Bluejet1979 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 2794 times:
Can anyone help me, Iam looking at going to an Airport In Europe for a couple of days to get some Plane Pics, Is anybody able to recommend an airport with a viewing area for good pics I wont have a hire car so am looking for an area at the airport, and some cheap accomandation near by as airport hotels seem to be very expensive. I look forward to any responses. Many Thanks
GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4314 posts, RR: 22 Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 2738 times:
Most, or possibly all of Germany's viewing decks are closed for a month. I know Hamburg's deck was closed so they can install a glass wall on the viewing terrace. This also applies to european union countries, too.
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 4): know Hamburg's deck was closed so they can install a glass wall on the viewing terrace
if this is true it's bad news. But probably you thinbk about the one deck which has been closed for some reasons over a year ago on the right side. There's another one on the left side.
DUS was open and I think still is over the winter. At TXL they decide everyday if they will open or not. once I was there 5 mins after opening and nobody was able to tell me if they will open or not. In local forums you can read that they have less staff than they need or simply avoid bad weather.
GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4314 posts, RR: 22 Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 2673 times:
Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 5): if this is true it's bad news. But probably you thinbk about the one deck which has been closed for some reasons over a year ago on the right side. There's another one on the left side.
I know that one of the viewing terrace in Hamburg, I believe Terminal 1 has been closed for some times, however, the 2nd viewing terrance, T2, has been closed since Jan 2, 2007 and will remain close for a month or two.
Raptors From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 179 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months ago) and read 2601 times:
Why not see if anyone on this forum is interested in going with you?
Quoting JakTrax (Reply 7): Of course, if you hired a car the list of accessible places would increase ten-fold.....
It is def. worth considering hiring a car.....if you can. Maybe you could meet up with a local spotter who might be able to show you around?
There are many good airports to have a look at, however photo opportunties may not be great in the winter. I am in FRA at the moment and it is dull and cloudy. I didn't even bother bringing my camera this time.
I saw somebody posted INN/SZG as possible places. They can both provide excellent opportunites proving the weather is ok, but take note that these two can be very, very slow in terms of traffic, whereas FRA will be much busier for example. Something to think about.