DC10BHX From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3400 times:
Just to let you know the temporary barrier on the spiral staircase has been replaced by a permanent barrier. I have not seen any one get access to that landing for a long time. There is a gate on the A45 (Coventry Road) which runs parallel to the runway which would allow sight of the aircraft landing and taking off but this would mean
a. shooting film through the gate and
b. attracting the attention of Airfrield security / police as the gate is to be left un-blocked.
Short of gaining access to the airfield via the Airport authority I do not think you will have too much luck with this.
I would suggest the car park on the cargo centre but you have obstructions part way along the runway (the hangers). There is also Forward House (an office block on the cargo centre) but the same obstructions would apply.
I will say this though, my photos from when I worked in that building did not turn out too bad.