China Aviation Museum, Xiaotangshan – Sunday 30th October 2016 (Grant Robinson)

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Hello all, Our visit to the amazing China Aviation Museum was the highlight of the trip for me. Whilst going around the Russian museum at Monino in 2015, trip companions John Tyler and David Fogwill told me how much bigger and better, the Chinese equivalent museum was. They both knew as they had been already […]

China Civil Aviation Museum, Beijing/Chaoyang – Saturday 29th October 2016 (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all, last museum for the day was the China Civil Aviation Museum. This museum is located around 10km Southwest of Capital Airport, just off the S12 Airport Expressway. The coordinates are Latitude 40° 1’0.75″N, Longitude 116°31’57.76″E. Details are; 200 Capital Airport Side Road, Chaoyang, Beijing Open Daily: 8:00 – 17:00 The museum which is […]

Beijing Air and Space Museum, Beijing/Xue Yuan Lu – Saturday 29th October 2016 (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all, having left Nanyuan, we had a quick look at Tiananmen Square on our way to our only real disappointment on the whole trip which was that the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution was closed. This is located No. 9, Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing and opening times of 08:30-17:00 daily (except […]

Beijing/Capital – Saturday 29th October 2016 (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all, what we saw at Capital before hitting Nanyuan……. B-5905 Airbus A330-343X Hainan Airlines B-5948 ** Airbus A330-343X Air China B-5971 ** Airbus A330-343X Hainan Airlines B-6132 Airbus A330-243 Air China B-6527 ** Airbus A330-343X Hainan Airlines B-7877 ** Boeing 787-9 Air China HS-TQC ** Boeing 787-8 Thai Airways International N399HA ** Airbus A330-243 […]

Shanghai/Pudong – Wednesday 26th October 2016 (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all, our day was to finish at Shanghai/Pudong which is the busier of Shanghai’s two airports. Shanghai/Hongqiao is much more domestic orientated whereas Pudong gets a bit more International stuff. I also think some Shanghai Airlines stuff is based at one or the other, so visits to both airports is needed on that basis […]