Luxair From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 834 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2282 times:
Yesterday, driving around in my car I decided (as so often in the past) to watch some planes departing or landing from AMS. I was not there since the new runway is open (yeaphh a long time ago) and my fear was that the old place where I always went before at runway 01L-19R(our Dutch spotters know exactly where I mean) is closed for public and when arriving there my fear was approved! But suddenly I saw a
747-100 Kalitta Air followed by a 767-300ER KLM taxiing in direction to the new runway then I just followed the smell of jetfuel and my orientation ability and the reward was big because guess??? Yeaphh, I found myself next to the new runway (as in the good old times) without a fence between the departing 747's and myself, a spotters dream came true In seconds I felt in love again with that airport hmmmm what a fantastic place to be!!!
OO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
The spot at the new polderbaan runway is just great. The pictures above show this. At the closest situation I wasn't possible to picture a 737 with 80mm so you are really close and you can actually see passengers wave at you (and the pilots ofcourse).
The runways itself has a decent possibilities for spotting but the long taxiway connecting the airport and the new runway (which is quite distant from the rest of the airport) is just splendid. There are 2 bridges over the taxiway where you have an almost unobstructed view (one over the new highway A5 and one over another road with a channell). There are some gates where you can easily put your camera through, one placed distantly from the airport so with a big lense you can take pictures there and one in a crash gates which is more suitable for cockpit close-ups or people with a 28mm camera.
B-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1873 times:
So the new runway is the one practically in the middle of nowhere? Our BA captain warned us it would be a fairly long taxi but I honestly thought after 10 minutes of bumping past green fields that we'd be driving back to London.