Whisperjet From Germany, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 8 Posted (7 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4553 times:
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a friend is planning to go to Miami on a spotting trip. As he hasn't got a driving license, he'd like to know if it's possible to get to the spotting positions without a car (walk or public transportation).
Miamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4488 times:
He better bring some walking shoes. Most of the spotting locations are on the west side of the airport. The "Holes" is the farthest from any semblence of public transport. A taxi can get you there, but taxis in MIA are not cheap. It may help to know where he will be staying. There are a couple of hotels within walking disatnce of the Holes as well as the spot at the approach end of runway 09.
Mattbna From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 316 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4410 times:
Quoting Miamiair (Reply 3): Because that is where the police will not give you any grief. From there you get the departures on 08L/08R and 12 as well as the arrivals.
Unless he wants to sit in a parking lot away from the airport, then he will miss out on the departures.
Ok...You completely missed the point of what I said.
I know why he would want to take photos from the fence holes - that is obvious. I was pointing out that a 'spotter' wouldn't need the photo holes as 'spotters' use binoculars, etc. to write registration numbers down in a log book.
The original e-mail said that someone was going on a "spotting trip" and the reply suggested using the photo holes - which would be pointless for a 'spotter'...
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