ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3233 posts, RR: 14 Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1840 times:
I'm heading out to PHL on Saturday afternoon, and I am planning on going to Hog Island Road. The winds are forecast from the west, which means 27s.
I am wondering which runway the long-haul stuff will land on. I know 27L is the longest runway, but 27R looks to have many more landing skidmarks. I thought, however, that at airports with parallel runways the trend is to land on the outer-most one. Any tips on general practice at PHL?
Also, what type does LH use from FRA and MUC? I know AF is an A333 and BA is a 772, but I can't find info on LH flights.
Also, is there a lot of parking on the side of the road or will I have to be on the grass? Along the same lines, can I cross Hog Island Road or should I stay on the south side away from the perimeter fence? How is police presence? Am I likely to get bothered? If so, will they ask me to leave or just check on what I'm doing?
Lastly, what focal length should I use? I have everything from 28mm to 800mmm but I don't really want to carry it all since it gets quite heavy. Any recommendations?
If anyone can point me to the PHL spotting page, I'd also greatly appreciate it. I can't seem to find it anymore.
www.stellaryear.com: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 5DMkII, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Canon 24-70 2.8L II, Canon 100mm 2.8L, Canon 100-4
PHLAirline.com is a great location for all that information - remember the key is to always stay on the river side of Hog Island Road. Police will bother you if you are on the same side of the road as the fence.
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3233 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1694 times:
Thanks to everyone for the great, great information. It really made for a really good day of spotting! Met some fellow a.netters and saw some good traffic, including a DC-8 and the New Mexico Southwest bird.
Here's a link to some (read: quite a few) images, which I hope to upload very soon!