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Photographing Spotter's Places..  
User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

Hi all:

Having a look to this pic I was wondering how were our places where we take pictures..


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Photo © John E. Jauchler



I have to say to the Manchester spotters that you have a very clean, decent and why not beautiful place!! I envy you  Wow!

Here in Mallorca at PMI we have to fight against dirt, needles (heroin addicts who come nearby because the "local dealer" is located closed to the spotter place), dust...

Same thing when I've seen some pics from AMS for example..

Another point is the short distance you are from airplanes. I don't know why in my airport we are so far to the rwys..Do they worry about if we throw stones??

All the best
Enrique





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User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3864 times:

Hola Enrique,
Here in DUS, we have 2 very nice spotting places. There is one close to each end of the runway. This one:


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(sorry to plug, but this pic is good for this purpose)

is basically the roof of the train station of the airport, which is located slightly away from the main terminal building, at the threshold for runway 23L/R. It is very clean, and you can get extremely close to the aircraft as seen here:


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Photo © Snorre - VIP Vienna International Planespotters
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Photo © Roel van der Velpen



The other observation deck is ontop of the terminal building, ontop of terminal B. From here, photos opportunities are good, especially for planes landing 05L/R, and taking off 23L/R. The following photos were taken from there:


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Sebastian



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

The field at the end of 09L at LHR:






It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

Sebastian..

That was a fast reply to the thread!

We used to have in PMI a terrace located in the main building during the 70's but somebody (very very clever) thought it was nothing necessary when the new airport was built...No windows, no open places or terraces where to take pics.
Now comes to mi mind the Mexico DF airport with huge stairs..

Enrique


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

The 'mound' at SOU, looking North. The runway is off to the right.



The mound, looking South. the GA and executive ramp is just in front, the terminal is behind the hangar.



Apologies for the fairly sh1tty quality - I took these a while ago, for no particular reason!






It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

Another point is the short distance you are from airplanes. I don't know why in my airport we are so far to the rwys..Do they worry about if we throw stones??
I hear you, Enrique. At FRA you're close to approaching planes, but not close to the runways. The airport is surrounded by passenger & cargo terminals, Lufthansa maintenance & office buildings, 2 freeways, 20-metre-high walls (so that airport employees don't get distracted by the car noise), heavy woods & an air base. Not the best conditions for aviation photography if you ask me. Plus, you almost always have a taxiway between you & the runway.

Basically, there are just 3 spots: the terrace, the 25L approach & the Rwy 18 platform. Here are 2 pics from the vicinity of the 25L spot:







And here's the Rwy 18 spot:





I'm not a big fan of all those spots. Instead of a terrace a few dirt piles just beside the fence would do much more to better the photography situation.

Thomas

PS: Thanks to the crew for getting this FRA bug fixed.

[Edited 2004-08-13 23:07:28]

User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

CGN:



EDDL


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Imageshack appears to be playing up.

09L at LHR. Landing light array is out of the frame to the right.


The mound at SOU, looking in both directions:









[Edited 2004-08-13 23:22:41]


It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

EDDL:

Well, we don't have such crowd watching airplanes
and is no necessary to fight for a place  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Enrique


User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

@Mygind66:

Usually there about 3-5 spotters on the viewing deck. Lots of space for everybody. The reason for the huge crowd can be seen in the background: AN225 Mriya ...

EDDL


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

Hi folks,

I became a little bit envious looking at your airports. Here, in Belgrade, photography is not welcome by the police, and, believe me guys, those folks in uniforms are really paranoid!!

You are really lucky!

Enrique, from my point of view, PMI doesn't sound bad at all.


Aleksandar



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User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3683 times:



Midfield Park at BFI. That's the other Bill ruining his roof.

Mt. Rainier can be seen to the right on the horizon.



User currently offlinePIA747SV747 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3666 times:

NY have a spotting place! The closest thing we have is Plainview park at LGA sorry no picture

User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3630 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3656 times:

This is usually where I spot from:



User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

Are these types of shots generally accepted? What is the criteria for accepting a shot of an observation area?

[Edited 2004-08-14 06:36:23]

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

That's the other Bill ruining his roof.

OMG. Why doesnt he just buy a ladder and put it in the bed of his truck? cannot be more expensive than what it would cost to fix his roof. I damn sure wouldnt stand on the roof of my new truck.


User currently offlineDB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 43
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3623 times:
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Here's two shots of the photo holes location on the west side of MIA:

http://www.pbase.com/image/32251350
http://www.pbase.com/image/32251369



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

The viewing deck at DRS is a bit lousy is you ask me, only windows. But good shots are also manageable.


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Photo © Georg Noack



User currently offlineKarine From France, joined Aug 2004, 34 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

Hello to all


Here is where i take photos in LFMN (Nice France)


I can see landing on RWY 04L and take off RWY 04R


Karine


User currently offlineTravelRalf From Germany, joined Jun 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

mmmmh, I booked my flight to Nice just some days ago.
I'm really looking foward to spend again some days at the Cote d'Azur.

-ralf


User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Hi all,

this is not a real overview of the observation deck at HAM. but you can see the end of it. Offers a great spot for runway 23 operations...

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Photo © Stefan Kunert


BTW; I'm also pictured in this one Big grin

Tobi



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User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

General view with 2 of the most common places



From number 1:



From the left side of the road you can take pics without ladder ( The rwy is located on the right hand side ). Sometimes what you photogragh is a firefighter throwing water to a checkpoint from the airport!!



Typical photo from this side:

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Photo © José Ramón Valero - IBERIAN SPOTTERS



And from place number 2:


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Photo © Enrique Ferrer



User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Sorry...Forgot to say was PMI airport.

Cheers

Enrique


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3264 times:

Karine,
That is a nice photo....I see you joined airliners.net 6 days ago, welcome.  Smile........

Mark Garfrinkel


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

ExitRow - a "park" at midfield??? Is that something new? I did not see it during my visit in 2002. Do you get hassled over there?


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
25 Post contains images ExitRow : Bruce. Nope. It's been there. Most people think it's a private parking lot. It's directly below and to the South of the tower. It's just a parking lot
26 Post contains links and images INNflight : Karine: What lens(es) do you use? I've been to "the beach" there just 2 weeks ago. I was standing at the very outer edge of the beach to get a 737 ful
27 Karine : Florian I use a Nikkor 80-400 AF-VR or a Nikkor 300 AF 2.8 with 1.4x Teleconverter Cheers Karine
28 Post contains images Mirage : At Faro, but note that usually we don't have so many spotters, in this day there were enthusiasts from all the country and foreigners, because of the
29 Post contains images Digby : Plenty of places around my local here in Adelaide, Australia. They are always changing, especially because of the construction of the NEW terminal. My
30 Post contains images Airportugal : Luis, What a great day that was. I don't remember the last time there were so many cameras pointed at planes in Faro. There were 62 photographers, a g
31 Post contains links and images Ebos : This is how the best spotting place of OST looked like, still with the wooden fence... View Large View MediumPhoto © Sven De Bevere Now we need s
32 PUnmuth@VIE : wow does this VOLVO have a reinforced roff or what? " people on the roof and it doesnt bend. Swedish quality eh?
33 Post contains images Ebos : It's Swedish quality with a Belgian homebuilt accessoirie Sven
34 Post contains images Rotate : great pic sven ..... Robin
35 Airportugal : Sven, Putting up a car like near the fence doesnt' attract unwanted attention from people passing by or the police? In Portugal, it wouldn't but at so
36 Post contains images Mygind66 : Digby... Adelaide seems to be perfect with all these attractions (Skatepark, so close to the rwy...). I'm encouraging myself and I'll write a letter t
37 Ebos : Luis, we never had any problem with the police, also not with the airport security. A lot of people who work on the airport are also spotters and they
38 Post contains images Klgaviation : Well.... TNCM/SXM is actually where I've spotted the longest for (shows how much i get to LGA/JFK) so I'll show you around. Seems pretty clean to me!
39 Post contains links and images Thomasphoto60 : Here is IAH 's enteries From the garages at A/B http://400scalehangar.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=243 and from the official observation area off 2
40 Post contains links and images Blackbird1331 : I want to go here someday: View Large View MediumPhoto © Chris Liao - SPOT THIS!
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