JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2644 times:
Not sure about Il-76s and what days they are, but the deck at CGN is very good - if you have a small set of steps. The glass is filthy, and reaches about 6ft in height, so it's not great for shooting through.
If, however, you do have steps, and runway 14 is in use, you will have a great time (providing the sun shines). Most pax aircraft taxi past on their way from/to the runway, and for any cargo you can shoot them in the flare.
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2580 times:
Forgot to add that I stayed at the Ibis, which is one stop away on the train. They run very early 'til very late and it's no hassle whatsoever. Think the Holiday Inn might be on the same complex? Ibis I imagine will be cheaper.
petertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3270 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2564 times:
Another option is to stand on top of the parking deck at P3. You'll be at roughly the same height as the planes landing on 14L, and also have a good view over part of the terminal 2 apron, but the rest is pretty much out of view. You'll need a big lense though, 300+ mm.
If the glass is too bad on the viewing deck, you can also stand in the hallway connecting terminal 1 and 2. Also with glass, but in my experience it's usually kept cleaner then the glass on the viewing deck.