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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Hi all,

Can anyone give an opinion on MUC for a short photography trip? For some reason it appeals more than FRA as an airport and city, also a bit easier to get to for me but wondered if anyone can advise whether it would be worth a trip?

I'd be looking at June/July probably a weekend as the hotels seem cheaper then, and would almost definately hire a car.

Any info on hotels, spots and general advise on whether to go to MUC or whether I should head to FRA would be much appreciated.

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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

I have been to Germany five times this year photographing - including Munich and Frankfurt. Both have great photo opportunities but you're kidding yourself if you think MUC can match FRA's traffic! MUC is great early morning but becomes slow and repetitious by the afternoon, whereas FRA chucks surprises at you all day. Also, some of MUC's exotic visitors, such as the China Eastern A340-600, are a) infrequent, i.e. only once/twice a week, and b) just as easily seen and photographed at FRA. In addition, at the height of summer (the time you're looking at) the sun will give you more photography hours at FRA - from first light until sunset, to be exact!

Karl


User currently offlineJhribar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

For me personally FRA is more appealing because of the variety of Aircrafts.
MUC might offer some more photo spots though.

If we speak cities, then of course you want to be heading to Munich!

So it depends on what will be the weighting for each of these points.
If aviation is your priority I'd go for FRA...

just my 2C

J


User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 1):
but you're kidding yourself if you think MUC can match FRA's traffic!

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Both have nice spots, chances missing some interesting traffic are higher at MUC.

I would go for FRA.

Robin



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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

I've read of a few issues with FRA like I think the rwy 18 spot saying if its a weekend getting a parking space is hard and if you don't have a ladder you may lose out? If I go at a weekend in the summer with no ladder it won't impact on my chances of the shots I want will it?

Cheers

Ben


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1831 times:
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Ben

I thought you were coming up to ABZ?

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Gary,

I am, in a couple of months I'll have been at BA long enough to get staff travel so can come up on the cheap, will drop you an email when I'm coming.

Ben


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1824 times:
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Hi Ben

No problem. Just let me know.

Hope the fog has lifted with you. Beautiful clear and frosty day up here. Off to the airport tomorrow so please send us a 767 or 777 to clear the backlog!

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

The runway 18 platform can get very crowded at weekends but it is the best place after about 14:00. A small step-ladder is useful (I always travel with mine) but not essential - many of the locals just stand on bins or part of the fence.

Best place for the morning is Zeppelinheim, by the way, which offers good approach shots of stuff arriving on 25L (and 25R if your lens is long enough!). If they're using the 07s, the 18 viewing platform is good all day.

If you need directions (you will need a car whichever airport you choose) give me a shout.

Karl


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