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Standing on the mound for the last time, watching this massive AN124 taxi by The position where I stand is the best location for aviation photography in ZSPD. This location works well in the afternoon, and you will get the most beautiful photos with landscape no matter the wind condition is. But here to witness “the king of delays”, It takes 90% luck and 10% patience. First, the plane had to fly east of Shanghai (departure procedure limited) and second, it had to taxi in during the day as there was no airport lighting at night. Third, it must use runway 34 instead of 16 (otherwise it will pull up from our faces).Fourth, it was parked at the far west end of the airport, so it had to cross two runways and the main taxiway at this busy airport. As a result, it is extremely difficult to see 124 at a daytime time. This time, 124 was scheduled to take off at 1 p.m. but there were various delays and it didn't come until just before sunset. A lot of patience and luck made this shoot work. It was a dream come true Cities need to develop, and so do airports. This location will be the T3 terminal of Pudong Airport in the future. In early April, construction companies had diggers in place and started leveling the mound. This mound is quite huge so it need several weeks. But with the recent rainy weather and 124 not being a regular, this will be the last time I see 124 on the mound. In the golden light, to see a massive “cruise ship” taxi across the face, Pudong airport will not have such a chance in the future. Thanks to the mound's company for many years. And I was very grateful that everything was just right on time to capture this AN124 at mound`s last time

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Apr 04, 2021

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May 06, 2021

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Standing on the mound for the last time, watching this massive AN124 taxi by The position where I stand is the best location for aviation photography in ZSPD. This location works well in the afternoon, and you will get the most beautiful photos with landscape no matter the wind condition is. But here to witness “the king of delays”, It takes 90% luck and 10% patience. First, the plane had to fly east of Shanghai (departure procedure limited) and second, it had to taxi in during the day as there was no airport lighting at night. Third, it must use runway 34 instead of 16 (otherwise it will pull up from our faces).Fourth, it was parked at the far west end of the airport, so it had to cross two runways and the main taxiway at this busy airport. As a result, it is extremely difficult to see 124 at a daytime time. This time, 124 was scheduled to take off at 1 p.m. but there were various delays and it didn't come until just before sunset. A lot of patience and luck made this shoot work. It was a dream come true Cities need to develop, and so do airports. This location will be the T3 terminal of Pudong Airport in the future. In early April, construction companies had diggers in place and started leveling the mound. This mound is quite huge so it need several weeks. But with the recent rainy weather and 124 not being a regular, this will be the last time I see 124 on the mound. In the golden light, to see a massive “cruise ship” taxi across the face, Pudong airport will not have such a chance in the future. Thanks to the mound's company for many years. And I was very grateful that everything was just right on time to capture this AN124 at mound`s last time

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