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User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Are there any good photography spots at Orlando?

Most in the database seem to be approach shots which I assume were taken from McCoy road, where the Alamo rent a car place is, so I know this spot.

Are there any other good places for photography?
Also what are the authorities attitude towards us photographers, I've never tried photography in the states and its my first visit since September.

Thanks in advance,

Danny

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User currently offlinePeachAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Danny -

It's going to be hard to get really good shots. There is a place you can park your car right under the approach pattern (adjacent to the "beeline" interstate) and get some good landing shots. You will have to park your car at the far end of it. When leaving MCO go west on Lee Vista Road. There is a TGI Fridays on the corner. Just follow this road around.

You can also turn right on Lee Vista (east) and go to those business parks behind the hotels and get some nice landing shots.

Brian


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

When do you plan on coming? Maybe I can stop by and show you around.

I was just there on the 11th of this month, no hassle. I did spot from McCoy Rd, you won't get harassed there, and it's a decent spot to shoot from. Delta Air Cargo over by runway 17 is my other spot (for the heavies in the afternoon). SO FAR (knock on wood) nobody has stopped me or called airport authorites on me.

Justin/MCO


User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

When I was in MCO about three weeks ago, sadly they were landing from the south all the time. When the landing are from this direction, Orlando is about as big a waste of space as they come as far as photography is concerned. I hope you get landings from the north, but if you don't, my recommendation would be go to Kennedy Space Center!

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

Only time they use the 35/36 runways is when a cold front comes though (probably what happened in your case Andy), and yes, it's a waste of time...unless you like belly shots.

User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Thanks for the replies.

I'll be flying out on 3rd May (Fri) for two weeks, I'll have to try and get the ATIS on my scanner before I go to the airport and make sure the right runways are in use!

Let me know if you'll be around MCO during that time.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

I'll try and get there this week if I can find a non-cloudy day and southerly winds. Justin, how is Sanford these days?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Sanford eh, do you know the guys that fly aerobatics there? I didn't see them this weekend.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineN509JB From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

hey Ozell...

This is brian. i heard you stopped by TPA that one time. I just got back from the gate when u left. come by again one of these days...i work 0430-1200 t-f

SFB should be off the hook. Monarch, airtours and brittannia new colors, jmc a330, vacation express, and edelweiss starting in the summer  Big thumbs up

B


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

justin & everybody,
i'll be down in orlando the first week in april...i might get here tuesday night (the 2nd) and i will have all day wednesday to go to MCO and whatever...not sure but i will probably have a little bit on thursday morning and maybe part of the afternoon (maybe then i could head to SFB to catch some of those nice europeans)

let me know if you can make it...

also, i will be staying at the MCO hyatt regency...which side do you think will be better for some photos?

jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

I haven't been to SFB at least in 10 months. I really want to go soon with the summer charters coming.

J


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Is that parking lot on the southern entrance open in MCO. That looks like a qreat place to photograph taxing & departing aircraft.

Brian, e-mail me whenever that new JB scheme is coming in. Smile Thanx



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineN509JB From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

its been there at least 3 times already...i have the only pix up of it on here  Big grin

B


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Well, when's the next time?!?!?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Brian & Justin,

Are you exactly sure about something as for good spotting at MCO airport and TPA airport too. As I can do think really want to go for good spotting at MCO airport. And by the way with my case about with my Nikon camera with me. Which one I can do good shot and I'm need you know about doing next plans for now.

As for you, Brian Stevenson. I know that you were working early morning at 4:30a.m. to 12:00p.m. that is 8 hours shift for Jetblue, correct? You suppose to be please reply on the email to me back now. This is bullshit as for you that not responding on the email me. You got a very big attention problems with you, Brian. You're slacker! I need you hear from me sometimes, okay? Well, goodnight!!!!


User currently offlineRoastedNutz From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1818 times:


This is bullshit as for you that not responding on the email me. You got a very big attention problems with you, Brian. You're slacker! I need you hear from me sometimes, okay? Well, goodnight!!!!

Strong words from Scotty. He does not like it with the ignoring of him for days as for you.




User currently offlineCOPA737 From Panama, joined Jan 2002, 331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

I´m going to Orlando and Tampa this Friday, I will get there with the Copa Airlines 737-700. Hope to take some photos there.

But, I will stay in Tampa more time. So I hope to see something interesting there. I think Brian have a nice website, will all the information to spot there.

Regards,

-Copa737



Panamá Crece y Copa Airlines crece con Panamá!
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