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User currently offlineFishermancn From China, joined Jan 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5480 times:

Hello friends and I hope to know something about spotting at Samedan Airport, Switzerland.

I'm planning to go there in the near future and wish to know:

1. Are there many flights there at the weekend? If yes, how frequent?

2. Could you please recommend some sites for taking pictures? And how to get there? I have a Canon 20D with 17-85mm, and 70-300mm lenses.

3. Is there any special rule (eg. security) that I should pay attention to at the airport?

Thank you very much and hope to see some replies soon.

All the best

YU Ming

[Edited 2008-10-03 03:32:58]


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6842 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5448 times:

Good luck, the webcams are showing snow/fog at the moment.

This one you can see something

http://www.engadin-airport.ch/webcam.php?cam=west

This one looks snowed under.

http://www.engadin-airport.ch/webcam.php?cam=east



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User currently offlineFishermancn From China, joined Jan 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5406 times:



Quoting Oly720man (Reply 1):
Good luck, the webcams are showing snow/fog at the moment.

This one you can see something

http://www.engadin-airport.ch/webcam.php?cam=west

This one looks snowed under.

http://www.engadin-airport.ch/webcam...=east

Thanks a lot for the information. It's raining / snowing in most of Switzerland today, but weather forecast says it will turn better tomorrow. Hope I have a good luck when getting there Smile



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User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5383 times:
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Aaah, Samedan, my fav place...

1st of all re traffic-amount: On busy weekend-days you can get 40 or so bizjets up to Global Express-Size, but most of them Citations, Hawkers and Falcons and on others none at all. SMV is still strictly VFR, so when the weather is bad, the place will be shut. Sometimes, even BBJ's visit, but don't count on it.

Busiest weekends are IMHO the White Turf-weekends. Thats when the rich and famous meet on the frozen lake at St.Moritz to see the horse-races, and more importantly, each other... www.whiteturf.ch

The most popuar place is right next to the terminal... Fences are (For now) non-existent and it will be easy to fnd vantage spots all around the airport, just walk...

Security is not a problem and spotters are well known... there are dozens on busy sunny days.... Just remember that you mix with the rich and famous and some of them don't like to be fotographed all the time, just focus on the planes and avoid to photograph people. The lenses you quoted will be fine btw

In closing, for somebody like you to come from so far, the only risk is to be there on bad weather days.. we here can follow the weather forecasts and I sometimes wait until the evening before to decide if I make the 4-hour-road trip...

I'll gladly help if there are any other questions...


User currently offlineFishermancn From China, joined Jan 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5383 times:

Just received some personal messages answering my questions. Sorry that I'm unable to reply your messages as I'm just a normal user here. But anyway, your information is valuable and most appreciated. Thanks a lot  Smile


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User currently offlineFishermancn From China, joined Jan 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5382 times:



Quoting IwantaBBJ (Reply 3):
Aaah, Samedan, my fav place...

1st of all re traffic-amount: On busy weekend-days you can get 40 or so bizjets up to Global Express-Size, but most of them Citations, Hawkers and Falcons and on others none at all. SMV is still strictly VFR, so when the weather is bad, the place will be shut. Sometimes, even BBJ's visit, but don't count on it.

Busiest weekends are IMHO the White Turf-weekends. Thats when the rich and famous meet on the frozen lake at St.Moritz to see the horse-races, and more importantly, each other... www.whiteturf.ch

The most popuar place is right next to the terminal... Fences are (For now) non-existent and it will be easy to fnd vantage spots all around the airport, just walk...

Security is not a problem and spotters are well known... there are dozens on busy sunny days.... Just remember that you mix with the rich and famous and some of them don't like to be fotographed all the time, just focus on the planes and avoid to photograph people. The lenses you quoted will be fine btw

In closing, for somebody like you to come from so far, the only risk is to be there on bad weather days.. we here can follow the weather forecasts and I sometimes wait until the evening before to decide if I make the 4-hour-road trip...

I'll gladly help if there are any other questions...

Perfect information. Thanks a lot! lol



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