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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

This subject got mixed up with another one in the Non-Av forum, but it is more pertinant here.

Looking at the schedule for the Paris Air Show this summer, it is open 8 days, but only 3 for the general public. all other days are for the press and industry folks.

I'm sure a lot of photographers here would love to have press credentials in order to get into some of these events without the huge crowds.

Is it possible for Airliners.net to supply such credentials? I have no idea what the requirements are for this. I'd be willing to pay a little money for it.

Input anyone?

Charles

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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

My guess would be that as Airliners.net is no press agency, but just an online forum, the chances are slim. Just imagine anyone demanding press credentials for participating in some remote online forum - it sounds improbable.


I'd love to get them for the Farnborough Air Show, though. I just don't believe Airliners.net is in a position to give them out.


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1148 times:
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Hi all

I agree with Ikarus.

If we were able to get them................Paris and Farnborough here I come  Smile

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineSkyliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 204 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

A business card showing an aviation affiliation generally suffices for getting into Paris/Farnborough on the "Trade" days.
George


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1139 times:

Skyliner,

Do you think one of those instant business cards would suffice, like you can get at the airport? Should I put "Aviation Freelance Photographer" on it, or "Airliners.net Photography" or should I make up a name of a company - "Widget Aviation"?

I'm quite serious - I really want to get in on these press days.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Charles


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1132 times:

I have never been to Paris but since 1988 I have attended every Farnborough as a trade guest  Smile Usually I contact the SBAC about two months before the show, they send me the forms for trade tickets I send them back and a couple of trade tickets turn up in the post  Smile Last year you could turn up at the gate and get in even without a business card it was that easy!!

Regards

Paul


User currently offlineSkyliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 204 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1127 times:

Charles:
It's hard to say. I would go ahead and get a good quality card (you may have other uses for it!) that mentions your company (choose a good, professional-sounding name) and also include airliners.net photography, since that is not exclusive, and many others could use it. Good luck! Also, I think that you may be able to get trade day tickets in advance--check the website.
George


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1130 times:

Charles,
My opinion is you should keep airliners.net off of any "press credential" you should dig up. You could hold Johan and crew responsible for anything that Johan and crew may not want to be held responsible for. Further, it is highly irresponsible to even think of putting airliners.net on a "press credential" without notifying Johan
Mark G


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1125 times:

I certainly wouldn't do that without their OK, and hope he will pop in for a comment. I'm sure he has been asked this before...

There might is a basis for providing some kind of credential - Airliners.net recieves a #%&@load of hits every day, and my own pics have been viewed (full size) nearly 100,000 times.

I'm not trying to toot my own horn (god, I hate that cliché  Wink/being sarcastic) but we are talking about a pretty widely known medium here.

Charles


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

If all you want to do is get into Paris on a trade day, in past years all you've needed to do is turn up, show a foriegn (i.e. none French) passport, and pay the requisite fee. If you want special "press" privileges (as opposed to just access on a trade day), that's a different matter...

At Farnborough, previously something slightly more airspace related has been needed. Fortunately, they allow private pilots to have trade tickets, and I fit that category  Smile

Andy


User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

Hi

I was at Paris 1999 on a "Trade day". All I did was fill in their leaflet with your name and reason for being there. Usually anything aeronautical was suffice. Basically, convince anybody who asks, that you work in the Aviation Industry, even though I don't. No great hassle.

I will mention this was just to get "entry" on a trade day. To get a "press" ticket and get beyond the crowdline, that, I cannot answer.
I would expect "press credentials" would be more strict.

Hope this helps..

Cheers

Gerry


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

On trade days the static display is the same the one on public days? There is any airshow on trade days?

thanks
Luis


User currently offlineBrownphoto From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 151 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

Hey folks lets pull in the reigns here for a minute.

Why do you need to get in on Press Days? Do you believe that something different happens on those days?

I'm sorry, and call me a stick in the mud, but as a PROFESSIONAL PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER, I have a lot of trouble with someone wanting a press pass "just because", or because they want to avoid the crowds.

On the photography chats, this issue comes up on a regular basis, and most of us are of the mindset, and I agree - IF YOU ARE NOT WORKING PRESS, NO PRESS PASS.



User currently offlineDsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

I agree with you Brownphoto... A press pass is something you earn by being a professional press photographer. They are not meant to be handed out or sold to every Tom, Dick, and Harry that wants one. If you want a press pass, call your local newspaper about doing freelance work. That is how I received mine.

Aric Thalman
Omaha, NE



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User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Answering Luis's point.
Public and Trade days are virtually identical
as far as the airshow/displays are concerned.
No difference really, maybe slight variations but not much.

Trade days area "bit" quieter than Public days, but by mid-afternoon I recall it was pretty busy!
It's the usual story. Get in early for the static shots
and settle down in the best vantage point you can find for the rest of the day. The demarcation/safety lines are the same thoughout the week for public and trade visitors.
Unlimited ramp access is something else altogether.
I agree with the last two postings.
Unless you have good authority, forget it.

Gerry/EDI


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

I had someone tell me you can go buy a Freelance License for $100 (which lasts a year). If you had that, would that suffice? That's interesting about calling the newspaper Aric, I might have to try that out and see what they can do....

User currently offlineBrownphoto From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 151 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

Here in Massachusetts,USA there is no such thing as a freelance license. You can, if you are freelance and can pass the employment test, get a press card issued by the State Police, that is a valid credential.

Joe B.


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

But that State Police pass can't get you into...
A) A concert
B) The Airport inner area
C) The Paris air show or any other air show
D) The Baseball,Hockey,Football,Basketball game.
My point is, if you want to go to the Paris airshow "inner areas", one probably has to be affiliated with a press outlet and has to call ahead and fax a rewuest with proof of who you are etc..


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