George From Netherlands, joined Apr 2000, 115 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6091 times:
I had planned to write you about that spot, I was there (again) in July this year and yes it's there but...... for how long???? I think this summer is the last opportunity to come there also the place is hard to find nowadays because of new buildings. I think the place would be add to the cargo center of the airport.
1stspotter From Netherlands, joined Jun 1999, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6102 times:
Guys. mentioning Japanese airports in not what Michael asked for.
Beijing is a great airport and as George points out, if the spot at the lineup still is accessable this is one of the best spots worldwide for aviation photography. The sun is in the back most of the time and aircraft taxi by close. There are a lot of interesting airlines to be seen, a lot of them cannot be seen outside China. The movements are steady, not a dull moment (at least this was the situation two years ago) and the airport police, or rather the military, will not bother you. There might be smog at hot days which makes the light not the best. In winter, around January/ February it was not a problem. Taxi's are relatively cheap in China, there is a good hotel close to the airport.
I am not sure if you still can get apron permission at Bangkok airport. Bangkok is nice but the light can be a bit of a problem when at the apron.
Carlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6056 times:
This subject reminds me of Kai Tak... nothing came even close to beating that airport when it came to fabulous Asian spotting and no car required. But oh well... she's gone now and sorely missed. Speaking of Kai Tak... where's Andy Hunt these days??
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6045 times:
1stspotter.... How can I know if you can get around those airports by car? I am just naming some of the better airports you can spot at. And I am waiting for some other members to give him the update on the car issue...
N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1751 posts, RR: 63
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5928 times:
Sorry forgot to mention another great airport I have been to is Osaka Itami, from outside the very low fence, you get 50mm= B777-300 touch down in front of you! or a 75mm =B777-200 touch down, very smokey!!!
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5895 times:
KUL (around the airport is very hard without a car but inside the terminal it is worth but there are only glasses, access to the airport within 28min from downtown with the new KLIA Express Train from KL Sentral)
TPE and especially TSA (Taipei Domestic Airport is great!)
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