I just saw this thread today...It's been a hectic two weeks and no end in sight. Anyway those shots by Gregg Stansbery and I were taken off of Clark Howell road at the Southeastern corner of the airport. This area is a public access area. You get there by taking the Clark Howell exit off of I285 East. Go through the first traffic light and pull off of the road at the second light. You can then walk out onto the bridge over the interstate or stay in the vehicle and get excellent shots. I like to stay in the vehicle so that I don't draw too much attention. This area is great for departure shots if they are leaving to the East. (Which during the day is almost always at minimum separation.) It is also an excellent area for arrivals FROM the east landing on 27L. (Again not a lot of lag time between flights during the day.) As an added bonus the sun will be behind you.
Now for the ugly. Be prepared to get the looks from passersby. Some of them even finally get to use their cellphones for once and call the police. The local police have always been friendly. I just comply with whatever they want and move on if they ask. Most of the time they just drive by slow, but sometimes they will stop and ask you questions. I have only been asked to leave once since 9/11.
BTW, SAA leaves everyday between 1030 and 1100.
Scanner frequencies for these runways - 119.5 and 119.1
Here is another one taken in this area by Gregg Stansbery.
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Photo © Gregg Stansbery