The movements to be seen will depend on when you plan on travelling (summer or winter), and whether you plan to take the morning or evening flight, but which ever flight you choose there is a very good chance of seeing some of the following:
Maybe 3 or 4 other Jet2 733's
Eastern Airways J41/J32
KLM Citihopper F100 (if you choose the morning flight to AMS)
Plus if it is a summer trip you have a good chance of seeing the MYT A320 and BY B757 (it will be a 767 in May/June) which will be based at LBA this summer. There could also be other charters around depending on the day/time of travel.
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1956 times:
There are some really good viewing spots at LBA.
There is one right next to the threshold of runway 14, and one that overlooks the whole airport from a small hill opposite the terminal building (behind the general aviation side of the airfield), there is also a public footpath that runs around the perimiter of the south eastern corner of the airfield where you can get right next to the R32 threshold but this is a little hard to find if you ain't familier with the area. There used to be some good spots inside the building too but these have now gone as they have built a new walkway accross the windows now.
Some examples of photos shot from the R14 Viewpoint :-
Ant72LBA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
The spot overlooking the terminal (where the Concorde shots were taken from) has been somewhat compromised by the new hangars built on the south side of the runway.
The R14 view point is well worth the trouble to find, I stop there as often as I can. I've seen many varied types at LBA including an Antonov, various RAF fighters and a C-17 transport in the last few months.
One thing to consider is that public transport to the airport is awful consisting of one bus service (hourly or half-hourly at best).
A site that may be of some use is the LBA spotter site;