Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3163 times:
Which airport in the world offers the best opportunity for spotting? Looking for the best location to watch from, with the biggest variety of airlines/airplanes?
I have some time off next month and am looking to go on a spotting trip!
Dispatch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3066 times:
From your profile your hobbies are: Flying, flying, flying......
Fly to AMS, lots of great spotting opportunities.
Fly to BRU, approach near Steenokkerzeel is great.
Fly to FRA, great obs-deck, wonderful departures on 18.
Fly to ZRH, lots of airlines.
Fly to GVA, lots of executives.
Fly to NGO, before the new airport opens.
Fly to LHR, and hope for good weather.
Fly to MAN, wonderfully spotting, lots of airlines.
Fly to PMI, lots of charters.
Fly to etcetera, etcetera........
Fly to any airport you've never been to and have a great time
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2606 times:
If you spill seed over being with babes and airplanes, Sint Maartin (SXM) is THE place. Widebodies (not the babes, the airplanes) flying 20-30 feet over your head whilst you are so in awe, you forget the camera. Not famous for maximum frequency or variety; famous for spotting.
If you don't want to weed through the zillion photos from SXM on this site, go to: www.sunsetbeachbar.com
click: click here to skip intro
click: picture gallery
click: airplane gallery
Kjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
My favorite is HNL. Back in the pre-9/11 days, when the terminal was open for anyone, there was excellent spotting as the terminal is all open. Also, my aunt works at UA in HNL and would take me around the tarmac and into the planes. It wasn't even restricted to UA a/c, but any Star Alliance a/c.
HNL gets my vote, as it is really where my spotting hobby began. Just my $0.02!
UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4296 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2461 times:
America woudl be great....if Security wasn't so tight on spotters.
I'm not a spotter, but AMS and SXM seem cool. Is Maho Beach open for spotting still?
And don't forget the cool (non-alcoholic drinks for me) on the beach.
Luisinho From Portugal, joined Nov 2000, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2452 times:
Go to FARO (LPFR), south portugal, perhaps the airport with more fotos on airliners.net... great airport.. we receive everything from everywhere, on the doorstep of europe... this is a key airport for all traffic going to africa, northern europe, mediterranean, etc. just cool!