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Spotting Locations At Gatwick?

Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:13 am

Has anyone got any top tips for spotting at Gatwick. I know the spectators area is closed as I went their 2 weeks ago for a copy of JP Airline Fleets.

I dont wont to be anywhere where I can get moved on by police as my tyres are ermm close to being illegal  Wink

What the long term car park like? I guess I could always go in the short term.

Anywhere else? I dont mid if its off airport as I am trying out my new lens  Smile

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RE: Spotting Locations At Gatwick?

Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:24 am


I'm probably not the best person to be asking, but if they are taking off on 08R, then there is a crashgate at the end of the runway where you can poke the lens through. If they are using 26L, then you can get landing shots from the perimeter road, just south of the train station, but there is a high conifer hedge in the way, stopping you from seeing what's coming. The top level of the multistorey carpark at the opposite side of the railway to south terminal offers great views of stuff on short final and is ok for photography in the evening, but there are signs up warning that spotters aren't allowed. However, if you go to the floor below, there are no such signs. I've never been hassled by police in either spot, but I suppose you could be asked to leave.

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RE: Spotting Locations At Gatwick?

Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:10 pm

Thanks Tim,

I think my best option is going to be Car Park 1 4th level. The top level used to be great back in the day, but as you say, you are not permitted to go up their.

I was going to try Manston as I am aware there are a couple of old 747's in at the moment.

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