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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1315 posts, RR: 25
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7114 times:
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Hello All,

As part of the effort of the MIA Aviation Photographers to co-ordinate improvements to photography facilities around MIA, we have a survey to gather data. This survey information is to help in our continuing discussion with the MIA management and local politicians.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C6NDVX5

It would be greatly appreciated if you could help us out. If you have not visited MIA, you can still answer the questions that are relevant to you.

Thank you,

Suresh


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User currently offlinedarreno1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7112 times:

Hey Suresh, did the survey and thanks for your efforts with this.



Darren



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7061 times:
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I've also completed it. I thought about holding out until you actually came out to spot, Suresh. Haha.

TIS



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User currently offlineGaryck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6963 times:
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Suresh,

All filled in.

I praise yours and the guys efforts from MIA for all your doing to help us the 'global' community, I will be over within the next 5/6 months so hope all will have paid off by then.

Gary



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User currently offlinewalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1300 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6962 times:

Hi Suresh,

I have answered some of the questions. I would love to come over to MIA sometimes, but for now, it is still a distance future...

Good luck and best regards,

Walter



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User currently onlineandrew50 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 126 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6934 times:
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I filled out the survey and also would like to thank you for your efforts! Been to MIA once in February 2011, and plan on returning this fall, awesome airport to spot. Can't wait to get back. Wish we could get the airport officials here in Houston to cooperate on some new locations, but in the past I have had many excuses about setting up any type of meetings. I have to say we do have it pretty good at IAH, but it could be better.
Andrew Compolo


User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1315 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6916 times:
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Quoting darreno1 (Reply 1):
Hey Suresh, did the survey

Thanks Darren.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 2):
I've also completed it. I thought about holding out until you actually came out to spot, Suresh. Haha.

I meant to email you back but got distracted by something and forgot about it. If you are coming back down give me another heads up and lets set see what we can do. I am sorry for the lack of response to your last email. I have been quite occupied hence have only been to MIA twice in the recent past and both times have been to meet up with the MIA management about the photography locations. Also, the summer heat does not make it a particularly attractive proposition in the middle of the day currently.

Quoting Garyck (Reply 3):
I will be over within the next 5/6 months so hope all will have paid off by then.

We still have very good locations. Our hope is to take it a few notches up. The discussions are going well and we have an enthusiastic and supportive response from the very highest levels of MIA management. However, the reason we are not giving specifics out is because there is a project evolution taking place given the scope of the project and the very many stakeholders who have to sign off on the final product. I will say that MIA is listening to us and trying to accommodate our wish list in near totality!

Quoting walter2222 (Reply 4):
I have answered some of the questions. I would love to come over to MIA sometimes, but for now, it is still a distance future...

You are quite welcome to visit us and hope to see you here.

Quoting andrew50 (Reply 5):
Wish we could get the airport officials here in Houston to cooperate on some new locations, but in the past I have had many excuses about setting up any type of meetings. I have to say we do have it pretty good at IAH, but it could be better.

I have a wonderful time at IAH too and have liked the spots. However, i can understand how things can get stale after a
while. Our approach began at the local politician level and we were able to convince the stakeholders of the value of what we bring to the table in terms of safety,security and public/community relations etc.

I am but one part of this effort. My partner in this endeavor has been Victor Lopez and his efforts with the local politicians was a key component in getting this project to fly. We have been at it for a few months lobbying and meeting with different officials.

Our hope is to have a interim product roll out in the next few months. It is a work in progress and we will work with MIA to match the operational requirements of ,both, MIA and the MIA photographers (locals and visitors). I will keep you guys posted.



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6914 times:
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Quoting eksath (Reply 6):
I meant to email you back but got distracted by something and forgot about it. If you are coming back down give me another heads up and lets set see what we can do. I am sorry for the lack of response to your last email. I have been quite occupied hence have only been to MIA twice in the recent past and both times have been to meet up with the MIA management about the photography locations. Also, the summer heat does not make it a particularly attractive proposition in the middle of the day currently.

No worries. It was entirely tongue-in-cheek. I would never expect you to ignore work or family duties on my account! I'm down here full-time, as of right now, until further notice. For sure through the end of July, likely until October. I am unavailable on weekends until July 5, and then my schedule will open up nicely. Drop me an e-mail any time!

TIS



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User currently offlineGVerbeeck From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 245 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6851 times:

Just answered it Suresh, good luck and thanks for your efforts.

User currently offlinenssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6847 times:

I know it's not the best time to visit,but I'll be planespotting at MIA at the end of July for the first time.

Doug


User currently offlinedarreno1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6838 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 7):
The discussions are going well and we have an enthusiastic and supportive response from the very highest levels of MIA management

This bit of good news is very encouraging. Everything I've heard through the grape vine of the MIA management seemed to make them out to be less than cooperative. It will be nice to have the 'Holes' along Perimeter Rd in front of the cargo area easily accessible again. It's a great spot.



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6806 times:
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Quoting darreno1 (Reply 10):

For some reason, that quoted me, but it was Suresh's comment.

What MIA desperately needs (and I've only been around a few months so I may have a slightly different view), is a spot for Western operations. The Rental Car center is a nice spot but I wouldn't spend too much time there because there's no shade and it's private. The Squadron isn't bad for Runway 30 arrivals, but you can't get over the fence for 27 departures. There are also no good spots for the North side runways going West, or the North storage areas, where all the most important things are kept (like the Dreamlifter, or the unmarked Aerolineas Argentinas 747-400 that was in the AA maintenance area last night).

TIS



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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1315 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6760 times:
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Quoting darreno1 (Reply 10):
Everything I've heard through the grape vine of the MIA management seemed to make them out to be less than cooperative.

Not in our experience since we started the project. We have had a very good response and established a good rapport. Hopefully that will not change.

Quoting darreno1 (Reply 10):
It will be nice to have the 'Holes' along Perimeter Rd in front of the cargo area easily accessible again. It's a great spot.

It is under consideration. We have supplied an exhaustive list of our needs. We have also supplied an exhaustive list of aviation photography structures located around the world and procedures practiced at such places. MIA managements seems to be committed to incorporating some of these features to fit into the local operations.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 11):
What MIA desperately needs (and I've only been around a few months so I may have a slightly different view), is a spot for Western operations.

It is under consideration and will most likely be one of the first things implemented.

Unfortunately, these things take time. There is a lot of stakeholders (Security ops,Police,Communications,Business,Planning,Facilities,Legal,Marketing etc) who need to sign off on it. A lot of patience is required on our part. I have to give the top management of MIA a lot of credit for welcoming us to the discussion and ,most importantly, listening to our concerns and input. It has been an impressive response and they are giving us a lot of attention. I think the mere fact that we are in the board room of MIA and meeting with the executive management and department heads is a welcome improvement!

I got to tell you guys that at our first meeting, the MIA second in command starts off the discussion by jokingly telling Victor and I that as long as we are Canon users, everything will be fine.Victor and I followed up immediately with the fact that both of us ARE Canon guys! That broke the ice as we all laughed.  



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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7507 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6746 times:

All filled in. I love spotting @ MIA. One of my favorite places in the whole world (sorry,I know) is Eldorado Furniture. Standing on those jersey barriers. I do wish that 'the holes' had descent parking.


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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1315 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6671 times:
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Quoting United_fan (Reply 13):
All filled in.

Thanks!

Quoting United_fan (Reply 13):
I do wish that 'the holes' had descent parking.

We are trying to return to this to the former state in which there was legit parking. This topic was brought to the attention of MIA.

Quoting nssd70 (Reply 9):
I know it's not the best time to visit,but I'll be planespotting at MIA at the end of July for the first time.

Doug

Doug,

If you shoot me a message, I will put you in contact with the MIA regular group. They are very active and go out there almost daily. I am sure you will also run into them once there, too. They are a very friendly bunch and are usually on top of things especially regarding unusual traffic inbound or outbound.



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User currently offlinegust From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 148 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6656 times:

Answered it, I come to Miami in october

grt,


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7507 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6638 times:

Quoting eksath (Reply 12):
Unfortunately, these things take time. There is a lot of stakeholders (Security ops,Police,Communications,Business,Planning,Facilities,Legal,Marketing etc) who need to sign off on it. A lot of patience is required on our part. I have to give the top management of MIA a lot of credit for welcoming us to the discussion and ,most importantly, listening to our concerns and input. It has been an impressive response and they are giving us a lot of attention. I think the mere fact that we are in the board room of MIA and meeting with the executive management and department heads is a welcome improvement!

I got to tell you guys that at our first meeting, the MIA second in command starts off the discussion by jokingly telling Victor and I that as long as we are Canon users, everything will be fine.Victor and I followed up immediately with the fact that both of us ARE Canon guys! That broke the ice as we all laughed.

You guys are very lucky to have airport management that cares,and that understands that us spotters are not a threat. I tried to involve management where I live (ROC),but they would not even respond . They could not care less.I had a lot of ideas to turn a spot into a 'official ' place to spot,but was ignored.

I even offered to let them use my pictures for free on the airports website (they still show a DL 727 for DL) ,but was ignored.

BTW,I am a Canon - devotee,too!



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6499 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6208 times:

I just did it. Why the education level question?


Me personally, if they would just reopen everything they closed up on the southe side after 9/11, I would be happy!



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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1315 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5908 times:
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Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 17):
I just did it. Why the education level question?

Thank you!

The education level question was to prove the point that this hobby is not merely dominated by teenagers. It was to correct a misconception among the authorities. We are trying to show the large cross section of the community and also their buying power ($ to spend in the community).

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 17):
Me personally, if they would just reopen everything they closed up on the southe side after 9/11, I would be happy!

We seem to be marching down that path to a targeted version of that. i.e. good shooting spots on the south side.



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