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Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today  
User currently offlineMD-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Apparently it was worthwhile to go to FRA today.
And I missed all that today.


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the new CX:

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User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
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Does the Aeroflot B777 come to FRA often or is it just a casual visitor??

IwantaBBJ


User currently offlineMD-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Normally they use the A310.

MD-11er


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
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THe Aeroflot 777 was at LH Technik (engine maintenance)

Konstantin



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User currently offlineT-Bird From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Me to!!!! I was there but i left the airport during bad weather. Me big idiot oversees the triple on the inbound screen! There were also Gulf s/c Qantas Formula1 c/s and the new CX s/c. The greatest birds u can get on the horriblst conditions u can have :-( :-( :-(

User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Man, I would have loved to be there  Love  Love

Regards,
Frederic


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1455 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

I saw them all, as Sabena332, Herbman and Udo did!
Thr new CX bird is really cool!


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

It was possibly the best FRA visit since I have started spotting. Beside B-HOY, Qantas F1, Varig World Cup and SU B777 we saw the following interesting aircraft:


- Air Kazakstan A310 & TU154
- Cameroon Als B763 (maintenance visit)
- Cyprus A319
- Gulf Air A340 special cls
- Inter Airlines B738
- Iran Air B742
- JAT DC-9 white
- Thomas Cook B763
- Transaero B737-300
- Turkish A340
- Turkmenistan B757
- Ukraine B735 full colors
- Uzbekistan B757

Can’t wait for my next visit!


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

I agree with the other guys, spotting at FRA was great yesterday as usual. I am looking forward to my next visit in three weeks.

Patrick


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

How far do you guys live from FRA?

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1455 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

30km!
Car takes about 20min train 30!


User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

same here, 30km
B-HOY will be at FRA tomorrow again, and yes, me too!

Ivica


User currently offlineMD-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

About 450 km from Bru but no problem to drive to there when I know something is coming. With the fact that there is no speedlimit, I am there in max. 3 hours.
But not tomorrow I have a flight to NBO;
i4LL TRY TO COME ON THE 19th when a meeting was made by one of the users.
Someone please make sure a special QF, CX and GF will be there too.
Ivica or Konstantin can't you force something LOL.

MD-11er


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Approximately 200km from here. I am always flying to FRA. In the past from DUS but now always from DTM.

Patrick


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

There is always great spotting at Frankfurt. No matter what day it is there is always such variety. That is why FRA is my favorite airport.  Big thumbs up


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

I agree, FRA is also my favorite airport because it is very spotter friendly, there are a lot of good locations and the variety of airlines and planes is just terrific. In a few minutes I am going to drive to DUS to check out the new people mover and also for a little bit spotting.

Patrick


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2063 times:

This is really funny, all you spotters in Germany seeing CX's new special 'Asia's World City' colour scheme before most spotters in Hong Kong have!! But we'll see it sooner or later  Smile

What's spotting at FRA like? I hear there's a purpose-built observation deck in the terminal. I'd love to go spotting at some of the big European airports, like LHR, FRA, CDG, AMS, ZRH. More variety of airlines & aircraft than in Hong Kong and other Asian airports. They all seem spotter-friendly too, which is always a good thing.

Hkg82.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

What's spotting at FRA like?

Spotting at FRA is very good. You have the observation deck on Terminal 1 and the observation deck on Terminal 2 (unfortunately is the deck on T2 closed at the moment), from both you have a very good view to the ramp and 25R and 25L. A second spot is at Runway 18, from that location you can see only take off rolls because it is only in use for that, no landings on this runway. A third spot is in front of 25 R and 25L, we spend a lot of time there yesterday because the approaching planes are flying approximately 30 meters above you. I enjoyed every day at FRA because there is always something special and the a.net members I met there are very cool.

Patrick


User currently offlineHerbman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Yes, it was a very nice meeting yesterday full of joyness and thankfulness to SQ, Iran Air and the Russian fraction. Standig at the "A5" looking forward to see a over flying e.g. TU-154, TU204, 747's or a huge galaxy (loud as hell).. Four Special liveries and a warm weather conditions. A nice day!
I visited my parents this day and went to an small airfield near Moehnesee (that's 25 minutes to DTM) where an airshow-weekend took place. A lot of N-riegistraited Cessnas, Antonov 2 with LH livery (in the 50' former LH later Interflug), Dornier 128-6(Do-28D-2 converted with turboprop engines to a 128-6) some 1:6 modeled aircrafts and a five 'crafts of Sukhoi-29.
After a very fast ride and picking up Sabena332 we arrived at DUS. We catched a site of one of the very last 767's of LTU and we drove around with the new sky-train.


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Regards

Sebastian



User currently offlineJplenny From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

It was a great day at FRA. I had a great day, along with my daughter. It was a pleasure to talk with Udo, who had a lot of great deal of knowledge to share. I look forward to another meeting.

We were both surpised when the Turkish A340 showed up. I also got to see my first Condor/Thomas Cook plane in person. The Gulf Air A340 in special colors was a treat as well.

I wish I could have stayed longer, but I had some other things going on later in the afternoon. I got a lot of great pictures with my digital camera at FRA.

Lenny


User currently offlineJplenny From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

To answer Donder10's question....

I live about 100km south of FRA. I usually drive, since the train is quite expensive and the parking fees at FRA are much less.

Being from the US, I can say the FRA is a great place to spot from. Even though the T1 OBS deck can get crowded, it is nice that you don't have to be worried about being chased away when watching planes takeoff and land.

My daughter loves the airport as well. She is starting to do some spotting, though she likes going to the gift shop and to McDonalds. While there is much better food to be had at FRA, the view can't be beat.


Lenny



User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

..or was it rather a starlifter? I haven't seen the old C5 for years now!

Regards
Andreas



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineJplenny From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

Hey Andreas,

There were several C-5's on the Rhein Main side of FRA on Saturday. Most of them were homebased out of Dover. There was also a few C-17's there as well. There was a KC-135 sitting on the Tarmac, along with an ATA L-1011. I'll look through the photo's I took to see if there were any 141's parked.

I was surprised at the amount of aircraft on the AF side, it was quite busy there.

Lenny


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

...looks like I have to go there for spotting, too. I've seen the big Antonovs in Berlin, but the old Galaxy..well, that was years ago. Do you happen to have any new pics of those?? I'd love to see one.
Regards
Andreas



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineJplenny From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1871 times:

Hey Andreas,

I looked through my shots from Satuday and did not have any specific photos, but there are some C-5's in the background of these photos. Like I said, quite a lot of stuff there. Not the best quality shots, but you get the idea.

Lenny




Thomas Cook with 2 C-5's in the background



Yugoslav Airlines (JAT) DC-9-32 with C-5 and ATA L-1011 in background



In the background of this Singapore Airlines shot there is 2 C-5, KC-135, a partial of a C-17, and another AF transport in the hanger.




Background of Royal Jordanian jet shows 6 C-17's, along with a Fedex jet in the hanger.


25 Sabena332 : Thanks for posting the pics Lenny! Patrick
26 Andreas : I appreciate that! Still I don't think they are seen in FRA that often, so congrats for the shots!! Regards Andreas
27 Na : Since last autumn its very common to see masses of USAF transporters in FRA. Almost every day there is the odd dozen of Galaxys and C-17s. I can see t
28 Udo : Hi Lenny, Thanks a lot for the great pictures...what a camera! It was also a pleasure for me to talk to you, hope to meet you soon again at FRA! Regar
29 Jplenny : Hey Udo, Thanks for the compliment. I'm using a Canon Powershot Pro90 IS digital camera. The nice thing is it has a 10X optical zoom. The makes it equ
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