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User currently offlineMclaudio From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 170 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

Hi.
Don't know if anyone can help me, but I'm having some difficulties in finding one or two spots outside Le Bourget airport for photography.
I have the proper authorization from the local authorities which is ok for CDG and LBG).
Anyone can give me a hint or two about it?
Is it ok to stay on the apron getting photos while visiting the Museum which I intend to visit?
The main problem is that by checking on a.net for photos in LBG all I seem to find (or at least the vast majority) are made during the Air Show.
Many thanks in advance.


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Hi Miguel,


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I took a few before and after a visit to the museum, without a CDG permission. The aircraft were taken from the alleyways between the buildings. For the Greek Embraer I moved into a position which seemed to be beyond the public area, although still behind the fence. A police patrol saw me I think, but did nothing. I'm not encouraging you to do this, though.

The helicopter was taken from the northeastern side of the field. Here things are easy with a small stepladder, but light may be poor.

Staying on the museum apron should be OK, but when I was there, no active aircraft came close to the museum apron.

Hope that helps

Peter Smile



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User currently offlineMclaudio From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Hi Peter.
Many thanks for the tips  wink 
I think I'll try those places. The worst it can happen is a free ride to the police station. I have the authorization, but my French is quite rusty these days.
I was hoping to find a spot for some arrival or departure shots, but it seems (judging by google earth) a bit difficult.
If anyone else has any further tip to share...



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User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2979 times:
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Miguel
LBG is a very difficult airport to photograph at these days though the authorities are unlikely to be your problem, more the layout of the place. You can take photos from the apron at the museum but very little will come near you and the best thing to do is to walk to the North Eastern end of the airfield where there is a grassed area and a little traffic island. Take a good look on Google Earth. If they are landing on runway 27 you can get some shots there but if using 25 (which seems more normal) that has a very displaced threshold which means that aircraft are very distant. On the long walk to the grassed area, there are lots of gaps where you can see aircraft though they are rather difficult to photograph.
From the Museum apron...., one of only three aircraft photographable

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Landing 27

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Not an easy airport at all, frustrating as it is very active if you like biz jets

Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineMclaudio From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Thanks Mick for the help. You're absolutely correct when you talk about the layout of the airport. It looks quite complex from a photographer perspective. With some North wind, the 0x rwy's seem to have a few places rather reasonable (once again judging from google earth), but on the other side it looks a nightmare and rwy 25 its in a middle of the field far away from everything.
I think I'll stick by the museum and look for some chances outside. If everything else fails I will just try to log in some regs.
Ohh and...

Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 3):
if you like biz jets

I like everything flying (or not) with a reg on Big grin
Once again thank you both for the precious help.



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User currently offlineGVerbeeck From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 245 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

Your best bet are the different alleyways between the buildings which offers some (limited) views on the ramp. It's kinda rewarding to visit LBG after a day of CDG spotting for that extra frame or two.

Some examples:


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Never had any hassle with the authorities there (same for CDG) but be a bit cautious of the surroundings as LBG is situated in not the most pleasant neighborhood of Paris  Smile.


User currently offlineMclaudio From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

Hi Giovanni. Thanks for the tip...

Quoting GVerbeeck (Reply 5):
but be a bit cautious of the surroundings as LBG is situated in not the most pleasant neighborhood of Paris

I will take that in consideration. As we say, I'll keep an eye on the fried fish and an eye on the cat  Wink



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User currently offlineWhisperjet From Germany, joined Nov 2007, 569 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2937 times:
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I found the spot between the buildings also very useful for taking nightshots. It's a bit tricky as you have to shoot through small holes in the fence but it's definitely rewarding.


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Stefan



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User currently offlineMclaudio From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2933 times:

Wow...super photos indeed!! And I will have plenty of time as I'm going to Paris just for spotting. Allow me to ask you Stefan. Do you think a monopod (+ some support of the fence for the lenses) will do the trick? Do you by any chance remember the name of the street for that angle?
Thank you very much!



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User currently offlineWhisperjet From Germany, joined Nov 2007, 569 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2929 times:
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Hi,

I don't think a monopod will be enough for real nightshots. I would bring a small tripod or at least a Gorillapod.
The closest street is "Avenue de l'Europe". There are old-style hangars on one side of the street (left side if you're coming from the museum). Thy are not in use anymore and the fence is right in front of them. Shotting through the fence is not easy but since the nights are rather long there is plenty of time for shooting.

Stefan



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