Astrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2864 times:
Maybe it´s not the most apropiate forum for this question, but considering the most people looking at this forum are spotting, I was just wandering how often do you go to the airport for spotting?
Now in the summer season I go about once a week, normally on Sunday when is more traffic here in IBZ
Hias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2731 times:
I go spotting, when there is something interesting at my "home airport" and I visit other airports when I have the time and the weather is good. In 1992 which was the spotting highlight regarding the visits of my home airport I made more than 130 visits to it. In 1999 I made the most trips to other airports:
3 visits to ZRH (Zurich)
2 visits to FRA (Frankfurt)
1 visit to MUC (Munich)
1 visit to PEK (Beijing)
6 visits to CDG (Paris Charles de Gaulle)
6 visits to LBG (Paris Le Bourget)
1 visit to ORY (Paris Orly)
2 visits to LHR (London Heathrow)
1 visit to LGW (London Gatwick)
2 visits to STN (London Stansted)
2 visits to MAN (Manchester)
1 visit to BOH (Bournemouth)
1 visit to QLA (Lasham)
1 visit to CVT (Coventry)
2 visits to SEN (Southend)
1 visit to Speyer
and certainly visits of my "home airport" (I haven't counted the visits...)
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2697 times:
Depends on work and weather (i.e. if I can get time off during the 3 or 4 days of sunshine we have each year in England! ).
During the summer months, I'll try to go every 2 weeks or so. However, as I get 1 week off in each month, if the weather is favourable, I'll sometimes go 2,3,4 times during that week. During the winter months, definitely less often - sometimes will go a whole month and not go at all.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 745 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2691 times:
Work/family/weather make any kind of routine aircraft photography impossible, but I suppose over a year I'll average one airport visit per week ... but I live near the flight path for SOU, so unless its pouring with rain, I bring the camera with me when I walk the dog - just in case! Paid off last year as I sold this opportunistic shot
Dee-see-eit From Spain, joined Jan 2000, 435 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2683 times:
Good to see Astrojet and Tonimr are on this forum. Thought I'm one of the very few spotters/photographers from Spain here...
In summer I usually go once a week, sometimes two or three times a week. If its more, my wife starts crying, because each time it can be between 4 to 6 hours, and that's a lot.
In other times of the year it is once or twice per month. If I hear about something special coming to my home airport I try to go also, and last but not least if I know some spotter(s) come from other cities/countries.
CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
I often go spotting outside my backyard or on the roof cause I live near Midway Airport and sometimes I see airplanes that are going to or leaving Midway. And I also see airplanes arriving and leaving O'Hare
These are the planes I seen
Lufthansa Airbus A340 and 747
KLM Boeing 747
Korean Air Boeing 747
American MD-80, Boeing 757,767,777,737-800 & Fokker
United Airlines Boeing 727,757,777, & 767
United Express CRJ-200 & BAE-146
Continental ERJ-145 & 737
US Air Boeing 737 & MD-80
British Airways Boeing 747
Turkish Airways Airbus A340
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737
America West CRJ-200
ATA Boeing 727, 757-200 & 300 & 737-800
Saab S340 Chicago Express
Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 & Airbus A319
National Airlines Boeing 757
Delta Airlines Boeing 757 & 767 & MD-90
Air Canada Boeing 737-200 & CRJ-200
I usually go to the airport mostly once a month or more.(whenever I have some time)
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AviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
sometimes once a week, sometimes 3 times a week, and when something special is scheduled maybe 2 times a day...
btw: I live 30 km from Frankfurt airport. That´s why my family gets pi.... when I want to have the car so often...
Regards from FRA
(but now I started using slides because it doesn´t cost me anything and I didn´t want to pay so much money every week for all those prints...)
9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2626 times:
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when I am not going to college I go about 5 times a week, it is just a 10 minute ride with bike, I check the flight info and decide what to do, I also like driving around airport with my bike, so a littles exercise=plane spotting=nice combination
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