Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Honolulu/Maui Spotting Advice And Tips Needed!  
User currently offlineThe Red Baron From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 90 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3741 times:

An update on this old thread....was in Oahu last week and didn't even attempt to photograph from the perimeter. The security gate is still installed on Lagoon Drive. Tried some take-off shots from Sand Island but they were too far away even with a D60 and a 100-400mm lens...also they immediately turn south after take-off in to the sun !!!
However, on departure to LAX, I went down to the gate early and asked a security guard if it was OK to take pictures - sure he said, no problem as long as its not for commercial use. I spent 2 hours happily graphing thru the glass of the central pier with no hassle from security. Morning is good as the sun shines nicely on anything going down the cul-de-sac between the central and west piers. Runway shots were in to sun later on although early shots could get side on sun as they turned off the runway. Aircraft were landing from the west and B717's, B737's turned off just short of the central pier. All heavies (767 and larger) seem to use the runway out to sea though so you have to get those taxiing.
Thought the update may be of interest to some.

4 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3716 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

lets see the shots  Smile

User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2357 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3686 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

If it was Kona winds, you could get good landing shots BUT the sun faces you!

At the terminal, dosen't it say "NO PHOTOS ALLOWED"???

Before 9-11, you can shoot some cool takeoff shots on the other side of the runway!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Je89 W.
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Je89 W.



From Lagoon drive


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Je89 W.
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Je89 W.



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Je89 W.
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Je89 W.



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Je89 W.
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Je89 W.



Je89


User currently offlineThe Red Baron From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 90 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3663 times:

At the Security comb it says "No Photos" but there are no additional signs once you get beyond this point - virtually every airport I know has No Photography signs at security for obvious reasons.
The security guard at the gate seemed surprised I even asked if it was OK to take pictures as if there wasn't even an issue with it.
Wish Lagood Drive was still an option ;-(((


User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

There are some great places to shoot photos at OGG. You can get within about 20/30 yards of the thresold of runway 20 and also pretty close to rwy 2, which is usually the favorable rwy for landing. I can't remeber the names of the roads that take you to rwy 20 thresold, but it's easily found if you drive around and know the airport layout. That place is also right by the beach if you want to do some swimming. It's definitely a much better airport for photography than HNL because it's less of hassle, the wind is usually howling which makes for excellent crabbed landing shots, and Maui still gets regular, dc-10s, 1011s, 777, 75/76 and lots of cool corporate jets too. Good luck.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Honolulu/Maui Spotting Advice And Tips Needed! posted Tue Jul 16 2002 04:41:05 by JayDavis
FRA Overview Advice And Help Needed posted Fri Sep 24 2004 10:52:32 by Beechcraft
Fuerteventura (GCFV / FUE) Spotting Advice Needed posted Tue Dec 13 2005 10:39:41 by MarkusB
Going To Dublin! Spotting Tips Needed posted Thu Oct 20 2005 03:10:48 by 22886
Urgent Farnborough Photography Tips Needed! posted Tue Jul 18 2006 13:37:50 by SmithAir747
XFW Worth On Weekends + HAM/XFW Spotting Advice posted Mon May 29 2006 22:57:53 by Jorge1812
Advice And Aircraft ID posted Sun Apr 30 2006 23:03:19 by ANITIX87
Contrail's - Prescreen And Help Needed posted Thu Dec 29 2005 05:01:35 by Vasanthd
Spotting Advice In South Of UK posted Mon Oct 31 2005 19:04:08 by Hantsflyer27
Tips Needed For Shooting Out A Helicopter, Please posted Tue Oct 25 2005 11:49:01 by Fergulmcc