|Quoting Garyck (Reply 4):|
I have been led to believe that OPF is great for photography. Lots of side roads and places to get good photos.
I hope thats still the same as I'm flying to Florida on Tuesday and planned on spending a morning and an afternoon there.
Well I hope you have a good time. There is some great stuff to get pictures of there - lots of old transports ex military/commercial - C-54, DC-7s, C-117s, C-47/DC-3, Beech 18s etc.
You should be able to get thru the fence shots on some where there is a single fence (I was paranoid that day because of the perimeter alarm I set off at FXE
earlier so I wasn't going thru fences but I will next time I go). However some spots there are 2-3 fences in front of some planes.
Someone mentioned on another thread in the past to talk to the airport office near the entrance to the facility.
Also go to airnav.com and look up OPF
and they have a couple numbers to their operations office, you could try giving them a call - I have heard of tours in the past... or at the most let them know your presence, what kind of vehicle you are in.
You might want to call the FBO also forgot the name of it but its on airnav (you never know they might even let you on their ramp) but at least let them know you are parking and shooting thru their fence - the reason I mention the FBO is, that it is next to where the 2 DC-7s, the C-54, C-118 and a few C-47s/DC-3s park as well as a French Magister (good for afternoon shots).
There is a big open area that used to be a lot it looks like next to where the Arrow DC-10s are and the Antonov 12/26s park. But some of the other streets don't really have any shoulders or pull off areas to shoot thru the fence and there are quite a few cars travelling back and forth.