Airshow China 2010

Airshow China 2010

Postby TLM on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 7:35 am

Here are some pictures from the recent Airshow China. The event is held at Zhuhai Sanzao airport on the edge of the Pearl Sea coast. Despite challenging hazy photographic conditions, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definately return again.

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Although not the best quality, the last couple of pictures are reference to the strange and unfortunate story regarding the PLAAF FT-5 and FT-6.
They arrived a few days before I did and where advertised to fly everyday, along with a YAK-18. On the Friday I could see in the hazy distance, the technicians around the jets and I assumed they were being prepared for a flight. To our shock, in just a few hours they were reduced to scattered components and were later loaded onto an An-12 and IL-76. Nobody knew why!

The Monday saw some very nice surprises. Including the arrival of 3 IL-76s, 3 An-12s and a Tu-154. All in all a very enjoyable week with some very rare aircraft!

Tim
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby D90Man on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 8:21 am

Very nice - another set of images of not often seen airframes.... :clap:

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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby Westy on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 11:26 am

Lovely post - 10/10 if for nothing another rarity!

Having been to China many times myself, I appreciate what the light conditions are like out there - great photo's :clap:
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby ikarus on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 11:29 am

Superb :clap: :clap:
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby Peelie on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 12:42 pm

Great selection I went in 1998 and the haze was was there then, here are 4 photos from that show.

The Leopard was kept behind the fence.

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Zhuhai 1 by Peelie2, on Flickr


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Zhuhai 2 by Peelie2, on Flickr

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Zhuhai 3 by Peelie2, on Flickr

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Zhuhi4 by Peelie2, on Flickr
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby DeanW on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 2:14 pm

That JF-17 is beautiful.. in an ugly sort of way. Doesn't look like the conditions have hindered your images either, lovely stuff.
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby 747woody on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 6:50 pm

WOW! :clap:
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby RichPittman on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 7:54 pm

Fantastic Tim!
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby st24 on Mon 29 Nov 2010, 10:25 am

Fabulous stuff :clap: . I love the look of those Thunders - deliciously outdated but still a modern looking jet, kind of like a 21st Century F5. Also liking the "Sikorsky Frelon"!
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby Blackbird on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 10:48 pm

Great set - thank you :clap: :clap:

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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby Agg on Wed 01 Dec 2010, 1:55 pm

This is the best set I've seen from Zhuhai this year. I really cant stand the JF-17, personally I think its one of the ugliest aircraft to ever grace the skies, the J-10 on the other hand is quite a good looking bird.
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby Agg on Wed 01 Dec 2010, 3:06 pm

That's an H-6, a Chinese version of the Tu-16 :)
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby cometman88 on Wed 01 Dec 2010, 9:35 pm

Brilliant and very different pictures....thanks for posting.
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 02 Dec 2010, 1:13 am

Brilliant photos. Amazing to see stuff like this posted. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby Stonefaction on Thu 02 Dec 2010, 9:43 pm

Sweet!
Really like the J-10 shots. The 2-seater looks better than the single for some reason.
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby TonyO on Thu 02 Dec 2010, 11:28 pm

Outstanding photos TLM from what looked like a stunning show you've caught the JF-17 beautifully.

I still insist that Farnborough deserves a shedload of abuse for the failed JF-17 debut, talk about sidelined.
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby paravion on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 9:06 pm

Tim, Where did you stay and how did you organise accommodation and what did it cost? Thinking of going in 2012.
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby TLM on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 3:04 pm

I stayed at the Maihao International Hotel in the city, just a few miles from the ferry terminal. It was suggested by the air show media team as an official hotel for the show that provided bus transportation to and from the event. Despite this journey taking 60-80 minutes, it was only 25RMB / £2 and was as frequent as every 15 minutes. The hotel rooms were £55 a night.

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Tim
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby Flankerman on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 3:34 pm

TLM wrote:I stayed at the Maihao International Hotel in the city, just a few miles from the ferry terminal. It was suggested by the air show media team as an official hotel for the show that provided bus transportation to and from the event. Despite this journey taking 60-80 minutes, it was only 25RMB / £2 and was as frequent as every 15 minutes. The hotel rooms were £55 a night.

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Tim,

I went with a tour group - but only on the public days.

It was part of a tour that included Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong as well as Zhuhai.

We stayed at the Silver Hotel in downtown Zhuhai - the journey in was OK, but getting back in the late afternoon was a nightmare with the airshow traffic.

Looking at some of your pics, it looks like you were on the south/eastern side of the runway with the sun behind you - we noticed a crowd over there.

Can I ask where it was and how you got over there ??? for future reference.

My trip report of the whole 14-day visit is here

A few of my photos from the show (not as sharp as yours :sad: )......

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More Zhuhai photos here and here

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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby someguy1 on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 10:30 pm

great photos, the 2nd one stands out for me :clap:
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby capercaillie on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 12:52 pm

Fabulous post, the H-6 and the Chinese "Frelons" are fantastic, but quality throughout. :biggrin:
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby multiplanes2 on Wed 15 Dec 2010, 9:18 am

great photos there
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Re: Airshow China 2010

Postby stratocaster on Thu 23 Dec 2010, 12:39 pm

Great photos,I especially like the lovechild of an F16 and Typhoon!
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