janne
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Nice Photogenic-airports

Sun Mar 24, 2002 6:24 am

Can anybody please give me a tip on where to go
to take lots and lots of aircraft photos.
Last year I went to Schiphol, Son San Juan (Mallorca)
and Heathrow-Gatwick-Luton. Son San Juan was a
very hostile airport when it comes to photography.
I went there before 2001-09-11 and airport security gave me a hard time. Went to London after
2001-09-11 and had no problem with the authorities.
Took a load of nice pictures there.
My regards to the London airport authorities.
You know whats it's all about and don't hazzle innocent
people (like photographers).
Anyway, the spring is coming and I get spring feelings.
Meaning I want to load my bag with lots of film and go
to some nice airport in Europe and shoot (not by the
letter) aircraft.
I would appreciate any advice on where to go for the
best photo opportunities.
Regards, Janne.

 
Sabena 690
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Sun Mar 24, 2002 6:29 am

I find that Brussel is excellent for aviation photography.

There is just one problem: there are almost no heavies here  Crying
If you come to Brussels, mail me, and I will give you some tips, departure and arrival information.

Regards,
Sabena 690
 
Bernieh
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Mon Mar 25, 2002 2:53 am

Try Innsbruck in Austria. You have a small regional airport surrounded by high mountains - a great scenery. But no heavies here ...

Regards,
Bernd
 
Dazed767
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:04 am

SXM, INN, ZRH, LAX can be nice if there is no smog/fog, CFU looks awsome.
 
Bernieh
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:26 am

Most airports are nice under good weather conditions  Big grin

Bernd
 
PUnmuth@VIE
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:56 am

I doubt that Bernd. I don't think Bagdad is a nice airport to photograph airplanes, which is a shame because they have nice weather there most of the time. Big grin
Peter
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Bernieh
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Mon Mar 25, 2002 4:19 am

You mean that's boring taking images under good conditions. Well, you're right. It's a kick to be cought by a thunderstorm by surprise  Big thumbs up
Bernd
 
AIRCANON
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Mon Mar 25, 2002 8:18 am

How about SZG?  Smile


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After VIE the second largest airport in Austria.

Not to much traffic during the week. But Saturday is good most of the time. Now and then there are some interesting aircraft at SZG.

Saudia Arabian Airlines for example!


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And if there is little traffic, you can visit the city of Salzburg (birth town of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)! Not to forget all of the cultural sites and beautiful city surroundings.
:D
Regards
Edwin
 
yevgeny
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Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2001 2:17 pm

RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Mon Mar 25, 2002 5:05 pm

I know one, JFK the BEST. Big grin

Yevgeny
 
Bernieh
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Mon Mar 25, 2002 7:36 pm

I have visited Salzburg several times and it was raining all the time  Crying So you should be a good boy when visiting LOWS to get sunshine  Wink/being sarcastic

Bernd
 
PUnmuth@VIE
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Mon Mar 25, 2002 7:51 pm

I cant imagine that i have been a good boy for two years in a row Big grin
Peter
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Bernieh
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Mon Mar 25, 2002 11:42 pm

Hmm ... Maybe for that reason I did never have luck in LOWS  Innocent

Bernd
 
kaitakfan
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RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:27 am

Sydney Kingsford Smith is always a warm welcoming airport!
 
Yorkie
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Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2001 1:21 am

RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:50 am

Assume you enquire about Europe?

I tend to migrate south (in the UK) in Winter. The London area has infinite variety. LHR, LGW, LTN, STN, LCY for major airports. Northolt for military / executives. Going down the scale to General Aviation / executives you have Biggin Hill, Elstree, Denham, Redhill, Fairoaks, White Waltham, Stapleford, Wycombe (Booker), Farnborough all relatively easy by public transport (20 min walk max) and other places easy in a day trip are SEN, CVT, BHX, SOU, CBG, NWI, Oxford, Manston, Shoreham, Goodwood, Popham, Blackbushe, Lyneham, Headcorn, perhaps BRS, even Staverton, plus Mildenhall and Lakenheath (military by Jetlink coach) which means you (I) don't get bored all year round...

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