JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2327 times:
Just wondering if the spots at MLA are any good in December? There appears to be a decent one opposite the terminal for the afternoon, but I was wondering if steps are needed or whether there's enough elevation to see over the fence? Also, how close is this spot (i.e. what focal length will I need for, say an A320)?
How about the mornings? Looking at the sun's angle it isn't good for the terminal side of the runway that time of year but it looks like some taxiways and the shorter cross-runway will catch good light early in the day. Does anything use the cross-runway?
Finally, how is the traffic? I'm not expecting it to be busy but something interesting to shoot every now-and-then would be nice.
ptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3935 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
The main spot you are referring to is the 'spotter's wall', a kind of platform, so no stairs are needed.
I used 85 mm for an A2320, 170 mm for a Falcon 900, and 270 mm for a King Air. It's a nice spot.
I think there is a spot on the NE side too, but I haven't used it.
I found this spot on the 05 end of the cross runway.
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2285 times:
Thanks Peter. Of course looking through online images you see weird and wonderful cargo and military stuff, but in reality I suppose these are quite infrequent? Does LH Technik provide any decent movements?
G-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
Check out the following site for MLA. The movement alerts section provides expected arrival times for unusual visitors. Please bear in mind MLA is quiet the majority of the time, so don't expect wall to wall movements. If you have any further questions, please ask.