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Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Wed May 24, 2006 11:14 pm

Hi!
My mother had won two tickets for a trip with AF from BSL to any location inside France. I think the airport with the most traffic is CDG. But how is it to photograph there? What´s allowed and what´s forbidden when i take photos at CDG? Where i can take good pictures there? And which other french airports are advisable? Thanks for your answers!

Steve!
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Thu May 25, 2006 1:58 am

HI Steve,

For info, it is officially forbidden to take pictures around CDG.
http://www.kerozen.org/
I was at Orly at the end of April and met photographers who told me that, the police, circulating a lot, give high fines to spotters. I ignore if these measures have been removed meanwhile. Double check before going there... or be ready to move quickly. ORY does not have that restriction (yet...).

Good luck.
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Fri May 26, 2006 7:02 pm

Quoting Coninpa (Reply 2):
For info, it is officially forbidden to take pictures around CDG.
http://www.kerozen.org/

Thank you for your answer. I think it is better to flight to ORY!

Steve!

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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Sat May 27, 2006 10:49 pm

Quoting Coninpa (Reply 2):
I was at Orly at the end of April and met photographers who told me that, the police, circulating a lot, give high fines to spotters.

Honestly?
 Wow! For that, I am never visiting France. Bonjour!
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Sat May 27, 2006 11:10 pm

Quoting Coninpa (Reply 2):
I was at Orly at the end of April and met photographers who told me that, the police, circulating a lot, give high fines to spotters

Honestly, I think thats going too far! Taking pictures is not a crime!! Come on.

Michael

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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Sun May 28, 2006 5:09 pm

Hi,
Please don't kill me for that but....
I had a nice chat with a spotter from Paris about one month ago. I told him that I was surprised to see that people were still taking pics at CDG and uploading them to the internet. His answer was...
"I'm going to spot and take pictures every week-end both at ORY and CDG and I never had a single problem".
I still have to find a forum where someone says that he had to pay a fine for spotting in France. Two friends of mine went spotting last week-end at CDG and they didn’t have any problem and they met other spotters there.
So yes there is a law where you may get a fine (I doubt it…) but if you act with responsability and stay quiet I guess that you won’t have any problem.

All the best
Alex
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Mon May 29, 2006 2:48 pm

Quoting Alex22 (Reply 6):
Two friends of mine went spotting last week-end at CDG and they didn't have any problem and they met other spotters there.

Thanks!
Can you tell me how i can found the position, where your friends took their photos? I hope it�s not too far away from the terminal, or reachable by train or bus. Can someone else tell me his experience of the last weeks at CDG? I found many pictures on anet, took at March, April and May. So it must be possible to spot there.
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:48 am

Well if I refer to the numbers of pictures uploaded recently on A.net, it seems that the French Police gives a break to the spotters !!


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Personally I always loved to take pictures at the parallels taxiways, but I don't dare travelling to CDG yet for this single purpose... So I will rather head to LHR or AMS.

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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:02 am

I spotted at Nice NCE airport a few weeks ago and I asked the airport security whether there is any law forbidding photography. The answer was "no".
I dont know whether this is valuid for CDG as well but at least in Nice there wasnt a problem at all.

If you want to please your mother, take NCE! Attractive approach over the sea if landing from the West (mostly used!) and lots of things to do for your mother, too!

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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:38 am

Quoting Thf1963 (Reply 9):
I spotted at Nice NCE airport a few weeks ago and I asked the airport security whether there is any law forbidding photography. The answer was "no".
If you want to please your mother, take NCE! Attractive approach over the sea if landing from the West (mostly used!) and lots of things to do for your mother, too!

Hi Peter

Yeah NCE is such a great Airport, the approach is wonderful, the sea got a such a beautiful colour.. like in the Caribbeans!
But not just the airport! The City is also like.. WOW!
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And what about MRS?
It got sooooo great traffic, Yemenia 330, Syria 747/320, some African Carriers... AND Austral 777
Are there good spots?



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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:12 am

Quoting Coninpa (Reply 2):
the police, circulating a lot, give high fines to spotters.

thats just a joke really. not even as though they are trying to prevent terrorism or anything if they are giving people 'fines'.

don't even know where to start on how idiotic it is.

unreal.
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:37 am

Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 11):
Quoting Coninpa (Reply 2):
the police, circulating a lot, give high fines to spotters.

thats just a joke really. not even as though they are trying to prevent terrorism or anything if they are giving people 'fines'.

don't even know where to start on how idiotic it is.

I agree, what a stupid rule! I think that's disgraceful to ban the photography for spotters. So what about all the pictures of Concorde F-BVFF on her new perch? What can the police do about that? Or if you're taking pictures of landing aircraft before they make it to the "Restricted zone"? Ludicrous.

Just out of interest, what happens if you just don't pay the fine?

Bring on the passes that Johan suggested for A.net photographers, I say.
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:00 am

If you can read French try the one on www.af001.com as they have a long running topic on the Fines at CDG and what they have been trying to find out and solve this via Contact with the Local Mayor of the District that CDG is Located in.

You will need to register to read the Topic.

http://www.af001.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2597

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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:37 am

Quoting Thf1963 (Reply 9):
I spotted at Nice NCE airport a few weeks ago and I asked the airport security whether there is any law forbidding photography. The answer was "no".
I dont know whether this is valuid for CDG as well but at least in Nice there wasnt a problem at all.

As I understand, the law was passed by councilpeople in the city council district CDG is in in so it wouldn't have anything to do with NCE any way.
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:47 am

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 12):
don't even know where to start on how idiotic it is.

They're French......'nuff said ?
 
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:09 pm

Quoting BrianW999 (Reply 15):
They're French......'nuff said

Well put.......!
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:44 pm

Some of the French are Fantastic People who are giving the Local Council a real Head Ache over this Stupid and Pointless money making exercise.

So be nice to them as they are trying hard to get it removed.

At the momment they have posted info that a Licance is a vailable for people to take Phoros at CDG.

Although I will have to check up on this in with a friend who Speaks/reads French later today!
 
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:44 pm

Quoting Thf1963 (Reply 9):
If you want to please your mother, take NCE! Attractive approach over the sea if landing from the West (mostly used!) and lots of things to do for your mother, too!

Of course and nice backlight till 15:00 ..... , means you miss all the bigger movements anyway. Thoug I ahve to admit its quiet chilly to lie on the beach and have a couple of beers during spotting.

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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:11 pm

Quoting Lurch (Reply 17):

Lurch, we were only kidding. (Well, I was anyway)

On a side note, congratulations to you and the team at Brooklands for getting the fin onto DG. I have emailed Neil, and will be making another appearance at the end of July for the opening, hope to see you again there.
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:37 pm

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 19):
Lurch, we were only kidding. (Well, I was anyway)

So was I. Anyone who can invent chocolate filled croissants gets my vote !
 
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:41 pm

No problems at all last weekend at Paris/CDG ..........

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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:33 pm

Hi people,
because i remember cdg was a little forbidden recently to take photos i saw photos on airliners and was wondering how is the situation in the area near the station/ibis hotel.
Thanx
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RE: Spotting At CDG And Other French Airports

Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:58 pm

Quoting Mxp (Reply 22):
Hi people,
because i remember cdg was a little forbidden recently to take photos i saw photos on airliners and was wondering how is the situation in the area near the station/ibis hotel.
Thanx
Alberto

See above, reply 21. Many spotters, no problems ...

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