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Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 5:42 am

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


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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 5:57 am

Does the Aeroflot B777 come to FRA often or is it just a casual visitor??

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:23 am

Normally they use the A310.

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:31 am

THe Aeroflot 777 was at LH Technik (engine maintenance)

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 4:47 pm

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 :-( :-( :-(
 
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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 4:53 pm

Man, I would have loved to be there  Love  Love

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:03 pm

I saw them all, as Sabena332, Herbman and Udo did!
Thr new CX bird is really cool!
 
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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:46 pm

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!


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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 9:57 pm

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.

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 11:22 pm

How far do you guys live from FRA?
 
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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 11:26 pm

30km!
Car takes about 20min train 30!
 
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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 11:34 pm

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

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 11:40 pm

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.

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Sun Jul 07, 2002 11:59 pm

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

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Mon Jul 08, 2002 12:08 am

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
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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Mon Jul 08, 2002 12:17 am

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.

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:15 am

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.

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Mon Jul 08, 2002 6:29 am

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.

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Mon Jul 08, 2002 8:24 am

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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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Mon Jul 08, 2002 10:41 pm

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.

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Mon Jul 08, 2002 10:49 pm

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.


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Herbman: A Galaxy...are You Sure About That?

Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:31 pm

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

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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:37 pm

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.

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Jplenny: Thanx..

Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:43 pm

...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.
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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Tue Jul 09, 2002 4:13 am

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.
 
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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Tue Jul 09, 2002 5:14 am

Thanks for posting the pics Lenny!

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Jplenny: Hey, Thanx A Lot!

Tue Jul 09, 2002 4:16 pm

I appreciate that! Still I don't think they are seen in FRA that often, so congrats for the shots!!
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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Tue Jul 09, 2002 5:02 pm

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 them landing from my office window all day long (las one landed 30 min. ago)
 
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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Tue Jul 09, 2002 5:08 pm

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!


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RE: Spotting At FRA Was Worthwhile Today

Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:55 pm

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 equivalent to having a 37-370mm in the 35mm format. The imagine stabilizer works wonders on the low light/zoom shots.

I working on clearning up and adjusting the images I shot on saturday for submission to this site. Of coarse my day job gets in the way sometimes. I did submit the Turkish A-340, since I didn't see that reg number on file. I'm going through my other shots to see if I have anything worth putting up.

Let me know when your next trip is, I'd be glad to meet you. My daughter asked what you were doing with your log book and when I explained it, she thought it was very interesting. Now she wants a better pair of binoculars so she can read the tail numbers.

I look forward to out next meeting...

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