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Your 2011 Spotting Plans?  
User currently offlineFlinhion757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 230 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6133 times:

Hello,

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:

1.) AMS
2.) JFK
3.) HKG
4.) LHR
5.) SYD

I usually stay domestic, but I feel like branching out and seeing the world!

What are you planning?

Happy Spotting!
Shelby


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User currently offlinesaintex From Canada, joined Apr 2009, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6128 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.

YZF in the summer and the Reno races.

Possibly JFK in the fall.


User currently onlineaadc10137 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6128 times:
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Good Morning!
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!

Andy



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User currently offlineGaryck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6122 times:
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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


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User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 584 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6116 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!



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User currently offlineCargoLex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1271 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6112 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.


User currently offlinedvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1744 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 6078 times:
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The usuals... Though I will try to get some CVG/CLE/CAK in there at some point when I go to Ohio. And, of course, go back to the Museum of the Air Force!


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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6064 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!


User currently offlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3986 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6053 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.


User currently offlinechris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6042 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.



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User currently offlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 6013 times:
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Just the home airport (AGS) for now. DL 757s (up from CRJ200s) visit for a week in April.

Plan on going to SXM sometime in the early summer

Also plan on a west coast run when visiting family at both SFO and FAT. Prolly do the Air Museum at MER again.

And moving to PIT in July/August for school


User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5957 times:

At last I will finally be doing Russia! MAKS airshow! Also booked... MUC, ATL, MCO, HHN, BRE, BOS, YYZ and there will be more spur of the moment European bookings!


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User currently offlineJohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1399 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5946 times:
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Nothing much planned, hopefully a visit to XFW and then MAKS in August. Other than that just the ordinary CPH/MMX


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User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5868 times:

GLA, LHR and AMS so far.

User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5832 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.

[Edited 2011-01-13 22:06:27]

User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5828 times:
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Quoting cpd (Reply 14):
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.

Wow.   


User currently offlineFlyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days ago) and read 5801 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.

User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5785 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.

[Edited 2011-01-14 02:06:39]

[Edited 2011-01-14 02:07:12]

User currently offlineyerbol From Kazakhstan, joined Feb 2010, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5757 times:

CPD,
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!
brgds,
Yerbol



With best regards from Almaty
User currently offlineuser47 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5618 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.



Have I mentioned I love planes? :-)
User currently offlinerleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5607 times:

MDE for F-Air Colombia 2011 is for sure.

I'd like MIA and LAX in December 2011, but let's see, let's see  

Saludos,

Roberto.



A proud SVZM Spotter!
User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5576 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.

User currently offlinenssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5563 times:

My In-Laws have to to Florida,so hopefully,MIA,TPA,RSW,PBI,and FLL. Maybe LAX later in the year. Other than that my home airport,DSM,and 3 or 4 trips up to MSP.

Doug


User currently offlinegabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5561 times:

No big plans...
OSH (EAA Airventure) and I hope MIA duing summer. Also I'm planning to visit my childhood city so maye KRK will be on the way.



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User currently offlinehuppypupppy From Australia, joined Jan 2011, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

I am planning to get out and photograph all inbound and most outbound DBO flights - wish me luck!

25 Post contains links AeroWesty : Anyone going to be in SJU or SXM in mid-May? The HFF's DC-7 in Eastern colors will be flying around the Caribbean around then. Expected landing at SXM
26 Post contains images lhrsimon : LHR is my local (only 15 minutes from my house) so i will mainly continue there. After all theres always something going on at the row. Will also visi
27 spencer : I'll be spending July back in the UK, do the shows and a load of airports just to catch up. I'll be at AMS in April for a few days and going back to M
28 teopilot : Well, I think I won't travel so much as some of you are going to do... So, first of all, I'll continue to go at my local airport, Milan Linate. Then,
29 JumboJim747 : My plan is to start spotting again. Ive been out of it for a while and really want to get back in the saddle Hope i can do it Cheers
30 2H4 : Agreed. This is why I most enjoy exploring forgotten corners of sleepy, out-of-the-way airports. I love discovering old airframes "put out to pasture
31 cpd : True indeed. Airshows are another thing I won't do any more. I'm interested in taking good photos - not having some person shoving in front of me, or
32 JohnKrist : Good thing about 2 "local" shows we have here, Gothenburg Air Show, and the Danish Air Force show have dedicated areas/events for a limited number of
33 cpd : Definitely doesn't happen here - I'm sure they think of us as vermin - such is the apparent disdain for anyone who takes photos that is not full-time
34 United_fan : Other than ROC when the weather improves (too damn cold and cloudy),going to MIA,PBI,OPF and FLL 2nd week of Feb.
35 Post contains links and images 2H4 : I will...but I don't aim to capture the ever-present overpowered acro planes flip-flopping in predictable fashion across the sky. Instead, I like to
36 BO__einG : My definite plans: PHX, LAX, LAS, YVR from spring, summer and fall. Airports I am considering to spot as I work out vacation plans based on money and
37 Post contains images FYODOR : Le Bourget, MAKS 2011, Dubai. And many other local sessions I guess. Fyodor.
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