Soundtrack From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2542 times:
Thanks Chris and Lurch...
Lurch, I actually went to the official site but it did not answering what an 'experienced' photographer may know - one who has already attended and could give helpful advice concerning these SPECIFIC locations.
Anyone out there with experience at this show -plse advise.
Johndm1957 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2454 times:
The Grandstand is set back from the crowdline a little, and as the display line is quite far away, a 300mm is barely adequate from there, although enough for take offs from the runway. Grandstand is also non smoking.
Jubilee garden is better I think, as you can get that little bit closer if you don't have say a 400mm.
Also has toilets and food/drinks in the enclosure
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2772 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2411 times:
I have gone twice and joined the FRIAT (Grand stand seating) both times. It is expensive, but this way, I didn't have to fight the general public for space on the front lines.
Also generally arrive early on Saturday and Sunday, like before 0630.
Friday is excellent, provided the weather is good, because many of the display teams practice their routines plus you get many vistor arrivals & departures too. I suppose Monday would be good too but I have never stayed on that day. Bring a comfortable pair of shoes or sandals because the display ground is absolutely huge.
Soundtrack From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
Chris - I did read your answer on 'civil' - it was quite helpful advice.
From the answer of things - seems like one needs at least a 300mm zoom to take pictures. How similar in DISTANCE is the display to Paris Air Show? Anyone can relate. The Grandstand seems to sound similar to the grandstand at Paris.
Any HIGHER GROUND or closeup areas to takeoffs or landings?
Columbia107 From Gibraltar, joined Aug 2004, 356 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
There is no higher ground unless you go to one of the camping sites.
When you recce the runway you will soon see which are the landing and take off spots although this does differ depending the aircraft. What I do know is that once you are past the main entrance, avoid the official stands etc., head towards a spot where the barrier separates the public from the runway. Go right (facing the runway) and keep going until such time as you will come to a spot where you will be able to capture the aircraft coming into land as well as those moving from the "parking" area to the runway for takeoff.