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User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3145 times:
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Hi everybody,I will be going to Tenerife from MIA on the 16th and arrive on the 17th for 6 days.I know the are 2 airports on the island there.Where are the good spots to shoot from both the airports?Any issues with police and hows the sun angle there this time of the year.
Jason Whitebird

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User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1015 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3142 times:




[Edited 2006-01-07 02:24:33]

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User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3134 times:
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Danny,that will happen when you go to LAX.I get sun everywhere i go.
Jason Whitebird

User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3153 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

I have been at Tenerife for three months back in 2003. Have been at both TFN and TFS but without a car you won't have big chances to reach good spots. Send me a mail via the profile and I can send you a map with spots for both airports. Had only one short meeting with police at TFS and they were very polite (we spoke in Spanish) and told where I'm not allowed to spot.


User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

As Georg has said, you will need some kind of transport to get to the best places at both airports. Spotting & photography from both terminals is pretty much useless.

If you have google earth, then here are some links to where I found to be good spots:

Tenerife North: Good views of landing traffic on Rwy 30. It's on a hill.

Tenerife South: Follow the road back North to see where to leave the motorway. From this spot, a dirt track runs parallel to the runway. It's the grey track to the South of the tarmac perimeter road.

Rwy 08 appears to be most in use at Tenerife South. I never got round to finding a good spot at that end last time I was there. However, a geocache has recently appeared at the 08 end of the runway.

Airport - Tenerife Sur

Access road to cache site

It looks like there might be some good approach shots of landing traffic from both the North and South of the centreline from around here. Looking at the photographs from the geocache website, it looks like open land where you can walk around to find a good place.

As the cache page says, Tuesday's and Friday's are the busiest.

Hope some of that is of use to you.


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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Hi Jason,

If you come out of the terminal at TFS and turn either left or right, there are opportunities to see stuff on the ramp, you'll need a focal length of about 200-300mm.

To get around the far side of the airfield, come out of the terminal and turn right, up a ramp and then take a road that bears right down towards the cargo terminal and a checkpoint. If you head down here, there is a path on the hillside to the left, which you can follow all around the perimeter fence if you wish - be warned though it's miles through desert and scrub - take a drink as there's nothing at all there!

Never had any trouble from the Police at all in Spain.



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User currently offlineSpartan13 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Quoting Fiveholer (Reply 1):


That was great Danny...Why do you set yourself up like that Rainman?

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