I'm heading out to PHL on Saturday afternoon, and I am planning on going to Hog Island Road. The winds are forecast from the west, which means 27s.
I am wondering which runway the long-haul stuff will land on. I know 27L is the longest runway, but 27R looks to have many more landing skidmarks. I thought, however, that at airports with parallel runways the trend is to land on the outer-most one. Any tips on general practice at PHL?
Also, what type does LH use from FRA and MUC? I know AF is an A333 and BA is a 772, but I can't find info on LH flights.
Also, is there a lot of parking on the side of the road or will I have to be on the grass? Along the same lines, can I cross Hog Island Road or should I stay on the south side away from the perimeter fence? How is police presence? Am I likely to get bothered? If so, will they ask me to leave or just check on what I'm doing?
Lastly, what focal length should I use? I have everything from 28mm to 800mmm but I don't really want to carry it all since it gets quite heavy. Any recommendations?
If anyone can point me to the PHL spotting page, I'd also greatly appreciate it. I can't seem to find it anymore.