GlennStewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 55 Posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5889 times:
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
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.
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Dehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1051 posts, RR: 36 Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5885 times:
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.
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1630 posts, RR: 63 Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5869 times:
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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.
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2236 posts, RR: 50 Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5868 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
Viv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3139 posts, RR: 30 Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5848 times:
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.
Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
Rotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1482 posts, RR: 17 Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5823 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.
PS: Same here re weather, as Eduard mentioned. Nov could give you excellent light .....
Rotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1482 posts, RR: 17 Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5820 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. Thx again for showing up ....
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
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.
Glennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 55 Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5656 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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