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User currently offlineGlennStewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6703 times:

Hi All,

I have finally got confirmation that I'll be heading north. I'll be over there for work, but I will have some time outside that for spotting.

Heading over to support a very good client (a very decent airline which I won't mention).

But I may as well mention the dates now, because there are a few people who owe me either a beer, or a local tour  Smile
There are others who probably one day want a Sydney tour, so any kindness offered will only be reciprocated when you eventually get to Sydney.

The other reason for posting is to query weather during the time I'm coming. I suspect that leaving my sunny shore, I'll have to be prepared for the worst.

I have to be in London between 13th-24th November. But I'll probably be there 2 weeks leading up to this. So possibly 29th October through 26th November.

Should be cold, but good.

I think I'd probably end up spotting in a couple of areas through Europe. I want to get up to MAN and certainly across again to AMS. I haven't yet been to FRA or ZRH. Would love to get across to MAD.

Any other airports...? Would love to get some suggestions.

Glenn


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User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1062 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6699 times:

G'day Glenn
A small suggestion.
Go via Tokyo you will certainly not regret it with excellent weather that time of year and more 74's than you can point ten sticks at.
Helps break up a long trip to.
Hope you get some great weather at AMS like i did.
Cheers
Darren



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User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1682 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6683 times:
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Glenn,
MAN is a must but the weather at that time of the year is unpredictable (being polite). If the weather is kind to you, it is an excellent time to visit. Wheels are essential to get to the best spots though the airport is very accessible by train and I am sure there are any number of people around MAN who would happily assist.
We have things over here called scarves, gloves hat and warm coats. Search the Internet and you should be able to find them in Oz but if not, wait until you get over here and you will not have much trouble.
I will do my damndest to help and meet up somewhere over here.
Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6682 times:

I love the autumn/winter months for photography. Throughout the day you have no problems with high sun and everything is just much crisper than summer. Weather is a bit fickle (remember last time you were in AMS? You had 4 seasons in one day!  ), but if you catch a good day, it's just wonderful.
Just an example, a day in November that was particularly good last year:
http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...otographersearch=Eduard%20Brantjes

Eduard

[Edited 2006-08-08 09:42:30]

User currently offlineGlobalpics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6665 times:

Hi Glenn, when your In London give me a shout as I will be living near there by then and I'll be happy to show you some excellent spots,not just under the approach.

User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6662 times:

Glenn,

If you are in the smallest country of the EU (Luxembourg) with one of the quietest international airports (about 80 scheduled movements per day) I shall be very glad to show you the spotting places - and buy you a beer to thaw you out afterwards.



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User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6657 times:

Quoting IL76 (Reply 3):
remember last time you were in AMS? You had 4 seasons in one day!

I remember  Smile And thanks again for showing me around that day.
If I thought that was cold and miserable, then I'm in for a new definition of cold then.

It's winter here in Sydney, and I think it's freezing....

Sydney's Wednesday Outlook:
Sunny, Fine  cold 
Min 8°C
Max 21°C

Quoting Dehowie (Reply 1):
A small suggestion.
Go via Tokyo

Unfortunately Darren, my client doesn't fly via Tokyo. Monty recommended the same thing.



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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2078 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6651 times:
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Quoting GlennStewart (Thread starter):
Any other airports...? Would love to get some suggestions.

Should you pass by Vienna (nice direct connection to SYD with Austrian) let me know. Not the busiest airport in Europe but mostly photofriendly weather.
And they have good beers over there  Wink

Cheers,

Thierry



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6651 times:

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 7):
Should you pass by Vienna

Hey Thierry, are you based in Vienna now?



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User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6643 times:

Glenn,

when you're heading over to HAM, give me a shout... Big grin Maybe not that great with traffic, but nice spots + Lufthansa Technik movements and maybe some Airbus stuff if you're lucky  Wink

Cheers
Tobi



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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6637 times:

Quoting GlennStewart (Thread starter):
I think I'd probably end up spotting in a couple of areas through Europe. I want to get up to MAN and certainly across again to AMS. I haven't yet been to FRA or ZRH. Would love to get across to MAD.

I think you mentioned the places to have a look at when in Europe. I mean VIE, LIS, CDG , etc, etc are also nice, but with AMS, FRA, MAN, LHR and ZRH you will get excellent traffic and even more important: Good and easy photospots! MAD hat gorgeous traffic, but the spots really dont appeal to me.
So, if you deciding to go to ZRH, drop me a line, I will see what I can do for you, we could get airside on a ramptour, if you come on a weekend and our photoclub does a tour (chance are pretty high). Otherwise I would be happy to show you around.

Rgds

Robin

PS: Same here re weather, as Eduard mentioned. Nov could give you excellent light .....


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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6634 times:

Quoting Paulianer (Reply 9):
Maybe not that great with traffic, but nice spots + Lufthansa Technik movements and maybe some Airbus stuff if you're lucky

Hey Tobi! Alles okay bei dir? I magaed to get a decnt wingleted 757 shot when I flew back from GWT via HAM on Monday morning. Otherwise I decided to give the büro another meet , when you left on Saturday.  Smile Thx again for showing up ....

Robin



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User currently offlineTravelRalf From Germany, joined Jun 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6600 times:

If you come to FRA let me know. I can give you some advice where to stay and where to get the best beer  Smile
Maybe CGN and DUS on the way to AMS also ?

Or you may fly south to Tenerife, Lanzarote, etc. Weather will be perfect at that time of the year.

Ralf

P.S: if you are interested in aviation museums (Speyer, Sinsheim, Hermeskeil are near) you may also consider to come to FRA.


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4714 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6584 times:

For AMS I'm up for meeting/photographing as well. Looks like you just need to post your shedule, and there will be people  Wink.


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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2078 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6567 times:
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Quoting Viv (Reply 8):
Hey Thierry, are you based in Vienna now?

Yep, I've been working there for almost 2 years already now; that's why there are so few LUX photos from me in the last months.
But sometimes I do manage to get some in anyway:

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User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 975 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6549 times:

Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 2):
and I am sure there are any number of people around MAN who would happily assist.

Well I am always about if you need any help.

Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 2):
I will do my damndest to help and meet up somewhere over here.

If Mick can get up here not only can he show you about but marry you at the same time Big grin

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User currently offlineUA935 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6539 times:

Well Mr Stewart,

I believe I owe you both a beer and a tour!

I still have some holiday left this year so you are more than welcome to stay at mine and we could have some trips out to Manchester and London or anywhere else that you fancy.

Mr Sharps also lives in my neck of the woods now and he also owes you the same.

Drop me an e-mail to simon.gregory1@virgin.net or ill catch you on MSN.

Not sure that the UK tour or weather can quite live up to the superb Sydney tour but we will give it a go.

Regards

Simon



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User currently offlineGlennStewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6518 times:

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 7):
And they have good beers over there Wink

I continue to rave about the beer and desert that I had whilst in Vienna last time. Caught up with Peter Unmuth and Andy Graf. The company was awesome. And that desert I rave about... the taste is still on my mind and I have been hopeless in trying to replicate it.
If Peter reads this... what is the name of that desert again?
(I think the bar had a crow on it.... was it Otto or something like that?)

Quoting Paulianer (Reply 9):
when you're heading over to HAM, give me a shout... Big grin

Tobi, If over that way I'm sure to look you up. I'll probably have a better idea in a month, but I really need to start thinking now.

Quoting Rotate (Reply 10):
if you deciding to go to ZRH, drop me a line

Robin, Zurich is likely. Monty has mentioned it more than once. I trust his judgement.

Quoting TravelRalf (Reply 12):
If you come to FRA let me know. I can give you some advice where to stay and where to get the best beer Smile

TravelRalf, you're pushing the right buttons. I'm Australian  Smile
Just like you, it's beer then photography.

Quoting JRadier (Reply 13):
For AMS I'm up for meeting/photographing as well.

Jurgen, AMS at this stage is a yes! I hope that the weather isn't as bad as last time.

Quoting Jid (Reply 15):
Well I am always about if you need any help.

Jid, MAN is very, very likely at this stage. I wouldn't be a man if I didn't.

Quoting UA935 (Reply 16):
Well Mr Stewart,

I believe I owe you both a beer and a tour!

Mr Gregory (yes?),

I believe you do. Btw - where has your brother got to. I promised him a Sydney tour, but he hasn't emailed me back....

Glenn



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User currently offlineGlennStewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6516 times:

Btw... if you don't believe I like beer in Germany, then just look at my profile  Smile


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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6506 times:

Quoting GlennStewart (Reply 17):
If Peter reads this... what is the name of that desert again?

The name will only be told to you from face to face  Smile

Quoting GlennStewart (Reply 17):
(I think the bar had a crow on it.... was it Otto or something like that?)

Yes it was.



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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4714 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6506 times:

Quoting GlennStewart (Reply 17):
Jurgen, AMS at this stage is a yes! I hope that the weather isn't as bad as last time.

Wishfull thinking  Wink.

Quoting GlennStewart (Reply 17):
Robin, Zurich is likely. Monty has mentioned it more than once. I trust his judgement.

Be sure to be there from sunrise, light is fabulous!



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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6504 times:
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Will try to meet up this time Glenn, but like last year chances are I'll be out of the country in October.

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User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6481 times:

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 21):
Will try to meet up this time Glenn, but like last year chances are I'll be out of the country in October.

At this stage Tim, it looks like it would be early November (i.e 1st onwards)... or worst case, early December.  Smile

Hopefully I'll catch you this time.



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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6472 times:

Hi Glenn, maybe if I have time I can meet up aswell. We'll see  Smile

Kas


User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6470 times:

Quoting AirKas1 (Reply 23):
Hi Glenn, maybe if I have time I can meet up aswell. We'll see

I think my alcohol consumption won't be high enough. When the sun goes down (and surely that time of the year that won't take long), can we all get a beer and some decent dutch munchies? (no, not cookies)



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25 Post contains images Ander : Forget about beer, Glenn!! Come a little bit further south and taste our wonderful wines. Now seriously, if you stop anywhere in Spain, let us now, a
26 Glennstewart : Hola Ander! Hey my previous comment holds true... it's a complete myth that Australians are all about beer. We certainly produce better wines than be
27 AndyHunt : Glenn, I do hope that you will be coming via Singapore and I can show you a few spots here. Let me know. Regards Andrew
28 Post contains images Glennstewart : Not sure at the moment. I will however cross my fingers. And no doubt, if I get sent that way Andy... I've got your number handy. Thanks for the offe
29 Post contains images LGW : Glenn, Drop me a mail if you get bored at LHR and fancy a morning or day at LGW. You go back early December? Just in time to see you lot get tonked in
30 Post contains images Skidmarks : Well, I reckon you need a day out on the Isle of Man while you are across in this hemisphere. Either Euromanx from LCY or MAN or BA Connect from LGW.
31 Post contains images Glennstewart : Hopefully it's a rare occurrence. Hell, once every 20 years or so is enough to make us embarrassed. Hehehe... try telling that to Monty. Stuck over i
32 Post contains images Skidmarks : Well, next year is the 100th Anniversary, and I have the only spare room on the island! End of May, beginning of June. Put it in your diary! And it's
33 Thatplaneguy : Hi: I would be very happy to meet up with you in london and go around LHR together. If you let me have the dates you are in the UK for sure I can try
34 UA935 : Mr Gregory indeed. Not too sure where my brother is at the moment, I havn't heard from him in some time, I believe he is still kicking around Sydney.
35 Post contains images Glennstewart : Simon, get in touch with him. If he's still kicking around Sydney he needs the Stewart tour!
36 Gerardo : I haven't read all posts here. Just one thing: Late autumn is indeed for photography. No hassle with high sun, and - at least in ZRH - ideal sun for t
37 Post contains images Dcrusafon : But the Crown Beer (I don't remember the name) is quite good: the best one I have ever drink If you go to Spain, you may consider Madrid for the traf
38 JRadier : for shooting from the heliport?
39 Post contains images Javibi : Of course it depends on what you're looking for in terms of shots Check your mail, Glenn. j
40 Gerardo : for shooting from the heliport? First from the terrace until ~11.00/12.00 and then from the heliport. Gerardo[Edited 2006-08-10 12:12:36]
41 Post contains images LHRman : Personally if your coming to the UK its all about visiting Southend (SEN) I mean you get over 1 movement a day plus a couple of stored aircraft. I mea
42 Frankmink : Hi, Don't forget to visit BRU. It is not as busy as my homebase Amsterdam but you will see plenty of unique aircraft. Greetz, Frank Mink
43 Post contains images JRadier : Sounds good, got room for 1 extra?
44 JRadier : For someone who doesn't visit europe that often I don't think BRU is that interesting.
45 Post contains links and images Walter2222 : Hi Glenn, If you would want to see some military activity instead of airliners , don't forget to visit Florennes AFB (Belgium) during TLP activity. Fo
46 Post contains images Glennstewart : I want second helpings Looks like my trip is extended slightly. I've confirmed that my dates are following: Saturday 21 October - SYD - LHR Saturday
47 Post contains images Paulianer : Well Glenn, what was your schedule in europe in particular? I know that HAM might not be in favour for a first visit to europe, it has some nice photo
48 Post contains images Javibi : Bosses permitting, I should be around MAD until the 28th of October, more or less. I am sure we can arrange something Off to Budapest, Red Bull Air R
49 UA935 : Glenn, No problem at all. Just sent you an e-mail. Regards Simon
50 Post contains links and images HT : DUS indeed has good locations for spotting & photography. Plus, if the weather turns out to be veeery uncomfortable, you have the chance to spot prot
51 Post contains images Glennstewart : Sounds like an idea! I missed out on Spain last time. I'd love to visit I'm jealous.... 10 minutes before this trip was organised, Monty reminded me
52 Post contains images QANTAS077 : you depriving yourself of Air Chittock, Glenn? should be a pretty hard weekend that one! i know quite alot of crew from over your way are heading over
53 Post contains images Glennstewart : I've flown Air Chittock before, but tell Luke I need another serving. Yes, I'll be missing out on Red Bull, but won't give up the chance to take the
54 QANTAS077 : as sam would say...your to "infrexible with your schedule" lol! as always, subject to change!
55 Post contains links Glennstewart : In your current country on choice, this isn't too dissimilar to another phrase: "I'm So Ronery" http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/teamamericaworldpolice/
56 QANTAS077 : actually it could be next month that i am over mate..if the eagles do ok and make it to the grand final i might make a trip of it over while i am in t
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