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Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:22 pm

Greetings,

Can anyone advise me on the best locations to buy tickets for at Air Tattoo? Especially if I will bring my camera and tripod to take photos.

They offer a variety of locations including a complete package;

plse advise on LOCATION:
1. Jubilee Garden (bring your chair for sitting on grass)
2. Disc Wings Grandstand (birdseye view)
3. AVIATION CLUB
4. Park and view

5. This is a PUBLIC EVENT CORRECT?
6. What are the best days to go - FLY IN or the actual SHOW?

7. There is also a Mach2 and 3 package listed for a higher price - does this give access to all areas??

Very much appreciated !!!
 
Lurch
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RE: Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:59 pm

This link will show you just about everything you need to know about RIAT!

http://www.airtattoo.com/airtattoo/showcontent.asp
 
ChrisH
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RE: Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:00 pm

I replied to your other post here:
Air Tattoo Advice On Attending/spotting (by Soundtrack Jul 4 2005 in Civil Aviation)
what seems to be the officer, problem?
 
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RE: Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:29 pm

Thanks Chris and Lurch...

Lurch, I actually went to the official site but it did not answering what an 'experienced' photographer may know - one who has already attended and could give helpful advice concerning these SPECIFIC locations.

Anyone out there with experience at this show -plse advise.

CHEERS
 
ChrisH
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RE: Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:06 am

What more than I wrote is it you need to know? ;o)
what seems to be the officer, problem?
 
johndm1957
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RE: Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:06 am

The Grandstand is set back from the crowdline a little, and as the display line is quite far away, a 300mm is barely adequate from there, although enough for take offs from the runway. Grandstand is also non smoking.

Jubilee garden is better I think, as you can get that little bit closer if you don't have say a 400mm.
Also has toilets and food/drinks in the enclosure

regards
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Lurch
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RE: Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:17 am

A400mm is the Smallest Zoom lens for the Grand Stand last time I used it I was using my 500mm mirror lens.

The Jubilee Gardens is closer to the Runway but remember that Sunblock and Spare batteries for every thing as those at RIAT will cost you the Earth!

Also take loads of memory cards and use the free shuttle bus service inside the display as the Static area is Massive.
 
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RE: Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:43 pm

I have gone twice and joined the FRIAT (Grand stand seating) both times. It is expensive, but this way, I didn't have to fight the general public for space on the front lines.

Also generally arrive early on Saturday and Sunday, like before 0630.

Friday is excellent, provided the weather is good, because many of the display teams practice their routines plus you get many vistor arrivals & departures too. I suppose Monday would be good too but I have never stayed on that day. Bring a comfortable pair of shoes or sandals because the display ground is absolutely huge.
 
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RE: Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:21 am

thanks gentleman.

Chris - I did read your answer on 'civil' - it was quite helpful advice.

From the answer of things - seems like one needs at least a 300mm zoom to take pictures. How similar in DISTANCE is the display to Paris Air Show? Anyone can relate. The Grandstand seems to sound similar to the grandstand at Paris.

Any HIGHER GROUND or closeup areas to takeoffs or landings?

thanks!
 
columbia107
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RE: Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:07 am

There is no higher ground unless you go to one of the camping sites.

When you recce the runway you will soon see which are the landing and take off spots although this does differ depending the aircraft. What I do know is that once you are past the main entrance, avoid the official stands etc., head towards a spot where the barrier separates the public from the runway. Go right (facing the runway) and keep going until such time as you will come to a spot where you will be able to capture the aircraft coming into land as well as those moving from the "parking" area to the runway for takeoff.

I hope this helps.
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RE: Photos At Air Tattoo 05 Advice

Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:46 am

Quoting Columbia107 (Reply 9):
There is no higher ground unless you go to one of the camping sites.

And they are backlit. No good for photos.
what seems to be the officer, problem?

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