Chris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10 Posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
Alright, i promise this will be the LAST post where i'm mooching a "hook-up" from europe.. (till next year... )
Anyway, as many are aware im busting out to europe next week; i originally wanted to do ZRH, but it didnt seem like there was any way to work it out... now it seems it is the best alternative for me in order to catch flights back home... im a bit happy about that...
anyway, im planning to leave LHR to ZRH the morning of the 17th, and leave ZRH on the 18th... im pretty sure i have a ZRH map saved on my computer, but not 100% sure... If anyone would be willing to drag my bastard ass around ZRH for a day, i would be exceedingly euphoric and grateful, ZRH has been on my "hit" list longer than SXM was....
Since most schedules probably arent that flexible, i totally understand, i would still love if some of you could give me some spotting links, culture tips, various other items, that would help me out tremendously.... and where NOT to go since i'd rather not get mugged, murdered, or brutally teased for my funny american accent...
Chris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1166 times:
I hate being the first to reply to my own post, its stupid and corny but these pictures give me that warm fuzzy feeling in my tummy...(i swear, its not alcohol) i figured i should share it with you all, just for the record...
Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 33 Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1125 times:
The approach at Rwy 16 has the advantage - at least in ZRH - that you can take pics in the morning and in the afternoon. And BTW, in the afternoon, you can take from the same spot pics of aircraft landing on either rwy 14 or 16. For example, the Sabena RJ85 pic was taken at about 16.00. This one is landing on rwy 14 (I think so).
Park your car at the public parking and you have just to walk a few hundred meters and you are on the other side of the approach path and the sun somewhere in your back.
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Chris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
Gerardo>> WOW! great website, sheldon has some ZRH stuff too, that is plenty of good info for me.... really all i will need to know is how to get around without a car and without knowing the local language... (my bi-lingual skills extend only as far as "ich liebe dich", and "ich vermisse dich" and are not gonna get me very far out there!! )
thanks again for everyone's help, this forum is incredible!
Chris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1067 times:
Hey Gerardo, i emailed you earlier but i'll post this since i forgot to ask... about the "oberglatt" area, are there any hotels in the area?? im desperate to avoid renting a car, but im very intent on getting to 16 and 14... hopefully there is a shuttle to that general area?? if not, how much do taxi's cost and will i have to call them to pick me back up from that area?
One more question, does anyone happen to know if there is some sort of health club in or around the airport where a person can get like a day pass? (for a shower, etc) most of the US airports i've been to have them, ORD, MIA, etc...
I've spent my morning trying to research the area and i'm coming up with nothing...
Teahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5275 posts, RR: 62 Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1056 times:
I walked it a few years ago, probably 1997. I mean it isn't that long and at the time it was a plesant walk, all along the runway. I don't think it was a longer than an hour or 1.5 at the very maximum.
If you are relatively fit, I would say try walking it.
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2765 posts, RR: 19 Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1037 times:
Ive contacted ZRH some time ago & they sent me a huge ass package thru the mail.
3 posters and a wealth of sweet info bout this airport.
i have this big overview shot of zrh on my wall.
i wish i could scan it so i can show it to u guys and help chris a bit more bout his upcoming trip..
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..