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Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:00 am

This pic caught my eye. Which A.nutter wants to fess up? And how did you get the sofa there?

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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:03 am

I tell you, the crazy stuff they smoke in Amsterdam!
 
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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:04 am

this seems to be almost the norm in AMS...
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lax rules maybe?
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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!

Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:05 am

Maybe it's one of those lightweight blow-up convertible sofas like the one I saw on a late-night infomercial a couple of weeks ago...

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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:06 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 2):
lax rules maybe?

From what I remember reading once, they are sitting infront of a massive ditch, almost a canal between themselves and the runway.
 
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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:08 am

Quoting Planesailing (Reply 4):
From what I remember reading once, they are sitting infront of a massive ditch, almost a canal between themselves and the runway.

still, imagine if the us DHS saw this....

must be a spotters haven.... wish we still had this in the us...
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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:08 am

Quoting Planesailing (Reply 4):

From what I remember reading once, they are sitting infront of a massive ditch, almost a canal between themselves and the runway.

Indeed. AMS doesn't have fences all around, but a lot of canals.
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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:37 am

Seems like people have furnished the area for other spotters.
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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:29 pm

Seeing that the sofa is red.......

I think it was back in the late 70's / early 80's a photographer published a book of photographs of a red couch being put in all kind of situations and places. Indoors, outdoors, rooftops, etc. I wonder if this is for the next edition of that book.....
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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:33 pm

Talk about Comfort Viewing
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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:59 pm

at ABZ we have to make do with a breeze block to sit on  Sad
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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:24 pm

Quoting Planesailing (Reply 4):
From what I remember reading once, they are sitting infront of a massive ditch, almost a canal between themselves and the runway.

True. there are some fences, but that's only at access roads with the runways. at some runways there are even big parking areas with a french fries stand. Most runways have dedicated spotting areas. Spotting at AMS is still a joy and nobody bothers you, unless of course you try to swimm across the ditch or climb a fence...
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RE: Avid Spotter Brings His Camera And... A Sofa?!?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:00 am

Quoting Kappel (Reply 11):
at AMS is still a joy and

And today in the news comes the end of this. Schiphol is closing "illegal" spotting areas, such as the polderbaan, and only will allow three areas, Kaagbaan, the terrace (wich I would hardly call a spotters area) and the buitenveldertbaan.  cry 
Seems they have succumbed to the fear for terrorists, or so they say.
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