Codeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2952 times:
How's spotting on the island of Sicily? I've seen a few pictures on a.net, but the number of them is small.
Could it be that there are problems with photography there?
I'll be there soon so I'd like to at least try to do something...
How much A is there is Airliners Net ? 0 or nothing ?
Erwin972 From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 500 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2933 times:
Been there in May.
Palermo is very bad for spotting. No way to get near to runways, huge and big fence around whole airport. A little to the south-west there is a small town Favarotta with a nice beach, you can see the planes from here but you need a telelens and sunblock.
Catania is a bit better. Along the only runway there is a good spot on the south-side, a by road of the Stradale Primosole. Also possibilities around the landing lights but I didn't try these because of the harsh sunlight.
And unfortunately the authorities do not appreciate photography there. There is also some military activity closeby - could be the reason. Traffic isn't good either so nothing is lost. When you are around here you better save some money and make a sight seeing flight along the Etna.
TZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2857 times:
That spot is easily photographable - the rock dominates the entire backdrop and they aircraft always fly past it. Just line yourself up and wait... Palermo is not busy so all you need is patience (and quite a long lens).
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