LAN767Andres From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 46 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4256 times:
Sam Chui its a Photographer, he travels all around the world taking airplane pictures, he contacts the Airport's Management Office or the Aviation Administration and due to his experience he can get acces to it.
I know this because he came to Chile (my country) and he took couple of pictures at SCL, a friend of mine went with him.
Futterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 47 Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4173 times:
ask mr. phil (i'm going to try and get us closer to the runway without getting us arrested) derner
No, my name is Brian Futterman, not Phil Derner.
I don't think Sam has good, or even great connections that get him all this access--could definately be wrong though. I know some people in 'pretty high' (or I may just be trying to feel special) places that can't/won't give me diddly squat. I'm getting the jist that Sam, like Joe Pries and a few others, are 'professional' aviation photographers. Let it come from the horse's mouth, though!
Mia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4085 times:
If you take a look at Jay Selman's photos from MIA he obviously has ramp access but I don't think he actually works on the ramp. They allow him to use a US Airways truck to cruise around and I'm pretty sure he is allowed to bring buddies (or maybe just some exceptions). Again, I don't want to speak for anyone but when Joe Pries visits MIA he has a friend that is a great photographer and is/was high up at MIA so that certainly helps. I'm not positive on the actual relationships and positions but the point is in some cases it is having long time friends.
LGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3927 times:
Actually I do not know of any airline or airport in the US that has a policy about carrying cameras on the job. Usually the only way to get out by the runway is with airport OPS. I don't remember if Jay still works for US Air or not but if he does not, then one of our friend there has been taking him out which is cool.