pilotschnitzel
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Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:14 pm

G'day all.

Will be travelling between MML and SSY in a few weeks time, wondering whether there are any decent places spotting can take place inside the terminals.

Also, any tips on taking photos while inside the aircraft?

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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:55 pm

Quoting pilotschnitzel (Thread starter):
wondering whether there are any decent places spotting can take place inside the terminals.

None really at MEL apart from around some of the gates. SYD is a little better in the sense that you can see the runway from both domestic terminals. The QF history museum is a nice place to go to have a look. Otherwise the SYD international terminal observation deck is quite good.
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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:43 am

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 1):
Otherwise the SYD international terminal observation deck is quite good.

From that I presume that the DOM doesnt have one. I guess if I can block out the reflection from the glass near the jetstar gates I could get a few shots, if 16R/34L is active.


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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:07 am

Quoting pilotschnitzel (Reply 2):

No, not an official one and nothing that is open air. I've never bothered to shoot from there myself as it'd only be good for morning shots as shots would become backlit towards the afternoon. The ends of the piers are likely to provide the best opportunities but it's still hard. Depending on how much time you have, you could walk to Qantas Drive to underneath 16L/34R.
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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:12 pm

There are large windows at the end of the Jetstar and Virgin gatelounge concourses, but the glass has a bluish tinge.

This link is a photo taken from the Virgin domestic terminal:

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/534284.html

The following link has an aerial photo of YMML with most popular spotting locations indicated, and further details and sample shots:

http://jetspotter.com/mel%20view.htm

Peter

[Edited 2011-09-02 05:16:10]

[Edited 2011-09-02 05:27:36]
 
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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:15 am

Thanks Peter but I was more interested in shooting from inside the terminal in regards to the aerial shot. The shot from VA terminal doesn't look too bad. Am flying with Qantas both ways.

Thanks for the comments

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 3):

I'll have about 4 hours so I guess that will be sufficient.

Thanks!
 
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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:29 am

For a bit of an idea of what photos are like from the Virgin Blue/Australia terminal in Melbourne, I have some in a trip report from a few years ago.

ADL-MEL-ADL Daytrip With Tiger + Pics (by Ryan h Feb 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
South Australian Spotter www.ryanhothersall.net
 
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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:04 am

Just wondering how well DSLR's get through security at YMML and YSSY (any interesting stories?).

Quoting ryan h (Reply 6):

For a bit of an idea of what photos are like from the Virgin Blue/Australia terminal in Melbourne, I have some in a trip report from a few years ago.

ADL-MEL-ADL Daytrip With Tiger + Pics (by Ryan h Feb 7 2008 in Trip Reports)

I see a lot of photos during take-off and landing, which is when you should have all electronics off. I assume this is breaking the law (if it is one) but is it worth the risk? Not too bad quality of those photos Ryan, but I guess if I want any photos on airliners I'm going to have to go up front at the end of the flight (as I always do)!


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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:15 am

Quoting pilotschnitzel (Reply 7):
Just wondering how well DSLR's get through security at YMML and YSSY (any interesting stories?).

No, not really. They're usual items and they go straight through.

Quoting pilotschnitzel (Reply 7):
I assume this is breaking the law (if it is one) but is it worth the risk?

If you read the QF/JQ safety cards, it will say that cameras (for personal use) have no restrictions.

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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:19 am

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
No, not really. They're usual items and they go straight through.

Just thought my 75-300mm lens might look sus!

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
If you read the QF/JQ safety cards, it will say that cameras (for personal use) have no restrictions.

Never took notice as this will be my first time taking photos during those times. Thanks a lot Nicholas!
 
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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:42 am

Wait so then why do they always say to turn off all electrical items if we are allowed to use cameras?
 
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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:05 am

Quoting pilotschnitzel (Reply 10):
Wait so then why do they always say to turn off all electrical items if we are allowed to use cameras?

The rules on electronic items date from a time before cameras were considered as such, it is only in recent years that cameras have become"electronic"
Some cabin crews consider them as such, some don't.
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
 
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RE: Current Spotting At Ymml And Yssy

Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:50 am

Well I think the airlines should have a uniform agreement on it!

Thanks for the comments

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