Zander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5 Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1001 times:
I am soon going to Mallorca and will stay at one hotel very near the airport.
I want to take a lot of photographs when I am there so I wonder if somebody could tell me some nice spotting places, what airlines/aircrafts on different days etc.
I really appreciate if somebody can give me some information. Thanks by now.
GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 973 times:
I was at Palma de Mallorca last year. Dont know of any dedicated viewing terrace though, but there is a large variety of a/c which can be seen from airside. Tuesday/Friday/Saturdays is when you can see the most British a/c. Dont know about other days but I think Monday could be one of the main German days.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Fax From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 916 times:
Palma Airport offers an excellent variety of aircraft, used to live there!
German flights definitely are the most active, as stated before daily shuttle flights for the tourists and increasingly ex-pats operate. Scandanavian, UK and Dutch flights are also busy but more on certain days. PMI is also very much a 24 hour operation.
The terminal has no views except to departing passengers ater immigration, and then limited due to the very badly designed new terminal !
There are also now a lot of eastern european charter flights, so lots of variety on aircraft types.
The best vieing spot for viewing is from C'an Pastilla, just before entering the slip road for the airport from the motorway, there is an exit for the town. you will be right underneath the flight path...Literally!
There is also a road to the side of the main runway, but this looks like a finca and apparently you will be moved away, PMI is also a military base!