FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3382 times:
Please try to avoid any tourist spots... these areas will be packed. Also, be prepared for long checkin times as well as overbooked flights.
The reason I'm saying this is because the NHL All star game is in FLL and the NBA in ATL.... and anyone visiting HNL, you might want to know that the Pro Bowl is next week, so there will be 80,000 visitors there for that as well.
FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
Maybe for the pro bowl... the NHL can't and the NBA can't since they don't have 1 team... but there will be increased smaller jet action at the INTL and regional airports I'd imagine.... and maybe a few charters.
C-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 39 Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3319 times:
I don't think that you will notice any difference in the South Florida area (in terms of extra people) due to the NHL All Star game. I'm sure most of the fans who will be going to the game are locals... I highly doubt you will notice any impact on flights or "tourist spots"... get real.
FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3302 times:
I don't know... most NHL fans are from the north!
on a side note... if you want to fly down on the 31st and return on the 2nd on Delta, you can get coach going down and first going up for only $454!
Not bad for all star weekend.... However, the flights are REAL full!
FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 3278 times:
This is from ATL to FLL round trip with first one way on DL.... first is like 3000 on DL so thats a bargan... also, considering the circomstances... one weeks notice, All Star week (in both cities)... its a good deal!
US doesn't fly nonstop to south florida....
DL, AA, and AirTran are the only ones that i know of
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3197 times:
Ill be down for the NHL AS game, arriving sometime Friday leaving Monday morning...I may be shooting some photos for a brief period sometime Saturday morning as we need to pick someone else up then and so hopefully Ill be able to slip up to the Hibiscus Garage for a bit then...
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3185 times:
Serge, at FLL there are two designated spotting areas, one favoring arrivals on 9L and one favoring arrivals on 27R...
For 27R, this viewing area is rather simple to get to, its the roof level of the Hibiscus Garage, once you get into the airport complex just follow signs for parking and then you'll see a sign for the Hibiscus Garage, go in, park and take the elevator to the 7th floor (roof level), and your there...its pretty self-explanatory from there...good all around view but a little bit far...but very windy up there...bring a windbreaker if you use this spot...there are no fences here, so nothing obstructs the view at all
For 9L, the viewing area is tucked into a corner of the airport, its extremely difficult to find (I cant give step by step directions though, its one of those places I get to by visualizing it while enroute, if you want I can try mapquest or something to see if that works) its not walkable from anywhere unless you wanna walk 2-3 miles or so...but you get a commanding view of aircraft swooping over I-95 on finals to 9L and the aircraft touching down, as well as being incredibly close to the action...very close...live ATC is also blared out over speakers...the fence is an issue here, there was photo holes in the fence up until shortly after 9/11, then they were removed and AFAIK never put back...you'll see a large mound nearby that would seem to offer a great view over the fence, however the cops (who patrol the area frequently), arent too keen on people going up there so use caution...
Any other questions dont hesitate to ask...
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
Db777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 47 Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3144 times:
Reference FLL viewing area on the west side: you need a six foot ladder to shoot over the fence from the crown in the roadway (not next to the fence unless you want to get a visit). The smart guys rent a truck and shoot from the roof or the hard bed liner with or without a ladder for additional height. The view park is on SW 34th Street just east of the Animal shelter on the corner of Perimeter Road and 34th. It's on the south side of the approach end of runway 9-left and you can get there by taking the airport's perimeter road around either the north side or south side of the airport.
FLL's Hibiscus garage is entered from the lower level entrance, first turn on the left side where it says "parking." Miss that turn and you're doomed unless you like to park in short term, pay big bucks, and walk a good distance back to the Hibiscus garage. Take the spiral driveway all the way to the top floor and you can usually park in a space on the north side facing 9L/27R. You need 300mm or more up there. Shooting between Delta's terminal and the new terminal (CO, NW, WN) gives you a straight shot at 27R landings, aircraft taxiing out for takeoff, and 9-left takeoffs (good from anywhere up there).
The spotting holes at MIA are on NW 25th Street where the road bends southeast on the west side of the airport. It's slightly north-northwest of the FAA towers. Park across the street and not in the Customs parking lot. Panning through the holes depends on the diameter of your lens.
Don't the archives on this forum retain information such as the above?
Photographing aircraft since the Earth was flat and on Airliners.net since #338
Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3146 times:
Thanks Greg and Don. I'll be sure to print your posts. It'll be nice to be "home" again next month- haven't been back for a few years and wasn't into AV photography back then.
Don, I searched for a while on the subject and I wasn't able to find anything confirming the holes are still at MIA or if you're able to pan through them. Also, as we are well aware of, information and access changes quite a bit- can't really depend on much old information in this day and age. I always use the search function before posting.