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Spotting In Hannover, Germany  
User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1980 posts, RR: 7
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6836 times:
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Hi All,

Next summer I am planning to spend a couple of weeks in Germany and Holland. While in Germany, I will be mostly in Hannover. I was wondering if there are any spotters from Hannover on this forum? I'm seeking advice on spotting locations, and I would also like to know if the airport is 'spotter friendly'; in a nutshell - would I have any problems with the police and security there? It would be also nice to catch up with some spotters there. By the way, I speak a little German, so there should be no major language barriers   .

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Andrei

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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6789 times:

HAJ is defenetely spotter-friendly. This is quite a good guide through HAJ, unfortunately only in german (so you can practice a bit more your german skills   )

http://www.haj-spotter.de/13701.html



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User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 6756 times:
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Many thanks!
Reading German is no problem whatsoever; it is speaking that I need to practise more. It is not so easy, finding someone who is able and, more importantly, willing to speak German in Australia.


User currently offlineHAMSpotter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6588 times:

HAJ is a (mostly) spotter friendly airport and sometimes we even have some interesting airplanes here! 

Here is a link to our forum:
http://www.haj-spotter-forum.de

Feel free to sign up and start posting.

At the airport you will always meet a lot of us and feel free to contact me (ChrischMue) or other spotters through the forum.


User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6544 times:
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Thanks, Christian!

I have just signed up at the forum. Was pleased to find that I have no problem reading it   .

I'll get in touch with you closer to the time of my visit to Germany. It should happen in the second half of July 2013.

Cheers,
Andrei


User currently offlineHAMSpotter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6072 times:

Sure! Just let me know, when you're here!

User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6041 times:
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Just one more question, Christian. Where can I find information about smaller GA airfields around Hannover?

User currently offlineHAMSpotter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5988 times:

How small would you like them?  

Here is (a definitely not complete) list of the most important Airports around Hannover:

Regional Airports:
- Braunschweig (BWE) - Mostly Business Jet/Prop traffic and scheduled charter flights for Volkswagen.

Military Airports:
- Wunstorf (ETNW) - Based aircraft: Transall C-130
- Celle-Wietzenbruch (ETHC) - Based aircraft: Bo-105
- Fassberg (ETHS) - Based aircraft: Bell UH-1D and NH 90
- Bückeburg (ETHB) - Based aircraft: Eurocopter EC 135, NH-90, Eurocopter Tiger and Sikorsky CH-53.

General Aviation:
- Hildesheim (EDVM - 960m concrete runway) - Houses a company producing Gyrocopters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrocopter
- Celle Arloh (EDVC - 800m grass runway)
- Salzgitter-Schaeferstuhl (EDVJ - 950m grass runway)

Glider Fields:
- Ehlershausen (1000m grass)
- Celle-Scheuen (400m grass)

Heliports:
- Hannover Laatzen Messe - Only used during the big fairs up to 6 helipads.
- Hannover Medizinische Hochschule - Frequently used medical helipad. Currently based helicopter: EC-135 - Christoph 4 - D-HZSG
- several other Hospitals with helipads but without based helicopters...

[Edited 2012-10-29 11:32:10]

User currently offlineHAMSpotter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5987 times:

By the way! There is a forum for Braunschweig Airport too:

http://forum.luftfahrtclubbraunschweig.de


User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5898 times:
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Thanks, Christian.
I wish I could explore them all... But Braunschweig and the GA airfields seem like a must.


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