British Airways have painted a Boeing 777-200 ER in a special livery to commemorate the “GREAT Festival of Creativity” held in Shanghai in March 2015. The aircraft, bearing registration G-YMML sports a design showing a bamboo and a rose signifying “east meets west”
This beautiful design was created by Chinese fashion designer Masha Ma.
I got a chance to click a photo of this aircraft at Mumbai (BOM) as it was departing back to LHR.
August 31st is Merdeka Day – Malaysia’s Independence Day. This national day sees a huge parade at the Merdeka Square in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, followed by a flypast of Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) fighter aircraft, transport and trainer aircraft and helicopters.
The fighter aircraft fly in from their respective bases around Malaysia, whereas the transport aircraft take-off from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport, also known as Subang airport (SZB)
This year, the aircraft that flew in from SZB comprised of two TUDM Lockheed C-130 H Hercules transporters, nine Pilatus PC-7 trainers and for the first time ever – the newly delivered gigantic Airbus A400M Atlas.
I caught these aircraft as they departed from SZB on a hazy morning in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy the photos…
A trio of TUDM Pilatus PC-7 trainer aircraft take-off in a formation. M50-10 | SZB | Aug 31 2015
TUDM Lockheed C-130H Hercules looks beautiful in the early morning sunlight as it taxies to the active runway. M30-11 | SZB | Aug 31, 2015
The first ever Airbus A400M Atlas (Grizzly) in the TUDM fleet looking splendid in that early morning sunlight as it taxies to the active. M54-01 | SZB | Aug 31, 2015
What a line-up! TUDM A400M Atlas followed by a pair of C-130H Hercules having their own little parade. M54-01 | SZB | Aug 31, 2015