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User currently offlineSeansasLCY From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 903 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Which destination is best for a spotting trip?

Istanbul or Budapest?

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User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Thats a tough one! They've both got pro's & con's!
Budapest has a viewing terrace at Terminal 2 & various other places around the perimiter but traffic wise a great deal of it is Malev(of course!). There's also the small museum next to the terminals with Il14,Il18,Tu134,Tu154,Li2,Yak40 & a couple of others.
Istanbul on the other hand has a busy & interesting airport at Ataturk with lots of different airlines(& lots of different Turkish airlines) & a museum close to it with about 50 aircraft on display. The down side being that (so I've been told!) you have to be very carefull spotting & taking photo's here as Aviation Enthusiast's are not as well understood here as they are at a lot of other places in Europe! Perhaps some of our Turkish A'netter's could comment on the situation here as this is one place I would also like to visit in 2009!

Dave(SAAB900)

[Edited 2008-12-25 12:06:32]

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2465 times:



Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 1):
Budapest has a viewing terrace at Terminal 2

There is also a viewing terrace at Terminal 1, what could be called the low cost terminal.

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 1):
you have to be very carefull spotting & taking photo's here

Yes, you have to be very careful because Ataturk Airport is a combined civil and military facility. You will see guard towers all around the perimeter. Do not stand right at the fence to take pictures because that won't last long. But there are many spots a bit further away from the airport from where you can get good pics of aircraft.


User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2444 times:



Quoting Levent (Reply 2):
There is also a viewing terrace at Terminal 1, what could be called the low cost terminal.

Levent, thanks for the info, how long has the T1 viewing terrace been open? I knew nothing about this one! Is it well signed in the terminal building? I know most of the Biz-jets park down near T1 so I take it this is the better one for viewing them? Which one of the two is better for viewing/photo's?

Dave(SAAB900)


User currently offlineSeansasLCY From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Maybe we should arrange a Airliners Budapest meet?

I think it sounds like a good airport for spotting and their are some good flights available


User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2420 times:



Quoting SeansasLCY (Reply 4):
Maybe we should arrange a Airliners Budapest meet?

I think it sounds like a good airport for spotting and their are some good flights available

Im up for that! Can't think of a better way to spend a summers day! If we make a weekend of it we could also arrange to go to the Budapest GA field at Budaors which IIRC is where the Li2's based that does pleasure flights! Something different?

Dave(SAAB900)


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2394 times:



Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 3):
Levent, thanks for the info, how long has the T1 viewing terrace been open? I knew nothing about this one! Is it well signed in the terminal building? I know most of the Biz-jets park down near T1 so I take it this is the better one for viewing them? Which one of the two is better for viewing/photo's?

Dave, I am not sure how long the terrace at T1 has been open now but if it wasn't there before, they must have opened it when the terminal was renovated.

The Airports of the World Nov/Dec issue has an article written by me about Budapest Airport. I will put this article online on my aviation site in a couple of weeks; I don't do this as long as the magazine is available in the shops. But if you want you can PM me your email address and I could send you a scan.

It is very easy to find. You just walk into the terminal, go straight and take the stairs up to the cafetaria. That's also where the terrace is. It provides a good overview of the apron there, the general aviation section and some of the maintenance area, as well as runway 31L. The downside is that there is a high glass partition here.

Overall the terrace at Terminal 2 is better for viewing but you won't see all traffic from here.
You can see pictures I took at Budapest on my aviation photo gallery. If I put a link here the moderators will delete my post, but send me a PM and I will give you the link to my site, or have a look in my profile.


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