Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1630 posts, RR: 63 Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3626 times:
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If you have a longish lens, 200mm + there is a mound of earth between the threshold of 27 and the cargo ramp where the UPS usually parks.
To get there go to the lane opposite the Kegworth turn from the road down to Jn 24 of the M1. You can park there and walk along the public footpath and around the perimeter fence.
Steps are an needed for taxying shots.
Expect some hassle from Security but stand your ground.
They cannot move you from there, nor can the Police if Security ask them to move you!
You can expect something like these....plug !
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3615 times:
Just to add to what Mick has said, I haven't seen the weather forecast for today, but there are good opportunties too for photography when they are landing from the west.
If you are coming from the M1 direction, drive past the main airport entrance and the DHL warehouses and you come to some traffic lights. Turn right here towards Donnington Park race circuit. Pass the race track on your left and immediately there are some gateways on the left that are wide enough to park in without causing an obstruction. From here walk along the top of the concrete retaining wall at the side of the road.
Here you can get excellent landing shots and have a clear view over the DHL apron, which should be no problem to photo with a 200mm lens.
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3572 times:
Looks as though there was plenty to see today. It's always nice to see the Kalitta 747. Was there much over at DHL? I think I can see an A300 in the background of one of your shots.
I find Diseworth Lane is a nice spot to sit in the car and watch the aircraft. The major problem when it comes to photography is that it is south-facing, so on days when the weather is good, you tend to have the sun on the "wrong" side of the aircraft.
From your pics it looks as though they were landing from the west today. If you try the spot I mentioned earlier, you are looking at the other side of the aircraft, with the sun behind you, which is a massive help. From the bottom of Diseworth Lane, turn left and head up towards the aviation park, across the roundabout and follow the road around the end of the runway, towards the race circuit. The concrete wall and the gateways are on the right if you approach from this way.
JetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 12 Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3431 times:
Nice pics from EMA!
Regarding the spot you mention, I tried it a few years ago now and was told within minutes of getting there (by Ops/Airport Security types) that it was airport property and that I was not allowed to take pics from there.
Could you please confirm that location is accessed from lay-by on A453 across the fields and also please outline on what terms you stood your ground. I'd like to try that spot myself if you can give me sufficient ammo to deflect any "please move on" directives.
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1630 posts, RR: 63 Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3422 times:
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Quoting JetTrader (Reply 11): Could you please confirm that location is accessed from lay-by on A453 across the fields and also please outline on what terms you stood your ground. I'd like to try that spot myself if you can give me sufficient ammo to deflect any "please move on" directives.
It might well be airport property and they can ASK you to move, but not make you. There is a public footpath that passes nearby and NOTHING to indicate that the land nearby is anything other than open land, no fences, no signs, nothing. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act fits, you can go there !
The Police were called last time and I was threatened with arrest. I told the Police that if they thought they could arrest me, to get on with it and I would sue later..... and I would have. The (young) PC checked with his Sergeant and came and told me a few minutes later that I was right (which as a Sergeant myself for nearly 20 years I knew anyway)
The Police can arrest you on the airport (ie the other side of the fence) but not simply because you are on airport property.
The only way the airport could prevent you going there would be to take out a County Court injunction and they would also have to prove damage or substantial nuisance. They couldn't. I would not give my details to the airport authorities though I did to the Police but told them that they could not give my details to the airport authorities. The Police would commit an offence if they did now.
I go there when the mood takes me and will continue to do so. If you want to go and are worried, let me know and I'll try and join you as moral support. You will probably not get hassle and some of the security stop for a chat, with just a couple objecting, often after you have been there for ages.
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1630 posts, RR: 63 Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3411 times:
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Go off the M1 at junction 24 and head for the airport.
Just before the landing lights there is a junction to the right but also a no right turn sign.
You need to go up to the island and double back. Park on that lane where there are tables and chairs. There is a picket gate on a public footpath. Take that and follow the perimeter fence around to the lump, mound.
Steps will be needed to be able to photograph over the fence for taxying shots but you should be okay for landing shots without them.
This place is only any good when they are using runway 27, ie landing over the motorway.
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15 Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3391 times:
That legal information is very helpful indeed. I'll email you later as there are a few specific things I would like to ask you. I've been on the receiving end of the airport security bully tactics at Finningley a couple of times recently. On both occasions I pointed out to them that I wasn't committing an offence by being were I was and politely told them to get lost. I'd be interested to know EXACTLY what to say to the Police if they are called as one of the spots I think is on airport land.
I'm having a ride over there now, as I think they'll taking off on runway 02 towards the north, which is excellent for photography as the aircraft taxi.
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15 Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3331 times:
I've never been, so I cannot say what specific view you will get, but it's basically a bit further west along the perimeter fence than Diseworth Lane, so you still have the sun problem. As I've driven past, it seems lower-set in comparison to the runway than Diseworth Lane too.