Brett, after a while you get a feel for what is coming and going at different times of the day, and the best times of day, hence you will see folk on the Eastern side of runways in the morning, ie the tower mound or around on Qantas Dve at the approaches to 16R, In the afternoon when lots of the heavies depart you will find some of those same folk around at the Beach Carpark near the old ATC tower.
The SAA SA7700 flight today (Saturday) Due 14:35 current ETA 15:40 should be easy to recognise, it is a big white jumbo with a strange animal on the red tail!.. Oh no that would be QF
64 from JNB
. Sadly the quick glance at Sydney arrivals that shows many varied and exotic airlines is a tad misleading, many of those are codeshares with QF
International Arrival info (along with Departures & Domestic Arr/Dep) is avail here-
YSSY message board is good for news, Ozradar is a great thing and I admire Balt and his efforts in implementing and maintaining the site but it is limited by two things, not enough A/C currently have ADS
/B implemented and unless you are very close to the airport you may not get enough warning.
|Quoting Brett (Thread starter):
specific aircraft regardless of lighting and the work on it in post processing?
Sometimes yes, if there is something rare or unusual ie GulfAir during the day or an unusual visitor, you just gotta take what you can get.. sometimes it works sometmes it doesn't.
On the 747SP question, you may have to travel to see one, and don't leave it that long, one in Canberra , I doubt it, not sure there is a hangar there that could conceal a 747SP, be one of aviation' better kept secret if it was.
Cheers and keep at it,
[Edited 2006-11-17 23:51:14]
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!