Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 874 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
Does anyone know of any regualr tours (or other such activity that could give ramp access) at a major airport?
I'm really looking for ways to get on the ramp for some unique photos. Problem is, I don't know anyone who works at an airport, and I highly doubt I could get an impromtu tour just by simply asking at the gate.
There's gotta be open houses, press conferences, etc. happening on a regular basis at major airports...anyone know of anything coming up (anywhere) that's open to the public?
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4221 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
Nikonman is right, getting ramp access, in this day and age is very difficult. I'am fortunate, that I have made contacts over the years with airline/airport personel.
Now if you happen to be in Brisbane, Australia, sometime in the near future, well, there are guided tours of (BNE). I read this in an issue Airways (Aug 1999, pg 20) I hope that more airports worldwide, will be open to this type of operation in the near future. Imagine the possibilities.
WiL SW737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
There are open houses actually. My mom's friend works at SFO as a rampy, he checks the planes's engines when they arrive at the gate. He brought me on the ramp last October for a tour. I regret not taking any pictures, because at the time, I wasn't into photography. It was a great experience though and I hope I can do it again sometime.