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Ramp Tours And Ramp Passes  
User currently offlineR3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1726 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.

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User currently offlineTIMC From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

You can get one day passes at MAN, I don't think they're for that purpose, just for people on training courses or something...

I don't think I've ever seen anyone doing a tour, but then I only work in the mornings, they might do it in the afternoons.

Quick google search didn't turn anything up either.


User currently offlineCLE757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Probably nowhere in the USA, security is very tight.


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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Actually, IAH can set you up with a ramp tour....I did one about a year and a half ago.


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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

I was able to get a close up look at a variety of aircraft on the SLC ramp, thanks to a fellow a.netter.  bigthumbsup 

Not to mention crawling around the avionics bay of a FedEx A300.

Steve


User currently offlineIrishMD11 From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

Hi!

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.

Please keep me informed!

Slan for now!

Gerry



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2887 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

According to the Frankfurt airport website they still conduct tours, so does SYD

User currently offlineBWI757 From Israel, joined Dec 2004, 429 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

If your company has a corporate account with Fedex, you can arrange a tour of the Memphis hub. When I was there it included a visit to the flightline and a cockpit visit to one of the DC-10's.

BWI757



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User currently offlineSkyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1502 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.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

CGN does them as well.

Jan


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9623 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1485 times:
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I have heard the SYD tours have been closed?

HNL used to offer a tour, but that is no more.

Bangock offers a tour, I think the price is about $75US per day.


User currently offlineB076 From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 140 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 10):
Bangock offers a tour, I think the price is about $75US per day.

Price is correct and that give you 3 hours ramp access  Wink

William


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