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Uefa Cup Final=crowded Airport

Mon May 17, 2004 8:45 pm

The 19:th of April is the day of the UEFA Cup final in Gothenburg.

A little info for all you spotters in the Gothenburg area:
Between the 18:th and the 19:th there will be roughly 120 additional flights landing at Landvetter Airport. The LFV (Swedish Civil Aviation Administration) seems to be a little reluctant to give out info about these flights (perhaps caused by concern over players safety) but flights will be shown in "FIDS" as soon as they're available. The majority of these will departure GOT starting at about lunch hour on the 20:th.

One thing has crossed my mind: If there will be 120 additional flights here, and this airport only has like 72 stands... where are the 50 other planes going to be parked? After what I understand, most of these plans are charters, and will spend the night at GOT.... I guess it's going to be crowded here  Wink/being sarcastic
To bad this is probably the worst airport imaginable to take photos at... The security is ridiculous, you'd be lucky if you can even see an airplane before it's 300 ft in the air...

If you have any flight information about the charters arriving to UEFA Cup, please feel free to post it here... maybe you work at a handling company and has some sort of inside information...?
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RE: Uefa Cup Final=crowded Airport

Mon May 17, 2004 8:50 pm

Sorry, I don't know about the Uefa Cup final, but attention German spotters!

The Champions League final in Gelsenkirchen will bring LOTS of nice aircraft into Muenster / Osnabrueck ( FMO ) Airport!!!

here's the schedule for next WED, May 26th:


06:00 HOA 658
08:35 MON8112
08:45 HH 8132
09:00 HH 7232
09:10 HOA7601
09:30 MON8028
09:35 IWD9641
09:50 FJE 994
10:00 LTE 782
10:05 LTE 788
10:15 LTE 792
10:45 YSS9610
11:30 HHI8144
12:05 NO 3540
12:15 DBR9347
12:25 TP 9225
12:30 S4 9880
12:30 SCY9931
12:40 FQ 9733
12:45 CRL 800
12:55 JKK4879
13:00 HOA 656
13:05 IWD9636
13:25 TP 9229
13:30 LTE 790
13:45 MMZ6331
13:50 JKK4873
13:50 LK 4932
13:55 JKK4845
13:55 TP 9227
14:55 TP 9237
15:00 MPD 273
15:35 IWD9633
15:45 IWD9647
16:00 MPD 275

As you can see there will be goodies like EuroAtlantic and YES L1011, TAP widebodies, etc...

BTW: The French flights will arrive at CGN:

11:10 BLE 698
12:45 EUH2330
13:00 BIE 785
13:30 GV 9934
13:30 GV 9936
13:30 SEU 912
13:35 BIE 781
13:45 AAF 953
13:45 FQ 9742
14:15 BIE 778
14:15 OCN2301
14:20 UD 007
14:30 BUB1122
14:30 SEU 910
14:35 SEU 914
15:20 FQ 9752
15:40 AXY 827
16:30 LG 7591
17:20 AXY 846
17:30 FCA6604

 Big thumbs up Would love to go there...

Again, sorry for being a bit off topic  Wink/being sarcastic

regards, Florian

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Edited because of typos

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RE: Uefa Cup Final=crowded Airport

Mon May 17, 2004 8:54 pm

It will never be as good as MAN last year on the 28/05/03 that was THE BEST meet up EVER.

So many planes, so many people, so many pictures haha.....

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RE: Uefa Cup Final=crowded Airport

Mon May 17, 2004 10:51 pm


I thought there was viewing at Gothenburg Landvetter at the Rw21 end beyond the freight hangars?
Please dont tell me I am wasting my time visiting on Wednesday?

Incidentally, on another thread it is suggested you visit the Marseille airport site for departures from there on Wed 19th. Some interesting movements expected at GOT!

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RE: Uefa Cup Final=crowded Airport

Tue May 18, 2004 12:11 am

From what I've heard many of the planes will come in with supporters, leave them and then return for normal charterwork during the day. Later at night they will come back again to lift all the fans out.

BTW, Jiggles, can you drop me a line by mail please? E-mail in my profile.

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RE: Uefa Cup Final=crowded Airport

Tue May 18, 2004 3:13 am

Well.... there are certain locations to be at when taking photos... Robert knows more about where, I'm going to be out there taking photos for the first time.... I'll be wearing a Corvette Racing cap and a Canon Eos5 with the basic lens, and an earplug... maybe I'll see you guys there...

Although I am working at the freight hangars I'm not familiar with any GOOD spots... but, there must be a couple, there are some great photos here on that were shot at GOT...

You're right Robert, many of them will indeed just drop the fans of, but I spoke to the guys at the apron, they told me they didn't exactly know where to park all the a/c:S at yet... He might just have been exaggerated, but it sounded as if the entire airport would be packed with aircrafts...

If I can find the time for it, I will check the FIDS tomorrow, major parts of the flights should be in there by tomorrow.... I will put them on here, I will also print them, so if I shall meet you guys, you will get a paper copy...

Gary, do you have the link for MRS airport?

Erik (DHL Express)

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RE: Uefa Cup Final=crowded Airport

Tue May 18, 2004 6:16 am

GOT is what you make of it! It is however a notoriously unfriendly a/p for the spotter!! If they're landing 21, then the freight hangars, aka DHL end, will probably be the best bet. The light will probably be better suited there anyway. You've got a good 3-4 minutes from seeing them turn finals, until they become in range. From here you're going to get the run-of-the-mill approach shot, nothing spectacular. As to what the a/c will do, my bet is they'll drop of their loads, return to warmer climates, then pick the PAX up again later on. I can't honestly see that many a/c being parked up, remotely or not, at GOT all day, it wouldn't make sense. As I mentioned in another thread, I think Gothenburg City/Säve will see a few MOVs, it's my hope anyway! A good bet for the rarer BJs and such. One thing to note at GOT, and that's airport security. They always seem to be on the prowl here! I suggest being pleasant with them, (might not help, but arguing will certainly not aid you either!), let them know what you're up to, and with any luck they'll be on their way. But, like I said, they're out and about! Beware.. Smile Anyway, good spotting to those coming over, I'll be there in the silver Nissan, blue latex leggings, pink sombrero and a fake moustach. Oh, and the gold plated 10D!!
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