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by spotterjoe
Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: FRA Observation Deck
Replies: 1
Views: 3867

FRA Observation Deck

Hi all, Me and a friend are planning to visiting Frankfurt airport and are keen to visit the viewing deck. We arrive on the morning <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> flight from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> into terminal 2. Is the observat...

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by spotterjoe
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 27R Arrivals
Replies: 1
Views: 2367

LHR 27R Arrivals

Hi all I am planning a spotting trip to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and have worked out arrivals are going to be on 27R. I will be arriving by public transport. Does anybody know of any good places to watch the planes land? I am not particularly both...

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by spotterjoe
Sat May 25, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At MAN
Replies: 5
Views: 4610

RE: Spotting At MAN

Thanks for this information - it's really helpful!
Does anybody know the exact timings of the bus, and its number? Also, do you have to pay to get into the viewing park?

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by spotterjoe
Sat May 25, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At MAN
Replies: 5
Views: 4610

Spotting At MAN

Hi all, I am planning a trip to the viewing park at <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym>, but I will be travelling by train to the airport station. Is there a bus that stops at the vi...

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by spotterjoe
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: BHX Spotting
Replies: 8
Views: 5836

RE: BHX Spotting

I'm more of a rego taker rather than a photographer, but if I am far away from the action then maybe I need to reconsider. Another question I have is how many planes I will actually see. Obviously it will be nowhere near as <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym...

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by spotterjoe
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: BHX Spotting
Replies: 8
Views: 5836

RE: BHX Spotting

Thanks very much for this information.
It sounds like it is possible to walk along the fence past the golf course to the middle of the runway, so this is probably what i'll do!
Thanks

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by spotterjoe
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: BHX Spotting
Replies: 8
Views: 5836

BHX Spotting

Hi all, I am planning a spotting trip to Birmingham in a few weeks and need a bit of information about the best locations for viewing aircraft. I will be arriving by train, so won't have a car. I have read about Sheldon Country Park, which is easily accessible from Marston Green station. Is this spo...

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by spotterjoe
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 9L Arrivals
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

RE: LHR 9L Arrivals

I'm not so worried about photos, I'm more of a rego taker! I would just like to know if the embankment area is likely to be frequented with other spotters throughout the day next monday, as I guess the more of us there are the less suspicious it will look to passing police.

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by spotterjoe
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 9L Arrivals
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

RE: LHR 9L Arrivals

Is the departure level of <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> a bit in the middle of the terminal, as I don't want to be photoraphing aircraft in front of all the people checking in! Also, should I stand near the top of the embankment, or at the bottom nearer the road? Is it possible...

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by spotterjoe
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 9L Arrivals
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

RE: LHR 9L Arrivals

I think i have found the embankment on google maps. I plan to be there for about 4 hours; are you confident i willnot be hassled by police? Lastly, is the walk to the embankment along a pavement?
Thanks, you have been really helpful!

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by spotterjoe
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 9L Arrivals
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

RE: LHR 9L Arrivals

Would you be able to pinpoint the location on a map? Its just i really don't want to get lost around the maze of roads!

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by spotterjoe
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 9L Arrivals
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

RE: LHR 9L Arrivals

Thanks this is really helpful information. My main concern is being approached by the authorities but it sounds ok

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by spotterjoe
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 9L Arrivals
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

RE: LHR 9L Arrivals

Thanks that is really helpful!

Do I start from the arrivals level of T5? And also how long will this journey take?
Thanks

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by spotterjoe
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 9L Arrivals
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

LHR 9L Arrivals

Hi I am planning a spotting trip to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, however it looks like <acronym title="Colgan Air (USA)">9L</acronym> will be in use and I have only ever been to myrtle avenue. I have read about a good embankment south of the runway t...

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by spotterjoe
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera For A Beginner: Fujifilm S2950?
Replies: 4
Views: 7707

Camera For A Beginner: Fujifilm S2950?

Hi I am looking to buy my first camera for plane spotting (up till now I have just been a rego taker) and have found a good price for a Fujifilm Finepix S2950. However i have a few questions about it: The camera has 18x optical zoom. Is that good? All other enthusiasts seem to talk about zoom in mm ...

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by spotterjoe
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Spotting Information #2
Replies: 16
Views: 8394

RE: Heathrow Spotting Information #2

Sorry guys, forgot to mention in the above post: Is it likely that the police will move me on from the <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> drop off, and are there likely to be other spotters there, as I feel more comfortable spotting with company. Thanks !  <img src="http://cdn-...

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by spotterjoe
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Spotting Information #2
Replies: 16
Views: 8394

RE: Heathrow Spotting Information #2

From what I have read, the <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> departure level sounds like the easiest place to get to, and to be honest, I am not too crazy about taking pictures (I am more of a rego taker). Anyway, all this may be irrelavant as 27L might be used for arrivals! Thanks...

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by spotterjoe
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Spotting Information #2
Replies: 16
Views: 8394

RE: Heathrow Spotting Information #2

Does anybody have directions from the <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> tube stop to the embankment as from what I can see on google maps its all motorways and slip roads I will be on foot. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forum...

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by spotterjoe
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Spotting Information #2
Replies: 16
Views: 8394

Heathrow Spotting Information #2

I know there are about a million <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> posts on here, but bear with me  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Now the summer is here and the w...

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by spotterjoe
Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Spotting Information
Replies: 5
Views: 5124

Heathrow Spotting Information

Firstly I'll just apologise, as I am sure there is another post similar to this one already, but to save time I just started a new one. I have a few questions about spotting at Heathrow, so here goes: 1. Is Myrtle Avenue only good for 27L arrivals, or is it good for 27R as well? 2. When <acronym tit...

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by spotterjoe
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LTN Peak Periods
Replies: 7
Views: 2667

RE: LTN Peak Periods

I just had a look at the timetable on the website and it shows that El Al operate a B767 flight on Sunday arriving at 10:40 and departing at 12:05. Will it be a 767 or just a 737? Also, this sounds silly, but is there wifi at the spotting area, as it would be handy to look of flightradar to see wher...

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by spotterjoe
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LTN Peak Periods
Replies: 7
Views: 2667

RE: LTN Peak Periods

Only live arrivals and departures, and not at the weekend. Also, it doesn't say about private aircraft and some charters

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by spotterjoe
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LTN Peak Periods
Replies: 7
Views: 2667

LTN Peak Periods

Hi I live near <acronym title="London - Luton (LTN / EGGW), United Kingdom">LTN</acronym> and was wondering if anyone knew when the best time to go and see some action is. I have been before to the location south of the runway and was impressed by the views. However there was a drop in traffic betwe...

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