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User currently offlineBluejet1979 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 2 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3244 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

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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4723 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

AMS
BUD (I believe)
INN (only good on saturday)
MUC
SZG
TXL
WAW
ZRH

etc etc have visitor decks. A visit to spotterswiki.com might come in handy.



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

DUS and HAM come to my mind.

Georg


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Some of these might be closed for the (warm) winter though so make sure the airport you pick has the deck open.

Ivan


User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3188 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.

[Edited 2007-01-10 01:13:33]


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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3160 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.

Georg


User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3123 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.



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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

DUS is about the best in Europe I'd say, and both its decks remain open in the winter, albeit not in arctic conditions.

ZRH used to be good, but the mothballing of pier B means much less traffic passes by.

FRA is good too, with the Zeppelinheim spot being a 40 minute walk from the terminals. If the 25s are in use you're laughing here.

AMS would be OK too, but again the deck doesn't open in harsh conditions.

Of course, if you hired a car the list of accessible places would increase ten-fold.....

Karl


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 7):
FRA is good too, with the Zeppelinheim spot being a 40 minute walk from the terminals. If the 25s are in use you're laughing here.

But take the correct way, we took the wrong last weekend and made it a walk of 1hr+

Georg


User currently offlineRaptors From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3051 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.....

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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.

Stuart  Smile



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3028 times:

Ask Nick...he's found all the ones the cops like to throw people out of, and fought them over it, too!

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

Both INN and SZG are do-able without a car - especially Salzburg. Traffic is indeed a bit slow at both though.

Karl


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4723 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 11):
Both INN and SZG are do-able without a car - especially Salzburg.

make that INN as well. See http://fly.to/innsbruck for more info. It's only good on saturday (and a bit of sunday) tho, weekdays are boring!



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