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How Does One Get Access To The Runway?  
User currently offlineRoots From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

Wow! I'm totally floored by this Sam Chui's photo:


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How did he manage to go inside the airfield and stand next to the runway??? Because he's "Sam Chui"??? Big grin


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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

GOOD connections  Wink/being sarcastic.

Rgds
SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4641 times:
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parachute drop from a cessna Big grin

Tim



Alderman Exit
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

book a ticket and hijack the aircraft at the gate to let you out on the runway, then run like hell before the police catch you.


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineLAN767Andres From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4579 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.



Andrés Braun SCL
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

ask mr. phil (i'm going to try and get us closer to the runway without getting us arrested) derner


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineLyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

$$$ talks or you can buy ramp passes at certain airports, at least here in Asia u can.

User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

Get an ATP rating and fly for a major, then shoot from the cockpit window maybe???  Big thumbs up


I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineFutterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4496 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.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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!

[Edited 2004-03-02 00:57:08]


What the FUTT?
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

Live in Malabo,Pointe Noire or any other smallish African town/city  Big grin

User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

Aren't mechanics and rampies allowed in that area?

User currently offlineLAN767Andres From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

Aren't mechanics and rampies allowed in that area?

Yes, at least here in Chile, they are...



Andrés Braun SCL
User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4408 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.

Ryan Kaskel - Waiting to be corrected...



MIA777
User currently offlineCopa737 From Panama, joined Jan 2002, 331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4383 times:

Sending a letter to the Airport Administration may helps a lot.

I sent one to the Tocumen Airport Administrator and she gave me the permission for the ramp access. I also wrote that I was working for FLAP Magazine from Brazil.

Regards,
Felipe



Panamá Crece y Copa Airlines crece con Panamá!
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4294 times:

mechs and rampies are not usually allowed on taxiways and runways. In fact, noone is allowed there without due business (which is defined by belonging there or in some places paying enough).

And even if they are, most airports and companies have policies banning them from carrying cameras on the job.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4250 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.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4041 times:

I agree, money does buy happiness.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Kevin



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4031 times:

futt, again you openned your mouth but really said nothing at all. =P and stop trying to feel so special, you're not endowed. Big grin


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
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