Flinhion757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 229 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5583 times:
I was just wondering all of your spotting plans for 2011! This is going to be an exciting year for me, an emerging photographer and all. I have consoulted with friends and we made a list of 5 worldwide spotting places (Roughly 1 a year) and heres the list in planned chronological order:
I usually stay domestic, but I feel like branching out and seeing the world!
saintex From Canada, joined Apr 2009, 176 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5578 times:
AMS, CDG and LHR; the latter to coincide with the Champions League final although I'm not sure which airport(s) would be used for that. Unless it's two English teams of course then the answer is: none.
aadc10137 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 200 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5578 times:
It's going to be hard to beat the way my spotting year started out, but I'm hoping to make it to SXM, JFK, MAN and SYD would be nice.. Would like to get out to VCV or MHV to do some storage shots also!
NicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 583 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5566 times:
After a good 2010 with FIDAE, the Argentina Air Fest and 3 trips to Embraer in SJK, it will be difficult to even come close to it this year! There's no FIDAE and I suspect that the Air Fest won't be as good as last year.
I hope I can make it to BFI and OSH this year... but I highly doubt it!
Gripped 7D + Sigma 10-20mm + 17-40L + 50mm f/1.8 II + 70-200mm f/4L IS + EF 400mm f/5.6L + 580EX II
CargoLex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1238 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5562 times:
Other than my home airports (SEA, BFI, PAE), I'm hoping to spot at some which are further afield but in driving distance - BLI, YVR, PDX - and a few in places I end up because of work or family (LAS, ROC, EWR/JFK/LGA).
But I also hope to get really far afield to TPE, SHA, or ICN this year if I can on my first trip to Asia.
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5514 times:
Quoting Garyck (Reply 3): I will be at the usual MAN and LHR. Will also be visiting the happy people at BCN. Anything else will at short notice, but I'm sure there will be lots of other visits i.e EMA,LTN etc etc etc
You'd better shake Gav's curse off before you attempt anything!!!
***NOTE TO ALL***
Don't go spotting with Gary in 2011, else you'll encounter masses of cloud!
airkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3913 posts, RR: 56 Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5503 times:
I made this wicked travel plan to tour around Scandinavia for a week or 2, but all in all it's going to cost me a little less than 1000 euro, which is a bit too much since I'm very close to having saved the money I want to start with PPL flying lessons. Nevertheless a very interesting itinerary with 5 new aircraft types and 5 new airports! (If I sparked your interest, look here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2073152/kljefghalkwrgmvsliemhuvser.jpg)
The travel plans to HEL will probably go through, as I want to fly the (in Europe relatively uncommon) B717. Domesticly I will for sure be photographing at the airport I work at (GRQ) and AMS too ofcourse. I hope to hitch atleast 1 ride with a local operator here (meaning new in-flight shots + maybe new airport). I don't have any holiday plans yet, so maybe that will get me a new airport aswell.
chris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51 Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5492 times:
I'm leaving London and moving north to Chester so i imagine MAN will be my new local so that will get visited once or twice and i will also now have the mach loop on my doorstep(ish) so i will try and get down there once or twice.
Hopefully get out to LAS for my annual trip and no doubt stop by LAX on the way. Would like to get JFK done to catch up with some good friends and do some shooting.
A few euro domestics are likely too, deffo INN as one of them.
The last major trip of the year will be SIN/HKG for my visit to the Singapore Grand Prix again.
5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 40 Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5282 times:
Unless I get any invites to anything special - I've got nothing planned this year.
I'm only doing photography where I can get a photo that will be unique, or I have access that other people don't have. I got pretty bored. Pretty much everyone else at my local airport has much better access to get far more unique photos than I do. I can't keep up with that - and it's not for lack of trying.
So I've got some different photography goals this year that are non-aviation.
Flyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 423 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5251 times:
My plan is to take photos and not having to delete 75% or so of them and try to go for quality not quantity. Also try and fly to other places but i rarely get the opportunity but that comes with the package of living at home and other commitments.
cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 40 Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5235 times:
Quoting Flyingfox27 (Reply 16): My plan is to take photos and not having to delete 75% or so of them and try to go for quality not quantity.
I often only keep a few photos - I have no interest in processing 20 images and uploading them all - that's boring and takes too much time. It's often difficult to get a photo that doesn't look the same as what everyone has seen before, or that hasn't been done to death already.
Like you I rarely get the opportunity to fly to other places - I do have finances, but they don't stretch so far to fly abroad seemingly every 3 or 4 weeks - my job (which is a great one) doesn't take me flying abroad at all, nor do I have that much leave to use. My finances also don't stretch so far as to be paying to fly above airports for photos, or paying my way into towers.
yerbol From Kazakhstan, joined Feb 2010, 203 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5207 times:
agree with you. I started a couple of month ago and I want to know my local airport spotts very well but I need time
I really want to take something unusual what will pull your look to my photos.
I also want to visit airshow as I never been before and I assume that it will be great experience and lots of emotions.
Have a goods shots!
user47 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 47 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5068 times:
Most of my spotting trips are unplanned. They just sort of happen when the opportunity presents itself.
However, I am planning a trip to ATL this summer. There is a renaissance property that buts up to a few of their main runways and has an excellent view of the property. The only problem is that it's south-facing. I plan to visit on or near the summer solstice to try and avoid any backlighting issues.
I'd LOVE to visit SXM but I'm not sure that's in the cards for me this year.
Newark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1270 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
I guess my goal is to get used to my new Canon 100-400L, because I'm not quite up to database scratch yet in what little I've taken with it so far. Locations? I'm unlikely to go to any airports that I haven't been to before, except maybe CDG. And since the screeners appear to be allergic to anything I take outside of LAX, I guess that's where I'll focus my attention.