -7860 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image04 B5418 -6614 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image04 B5507 -6502 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image04 B5789 -6494 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image05 B1988 -6400 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image06 B1940 -6409 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image07 B5293 -8002 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image08 B8387 -6541 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image09 B5202 -6573 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image10 B2482 -6482 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image10 B6126 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image11 B6227 -8152 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image12 B1540 -8162 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image13 B2287 -7385 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image14 B2652 -7769 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image16 B1865 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image17 B5598 -7828 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image18 B2760 6239 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image19 B6961 -6284 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image20 B1661 -6596 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Image21 B6371 -8176 by Alisdair McLean, on Flickr

Thanks for getting this far - C&C welcome.

Alisdair
Mawgan4

Re: Beijing Capital March 2017

Postby alanp on Fri 30 Mar 2018, 6:38 pm

Really interesting selection from a rarely seen venue. Thanks for posting.
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