Oh, yeah, one last thing. If the sun is such that you get glare (50% of the time), there really is nothing you can do, except wait for the next flight and hope for better luck next time.
One picture I have been dying to take is a good picture of the terminal at Geneva, as you get a great view of it taking off. unfortunately, the runway is north of the terminal, roughly running east-west, so the terminal is practically always backlit. I've seen the view at least 100 times, and I haven't had any luck yet.
The only thing you should feel when shooting a terrorist: Recoil.