vaca05 From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 16 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6016 times:
I will be going to Thailand at the end of the year for about two weeks. While there I plan to do some spotting. Can anyone tell me some spotting locations to shoot from? I tried to do some research but didn't find any recent info. Any help would be great.
mxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5543 times:
i was at the Queens GArden REsort in May and was disappointed
U are under the final for the right runway but practically they landed all the aircraft on the left runway so i was able to photograph just around 10 aircrafts in 2 hours and then i left to visit the city because i was bored....
Can be luck obviously. The people in the hotel are nice and let u on the open deck where are also some seats with no problem
kanepjk From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5452 times:
The two linked photos are mine. The first was taken just across the street from the post office under 19R approach path. There is a little spirit house there with a dirt road leading to it. You can sit in your car or under one of the small trees next to the road. Morning only.
The second was taken from the canal off of King Khao road. King Khao road parallels 19R/01L and you can get dropped off at one of the Sois (Soi means alley or small street in Thai) and walk towards the airport until you hit the canal. There is a walkway next to the canal that goes the entire length of the runway so you can capture landing and takeoffs for 19R/01L based on where you are standing. This is good afternoon only.
19L/01R is a little more tricky. There is a long term parking lot next to 19L that I've used but if you are standing around there for any length of time I suspect you will get moved by the police.
I'm not sure if they have a rotating primary runway but last few times i've been out there they seem to use 19L for landing and 19R for takeoffs, although there are always exceptions.