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Spotting/photographing At Kahului (OGG), Maui  
User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4075 times:

Hi, fellow a.netters,

I'll be heading to Maui in mid-May. While there are obviously plenty of other interesting things to do on the island, I certainly wouldn't mind allocating a day for spotting and photographing around Kahului Airport (OGG).

From the a.net photo database, I found only 7 pages of photos, which makes me wonder about the photo opportunities out there. Based on the available maps, I noticed quite a few roads running right along the perimeter of the airport. Anyone know of any good spots around there (if at all)? Anything in particular to watch out for?

Any advise would be most appreciated.


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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

When I was there, I found indeed many roads along the perimeter. But I also found a lot of police cars around ... and that was before 9/11 ....


dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9688 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

yes, I have heard that OGG is pretty strict with security. You might shoot an email to Joe Pries or Jason Whitebird, they have both shot there and our friendly enough to write you back.

User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1610 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4043 times:

If the landings are from the south, aircraft fly rather low down the central valley. I've never looked specifically for good locations, but it must be easy to find a parking lot in that direction.

User currently offlineTimmsp From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

I was there in late September last year and found several roads that offered good spots to photograph from. I was only there for a few hours before turning in the rental car and catching our flight home but I didn't get stopped or hassled.

I agree, when landing from the south there are several spots to shoot from.

Also a nice helicopter base of tourist helicopters on the east side of the field if your into shooting those.

User currently onlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4014 times:
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I was there back in March of 2001 and theres a spot at the west end of the rwy.You do need a car to get there.I have never been bothered there before but like I said its been 4 years since I was last there.
Jason Whitebird

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