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Questions About Photography At IAH And FLL  
User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5896 times:

I thought all locations were closed for photography, yet a friend of mine said that the West side of the airport, next to a Garrett engine facility was still open. This is where I took this photograph and I hope they don't EVER close down this location.

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=13461

Can anyone tell me how the situation is in FLL also?
I plan to be down there next week.

Finally, I saw a very funny little snippet in Airways Magazine this month about how we should all write the airport officials and volunteer to watch the airports for terrorists as we are taking photographs.

If you'd like, I can tell you exactly what the snippet said.

Cheers,


Jay



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5790 times:

I took lots and lots of pics from that spot you describe - called Rankin Rd. I heard that since terror alert went red it is closed. What a shame. The spot at FLL is closed too. I hope these spots re-open once the terror alert goes down

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5776 times:
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Jay, In FLL go to the parking garage or the sidewalk between T1 and T2.If they go to the west then FLL is worth the trip.If they go to the east then its MIA.
Jason Whitebird


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5763 times:

Jason,

Thanks for the tips, can't make it down to MIA.
My friend lives in FLL and I'm using her car.

Jay


User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5735 times:
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Jay, No problem.I was in HNL last weekend and I was at the parking garage for 2 hours and no problems.I got all 13 of HAs 717s.
Jason Whitebird


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5723 times:

You were luckier than me at HNL Jason. I was there for about an
hour at best, and some idiot rent a cop came up and asked me what the
hell I was doing.............he said I had to leave...........

JERK !!!


Jay


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5682 times:

Just got some great shots of Sol Air's 737 departing DFW!


Jay


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5674 times:

You wont get hassled at FLL by cops...

Greg



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4022 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

Jay,

I am currently in Detroit, however I had a friend check out Rankin. According to his report this afternoon, the barricades are still up just beyond the entrance to Garrett.

So IAH is still locked down. When (or should I say, if) I get back home I'll have to check it out myself.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5657 times:

Thanks for the info Thomas!
I had heard another location was closed at IAH, but not
the Rankin Road location. What a shame. Any word on
how your petition is doing? Making "any" headway with
the airport officials?

I hope so!


Jay


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5656 times:

"You wont get hassled at FLL by cops..."

Speak for yourself Gregory....ehhe

I was shooting from our RV roof over by Planet and the friggin Broward County cops arrived within mins.


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5653 times:

Maybe it was the RV that got their attention?


Go big or go home
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4022 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5652 times:

Jay,

As far as the petition is concerned, well it has run out of steam. At last check it was at 383 signatures, we were hoping for at least 500. We may have to settle for 400 and hope for the best when it is presented to the powers that be.

Brian (Lear777) at the 'IAH Spotters Club' has arranged a photo shoot with the Chronicle along with a club member holding the petition at the old official obs area within the next week or so. Hopefully this may get a few more so far un-reached local enthusiasts to sign the petition as well as a little free press for our cause.

For those that have not signed as of yet, I ask that you take a look and help us out here. And to those that have signed, thank so very much.

http://www.petitiononline.com/saveiah

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 5652 times:

Thomas,

Any idea what day Brian will be out there?
I might "try" and join ya'll if I am down there
in Houston on sales calls that day.


Jay


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4022 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5648 times:

Jay,

Well, I am out of town until late March and Brian is back at school (Embry Riddle). So, Joe Roach, is suppose to be making contact with the Chronicle to set up a date. If you like I'll have Joe Roach e-mail you with the details. E-mail me and let me know if you want me to shoot Joe an e-mail with your contact e-mail address.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5632 times:

Roley,

I was referring to the areas where CO777 recommended for spotting...your area was so far off the beaten path and too close to the closed off 9L area...I could see why the cops would kick you out of there...

Greg



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

The National Terror Alert has been lowered from "high" to "elevated" where it has been since 9/11 except for periodic spikes. Now.......we need to try and get these viewing areas opened again.


bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 4 hours ago) and read 5512 times:

Now that we are at Yellow, I hope and imagine that the BCAD will reopen the FLL 9L area...I wont be down in FLL until the weekend of March 7th...Ill check then but I imagine one of the other numerous full timeSouth Florida spotters will drop by well before then with an update...

Greg



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User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 5516 times:
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Hi Everybody, I will be in FLL on the 15th of March.I would hope the spotting area at by 9L will be open. Of course it depends on the wind direction. Anybody else going to be in FLL on the weekend of the 15th?
Jason Whitebird


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 5511 times:

Jason,

Ill be down over the weekend of the 15th...I do have a family function to go to that weekend but still plenty of free time..if you wanna try to work something out drop me an email...

Greg



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User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5490 times:

Great to hear that the security alert is now down to Yellow. Lets all hope they reopen all the viewing area and do not find some excuse to keep them closed.

Here at LHR they have still not reopened the viewing gallery. They say that they wish for additional guards to patrol the area before they reopen it. Guess what , security/police say they have no additional capacity to cover this. Therefore the area remains closed !!!!

I hope you have better luck than us , as im due to do a bit of spotting at FLL and MCO in 6 weeks time.

LHRSIMON





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User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5470 times:
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Greg, I will be flying into FLL on the 15th.I will be arriveing there around 5pm your time.I will be on a Delta MD90.Hopefully we can meet the next day which is on a sunday.I hope they open the viewing area by that time but we will see.
Jason Whitebird


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5469 times:

Hmm...the way it looks now I may be able to go the morning of the 16th to shoot but I cant say for sure yet...it also depends on the runway usage, if 9L is in use and the viewing area is closed there is no point for me as Im not a huge fan of shooting departures...oh well...play it by ear I guess...

Greg



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