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Spotting At ARN/CPH  
User currently offlineIflyMidwExprss From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 160 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

This Saturday I'm flying SAS from Chicago to Vienna via Stockholm, returning next weekend via Copenhagen. I'll have a few hours to burn in both ARN and CPH and I was wondering if there were any good spotting areas at either airport. Anyone?
Thanks a lot!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineIflyMidwExprss From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 160 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

Anyone? Bueller?

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6175 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

for a good guide of spotting at CPH. Unfortunantly, it's in Danish, so I've translated the text to English for you:

Spot 1: "Flyvergrillen"
"Flyvergrillen lies side by side with runway 04L/22R and taxiway Alpha. If the 04 runways that are in use, this is the place to be for some great closeups.
It's also the only spotting place at CPH where you can buy food and drinks.

Spot 2: "Englandsvej"
Englandsvej is a public and rather large road, which runs under runway 04L/22R in a tunnel. It's relatively close to the heavies' rotating point (unlike Flyvergrillen), so if you want some action shots, this is the place to be (that is, if rwy 22R is in use).

Spot 3: "Tømmerupvej"
From Tømmerupvej, there's not a great view, however, if you explore the area around it, you'll finde some good points for taking pictures of the aircrafts on short-short finals ro runway 04L.

Spot 4: "Store Magleby"
Store Magleby lies very close to the treshold of rwy 04R, and you also have a great view of the maneuvring area as well as the apron (although you might need a pair of binoculars for that, it's 2 miles away!)

Spot 5: "Kystvejen"
Kystvejen runs along the northern borfder of the airport, and along its way it passes SAS's hangars, the treshold of rwy 22L and DHL's cargo apron. Usually, Thai parks their 747 outside SAS's hangars on its layover (a couple of hours during the day). On the plus side: There's a small supermarket (like a Trader Joe's in the US AFAIK) and a McDonalds (well, plus or minus depends on who you are Big grin) only a short walking distance away.

Now, you mentioned that you're only in transt for a few hours, so I'd recommend either spot 1 or spot 5, as they're both within a short walking distance from the airport. Also, you'll be able to get some food

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

You can fins lots of useful info at Zander's website, http://www.geocities.com/scandpix/spottinginformation.html. You will probably find everything you need  Smile.

I can also tell you that Flyvergrillen is quite far, and unless you have many hours over, I'd reccomand Kystvejen. It took me 45-60 minutes or so to go to Flyvergrillen last summer.
At ARN, there are not so many spots within walking distance, but have a look at Zanders website.


Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 1334 times:

Thanks for mentioning my website GOT ; )

Yes, you can watch my website at the link above as GOT said. I think the places are quite fairly described.

But I wouldn't recommend you to go to any of the places if you don't have many hours to spend.
If I had been you I would stay in the terminals.


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2763 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 1324 times:

check out Peter Unmuth´s website about spotting locations at VIE.



User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2763 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 1318 times:

Sorry, here´s an active link.



User currently offlineHelje From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Well, at ARN there's a bunch of places to spot planes:

1. At the restaurant in terminal 5, take the escalator up just next to the departure boards. Here you can sit and see aircrafts taxiing and you also see runway 01/19 quite good, even if it's a bit away.

2. In Sky City - Anywhere, at the McDonalds or likewise... You see the movements of terminal 5 pier B and terminal 4. Sky City is a good place to watch lift-offs from runway 01/19.

3. If your out for some easy trekking. Walk out from terminal 5 or 4 and follow the bike-track (or walking track) westbound. You should pass a parking-garage, terminal 3 and 2 and finally ramp R where all the long timer are parked. Follow the path all the way around ramp R towards Cargo City.

After a 10-15 minute walk you will end up just inline with the landing lights. I personally like the spot where you follow the gravel-road next to the landing lights, cross the big road where all the cars are going, and up for a small hill. There will you be able to see runway 01/19 slightly from above. If you're lucky, aircrafts will land or depart just above your head!

If you lose yourself, just try to head towards cargo city.

Beware that heavy construction is in place in this area so this information might be incorrect.


User currently offlineIflyMidwExprss From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 160 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1290 times:

Thanks a lot for the info--I'm looking forward to it!!!


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