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Hellinikon Intl. Airport - Athens  
User currently offlineJoshTalbot From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 11 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3557 times:

Hello,

I have recently being doing some research on abandoned airfields. As I am currently in Athens right now I decided to take a look at the disused airfield the other day. There are a few disused aircraft there such as the Boeing 742 and the Boeing 737. The terminal that's nearest to the aircraft had nothing in it. Anyway cut to the point, Is there any way of getting into the actual airport and getting some shots? I have tried to get down to the apron from the car park, but I'm not going to risk breaking my neck or spine from jumping about 15ft down onto pure concrete.

Also, another question regarding the airport. Why are the aircraft still there, why is the terminal still there, and why is the radar on the airfield rotating. Surely the GCAA/HCAA would of demolished the airfield?

When I drove past the radar and the Olympic Terminal there were people still going in and out of the area. There were also security men as I tried to enter the airfield. Surely something is still going on there.

I hope somebody can answer my questions and relieve my anxiety about this topic.

Thanks in advance!

Josh

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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3539 times:

Hi Josh,

I wouldn't advise you go snooping around like that as you could end up in deep water. I would find a site office or a reception or security person and ask permission first. If there's no way to get a good view of the aircraft from a public area, tresspassing around an airport is not a good idea.

Darren



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User currently offlineJoshTalbot From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

Hi Darren,

Thanks for the advice. But the airport has been inactive for the last 9 years. I will send off some emails, and see what I can retrieve.


Thanks again,

Josh


User currently offlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 955 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

Looks like a BAC-111 as well. Perhaps contact these photographers and ask them where they shot from, and if private, what means did they go about in getting access.

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...c&sort_order=year+desc&thumbnails=

Quoting JoshTalbot (Thread starter):
Also, another question regarding the airport. Why are the aircraft still there, why is the terminal still there, and why is the radar on the airfield rotating. Surely the GCAA/HCAA would of demolished the airfield?

From info I've gathered, they're sitting there awaiting the building of a museum to be stored in. When that will happen, noone knows.

Quoting JoshTalbot (Thread starter):
When I drove past the radar and the Olympic Terminal there were people still going in and out of the area. There were also security men as I tried to enter the airfield. Surely something is still going on there.

According to wiki, the runways and other buildings were converted to use as a sports facility for the olympics in 2004. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helliniko_Olympic_Complex

[Edited 2011-06-03 20:16:51]

User currently offlineJoshTalbot From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

Hello,

Thanks for this information. I will contact the photographers and see what I can find.

Thanks again!

Josh


User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

> From info I've gathered, they're sitting there awaiting the building of a museum to be stored in. When that will happen, noone knows.

...can they borrow some money to build that?  


User currently offlineJoshTalbot From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

Not by the looks of things, They are already in an economic crisis as it stands!  

Josh


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