PrattWhitney
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Shooting At Christchurch Airport

Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:55 pm

Hi

I will leave for Christchurch two days later and stay for three months.

Does anyone know the information about shooting spots around christchurch airport?

I only know that there is a spot at the top of domestic terminal.

Which focal length need I bring?

Thanks
 
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Kereru
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RE: Shooting At Christchurch Airport

Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:36 am

There are a number of spotters at CHC that could help try contacting them by email.

There is an outdoor observation deck on top of the terminal which is sometimes closed if ice is on it. International is at one end of the terminal and domestic at the other. Mornings are good for shooting from the terminal and near the fire station along the road. You will need transport and it is possible to go right around the airport using the roads if you have a car. The afternoons are best shot from the Canterbury Aero Club side which is directly opposite the tower on the other side of the runways. Aero Club is quite active and uses the grass parrallel runways most of the time. They have been getting a bit of snow in the south island in the last few days.

Observation Deck.
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From inside terminal.
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Fire station.
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Near International through fence.
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Canterbury Aero Club.
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Might be a good idea to email some of the spotters that are there for more info?
As you are there for 3 months keep an eye on the Air NZ grabaseat web site as they have daily specials to other places at very reasonable prices.

Cheers,

Colin  old 
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bigjuliechc
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RE: Shooting At Christchurch Airport

Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:49 pm

Hi PrattWhitney,  , you have chosen the right time to come down to CHC, it is coming into summer down here, so the weather should be quite good.  
Also as you know Xmas is just around the corner!
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[Edited 2008-11-07 13:50:21]
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