Dreamexpress From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 255 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2141 times:
How many plane spotters actuly work at an airport? Do you ever get the urge to go airside and take photos? I do and there is a great spot at LGW where you can see regular employees having a 'lunch break' on an aircraft stand very close to the runway, perfect photo opportunity! Perhaps I should buy a camera. But watch out for the BAA !
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12948 posts, RR: 79 Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
I work at LHR on Concorde maintenance, I've never been a plane spotter as such, post Lockerbie (PA103), I stopped taking a camera into work due jumpy security.
Except for special occasions, like when B747-136 G-AWNA was retired, and had a temporary representation of it's original BOAC livery on one side.
Not bothered with the Concorde saga of the past 17 months, as we often can get pics and videos of the special events.
If an unusual aircraft comes in to a hangar, I'll have a look on board, last week an Air India 747-400 came in for an engine change, but I was too busy doing my job, as well as the inevitable tours over a Concorde for those Air India staff who asked.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2897 posts, RR: 24 Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
I used to work as a ramp agent at STR. That was a really cool job, working between all those aircraft. Now that our ramp services have been given away to another company, I'm working at the check-in. That is rather boring, but still it's a good feeling that I can go out to the ramp before or after work, whenever I want, whenever I see a special aircraft on the airport information system.
Barcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 12 Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1988 times:
I would LOVE to work at an airport - but my hearing is so wonky I don't see that particular wish coming true. Seriously, if I thought I had a hope in hell of becoming a member of a cabin crew I'd take it ....
Even though employers make a big thing about equal opportunities - hearing is pretty essential for the job and even with my two hearing aids which make things on a semi normal level for me ... I doubt it'd be practical ... even though I lip read perfectly ...
Barcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
Anyone think the possibility of getting into something like cabin crew is viable with impaired hearing ? Heck I hold down a job in IT support where telephone communication is one aspect of my job .... there must be SOMETHING in the aviation industry which means I'm not going to be sweeping airport floors ....
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 10 Reply 18, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
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I work ramp and catering for Mesaba at MSP. I just had my camera at work the other day, doing a project for school (I wrote a small technical manual on how to perform ground functions on a Saab 340). I used to bring my camera to work on a regular basis, but it seemed that every day that I brought my camera, nothing worth photographing would come in or the lighting was really bad. The next day, sans the camera, something really exotic would come in and I had no way to photograph it. Oh well...
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 21 Reply 23, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
I work in SFO as a Customer Service Agent for SkyWest Airlines/United Express. I work in very close proximity to Concourse G (IT), so I constantly see LH, SU, UA, EVA Air, SQ, etc. just a couple hundred feet away. But I don't take pictures, I haven't used my camera lately... I just admire usually
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.