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User currently offlineTpk From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 188 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

I was wondering if anyone could give me an update of the current photography situation at TPA. I'm looking to take a trip in the next few weeks, but want to make sure it's photographer/spotter friendly.

Also if someone has some info about spots or could point me to a website that has the details, I'd really appreciate it. I'm most interested in finding out whether the garage is a viable photo spot (and if so, what kind of zoom is needed) and whether it's possible to shoot aircraft taxiing for departure from the side of the entry roadway.

Thanks for your help.

Tim
Phoenix, AZ

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User currently offlineAAGold From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 548 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3092 times:
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Tim

You can find info on spotting at TPA on my website. The address is ...

http://www.anniebees.com

Follow the link to Aviation Photography and then Spotting Locations. You'll find a page for TPA with a crude map and some sample shots showing both film/digital mm settings that the photo was taken with.

I was there in Sept. and there were no problems, and I just returned last night from five days spotting in MIA and FLL and it was good. You shouldn't have any problems.

Good luck.

Art


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6500 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

TPK: see reply 25 & 26 in this thread:

http://airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1069985/





Also, the park and the beach south of the field are open. Lie on the beach as 747s, 777s, A340s........errrrrrr, make that A320s, 737s, MD-80s land in close proximety.

And across the bridge over at PIE, you can see unusual airlines.

Southeast
Jetsgo
Canjet
USA3000
Transmeridean
Air Transat
ATA
Skyservice

Enjoy your stay!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Shoot me an e-mail.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineTpk From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 188 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

Hey guys,

Thanks for your input - I really appreciate it. Right now it's looking like (weather permitting) this weekend will be a go. Hopefully I'll end up with some good photos and another positive experience to share with everyone.

Tim


User currently offlineCopa737 From Panama, joined Jan 2002, 331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Hi Tim,

Tell me where you went, because I'm planning to do some spotting here, but I don't know where. The planes are landing in a different way for the wind. I knew about the Bowling place but I don't know the other side.

Thanks a lot,

Felipe



Panamá Crece y Copa Airlines crece con Panamá!
User currently offlineMarco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

My friend, Tim, and I are going to be arriving into TPA early Saturday morning around 6:30 am. We are going to be spotting at TPA garage most of the morning till afternoon before checking-in to the hotel and dropping all of our stuff off. We will be at TPA till Sunday afternoon. Anyone is welcome to stop by and spot with us.

Cheers - Jay


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6500 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

There are not a lot of commercial JET arrivals into TPA before 10:00am. Just departures, about 20 an hour. Arrivals, only about 10-15 before 10:00am.

Spotting from the garage--more specific??? It's a big garage, and actually there's 2 of them. I'm free after 1:30 on Sat, free all day on Sunday.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineMarco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Hey South East Spotters:

Thansk for the hang-out at TPA. Great to see ya Brian, Oz, and Justin. Justin it is finally an honor to meet TV series Star from "Friends". Great hanging-out and looking forward to seeing you guys out here in PHX soon.

Cheers - Jay


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6500 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2959 times:



Justin it is finally an honor to meet TV series Star from "Friends".

HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!  Laugh out loud

When did you guys leave? Missed you on Sunday. Wish that runway had changed.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineMarco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

Hey OZ:

I thought you would be out there that morning. We actually ending our spotting around 11:00am. Tim and I decide to depart TPA early so we don't get in at the crack of dawn  Smile.

Did Brain called you that morning? I though you guys talked? After 11:00am we head down to terminal for lunch and then check-in. Sorry we missed ya but definately we'll head out there again. We give you heads-up next time.

Have a great day!!!

Cheers - Jay


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6500 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

I thought you would be out there that morning.

Well I was, just not at the terminal. I was at the bowling alley shooting arrivals on 18R. Did you see the Spirit go round. Traffic ahead was too close. If you were gone by 3:00pm, then you missed a mostly white 737 BBJ landing on 18L. Oh also there was WN Shamu 735 and the Triple Crown 733. But those should be easy to get at PHX. It's slightly more cloudy today, same runway in use.

Come on back, I love showing people around here. Let me know ahead of time cause I think TPA gives tours.

Cheers,

Ozell




Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineCopa737 From Panama, joined Jan 2002, 331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

Ozell,

I'm in Tampa right now until Feb 7th, I would like to do some spotting.
Let me know when you can show me around the good spots?

Thanks a lot,

Felipe

Email me, my email is in my profile..



Panamá Crece y Copa Airlines crece con Panamá!
User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1755 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

i'm thinking about making a trip out to TPA/PIE sometime in the near future...a friend and i are going to fly over there from jacksonville and maybe get lunch and i'd like to take a few photos. just a day trip kinda thing, but it should be cool. if any of you all around TPA are free on a weekend afternoon then we'd be glad to meet up for a little while. i don't think we'll have ground transportation unless we can make sure that we can get a courtesy car from an FBO...

not sure what the date is yet, just sometime in the next few weekends. any thoughts or tips on FBOs or anything like that are more than welcome.

thanks,
jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6500 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

jonathan d.,

that sounds cool, give me a shot when you get a date

Ozell

Hey Jay, where's the group photo??  Big thumbs up



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

Hey it's 'Chandler Bing' here  Big grin Good meeting you guys out there in TPA, really had a good time. Funny how and hour drive makes such a difference when spotting (being chased out by cops, and not being hassled at all).

Derden let me know when your gonna head out that way, because I'll probably go back.

Rgds,
Matthew Perry Big grin


User currently offlineMarco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Oz:

You read my mind about the group photo. I have been meaning to upload the group photo to a hosting site and posting it here. Eventually and soon. Keep checking-in.

Wow!!! I can't believe I hung out with a TV Star, Matthew Perry!!! LOL... It was an honor finally meeting you Justin. We will definately look foward to yours and Brian visit to PHX.

Cheers - Jay


User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Yeah, me too. I might shoot down for a day if ya'll go on a weekend. It was a good time. Just wish it had MCO's arrivals tho...

Brian - SPOT THIS!


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