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What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:37 pm

we need to know for sure! where is the best place in the world for plane spotting?

how about suggesting your favourite spot for photo-taking, and showing us your best photo from that place?

i dont have a clue at the moment, so can someone else go first?
i like to look at the metal birds!
 
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:42 pm

I've heard its:


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Top aspects are:

No heat haze
Security is minimal (Although the Penguins can be pretty rough sometimes)
Great light

I recommend you go there as soon as you can.

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:44 pm

WOW!

that place looks amazing, sadly no airliners!
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:56 pm

you may be right there...
how is Adelaide? i ask because i will live there next year! he he he
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:08 pm



Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 1):
Security is minimal (Although the Penguins and Polar Bears can be pretty rough sometimes)

You spotted polar bears in Antarctica?  Wow!
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:16 pm



Quoting B757cp (Reply 2):
that place looks amazing, sadly no airliners!


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Quoting ZakHH (Reply 5):
You spotted polar bears in Antarctica?
Badinfo, I'd say...

Doh!

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:21 pm

AMS or LHR maybe. Not been to AMS but LHR is certainly very good.
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:26 pm

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 1):
Top aspects are:

No heat haze
Security is minimal (Although the Penguins can be pretty rough sometimes)
Great light

I recommend you go there as soon as you can.

Only drawback at McMurdo is that the push/pull mechanism on the 100-400L has a tendency to freeze. Biggest plus is no Southwest a/c to shoot there.

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:30 pm



Quoting Mongorat (Reply 8):
Biggest plus is no Southwest a/c to shoot here.

Or BA 737's  cloudnine 

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Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:52 pm

B757cp, over here in Adelaide you get lots of 737s Qantas and Virgin Blue

A320s daily Air New Zealand flight (sometimes subsituted for larger 767 or 777) and Jetstar
A330 from Cathay Pacific daily and Qantas 3 times a week.
747 twice a week from Singapore Airlines Cargo
777 from Singapore Airlines daily and Malaysia airlunes four times a week.

Plus lots of small stuff etc.

Best spotting spots are either in the terminal (you don't need a boarding pass to get into domestic terminals in Australia),

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and at the end of the runway in by a bakery (good morning spot).

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Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:23 pm

Quoting Mongorat (Reply 8):
Only drawback at McMurdo is that the push/pull mechanism on the 100-400L has a tendency to freeze.

It has a tendency to freeze in moderate temps as well.   

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:41 pm

Having returned from Brize Norton this evening, I'd have to argue its case....Interesting traffic, superb viewpoints....what more could you want...Only the weather really lets it down.

Likewise, for spotter friendliness, Manchester is great  Smile......not much interesting traffic though.

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Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:59 pm

Mancunian born and bred, and proud of it:

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There are sunnier places, more exotic places, more stimulating traffic etc etc, but it is home  biggrin . ..and the people are so friendly  wink .

All we need is better weather, more variety of traffic, mountainous background (preferably with snow in the winter), sea in the foreground and we are there for sure.

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:22 pm



Quoting Psych (Reply 13):
All we need is better weather, more variety of traffic, mountainous background (preferably with snow in the winter), sea in the foreground and we are there for sure.

There already is a snowy, mountainous backdrop

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Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:52 am

LAX hands down!  Big grin


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Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:16 am



Quoting Mictheslik (Reply 12):

Likewise, for spotter friendliness, Manchester is great Smile......not much interesting traffic though.

I hope you are kidding about "not much interesting traffic" you should come to BNA.
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Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:06 am



Quoting Paulinbna (Reply 16):

I hope you are kidding about "not much interesting traffic" you should come to BNA.

Oh I know.....I live near BRS. Basically an endless stream of orange A319s....

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:17 am

Of course that depends on what you're looking for.

I always wanted clean 50mm side-shots and had 3 favourite places:

Charles de Gaulle:
-> Several good spots in and around the airport, problem is that anywhere you go, you'll always miss a large chunk of the traffic. But the ones you do get you can shoot very very clean, here's one of mine:

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Geneva:
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Brussels:
-> Thing of the past but I was so lucky to have had this spotting place at my home airport at the taxiway to rwy 02. Very clean shots and planes taxiing very slow or stopping which allowed shooting whole rolls. Unfortunately security and safety regulations destroyed this spotting place. Here's an early shot of mine:

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:43 am

Hi.
Another nice place in Europe besides AMS is IMHO opinion Zurich, Kloten. There is an open air terrace without windows with a restaurant and other facilities. Admission was (back in 2005 free)
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where you choose several angles like pushback, side-on, close ups, rotations, taxi. Well...you name it. All those photos are possible from Zurich terrace.
In the afternoon you have on the other side the heliport with some "official" holes in fence waiting for the cameras. You even have a sign where it says yes to photography.

I've heard of some other airports in Germany where they also have designated places to see and photograph the aircrafts, but I never went there (yet   ).

(edit, because I forgot to mention one thing)
They even have in ZRH organized tours inside the airport, and the tour stops near the runway for a photo or two.

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:16 am



Quoting Mictheslik (Reply 12):
......not much interesting traffic though

Are you kidding? Where else in the UK could you have seen Aeroflot DC-10s and now their sole 737? Where else in Europe - let alone the UK - could you see Air China Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, Fedex, Cathay Cargo, Dragonair Cargo, Great Wall, etc., often on the same day? Possibly only AMS or FRA. Where else gets a 752 of Delta with winglets? And a Singapore 772?

I am at MAN almost EVERY sunny day and I still find it interesting enough most days. On Tue for example there was a Volga-Dnepr Il-76 - but obviously that's not interesting...  Wink

Back to the topic, I suppose it depends on what you want. MAN certainly is a contender for the best access to a ton of great spots, however the backgrounds are rarely inspirational. Also, the traffic isn't as good as somewhere like AMS or FRA, for example.

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:53 pm

I agree on ZRH. I was only there for about 15 minutes during a stop-over in January but still managed to get a couple of ok shots. I was also truly impressed with the effort they have gone to to make spotters feel welcome. They police officer at the observation deck was very friendly and welcoming and even told me to have a nice time in ZRH and a good flight home, man that would never happen here! The entrance is to the viewing deck is not free but 2 CHF is not a worry, tickets bought in a shop right next door to viewing deck entrance.

I believe in Germany and Switzerland they see spotters as a good security presence at an airport rather that a threat like we do in the UK.  Sad

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Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:25 pm



Quoting EMA747 (Reply 21):
I believe in Germany and Switzerland they see spotters as a good security presence at an airport rather that a threat like we do in the UK.

Indeed they do, however not all UK airports are as big a pain-in-the-arse as LHR, STN, LGW, etc. (all BAA airports - see a trend there?) Both MAN and BHX welcome spotters/photographers with the same hospitality that can be found at ZRH, FRA, DUS and AMS. MAN really makes an effort, and the authorities there see us as extra security. A copper there only last week told me that with us lot constantly on the south side their patrols in the area can be less frequent, thus freeing officers up for other duties.

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Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:15 pm



Quoting JakTrax (Reply 22):
Indeed they do, however not all UK airports are as big a pain-in-the-arse as LHR, STN, LGW, etc. (all BAA airports - see a trend there?) Both MAN and BHX welcome spotters/photographers with the same hospitality that can be found at ZRH, FRA, DUS and AMS. MAN really makes an effort, and the authorities there see us as extra security. A copper there only last week told me that with us lot constantly on the south side their patrols in the area can be less frequent, thus freeing officers up for other duties.

Karl

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the spotters at BHX and the local police were trying to work on some sort of ID card for spotters so the police only had to have a quick look and let them get on with their spotting. Would be good if this could be a UK wide policy imo. I guess some people won't like the idea though which is fair enough.
I was in the back of a police van at EMA last year for the best part of 20 minutes while they checked if I had a record and filled in some paperwork etc, they even asked me about my uni course, what the hell does that have to do with anything! My crime? Walking around the parking lot with a camera around my neck!  Angry
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:49 pm

Places I have been......

Cairns, Queensland Australia. If you don't mind a bit of a climb up the hillside.

Heathrow, UK. Park right on the 09L approach. Park out of the way in the southside petrol station (advantage = toilets, food and drink.) for 27L departures. Park in Myrtle Avenue for 27L arrivals / 09R departures.

Skiathos, Greece. A mini St Maarten with the approach low over a beach. Good taverna 400 metres away right on the sea edge.

Malta Luqa. Probably one of the most welcoming places for photographers. Official fence holes at interesting places. A photographers platform on the south side opposite the terminal.
 
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it sure was not crowded over there  Smile

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Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:24 pm

Japan...not seen another country that has it so well decked out for spotters!

for real treats South Africa and Africa in general are fantastic places.
 
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Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:32 pm

Wherever you can get THE picture, thats the best spotting place!

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:46 am



Quoting EMA747 (Reply 23):
I seem to remember reading somewhere that the spotters at BHX and the local police were trying to work on some sort of ID card for spotters so the police only had to have a quick look and let them get on with their spotting

This scheme is currently in place and is only voluntary. I haven't joined simply because I'm rarely at BHX (I live in between BHX and MAN so usually choose MAN), although whenever I am there the police never hassle me anyway.

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 23):
I was in the back of a police van at EMA last year for the best part of 20 minutes while they checked if I had a record and filled in some paperwork etc, they even asked me about my uni course, what the hell does that have to do with anything! My crime? Walking around the parking lot with a camera around my neck!

Sounds like EMA. I have been there many times wandering around and been (impolitely) told to go away. It's not as bad as it used to be but seeing as the airport is run by the Manchester Airport Group I'm surprised at the level of intolerance. My biggest problem at EMA came last year when I had the audacity to take a photo of the RYR 'Dreamliner' 738 from the comfort of the departure lounge. I was arrested and my belongings (camera case included obviously) searched, despite the fact that I'd already been through security and was found to be clean. The girl who reported me for taking pictures was about 18 and very arrogant, and the copper who collared me initially didn't seem to know his head from his arse! I was told that it's illegal to take photos of planes in the departure lounge (yeah, right! In HM Customs and Excise fair enough but the departure lounge?!), unless - and this is the example they used - I had family in the foreground. What a load of b*ll*cks!! I know my rights and I demanded to see a copper of higher authority. He arrived just before my flight was boarding. I explained everything to him and asked if a crime had been committed. It hadn't. He admitted that the girl and the officer had been 'over-zealous' and had gone a bit overboard, blowing the situation out of proportion. I was released immediately and caught my flight.

Just goes to show that, unless you stick up for yourself, these jobsworths have a nasty habit of making the rules up as they go along. Bully tactics, but in my case they just ended up with egg on their faces!

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Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:53 pm



Quoting JakTrax (Reply 28):
Sounds like EMA. I have been there many times wandering around and been (impolitely) told to go away. It's not as bad as it used to be but seeing as the airport is run by the Manchester Airport Group I'm surprised at the level of intolerance. My biggest problem at EMA came last year when I had the audacity to take a photo of the RYR 'Dreamliner' 738 from the comfort of the departure lounge. I was arrested and my belongings (camera case included obviously) searched, despite the fact that I'd already been through security and was found to be clean. The girl who reported me for taking pictures was about 18 and very arrogant, and the copper who collared me initially didn't seem to know his head from his arse! I was told that it's illegal to take photos of planes in the departure lounge (yeah, right! In HM Customs and Excise fair enough but the departure lounge?!), unless - and this is the example they used - I had family in the foreground. What a load of b*ll*cks!! I know my rights and I demanded to see a copper of higher authority. He arrived just before my flight was boarding. I explained everything to him and asked if a crime had been committed. It hadn't. He admitted that the girl and the officer had been 'over-zealous' and had gone a bit overboard, blowing the situation out of proportion. I was released immediately and caught my flight.

Just goes to show that, unless you stick up for yourself, these jobsworths have a nasty habit of making the rules up as they go along. Bully tactics, but in my case they just ended up with egg on their faces!

Stick it to the man! Good on you, these people need to be embarassed sometimes because they might not be so havy handed with the next inocent person.

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 28):
I know my rights and I demanded to see a copper of higher authority.

Is there somewhere on the net that has a copy of the rules and rights? I would be interested to have a read so I know what they can and can't do when I next get stopped, it's a virtual certainty that I will at EMA  Wink? Might be a good idea to print them out so they can be shown to the coppers?
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Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:26 pm

I didn't 'read' a copy of the rules as such. I was fed up of being hassled at EMA, especially in the field (through which a public footpath runs) on the south side at the 27 threshold. I have been told various things regarding this spot by various people - one officer told me it was fine to be there (he was very friendly in fact), then the next week a Securicor guy on the OTHER side of the fence (i.e. airside) said I had to move, then a few weeks later one officer told me that I'd be alright so long as I "moved to the right by three feet". I contacted the chief of the Leicestershire force to ask him to clarify. He told me that I had every right to be in that field and that his officers couldn't shift me without due reason.

With regard to the departure lounge incident, I contacted the police (I don't remember if they were airport police) upon my return to the UK and complained about my treatment. They apologised and told me that the people involved, although just "doing their job" (as they put it), were a bit hasty and over-reacted somewhat.

What got me is that the rules they came up with allowed me to take a photo of a plane provided someone was standing in the frame somewhere. I'm afraid we all know that you simply can't differentiate between 'types' of photos like that, and the chances of them enforcing such daft rules are slim. I can imagine if it'd gone to court - I'm sure they'd have laughed it out!

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Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:24 pm



Quoting Bruin787 (Reply 15):
LAX hands down!

Ooooh you liar, just froze my ass off at Imperial... they fly reverse patterns tho. How cool. Bah.


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Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:46 pm



Quoting INNflight (Reply 31):
Ooooh you liar, just froze my ass off at Imperial... they fly reverse patterns tho. How cool. Bah.

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Quoting INNflight (Reply 31):

Blasphemous! It never gets cold in LA. You must have been dreaming of INN.  Big grin

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:11 pm

LHR will be interesting again after the 1st of April this year as a lot of new operators will suddenly start operating.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:17 pm



Quoting BlackProjects (Reply 34):
LHR will be interesting again after the 1st of April this year as a lot of new operators will suddenly start operating.

Such as? Is this when the SQ A380 will begin SIN-LHR flights?
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Quoting EMA747 (Reply 35):
Such as? Is this when the SQ A380 will begin SIN-LHR flights?

No, I think that's when the open skies agreement is being enforced. US Airways, Delta, and Air France longhaul for example.
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:45 pm

Hi,

unfortunately there isn't a perfect airport for planespotting  Yeah sure . Airports with a great scenery (eg INN or SXM) have boring traffic, airports with great traffic (eg. LHR) have a boring scenery...  Wink

I think it's a very subjective decision. I'm photographer and not a regspotter so for me the scenery is more important than number of movements.

But another question I've been thinking abut for a while now. What is the spotting - nation?
I mean if we had the chance to get some statistics with the number of planespotters per 100 inhabitants of the country, what country would have the highest percentage?

Just a guess, but I think the Netherlands are under the top...

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Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:50 pm



Quoting Whisperjet (Reply 37):
But another question I've been thinking abut for a while now. What is the spotting - nation?
I mean if we had the chance to get some statistics with the number of planespotters per 100 inhabitants of the country, what country would have the highest percentage?

Just a guess, but I think the Netherlands are under the top...

Germany, the UK and Holland definately the top three I'd have thought, although the hobby is becoming increasingly popular in places such as the US, Japan and Spain.

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:27 pm

Yes its the Start of Open skies at LHR with NW CO DL to ad to UA AA at LHR along woth many other airlines from Europe operating larger than normal machines on long haul flights.

Alot of the US traffic will operate into LHR on the last day of march so they will have aircraft ready for an early return to the states on the 1st of april what an April fools day this will be.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:28 pm



Quoting BlackProjects (Reply 39):
Yes its the Start of Open skies at LHR with NW CO DL to ad to UA AA at LHR along woth many other airlines from Europe operating larger than normal machines on long haul flights.

Sorry if this is a bit off topic but..When the European airlines start LHR-US ops will they base ac at LHR or fly routes like CDG-LHR-JFK for example with heavies? Would be nice to see some AF heavies at LHR.

Quoting BlackProjects (Reply 39):
Alot of the US traffic will operate into LHR on the last day of march so they will have aircraft ready for an early return to the states on the 1st of april what an April fools day this will be.

A good day for a trip down to LHR then? Weather permitting of course.  Big grin
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:33 am

Sydney has a number of places:

- International terminal observation deck: Excellent place
- Old terminal carpark (runway 34L/16R)
- Qantas Drive

Any other place is fenced off, out of bounds - people not welcome, no stopping or too far away to be of any use.
 
Blackprojects
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:23 pm

As far as i know and its still a bit hard to make sense of the info im getting about open skies its supposed to be a free for all in Europe.

If you have slotts at said airport you can use them to fly to where ever you whant to go in Europe,At the momment the US has some restrictions on Europian Carriers flying to the US but that is due to be Ironed out within a year or so.

At the momment the US carriers can operate to any where in the States to any where in the europe and european airlines can operate from there home airports to any other euro airport to selected US destinations,So LH could take a west bound FRA-LA flight and send it into LHR to pick up transfer pax and then carry onto the States instead of operating an a300 into LHR.

AF is already looking at a similar system same with KLM as the early morning KLM LHR flight is a big machine A330 normaly so it could end up coming in from AMS and then going on to say NY which would be interesting to say the least.

I have herd that the Trans Atlantic Traffic could se a 50% increase in Traffic within a couple of years.

So all European Airports that can handle Trans Atlantic flights will be just that little bit more exciting.
 
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:13 pm



Quoting Cpd (Reply 41):

Not welcome at SYD? Surely not!

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You can get some great shots from the end of all the RWs at Sydney (especially if you have a boat!) and best off all you have the Cooks river or Botany bay between you and over zealous / bored / power hungry rent a cops! (Airport Security)

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:59 pm



Quoting EMA747 (Reply 35):
Such as? Is this when the SQ A380 will begin SIN-LHR flights?

Nope .... March 18th

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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:43 pm

The day before two A380s are due in one for the departure on the 18th and another for the 19th so it could be a good reason to have a visit to LHR on the 17th.

[Edited 2008-02-25 15:44:02]
 
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:06 am



Quoting BlackProjects (Reply 45):
The day before two A380s are due in one for the departure on the 18th and another for the 19th so it could be a good reason to have a visit to LHR on the 17th.

Any idea what time of day they are due in? If it's during the daylight I might try and take a trip down.
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:50 am



Quoting Witticism (Reply 43):
Not welcome at SYD? Surely not!

hmmm...there is a penalty (in cash) for anyone unauthorised that enters the airport perimeter...little better than my hometown airport (Lisbon) where you can get up to 3 month in jail if you do the same.
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RE: What Is The Best Spot For Planespotting?

Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:15 pm



Quoting EMA747 (Reply 40):
Would be nice to see some AF heavies at LHR.

AFR will send a Triple (772?) through daily on the LAX run (AFR061 / 060 I believe).

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