bw50505 wrote:The ramp photos you typically see taken from ground level in MHV can be taken through the fence if you drive around the airport buildings and look for a good one.
If you're also looking for more shots around the airport of planes not on the "front" lineup, you can take 14 North (Aerospace Highway) and turn right on Minard Trail, and then right again on Benton Avenue. This gives you a pretty good view of the aircraft behind the front lineup, however you will be looking south and most everything will be backlit (still recommend it though for your personal collection). You can do basically the same thing taking the 58 west on the south side of the airport, but you'll need a lot of zoom (in excess of 600 mm effective) to get close up shots. My superzoom was barely enough even at 840 mm effective. The hour before sunset is the best time to go if you are spotting from ground level because of the long distances between you and the aircraft.
I know that second paragraph doesn't answer any of what you asked but if you haven't tried going around the MHV perimeter before that's what I gleaned by doing it myself a while ago.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos