China '08 - Beijing & China Aviation Museum

15 Feb 2008 to 28 Feb 2008

These photos are from a trip in early 2008 to Beijing China. The trip started in Taipei, Taiwan and required a stop in Hong Kong to get a visa. Unfortunately, the weather at HKG didn't cooperate but Beijing more than made up for it.

In China I was able to visit the China Aviation Museum, Beijing Capital Airport and even had time to visit the Great Wall. Special thanks to Yamon for taking me to some of the photo spots at PEK and a great cup of coffee :)

The China Aviation Museum is located about an hours drive north of Beijing in Datangshan. The museum contains over 200 aircraft including Chinese & Russian aircraft as you would expect; however quite surprisingly there are a large number of Western types on display - some of which probably never served with the PLAAF or CAAC.

Part of the collection (including an F-104!) is located in a huge curved hanger cut into a small mountain. Photos in the tunnel are quite difficult due to poor lighting. The entrance to the museum is actually a very long taxiway that connects to an airfield south of the museum.

Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) offers several places to photograph aircraft. There were no problems with security inside or outside of the terminal (except for a visit by El Al security!).

Air China has a few Olympic special color schemes but the highlight was definitely the North Korean Air Koryo Il-62.

Taipei - Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) - 16 Feb 2008 to 17 Feb 2008
Hong Kong - Hong Kong International (HKG) - 24 Feb 2008 to 25 Feb 2008
Beijing - Beijing Capital International (PEK) - 26 Feb 2008
China Aviation Museum (Datangshan) - 27 Feb 2008
Beijing - Beijing Capital International (PEK) - 28 Feb 2008


Taipei - Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

777-200
UA 777 somewhere over the Eastern China Sea
B-16303 A330-200
Hello Kitty
B-16303 A330-200
Hello Kitty
JA05AN 737-700

Hong Kong - Hong Kong International (HKG)

B-2570 767-300
B-LFA 747-400
Oasis - defunct
HS-PGV A320-200
HS-PGV A320-200

Beijing - Beijing Capital International (PEK)

737-800
9V-SQN 777-200
A7-AFP A330-200
Asian Games
A7-AFP A330-200
Asian Games
AP-BEU A310-300
Peshawar
AP-BEU A310-300
Peshawar
B-2052 777-200
B-2052 777-200
B-2060 777-200
B-2070 777-200
B-2070 777-200
B-2070 777-200
B-2070 777-200
B-2070 777-200
B-2258 MD-90
B-2370 A321-200
B-2429 747-400F
B-2458 747-400
B-2556 767-200
B-2584 737-300
B-2646 737-800
B-2652 737-800
B-2821 757-200
B-2823 757-200
B-2859 757-200
B-2949 737-300
B-3039 ERJ-145
1000th ERJ
B-3039 ERJ-145
1000th ERJ
B-5089 737-800
B-5141 737-800
B-5177 737-800
Olympic Beijing 2008 c/s
B-5177 737-800
B-5177 737-800
Beijing 2008 - featuring The Fuwa Olympic characters
B-5201 737-700
Olympic c/s
B-5317 737-800
B-5317 737-800
B-5328 737-800
B-5336 737-800
B-5360 737-800
B-6023 A319-100
B-6081 A330-200
B-6091 A330-200
B-6116 A330-200
B-6211 A319-100
B-6226 A319-100
B-6317 A321-200
B-6322 A320-200
B-6325 A320-200
B-HYJ A330-300
B-KBH 737-800
B-KBH 737-800
B-MAJ A321-200
2005 4th East Asian Games
B-MAJ A321-200
2005 4th East Asian Games
EZ-A011 757-200
HS-TGA 747-400
N122UA 747-400
OH-LGC MD-11
VN-A349 A321-200

China Aviation Museum (DATANGSHAN)

C-46
no registration visible
DHC-2
Li-2
Mi-24
Yak-18
Yak-18
Theater
Entrance Sign
(none) Tu-2
(REPLICA) AH-64
0001 J-8II
01 J-12
Drill Time!
01 J-12
02 J-12
03 MiG-15
05 Yak-18
10794 H-6
10996 Y-5
10997 Y-5
10997 Y-5
11264 H-5
1151 An-12
12381 J-7II
20255 J-8I
20255 J-8I
21112 H-5
225008 Tu-4
232 Il-18V
2424 J-5
2806501 Tu-4
2806501 Tu-4
311 Li-2
31124 Q-5B
3129 Y-5
3139 Y-5
31686 J-5
33 Il-10
351 Y-11
35141 Il-12
3529 Z-5
3884 Y-11
40403 J-6I
40404 J-6II
4202 Il-14
4251 H-6
50051 Trident
50257 Tu-124V
50258 Viscount
5070 Li-2
5619 J-6
63364 MiG-15
7272 Z-5
756 Mi-8P
8205 Li-2
83636 MiG-15
8919 Z-5
9886 Be-6
B-1059 An-12
B-1059 An-12
B-2024 Il-62
B-2202 Trident
B-4060 An-24
N220RB DC-8-20
ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital
XT-115 C-47
XT-610 240

Beijing - Beijing Capital International (PEK)

A6-ERP A340-300
B-2065 777-200
B-2329 A300-600
B-2462 747-200F
B-2834 757-200
B-2848 757-200
B-5089 737-800
B-6116 A330-200
C-FIUL 777-300
HL7597 777-200
HL7597 777-200
N229UA 777-200
My ride home
P-881 Il-62
Bang bang!
P-881 Il-62
PH-BFO 747-400

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