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User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

This autumn I went on a trip to Athens for vacation. For staying I choosed a campground at Rafina, which is located direct under the flight path of departing aircrafts, so that it was possible to watch the departing flights from my tent while enjoying the beach and sun.

Are there any other campgrounds worldwide, from where it is possible to watch the departing or arriving aircrafts? Specially I am interested to know that for area of bigger airports.

Thanks for any information!

Regards

KAL744


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User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Hi KAL744,

this is not a bigger airport, but there is a camp site right under the flight path at Lugano Switzerland. Airport is called Agno, but I dont think they get too much traffic there.
The flights come in really low over the camp site, I didnt know the airport was so close so the first time it scared the **** out of me!!! Big grin



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Guten Tag KAL744,

NCE is a good location. There is not a campsite or so near the airport but you can spend whole day spotting at the beach either at the south side or the north side.

schüsz



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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

At LCA, you can do sunbathing and spotting/photographing of approaching aircraft. There is also a beach restaurant where you enjoy food and drinks while taking pictures without even moving! Great place!

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Traverse City State Park is very close to Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City Michigan.







Not right under the flight path, but, pretty close to the airport, this is a great getaway during the summer months. Especially the first week in July, the National Cherry Festival. The airport is busiest in the summer. Airline flights triple, business jet traffic is steady. We have an Airshow, with the Blue Angles, over West Grand Traverse Bay.

http://www.tvcairport.com

http://www.cherryfestival.org/











[Edited 2003-11-24 17:03:19]

User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Traverse is ONLY busy in the summer because in the winter it is FROZEN!  Smile

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Your right, Tony, you cannot beat it in the summer months though.

User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Hi KAL744,

Can you give me the address of the campsite in Athens?
Did you do some photographing there? That`s risky business out there. There were 2 spotters arrested before, an Englishman and a Dutchman. They were taking pictures at an AFB.



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User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Speaking of spotting while on vacation, I am always amazed at pictures of SXM. Some day before I die, I want to also stand in the jetwash of a landing 747.  Smile

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User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Aviationfreak,

The address for information on the Campground is:

http://www.gocamping.gr/camp/campsite.asp?id=114

The name of the campground is Kokkino Limanaki and it is located direct on the beach of Rafina. Direct beside the campground there is also a small hotel, called "Hotel Bravo", where you can stay for quite low price. It's not modern hotel, but it is clean and you can get balcony with sea view.

To go to the campground just go out of the airport. Exit 5, than to the right. Around 100 m walking you will find bus stop to Rafina port. From there just take a taxi to the hotel or campground. It's about 20 minutes walking from town and port of Rafina, or 5 minutes by taxi.

Regards

Frank (KAL744)


User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1649 times:

Aviationfreak,

I forgot, there is no problem with shooting pictures at or around ATH. Just don't make pictures in Greece around military airbases!



User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1617 times:

Thank you very much KAL744,

Very useful and complete information for my holiday planning coming year.



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

HELLO, ANYONE THERE?

NO PROBLEM, GLAD I COULD HELP.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Maiznblue757,

Traverse City looks quite nice but also seems to be over crowded in summer. Anyway, thanks for your help!


Anyone has information about campgrounds near FRA, ZRH, AMS, LAX, ICN, SYD and so on ?

Regards

KAL744


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

It is crowded. That's the best part. LOL. It attracts over 600,000 people for the week long event. If you don't want to go then, wait a week after, its still crowded, but, not as crowded.

User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

You don't have to go to Traverse City just for Festival. There are about 5 good months of weather that you can go there and watch G.A. and small passenger aircraft traffic. There is a good deal of G.A. in and out of there during the summer. There are several places around there to sit, watch and take photographs.


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User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

Hi,

I found this one: http://www2.stadscampings.nl/amsterdamsebos/en/index.lp?p=algemeen
I think this one is the closest to AMS. This camping is situated near Schiphol East where the maintenance area is and Fokker was/is. The Main terminals and the new runway are exactly on the other side of the airport.
There are busses constantly driving around the airport to connect the main terminals, Schiphol East, end the long term parking lots.

cheers



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User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

Hi,

I think it's a very good place for spotting "Het Amsterdamse Bos Camping". I think there is also a big park around the area. I think coming year I will check the place.

Thanks a lot for the page !

Cheers

Frank


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

I know this Tiger119. I am from TVC. But, there is no better way to experience Traverse City than going to the NCF the first part of July.

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