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One More Moochin' Post, ZRH, Perhaps?  
User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1400 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...

Feel free to write me too, chris28_17@hotmail.com


CHRIS


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User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1332 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...



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*whew* easy boy...

okay, im going to bed... cant wait fer dem replies to roll in...


CHRIS


User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Hi!
For spotting information Gerardos Website is a good starting point. http://fly.to/zrh.
And for being mugged or murdererd i think you dont have to be afraid of it in the Zurich are.
Peter



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

Hi Chris

Unfortunately, my schedule doesn't allow me to show you the airport on the mentioned days.

So, a few tips:
- In this time of the year - good weather provided - you can take pictures almost the whole day.

- In the morning, I would either suggest the approach on rwy 14, where you can take pics like this one

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- The other possibility is to visit the terrace on the roof of Terminal B.

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On both locations, I would say, the light conditions are good until about 11.00 or 12.00


- In the afternoon, you can either go to the heliport (I hope you have either a rented car, or at least a bike). There you can take pics like the following:

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- Another good spot is again on the approach, this time on rwy 16 (let's say less than 1 km away from the approach on rwy 14). From there you can take pics like:

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or

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- However, if take a walk around the airport, you'll also find spots like the following one:

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btw, forget pics like

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Sorry, but this kind of weather is limited to a few days per year....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Hope this helps. If you have any question, you can of course email me. The mail adress is in my profile.

Peter, thanks for mentioning my site.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards
Gerardo



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Hi!
As we have a Rwy. 16/34 here in VIE too, I would say light at 16 is good until 11:00 and on Rwy. 14 earlier.
Peter



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1291 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.

Gerardo



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Stupid me. I was talking about the position where your first photo was made and about the visitors platform. Shure the afternoon is fine on the other side.
Peter



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

YEP! You can take many good pics from the parking nearby the approach to rwy 14 and 16.

As soon as the weather gets better, I'll be there again. It's a long time, since I have ben taking pics at ZRH ....  Sad

Gerardo



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User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

where can i rent a bike? is it near the airport?

thanks for the info thus far, im taking notes!


C


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1279 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!

CHRIS


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Chris

Thanks for the flowers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

With a car it is very easy to get to all those mentioned places. From the terminal, count some 3 km to the heliport and some 6 -8 to the approach on rwy 14/16.

If you really plan to visit all those places, drop me an email, and I'll give you further infos.

With the bike, well, there are some km to do  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

As for the "Ich liebe dich": watch out, who you are talking to...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards
Gerardo



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

I have one question about ZRH.
Is lens 210mm enough for pictures from Observation deck?????

Thanks,
Rafal


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1235 times:

As widebodies have the longer take off run, a 210mm is enough for pics from the observation deck. Perhaps some narrowbodies are too far away for a 210mm.

Gerardo



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User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

For a 747 taking off you need about 135mm from the deck or maybe even less.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

Just in case you weren't drewling enough...


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I think the last one is no longer available  Sad. Hasn't the ramp tour been suspended since 9/11?

Regards

Dan  Smokin cool


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1233 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...

you guys are by far my best help... thanks

CHRIS


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Hello Chris28_17,

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.

Jeremiah



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

Walking? WOW! But yes, I'd say, 1.5 hrs will be enough.

Just one top: FORGET TAXI's!! With this money you really can get a nice bed in a decent hotel....

I'd suggest to take the bus until Oberglatt, and you have to walk about 20-30 minutes.

As for the hotels, sorry I have to pass... Anyone?

Regards
Gerardo



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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1203 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..

Bo



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