R3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1740 times:
I'm curious which airports provide scheduled ramp tours for the public. Believe Zurich airport did or does tours of the ramp and you get to see the active runway in close up. Some airports in out of the way places like Sjarjah can provide ramp passes apparently.
IrishMD11 From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
Zurich did propose some very interesting ramp tours a few years ago. If my memory is correct, these took place on Wednesdays and Saturdays afternoons, when kids are off-school. For a small sum of CH 4,50 or something, you got a whole coach tour and 15 minutes at the intersections near the newer E-Dock. I've watched a A340 roaring during takeoff within 100 metres from me. Awesome!
Do go to their website. Another one was Frankfurt-Main. Typical German quality of service, but that was before a certain 09/11, but do check their website out. Certain European airports have "quietened down" as far as such visits are concerned.
Skyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
Well due to time, saftey and security, I highly dought any US airline will be able to do that these days. Although employees can always get their friends and family behind the scenes, just one of those perks.