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User currently offlinecc2314 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 159 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

Im passing through Frankfurt eddf next week and the week after that(will be there 10 hours in total),i was speaking to a German friend who said security there might not be happy with me taking pictures of aircraft.
I would appreciate anyone with any info on this subject a i have only gone and bought a camera for this trip alone.

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User currently offlineCluelessInFRA From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5239 times:

I don't know what your friend is talking about.
http://www.frankfurt-aviation-friends.eu/spotterinfo/spotterinfo.html
The only complaint I heared was about crowds (and their cars) at the new "North-West" landing strip in the first weeks after it opened blocking entrance for fire fighter staff located there but nothing from security itself.
EDIT: "North-West" is not allowed to operate A380, MD-11, Boeing 747.

Ciao, Walter

[Edited 2012-01-28 15:45:13]

User currently offlinecc2314 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5138 times:

Thanks for the information walt!

User currently offlinelegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5115 times:

Likewise, I will be passing through Frankfurt on the Wednesday and will have the entire day for spotting and the weather isn't looking too bad. The only downside is the wind will be from the NorthEast so RWY 07's will be in use making spotting hard for anyone travelling by foot only.

My plan was to head to the platform by RWY 25L and just photograph from there. Does anyone know if it's possible to walk from the terminal to here and if so, how long is the walk?

Cheers,

Dave



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User currently offlinejanis777 From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5107 times:

Here is another website for spotting in EDDF

It´s very far from both Terminals ! The best is that you take a taxi to this point

Have fun

[Edited 2012-01-29 08:36:04]

User currently offlineIRISH251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 974 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5083 times:

For weather check www.wetter.de Next Wednesday, with forecast daytime temperatures of -3C or so, standing outside for an extended period would be hard going, I think.

User currently offlinelegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

Quoting janis777 (Reply 4):

Thanks Janis, are you sure the location beside RWY 25R beside the A5 and the Intercity Hotel are not walkable?

Quoting IRISH251 (Reply 5):
For weather check www.wetter.de Next Wednesday, with forecast daytime temperatures of -3C or so, standing outside for an extended period would be hard going, I think.

-3oC is nothing   I've spent a day in -18oC in Helsinki and I'm sure a lot of the Northern Europe photographers have bared worse. As long as it's clear, it'll be worth it.  



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineCluelessInFra From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5045 times:

Quoting legoguy (Reply 6):
Thanks Janis, are you sure the location beside RWY 25R beside the A5 and the Intercity Hotel are not walkable?

You want to go to 25L, don't you? 07L/25R is the new "North-West" strip north to A3.
You are able to walk. Google Map is not designed for walks, but it will give you an idea: http://g.co/maps/nbzmz

EDIT: Bus line OF-64 connects Terminal 1+2 and a bus stop nearby spotting point.

Ciao, Walter

[Edited 2012-01-30 00:41:04]

User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5003 times:

Quoting legoguy (Reply 6):
Thanks Janis, are you sure the location beside RWY 25R beside the A5 and the Intercity Hotel are not walkable?

There is free shuttle bus from the terminals to the Iintercity Hotel. From there it is a 5 minute walk ....



ABC
User currently offlineCluelessInFra From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Quoting Rotate (Reply 8):
There is free shuttle bus from the terminals to the Iintercity Hotel. From there it is a 5 minute walk ....

You're right. Schedule is twice an hour (xx:15 and xx:45).
http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/con...ions_parking/shuttle_services.html
*And* on your way you will pass a few airplanes parked nearby the street (and a high fence making photographing diffucult) and the memorial for the Berlin Airlift with C-54 and C-47 at display, open door (= no fence here) between 8 and 17h.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luftbr%...C3.BCckendenkmal_Frankfurt_am_Main

Ciao, Walter

[Edited 2012-01-30 08:22:13]

User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9041 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4996 times:
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I saw 2 (!!!) construction workers on the runway 18 deck... But it is still a construction site. Doesn't look like it will be finished anytime soon...

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User currently offlineDAIRD From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4981 times:

Hello cc2314

when will you be there at FRA? I'm planning to go at FRA on wednesday morning at ca. 08:00. Maybe I could pick you up and take you to the positions by car.
And, by the way: here is a short report about 07 from Jan 15, 2012

http://frankfurt-aviation-friends.de/Airliners/15012012.html

so you will have an idea about spotting at FRA

cheers

Ralf


User currently offlinelegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4954 times:

Quoting CluelessInFra (Reply 7):
You want to go to 25L, don't you? 07L/25R is the new "North-West" strip north to A3.
You are able to walk. Google Map is not designed for walks, but it will give you an idea: http://g.co/maps/nbzmz

EDIT: Bus line OF-64 connects Terminal 1+2 and a bus stop nearby spotting point.
Quoting Rotate (Reply 8):
There is free shuttle bus from the terminals to the Intercity Hotel. From there it is a 5 minute walk ....



I did indeed mean RWY 25L, sorry about the confusion.

Regarding the Intercity Hotel bus, I'm assuming it's OK just to get off at the hotel and simply walk to the viewing area? What about on the way back as I realise there is a 5 euro fare for hotel users to catch the hotel bus back again, can non hotel users also just pay for the bus back to the airport again?

Quoting DAIRD (Reply 11):
Hello cc2314

when will you be there at FRA? I'm planning to go at FRA on Wednesday morning at ca. 08:00. Maybe I could pick you up and take you to the positions by car.
And, by the way: here is a short report about 07 from Jan 15, 2012

http://frankfurt-aviation-friends.de/Airliners/15012012.html

so you will have an idea about spotting at FRA

cheers

Ralf



Whilst you were referring to cc2314, I might also bump into you on Wednesday if you're out and about, although it seems I'll be at the platform beside RWY 25L (near Intercity Hotel) trying to photograph the departures from RWY 07C.   

Regarding your RWY 07 arrival photographs from Sunday, is it possible to photograph a more frontal and rear view of the aircraft as it approaches and passes? Or do trees and fences block these possible views, limiting photographs to only side shots?



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineDAIRD From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4944 times:

Hello legoguy,


Well, you can do such pictures there. But they are coming from left to right over the trees and passing you by. Its only a question of the position there and the angle.
I'd like to send you some more photos from there. Can you contact me via our website?

Ralf

[Edited 2012-01-30 20:12:34]

User currently offlinecc2314 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4871 times:

DAIRD thanks for the nice offer! i might take your offer in the near future on my next trip!

Our flight out of dub was canceled this morning so we will be connecting through fra for Stavanger tonight..


User currently offlineDAIRD From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4851 times:

cc2314, no problem. I dropped in at 8:30 at 07L with outside temperature around -9°. I've checked the reconstruction area and found a socket filled with nothing and surrounded by a concrete frame (and bricks). I made a picture, its online now.

Situation at the positions at FRA (01.02.2012)

RWY 07L appr: nothing changed, only the illegal railway crossing is closed finally. In the first weeks of the new RWY I've seen a lot of people crossing the railway tracks to shorten the way (and their lifes).

Line-Up 18 / 07C: same as above, no changes.

RWY 07R appr and RWY 18: without the platform not usable.

07C dep: still a good position for arr and dep aircraft. It was a strong wind from Northern directions so RWY 18 was not used and all aircraft departed via 07C.

Visitors deck at Terminal 2 remains closed until Summer Season begins (end of March I think)

On weekends all of the locations will be crowded by visitors, most of them arriving by car. Car parking is difficult as usual and the situation will not getting better in future. Police is not amused about the extra duties they have with illegal parking at the locations and they'll keep eyes on it.

And very important for all uf us: in Germany it is not forbidden to photograph airplanes, trains or boats or such stuff. I don't know from where the rumors came - it is not true. Only the use of Radio-Scanners will be punished.

Did I forgot anything...? No...

greetings from Frankfurt

Ralf


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