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Spotting In Oostende  
User currently offlineDC8-63 From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

i'd love to see some dc8/707 and have heard they can be seen in oostende/belgium. what is the best day/time to take some photos. whats the best photo point? can i get close to the runways?
thx in advance for help

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User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

I can cofirm that this is a great airport for spotting B707s and DC-8s. I've never been though but have heard alot of good. You can also see the occasional An-124!

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User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1107 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Still some 707s/DC-8s visit Ostend, but there's now rather more Ilyushin IL-76s and Antonov AN-12s than in the good old days.

There are some nice vantage points for photos at the end of the runway.

Sadly being freighters, and mainly ad-hoc, movements are a bit unpredictable so it tends to be luck of the draw whether you get to see anything much on the move.


User currently offlineGlider From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

Hi, I can tell you Ostend is the greatest cargo airport in Belgium. But when the best time is; can't tell you. Lot of these airplanes are delayed.
But you can see there B707's and DC8-airplanes. There are also sometimes Antonov's, Ilyushin's and many times a week, an Egyptair A300 visits this airport.

In Ostend, there are a few good spottingplaces; some of them near the runway.

I hope you can catch some good birds!

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