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User currently offlineEvgeni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Hi everybody,
The airport here is really nuts. It's impossible for anyone to get close to airlines because of the fence. It surrounds the whole airport and there is no way around it unless I cut a hole in it but that would be tresspassing.
Also, I thought about asking someone in the airport but I highly doubt that they will escort me to the tarmack. 

So do you have any tips on how I can get close shots of aircraft without breaking the law.  

BTW, The airport is St.John's, Newfoundland on the east coast of Canada. Not a very busy airport.

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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (16 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

Bring a ladder or stepstool and a good zoom lens   that should do it  

User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3535 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (16 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Go inside the terminal and take your shots there. Sure, it's not the same thing as taking at the tarmac, but it seems like you're short on options.

User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (16 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

Is the fence open chain link or are there wood slats woven into the chain link? If it's open you should be able to put a lens with a 55mm or smaller filter diameter up against one of the holes in the chain link with no problem. That is if they let you go up to the fence.

If the fence is solid a stepladder works great. Pickup beds also work well.

User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2829 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (16 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

I just thought you might find this amusing:

I live near ORD, O'Hare International, which is either THE or one of the busiest airports in the world and, sure enough, it is surrounded head-to-toe with fencing. Of course, you can't always call it that. There's a man-size gateway cut through it, the barbed wire has fallen off most of it and the rest is so thoroughly rusted that you could walk through it. There are wholes dug under it posts removed from it to make passing beneath it easier and where it goes over a small stream it's razor-sharp barbed wire to keep people from going around it over the stream is in massive spiral loops which can be linked to each other quite easily (as I have seen them many a-time) to make such a fowl not that they are kept quite out of the way.

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