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Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:08 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm planning to go again for a daytrip to AMS next weekend if the weather is good. Just wondering if any A.net photographers will be there.

-Joge
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:25 pm

Jorgos,

I'm a "sunshine only" photographer and weather doesn't look too good.
So, you probably won't see me.

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:31 pm

Just checked the weather forecast... Like you said, it doesn't look too promising. However, I'm optimistic and will see what will happen. It may still change.  Smile

-Joge
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:44 pm

Yup... If the weather is decent, I'll probably go to the airport and have a look.
Can't go on saturday, but sunday perhaps, if weather permits it...
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 7:23 pm

I can be there too. (but I don't have a car to drive people around)

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 7:27 pm

Don't worry, would arrive to Kaagbaan by car anyway.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 7:33 pm

OK  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Btw, I'm only free on Sunday. You plan to be at AMS Saturday and Sunday, or just on 1 day?

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 8:17 pm

One day only, and probably on Sunday as going Saturday to Brussels for some shopping.  Big thumbs up

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:15 pm

Might be there sunday, but not confirmed yet.
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:22 pm

OK. If you know what time and place, let me know. Then I'll see if I can make it (if the weather is good).

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:09 pm

I will be at the runway when the weather is somewhere between perfect and crappy Smile

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:47 am

No spotting for me next weekend  Sad
Maybe I join the next time you visit AMS.
 
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Tue Mar 02, 2004 3:49 am

AirKas1, IL76, Jeroen, Tim...

See you there then if the weather is good.  Smile

-Joge
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:04 am

Hi Jorgos,

Nice to see you're going to AMS. I myself wanted to go there last Sunday, but since weather wasn't too good and I just returned from Toulouse, I decided to stay home.

However, I'm planning to go there myself again when weather allows. I remember last year, when I went to AMS on the 23rd of March, weather was extremely good and it was really warm already. So I'm keeping my equipment standby every weekend  Wink/being sarcastic

Anyway, now that you've started this topic, maybe somebody over here could tell me something about new photo opportunities since the new RWY was introduced. I'm pretty much aware of 'old' spots, but how about new spots, and especially how to get there by car (e.g. the TWY bridge over the highway,...)?

Enjoy your visit Jorgos. Maybe we'll see each other again soon...

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:26 am

Ivan,
Go to http://www.leaseplan.nl/routeplanner.htm and look for the following road: Vijfhuizerweg in Hoofddorp. You'll see where to go!!
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:38 am

Thanks Eduard.

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:50 am

I've never been to that spot, only the place where the aircraft taxi above the road (I believe it's the A5?).

To go to the spot Eduard said, do you first have to be on the N205 and then make a right?

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:55 am

The map I indicated does not show a 'spot', it just shows the surroundings. Just driving directions. Any of the roads around the runway provide a view of it.
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:09 am

I will display the map of the surroundings of the "Polderbaan" here. The red dots are spotting places. I am not very good at reading maps, so please correct me if I am wrong:



1) This is a nice place where you can have a good view of rotations. I know that you can get there by car. There is a small roundabout at the end and a fence where you can park your car.

2) I don't know if you can get there by car

3) I don't know if you can get there by car

4) This is the place where you can see the planes crossing the road at only 15 meters distance. You can get the pilots waving at you. There is not much parking space and it is all mud.

The highway leading to the "Rottepolderplein" is the A9.

Again, please correct me if I am wrong !

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Tue Mar 02, 2004 5:37 pm

Hmm... An opportunity for shameless plugging (I should move to Elbonia!)...

Spot 1:

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Spot 3:

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Spot 4 (with a ladder/bike and pinch your lens through barbed wire):

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You can pick a spot that appeals to you most.
Cheers! Big grin
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:08 pm

Hmm... Seems worth it to check them out.

Btw, nice pics Eduard  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:32 am

Thanks for clearing that one up for me ... euh ... and Jorgos of course LOL.

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:15 am

Just received an email from Jorgos aka Joge. He has a serious problem putting new messages on the forum, so he asked me to write down this reply:

He asks when the new RWY (i.e. 18L/36R) is being used, and whether ATC 'puts' a specific kind of arrivals/departures over there, e.g. Asian arrivals.

Greetings,
Ivan

PS: just send me an email Jorgos if the question I put above isn't exactly what you wanted to ask  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:41 am

Joge...
The new runway will be main take off runway next weekend (North/NorthEast wind expected). During the take-off "rush hours" (10:00-11:30, 13:30-15:00, 19:00-20:30) the new runway will handle west-bound traffic, 18C-36C od 09-27 will handle Eastbound.
Send me an email if you want more detailed info...
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:59 am

How do you know that?
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:02 am

I looked at the weather forecast... It's subject to change of course, but the coming 5 days they say we're getting Northern or North-Eastern winds...
So... If the weather forecast changes, I'll change my statement...
 Smile
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:13 am

you lived in this country for how long now and you STILL believe the weather forecasts of more than -1 days ahead?  Laugh out loud
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:35 am

Call me naive, but: Yup!  Smile
 
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:36 am

Yeah, I figured you watched the weather forecast Smile/happy/getting dizzy

But how do you know which traffic will use what runway? It could well be the other way around, right?

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:03 pm

The forecast for Sunday looks a bit better again.

Jeroen: It's not only the Dutch TV which gives weather forecasts for Holland!  Laugh out loud

-Joge

Edit: Thanks to whoever fixed the things I can plug pics here again, LOL! Big grin

[Edited 2004-03-04 09:04:30]
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:20 pm

Joge, i don't have time this weekend to spend one day at AMS.

Anyway, have fun over there.

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:58 pm

Joge, i don't have time this weekend to spend one day at AMS

Oh, too bad.  Sad

See you soon again, though.

-Joge
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:31 pm

Joge,

Where will you be spotting?

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:13 am

Where will you be spotting?

Probably at Kaagbaan (as long as they are using it), somewhere near the french fries trucks.  Big grin

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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:54 pm

Thanks guys for joining spotting in AMS on Sunday! Big grin

You'll see the results uploaded here soon.  Big grin

-Joge
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RE: Spotting At AMS Next Weekend

Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:36 pm

Just a fast plug here:


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 Big grin

Thanks again guys for last Sunday!

-Joge
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