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FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:46 am

HI Guys,

I had a good news for FLL airport has been re-opened at the viewing area. This is good news about low with the terror alert. And I saw at the viewing area was opening again and some of the people was come in at the area. We was driving on the my mom car way to her friends' house. So everyone are very warm welcome to come back viewing area again. Now, you can able do shooting with the pictures again.  Smile Well, catch ya later!

Regards!

Scott W.
 
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Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:54 am

Thats great news Scott thanks for the update...

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Sun Mar 02, 2003 8:44 am

Great news for FLL, sadly from what I have heard from Houston, IAH is still in 'war mode' with no plans to change.

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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Sun Mar 02, 2003 9:41 am

Any update on situation at MCO?
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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:40 am

Not that anyone cares :-p but the viewing area at GRR got reopened. Apparantly it was closed due to the higher terror alert. Needless to say, I am very happy!
 
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Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:50 am

I told you all this would blow over when the terror alert went down, and they caught the 9/11 kingpin as well. That's two for us and Zero for the terrorists!!!!!
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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:58 am

Wonderful!! I am really hopefully that you will go to FLL viewing area again and taking with the pictures at the airplanes.  Big thumbs up I don't either had anything of the problems for me tomorrow at FLL. Well, talk ya later!

Regards!

Scott W.
 
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Sun Mar 02, 2003 11:02 am

Hey guys.

Now would be the time to send some positive reenforcement letters to the airport authorities.

Maybe it will help them tray away from being such worry warts next time.
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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Sun Mar 02, 2003 1:47 pm

MCO is still bad, I highly doubt the Frontage Rd fence will be taken down. MCO's website still says "Aircraft spotting at Orlando International Airport will not be permitted until further notice. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority apologizes for the inconvenience."
 
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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:02 am

How good is Miami these days? How about Opa Locka? and has anyone been to PBI?


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Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:43 am

PBI has a spotting area...Im pretty sure its open, havent been up there to spot or shoot so I dont know how good it is...

OPF overall is good with the veritable boneyard of retired airliners there...as well as the Avialeasing Antonovs (An-12 and An-24 I think?) which are usually parked in a spot very favorable for photography

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Mon Mar 03, 2003 3:14 am

PBI has a spotting area??? WHERE?????? Or are you talking about the terminal rooftop parking?
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 3:18 am

Oh yeah, and with those east-west runways at FLL & MIA, is the sun angle still acceptable? Past experience has shown me that by mid April the sun is north of the runways.
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 8:55 am

727LOVER,

Well, yes it is on the east-west runways at FLL and used at the viewing area for watching planes is come down to the east and takeoff on the west side of the airport will be good place spot for you. Are you really wanting to go at the viewing area for you into the this weeks or at the weekend? Well, talk ya later!

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Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:03 am

How ironic. MCO says they're the "The Top U.S. Airport for just hanging around"
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:17 am

Hi Everybody, This is good news.I will be flying into FLL on the 15th of this month.Are the photo holes at FLL open?Also where is the viewing area at PBI at?I will also stop there on this visit.
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:49 am

The photo holes at the 9L area have been gone since shortly after 9/11/01...to shoot touchdowns you need a ladder, a roof of a car or pickup bed, etc...or there is a large mound nearby that overlooks the fence, but the cops arent keen on people going up there...

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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:18 am

Yes, Greg and this is correct one for the situation happen after 9/11/01 the photo holes was remove and it was been no longer use there. So if you will able do continue shooting with the pics at the airplanes. OK? Well, if you have anything of the questions for the information at the viewing area. Thanks!!

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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:24 am

Great to hear that, Scott! Thanks for the update.

Was all back to normal today...loudspeaker with ATC, etc?
 
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:19 pm

I wish BNA (Nashville) had a viewing area to close. Oh well I guess I will continue to shoot from the post office parking lot
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:40 pm

Great news about FLL. My trip in April will now not be a complete waste of time. Now fingers crossed with regards MCO. I have sent MCO an email requesting the chance of spotting from the terminal top parking in April,if i provide a passport. Will let you know if i get a reply.

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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:09 am

Everyone,

Yes, it is for back of the normal again now. Yes, There is listen from ATC into the control tower on the pilots for plane takeoff. If you chance want go to FLL viewing area into the weeks or another weeks. Well, talk ya later!

Regards!

Scott W.
 
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Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:39 am

Paulinbna, what do you mean - BNA does have a viewing area parking lot with picnic table. is it closed or something?? as for sun angle I dont remember the sun being north of the runways when I lived there. summertime at midday is not too good as the sun is overhead....but I would think early or late shooting would be ok, right??

About OPA, where is a good place to shoot the "boneyard" from? Are the public allowed to go onto their grounds?


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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Tue Mar 04, 2003 9:30 am

Bruce,

Most of them are fenced in, however, there are many public roads within the airport complex to navigate around...I havent gone there for picture taking so I cant say how good it is for that in that respect...but they arent like totally isolated...

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 9:37 am

Scotty,
huuuuuuh????

Bruce,
Yeah that sun goes north of the runways in April or so. I've got the pictures to prove it. How else do you explain a backlit BA 747-200 landing when I'm facing north?
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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:22 pm

Reference Opa-locka Airport: visitors will find it much easier if you stop by the airport administrative office (on the corner of LeJeune Road and the main east-west road) and get a briefing and map from Chris McArthur, airport manager, or one of his operations attendants if he's not in. You'll find out where you can go and where you can't go and that will keep you out of trouble.

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RE: FLL Viewing Area Re-opening Again!

Tue Mar 04, 2003 2:12 pm

Scott W. are you going to be in FLL on the 15th or 16th? I will be arriveing in the afternoon of the 15th.
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