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hias
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Where To Spot At LGW

Wed Apr 25, 2001 5:03 pm

Hi there,

I intend to visit London-Gatwick in summer and I have already been there 2 times. I know where I can shoot approach pictures.

Now my question: Is it possible to take pictures of taxiing aircraft ? Do you need a ladder or something to stand on and how high must this be ?

Thanks for any help.

Regards

Mathias
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RE: Where To Spot At LGW

Wed Apr 25, 2001 8:07 pm

The Sky View. Its on the roof (South Terminal i think) looking at the other terminal where the planes are loading/unloading. You also get a partially obstructed view of the Runway. But if you had a zoom lens, you might be able to get some photos. 1 Pound 50 to get up there. I went up to take some photos, took some, then my camera ran out of memory, and my other memory card was in my luggage.
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RE: Where To Spot At LGW

Wed Apr 25, 2001 8:10 pm

Thanks VgnAtl747,

but I meant some ground level possibilites from outside the fence. I have been to the terrace and dislike it because of the sometimes obstructed and limited view...

 
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RE: Where To Spot At LGW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 1:48 am

Mathias,

You can get some good shots of aircraft at the hold for either end of the runway but you will need something to stand on.

I havent shot from 26L but the fence is pretty low so maybe a camera case would be tall enough to stand on if not small steps. The ground dips down right by the fence so shooting through the fence would be too low I would guess. Im not too sure on how the police would take this as there is always a heavy police presence around this area.

Shooting from 08R is pretty much the same. You will need a good size pair of steps to take shots here, minimum would be 5 foot I guess to clear the perimeter fence, anything lower than this and you get the hedge in the shot too. There is also a crash gate which has a couple of handy holes in it which looks right up the taxyway. Depending on what aircraft and how many other people are there this works out okay. If its a Cityflyer RJ then you will have no problem taking a shot but anything interesting and your have to take turns with everyone else to shoot through the holes  Smile/happy/getting dizzy If you get there early 6.00am then normally there is nobody around apart from me!!

Hope this helps, have a look at my recent shots to see what itslike for the 08R end.

Regards

Paul
 
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RE: Where To Spot At LGW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 2:38 pm

Thanks Paul,

helped me a lot...

Regards

Mathias
 
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RE: Where To Spot At LGW

Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:01 am

There is a spotting desciption for LGW on my website, http://www.intoplanes.co.uk

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