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User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

Hi all.
I have 10 days of holiday vacation coming up in mid March and I wanted to ask all the great aviation photographers on this forum if there is one travel place (other than St Maarten) where one should not miss going there.
Thanks.
Mark Garfinkel

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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

i guess it depends what you like and what your budget is, if your primary aim is to shoot the shit outta everything flying then i'd say go to Japan, it's well worth the visit!

i'm going to Anchorage in about 7 weeks, you could go and do a recon mission for me, that way i'll know what to expect  Big grin



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User currently offlineCaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

Heathrow might be nice over in London.. but the best i'd suggest is Hong Kong.. #1 airport in the world HKG, and you can see from the long list of photos from HKG, that it sure is worth the visit.. and when you're here in asia.. u can visit japan as well at the same time.. a few days in HKG, a few days in Japan.. great trip for spotting..

but of course, this might kinda thin out your wallet big time  Big grin
tim



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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

From what I hear HKG is plagued with constant haze and the spotting locations require very powerful lenses?
Europe is your best bet IMHO... try AMS, or FRA they are spotter-friendly and receive a good mix of traffic.

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

When it comes to friendliness of authorities and colorful traffic, give Japan a go!

Florian



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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

Mark,
Come to AMS. I'll show you around, if you let me use your 600mm f4 for a while. Big grin
Eduard


User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Dublin  Big thumbs up

The Guinness is good and there are loads of Aer Lingus and Ryanair, and Ryanair and Aer lingus, and . . . . and . . . . . OH YES, Iberia as well, lovley planes them, and . . . . .

Ahhhh who am I kidding, go to Japan Mark, sounds like a great place,

Have fun and bring back lods of pics.  Big thumbs up

Take care

Fergul Big grin



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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Hong Kong is terrible, some of the worst pollution i've seen, the airport maybe all that but the conditions for spotting are shit house, and that's putting it mildly.

seriously, Tokyo is hard to beat, as is most of Japan.



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User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Thanks for the great answers and IL76 sounds fun (maybe you can show me around the coffee shops...mmmmmmmm
Mark


User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Hi Mark,

AMS is definitely one of the best airports Europe has to offer. In case you prefer the southern hemisphere I can highly recommend Sydney with loads of good spots, many widebodies & very friendly people. I'm sure you'll find new angles with your journalistic eye.

Thomas


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

Japan? Hong Kong?? Pish Posh..

Come to KOREA! Seoul-Incheon is extremely underated for a major hub airport and there are very few pictures taken from that country.
It is extremely modern and a very advanced airport which I assure you will be filled with things to do and places to go.

Otherwise a long lens photojournalist like Mark needs a trip down under to the land of the Kiwis. Auckland/Wellington is my suggestion with wicked X-Winds and stunning scenery.

Or why not, Iqaulit?/ That place I hear is wicked.. Big grin



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User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Or why not, Iqaulit?/ That place I hear is wicked..

Been there, done that  Big grin And yes, it is a "cool place" in any case... -36°C windchill in November.

Cheers,
Tom


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