Do you want spotting or photography?
Official spot on top of T1 car park.
Viewing park (with bus service) will get you all movements in and out, plus good photography light in the afternoons. Weather forecast shows easterly winds, this spot (alongside 24R/06L) will give you takeoffs all day and landings between 12.00 and 15.00.
Walk past T3 to the Airport Hotel pub. Good approach shots with westerly winds,
But most planes are too high for Easterly takeoffs (forecast tomorrow).
I am assuming you are taking the direct train from Derby straight into the airport.
If you are travelling by car, it is possible to drive to the other side, 24/06R. Best early morning.
The weather forecast is sunny, but if it rains then you could go to the restaurant area inside T1 (landside) for great views of T1 & T3 apron.
Special visitors tomorrow,
KLM Fokker 50 ETA 09.55; ETD 02/11 @ 16.15 [KLM7871]
Spanair A-320 ETA 12.10; ETD 13.10 [JKK3103]