MUC_Spotter From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2002, 157 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2032 times:
access to the northern runway only a small walk from the terminal. Getting to the spots where you can take photos of the planes arriving on the southern runway (which is in summer much more interesting due to the charters) is a bit more tricky, but not impossible.
Further info at: http://www.flying-wings.com/spotting/spotting.htm
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
Pretty much any airport will require a LOT of walking, when each runway is around 4 kilometers long.
But if there is only one runway, it should not be two bad, as the perimeter is minimized. Geneva isn't too terrible. Amsterdam is horrible because the runways go in every direction, making a very long perimeter. Zurich makes for very long walks as well.
Some places have bus services that go around the airport. Maybe you should list the airports that interest you, and then find out if there is a bus route that goes around it. I know Geneva does not have such a line, but you might get lucky on some airports. Perhaps someone here can help you with that option.
AviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
As for FRA, there are only two major spots out there:
@A5 when runways 25L/R are in use, and @18W for takeoffs from 18W and landings when runways 07L/R are in use.
As for the first one, you can easily reach it within 15 minutes from terminal 2, but when runways 07 are used, there is only one spot that I would recommend you, and this one, @ rwy 18W is too far away from the terminals (about 4 kilometers, if not more...) and as far as I know there is no way getting to this spot by public transp.
Skyliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1959 times:
I walked from the terminal in DUB to the parking/viewing area; took about 20-25 minutes. Unfortunately the final part of the walk is on a road with no sidewalks, so it pays to be careful. Worth the modest effort to get there, however.
Yorkie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1908 times:
I have walked right round Naples a couple of times. You get a good mix of airliners and military and get good shots if they are landing towards the town. Part of the walk is through slum areas and you get pestered by groups of kids trying to sell you vegetables.
This was before ATI merged with Alitalia and I got some good shots of F27s (needless to say it was a long time ago).
(message to all on AiNet yes I'm back and unfortunately had to cancel visits to Scotland and YVR due to temporary brain damage!!! Hope to rearrange later this year)
Rol From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
You can try Basel/Mulhouse: Walk up the runway in northern direction, there is an official spotting point, built by the airport authority (french side).
Luxembourg: It's possible to walk in both directions of the runway. North: Near the cargo centre, south (2 - 3 km) near the threshold of runway 06.
Stuttgart: Walk from the terminal east, then you will come to a street, which goes though a tunnel under the airport, it leads you to the control tower on the south side of the airport (good light conditions) near the fence in the middle of the runway. Really not bad!
RayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1841 times:
Dusseldorf is such an airport as it has two viewing terraces, and two railway stations. Whilst I haven't been there for four years, I am going back early next month. There is a shuttle bus between the two terraces, and the newer one, adjacent to the main line station is near the threshold so you can, I believe, get good taxying and landing shots. These balconies are inexpensive and are open for very long hours.
For photography, there is a village on the opposite side of the airfield which may get a bus, I don't know. The sun will be OK there on a summer evening but the aircraft will probably be far too distant.
The terraces are good for light till mid afternoon, and you may wish to use your cameras sparingly after that.