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Where To Spot At TPA & MCO?  
User currently offlineFelixSJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Any spotter at TPA or MCO know a good place to spot and also a place that I dont have any problems with the police??



Thanks...

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User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4335 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

MCO is horrible for spotting, so I wouldn't advise going there. Cops are always kicking spotters out of the perimeter.

As for Tampa, there a several good spots. you have the upper level parking garage, the fishing hole, the bowling alley parking lot, the employee parking lot,the beach, and the dirt lot next to the shopping mall and the general aviation apron.
I'm sure if you look around on the net, you'll find directions to these spots or ask around from the locals, since they'll kindly provide you with tons of information. I'll try to provide ya a map.

Cheers.


User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1891 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 1):
MCO is horrible for spotting, so I wouldn't advise going there. Cops are always kicking spotters out of the perimeter.

As for Tampa, there a several good spots. you have the upper level parking garage, the fishing hole, the bowling alley parking lot, the employee parking lot,the beach, and the dirt lot next to the shopping mall and the general aviation apron.
I'm sure if you look around on the net, you'll find directions to these spots or ask around from the locals, since they'll kindly provide you with tons of information. I'll try to provide ya a map.

And who showed you these spots Kevin?  Smile

Here is a Google Earth file for MCO. Please do not abuse these spots.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jtidle/si...tent/sitebuilderfiles/mcospots.kmz

Good luck and God speed!

-Justin



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User currently offlineSluger020889 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 456 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

With TPA, the 9th floor short term parking lot is always a good bet. In the morning you can shoot 18R/36L operations, and then in the afternoon you can shoot 18L/36R operations.

At TPA there are numerous spots....I can sit here and write a book on all the spots. If you want, go through the DB and find some pics from TPA that strike your fancy, and then I can tell which spot it is and everything you need to know about it.

Also, Idle (DLX737200) has one of those google earth maps for TPA...I don't know why he didn't post it....



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User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1891 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

Quoting Sluger020889 (Reply 3):


Also, Idle (DLX737200) has one of those google earth maps for TPA...I don't know why he didn't post it....

Can't find it... oops  Smile



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

Quoting Sluger020889 (Reply 3):
With TPA, the 9th floor short term parking lot is always a good bet. In the morning you can shoot 18R/36L operations, and then in the afternoon you can shoot 18L/36R operations.

They'll let you sit up there? Man I wish they'd do that at MCO... not that the parking garages really even give you a great view at MCO.



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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2045 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

I found the TPA parking garage to be about as good as it gets for photography. Absolutely no police presence whatever. Excellent views. Only problem in the summer? Extreme humidity that had me dripping wet 10 minutes after getting out of my rental car.


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineSluger020889 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 456 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

Quoting Sleekjet (Reply 6):
Extreme humidity that had me dripping wet 10 minutes after getting out of my rental car.

haha guess us Florida boys are just used to it.

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 5):
They'll let you sit up there?

We've sat up there for what seemed to be days at a time without any trouble. Security wise I say TPA is one of the best airports around, very friendly for the most part. I normally just give Airport Opps and Airport Police a call and never have a problem.



I would love to fly a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!
User currently offlineFoxXray From France, joined May 2005, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

I was in TPA last week, during the morning i have take pictures from the parking near the Raytheon facility, good light for both line up and landing rwy 36R !

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