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User currently offlineSoundtrack From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5275 times:

How hard or accessable is it taking photos at Boeing's two main airports?

THANKS in advance.

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User currently offlineSoundtrack From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5272 times:

Ok - I just saw this - so this helps one of my questions
http://airliners.net/discussions/avi...tion_photography/read.main/171241/

BUT, if anyone has other advice - please help.

thanks


User currently offlineDlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 542 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5262 times:
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Boeing actually has three main airports, Renton Municipal (737 production), Everett Paine Field (747, 767, 777 production and soon the 787) and Boeing Field (flight test and delivery).

At Renton Municipal, you can get good photos in the afternoon from the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, on a hill above the field on the west side. You will need a long lens. There are some potential spots on the east side, but you'll need to hit them in the morning. I tend to shoot over/through the fence on the west and south sides, as I have a shorter lens and I concentrate on the general aviation aircraft. Here is a Chamber of Commerce shot:

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Photo © Sam Chui



At Everett Paine Field, the deck at the Future of Flight Center, on the west side of the field is a great spot. There are also some spots along the fence near the firehouse at the south end that can work well, plus by the tower on the east side. Here is a Future of Flight deck shot:

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Photo © Royal S King



At Boeing Field, the best site seems to be a parking lot at the base of the control tower on the west side. The parking lot of the Museum of Flight on the west side is also a possiblity, but its at the very southern end of the field. I tend to shoot over/through the fence on the east side of the field, but again, I concentrate more on general aviation aircraft. This is from the control tower parking lot:

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Photo © Erick Lopez



User currently offlineStevenL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

When I shoot at Boeing Field in Seattle I shoot at the very North Side. There is a fence that GA and the Big Jumbos fly over if they are landing North to South.

The Parking lot as stated is another good spot.

I don't know about Paine. All I know is Paine is going to become quiet popular when that 787 rolls out.  Smile


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