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User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

Hey! I'm making a trip to Atlanta in June, I was wondering what times are the best to capture the variety of aircraft ATL gets. I would love to get lots of DL widebodies, and foreign airliners if possible. I know the morning is a good time, but what about the rest of the day?

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User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3035 times:

Afternoon is defintely a good time, you have "all" the heavies coming in from Europe and they will be leaving again after a 3 hour layover..........


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3032 times:

Where's our beloved friend jderden777. He should be able to suggest some spots.  Big grin
-Chris



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

If you want foreign airlines, then ATL shouldn't be on the list of places to shoot.
How long are you going to be here?

Flpuck6 - If you want anything good in ATL you come to me  Wink/being sarcastic I haven't spotted here for 5 years for nothin. Plus I have airport ID, I don't get hassled.

Ryan Gaddis
AirTran Airways - Atlanta, GA


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1755 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

alright ryan, go ahead and tell him if it means that much to ya...i'll let you handle this one  Yeah sure  Big thumbs up oh, and i might have to pay a visit to you sometime soon, ryan...i'd like to get another quick trip to ATL soon...

anyway, the end of concourse C is a good spot for photos...but there are some really cool spots in concourse E (int'l terminal) too...just do some exploring...of course you have to have a ticket to get in there...

outside the fence there aren't too many places...unless you have ramp access (ryan?)...

good luck,
jonathan d./TRI



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Are you exactly sure about had a good spot at ATL airport and I did see with alot of triple B777 from LGW, CDG, MAN, and MCO flight. That was had an timetables with international aircraft come arrive from Europe by LH, BA, KL, and SR. That other international airlines from other Latin America: AM, MX. and one is from Canada with Air Canada on the transborder flight. Hope this is your help with more of the aircraft. Thanks!!

Regards,

Scott W


User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 682 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

South African 744 gets in at 0800 and leaves at 1030 every day. Aeromexico MD-80s are regular and Korean flies a 777 3x a week from ICN via DFW. It arrives at 1430 and departs at 2130. All of the above use the south runways. DL, LH, BA and AF all have arrivals after 1400 from Europe with the north runway being the primary used. You may get a World MD-11/DC-10 and Martinair, EVA, and Atlas all fly cargo. JAL and KE also visit but mostly at night. Mainly, you will get DL MD-88s and AirTran DC-9/717 ALL DAY!!!!!(I repeat, ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Along with NW I think every DC-9/MD-80 passes thru ATL in a week's time!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steve
Air Jamaica also calls with MD-80s and A310/A320/A321!



CEOs should swim with cement flippers!
User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1755 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

UAL has some nice frequencies there with their A320s and 737s...
Delta..you will see everything Delta owns...maybe a few DL shuttle 738s...
yes you will see lots of Airtran...

TWA/AA - MD-80s, and the occasional 757
NW - usually A320s, sometimes 757 and 727
CO - 737s and i've seen a few MD-80s...

p.s. be on the lookout for the DL special colors...anyone have any info on 864DA or N6701, the SLC olympic games color scheme? are they still flying around?

good luck,
jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Did I hear my name? My ears are burning  Wink/being sarcastic
KLM and SR don't fly here anymore and LH brings the A340-200. I've seen the Star Alliance paint several times all with no camera. Spotting ATL is BORING until the time is right. When the heavies start comin, they come strong. But its mainly DL 763s over and over and over with MD-11 and 777 thrown in here and there.
Ramp access seems to still be tight right now, but outside the fence I know of great spots, you just gotta move around a lot to work with the light. I'm less likely to get hassled with anyone since I have Airport ID.
Right now the light is in its winter to summer transistion and everything after about 3:30pm is nose lit for departures and arrivals, and ramp shots are good looking east only. Which means to shoot intls you'd have to shoot from D or look east from E to get the stuff on that side.
Uggh, now I'm tired of thinking.
~Ryan


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Airport ID......hmmm, don't have one and don't need one, still was able to get some decent shots down there.......all taken outside the perimiter road, just take your hiking boots with you and explore the neighboorhood, a car would not hurt either!



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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

The lovely lady comes complete with spotting at ATL.  Big grin


Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2936 times:


Was that before or after 9/11 Vasco?



User currently offlinePeachair From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 367 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

This wintertime shooting is really good from the south side of the airport. If you can get a car, drive to the south cargo areas. You'll need at least a 200-300mm lens, but the sun is perfect. You'll have to drive through these areas to get a good angle for landing traffic. Try to get as close to NW mtc hangar as possible.

Northside traffic stinks 24/7. The sun tracks south, and the only place you can shoot from is the terminal buildings. BTW, if you can get to E-concourse, the KE 777 is parked from 3:00pm to 21:30 in PERFECT sun.

There are some spots on the loop road where you can pull your car over and get landing shots, but you may be asked to move on. I saw two cars parked this weekend with guys shooting landing shots on the north runways in the afternoon.

Good Luck!

B


User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

I'll be shooting almost exclusively from the terminal AirTran uses (what terminal is that? I'm too lazy too look it up). Unless I can convince my grandma to follow me all over. Which is unlikely, maybe I could leave her at the gate, if she's ok with that. Depends on when we get picked up I guess. I'm going to make sure my uncle knows that I don't mind an hour or so in the airport.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Andrew
AeroGlobeAir7
BABY BOEINGS ALL THE WAY!!!
FLY DELTA JETS!


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1755 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

you'll be shooting into the sun from the end of the airtran concourse (that is, if you are shooting movements on the southern runways, which i don't know if you can do from that end...ryan - help here FL-boy! Big thumbs up)

if you have time, head to the ASA end of Concourse C (same concourse as AirTran)...there's a great spot for photos over there (you can get takeoffs on 26L pretty good)...this spot is good all day long...

hope this helps,
jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

We have the same Window ASA has, but its not spilt in half by an elevator. Come on down, if you're here Saturday-Wednesday I'll be at gate C5.

If you stay too long in one place outside the fence you'll be asked to move along.

~Ryan
PS Feel free to email me and tell me when you'll be here, and I'll let you know my work schedule.


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