JAT74L From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5342 times:
I meant to reply to you the other day but it slipped my memory!
Prestwick is pretty good and accesible both by train and car. There is a banking alongside the main runway at the west end next to the tower that you could walk to in about 10 or 15 mins from the railway station or you can drive your car right up onto it and view in comfort! Landings are mostly from the west but you can get good rotations if they're going out the other way.
Shots like these are available from this location. Taxiing out and landing/departing towards the east.
There is also a bridge over the railway line that allows a view of approaches from the east but I prefer the banking much more.
GLASGOW is pretty easy too (with a car). The perimeter fence at the east end allows reasonable view but only through a fence (there are a couple of wee holes that you can use). DO NOT park your car (if you're driving) near the crash gate as the police will get most upset with you!
Gladave From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5327 times:
cheers for the info John
The only place i have found so far is near the BAE Systems entrance, but there is the fence in the way.
Also i know there is an airport patrol car, was kinna bit nervous bout taking pictures in case i have to ask permission from anyone first, and there was noone else snapping away
Are you from the area?
Not sure what road to take, i know there is a road off a roundabout on the opisite end of the runway to the train station, but not sure if there is access to it....?
Never been to Glasgow to Spot b4, only to drop mum off to to go places, but will try have a look.
Haskey From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5299 times:
Interesting subject as I am flying up to PIK for the day on 4th May for some pictures. The banking alongside the runway, Is that within walking distance from the terminal as I shall be flying and not have transport. Look forward to meeting some of the locals if anybody is going to be there.