You can see a parking garage at the bottom. It looks to be right in line with the runway and very close. Has anyone shot photos from this garage? Is it private property? Seems to me that you could get some very close shots with very little zoom from that spot on the rooftop level.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
CFIcraigAPA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3581 times:
I took that photo and believe me, I tried to get up there. There are signs plastered all over the area saying that "viewing" is prohibited. The personnel watch the area like hawks. There is another garage which is automated (ie take the ticket when it spits it out)just to the right and a little lower that has the same signage. I was able to get a quick couple shots off from there, but didn't want to press my luck. And yes, there are darn power lines between the garages and the runway.
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3566 times:
The garage is NOT photographer friendly. Sadly there were people who went up there and did things like leave trash all over and climb on cars to get a better view. (not their own cars...). Too bad as it is a nice spot.
Sadly there is only one really decent spot that is easy to access (Harbor and Laurel). You can drive around and look for better spots, but they are tough.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3523 times:
I was there in SAN from last month and we were on the cruise trip to Mexico and those are doing great place for the spot in SAN. I didn't have a times to take chance shoot with their pics and it is very busy day in SAN airport and when we were arriving into the port by early morning. Maybe next time for me and if we can come back visit in SAN for the future trip. This is my first time in SAN and those are looking great to view with the city. This is too short of the runway and what are you think will constructions of new San Diego Airport? Thanks!
Futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2613 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3499 times:
There isnt room down around SAN to expand the runway, and hardly any room to expand terminal 2, sadly. The airport has great location, but unfortunatley I believe there are a lot of real estate folks who own the land around the airport and won't give it up for the airport to grow.
I hope this answers your question, have a good day!