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Budapest (BUD) Situation

Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:32 am

Hello all,

On 2 September I will be in Belgrade for the local airshow, and I'm now making plans for the days after that.

Can anyone update me on the photography situation in Budapest (BUD)? I understand that terminal T1 is now closed, and that high fences have been built here recently. However, there still seem to be some decent spots.

Odd as it may seem, I would love to catch on of the Brasilias of BASe, as I don't have an EMB-120 in my collection. Are there any specific tips for photographing them?

Much of the airport seems walkable from metro stops, do you agree or would I better get a car?

Thanks,

Peter 
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RE: Budapest (BUD) Situation

Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:32 pm

Hi Peter,

https://maps.google.hu/maps/ms?msid=204062167057443787404.0004c61cdef30eafe5da6&msa=0&ll=47.436913,19.267273&spn=0.126097,0.338173



Point 1:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/ULS-C...d=449f75d526041ff30be2b952d41f5548

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Egypt...d=f65abe57243fb0958c3e3e7892bed061

http://www.airliners.net/photo/ATA-A...d=126d133d9c71940fbf77a8199438044b




2:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Haina...d=e57aaa8dcb012198aebe297534dbd473

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ukrai...d=aae0589c4c25329160692018704de1a7



Between point 1 & 2:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Malev...d=66e0c1169890552392a71ffcc470eab0

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Malev...d=66e0c1169890552392a71ffcc470eab0




3:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Malev...d=def3600ee651540cbc70ba22a477c26f

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aerof...d=414420a7a195fbb1e0ee16aad9d3dc66




4 - 31R arrive, 31R line up, taxiway to 31R


http://www.airliners.net/photo/Anton...d=70ca0ad08cfd0bf6e91d4afca0db2a17

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Lufth...d=e8945738b010d44bdf38860c956a1cb5

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Privi...d=c196a7117712a8cb7be916aeb2d30029

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA--...d=cdf4d12c854eb549d50aca51b0e36f91



5:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Avien...d=288e1749c9b2f3d5b336a338c36eea81

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Atyra...d=7f02f60054691ebe63f93bda542ef41f

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA--...d=dec7d6e2f633aba6abfbbb49945d5668

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Malev...d=d4c7a8c6970b59004b7d786b61a026ea



Between point 4 & 5:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Rossi...d=40be8451ea1f60a5f42451b436f31e25

http://www.airliners.net/photo/World...d=e31588e35281a0e9e0517cca657b1e3c




6:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Qatar...d=904135256979e5db4412d9fb50c006b3

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Uzbek...d=591fe20e0e85ec9af024e8398b7971a7



7:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/UC-Ai...d=591fe20e0e85ec9af024e8398b7971a7

http://www.airliners.net/photo/OSRL-...d=c4cfccc5efff9c9e2d5fd1f26d067765





Point 8, 13R arrive/31L departure

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Turki...d=449f75d526041ff30be2b952d41f5548

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Germa...d=449f75d526041ff30be2b952d41f5548

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Iran-...d=449f75d526041ff30be2b952d41f5548

http://www.airliners.net/photo/ATA-A...d=126d133d9c71940fbf77a8199438044b

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7243144&nseq=13

http://www.airliners.net/photo/FedEx...d=c371c74d28ab04ef843cd17d9ae4eee0

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Cargo...d=884ffa6f72ef8b3514fd2934feb554b9



9:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/World...d=e31588e35281a0e9e0517cca657b1e3c

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Denma...d=bd1265de2d56a3c536686a3b19e30069




10:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...d=86789158047560ed71e7db6ac8c8d148

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Natio...d=fd3beab3d291c77bc2b12338b688cec3

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Gemin...d=d5df362639f6f89a781051e1dfc33318


11:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russi...d=1753ce5bcf1bcc99f893b3164bb8f558

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Trans...d=99d20170cdb0ae532cafc94747dfcbbf



Point 12 - 13L arrive, 13L lineup, B5 holding bay (C5 Galaxy)

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Arrow...d=bd4a774b984c55bbe336cafcbd6b10d6

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA--...d=9ac164a6ec4bd889746cd42c9b0c8f1b



+ There are some dead locations like Terminal terracces (T1, T2A, T2B,
T2 outside small terracce).
 
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RE: Budapest (BUD) Situation

Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:48 pm

Hey Szabo, wow, thanks a lot! That was a lot of work for you.

I'll digest that and probably come back with some questions later.

Peter 
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RE: Budapest (BUD) Situation

Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:37 am

You need ladder because of high fence at point: 3, 5, 9, 10 (only for take-off shot with backgroud) and at point 6 - but only for taxi shot in the apron.
Point 6 for landing shot perfect without ladder, like the other points.

You can reach by foot easily points: 6, 7, 8, 9. This working if rwy direction is 13.
But in LHBP the main direction is 31, most of the arrival use rwy 31R.

From point 6 (bus stop) to point 4 is 2,6 km walking. At 31 direction is better a car.

Today EMB-120 in LHBP:
LHBP-LHPP at 6:47
LHPP-LHBP at 18:30
In daytime flying charters to Zakynthos and Bourgas.
 
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RE: Budapest (BUD) Situation

Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:03 pm

Thanks Gabor... apologies for getting your first name wrong !

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RE: Budapest (BUD) Situation

Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:22 pm

Well, I spent a few hours at the prime spot - 4, the hill - this afternoon. It's an awesome spotting point at exactly the right location - a shiny example for any airport. Well, not shiny - just a big heap of earth with a bench on top, but then that's just what we need. There are shady trees too, which is even better because it is rather hot in these parts right now.

Spots 1 and 4 ARE doable with public transport - the Volanbusz company runs a cheap and fast service from Kobanya-Kispest metro station to Vecses, Ullo and Monor. Get off/on at Telepi/Anna Utca for Spot 4 - it's maybe a 1.5 km walk. Walking haters note that the last couple of hundred metres need to be walked anyway. Also note that the path to the hill branches off to the right - straight ahead brings you to a little knoll that gives you barely enough elevation to shoot landing aircraft over the fence, and I mistook this for the hill at first.

Of course, a car gives more flexibility in getting around between spots, but I don't regret not renting one because the bad news is that regular traffic at BUD is of little interest to me - it's almost exclusively low cost and mainline European fare (although I saw a Tatarstan Tu-154 yesterday - and one of the Brasilias undergoing maintenance in a hangar). So I guess I'll spend tomorrow afternoon too in the beautiful city that is Budapest, and in a Turkish bath in particular.

Thanks for the help,

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RE: Budapest (BUD) Situation

Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:56 pm

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 5):
Get off/on at Telepi/Anna Utca for Spot 4 -

I spent last night at a small hotel on Telepi! You're right, it is very hot!

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 5):
(although I saw a Tatarstan Tu-154 yesterday

Ahh thanks for clearing that up, I saw it parked way over near the hangars and thought it wasn't a permanent fixture.

I flew out at 0840 on the Dniproavia flight to Kiev. Small world eh!
 
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RE: Budapest (BUD) Situation

Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:00 pm

Small world indeed... I considered Kiev for this trip, but am hoppping on the train tomorrow for the small airshow in Hradec Kralove.

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