I've went to Tel Aviv to spot at Sde Dov
a while ago, and I was extremely bored. Airplanes come in only like once every half hour. Oh, and I got a 200 shekel fine from the police, although I am still battling it out, because I didn't think that Sde Dov was also Military.
Why is Bahaim the only nice place left in Haifa? So I know that Hadar is now Moscow 2, but hey...the entire Carmel area is nice. As for spotting at HFA
, well I live in "Denia" so I see every plane that takes off because they fly along the beach, not over Haifa. A good place to spot is on the road that goes from the Checkpost to the Krayot/Akko/Naharayia/Galil. If you go there, and stop in the field before the 2 huge water coolers, you are right under all approaches. Usually you see Cesnas, sometimes IAF fighters, and every hour or so you can see Israir and Arkia planes.
Did anyone here hear that HFA is expanding the airport? They are making the runway big enough for a 757 to land and I heard that some Turkish/Greek charters are looking forward to having flights to HFA. Maybe El Al, Arkia, or Israir will start flights from HFA too. Also, a terminal with gates will be built. I'm so happy. I think Haifa is the fourth biggest commercial airport in Israel (TLV, ETH, SDV, then HFA, right?)
Michael: "I told you so!" You win, I loose, happy?
About spotting with you at TLV, that sounds great! ...if I knew in what city to find you?