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Phuket Spotting Trip

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:31 pm
by gabep
I will be traveling through Phuket next week with camera in tow. I have always wanted to shoot around HKT and I do not plan on missing this opportunity. There have been reports that spotting is now prohibited along the beach approach and some indications of police harassment on the famous hillside view along the south side of the airfield. That said, plenty of videos and photos still pour out of these famous locations.

1) Are there any local spotters familiar with HKT that can give me reliable and up to date information?

2) Would anyone be willing to meet up and spot for a day or two?

3) Any photographers not from the region who have shot there recently? What was your experience?

Any and all general tips, tricks and suggestions would be greatly appreciated--preferably from people who have actually spotted there.


Kind regards,

Gabe Pfeiffer

Re: Phuket Spotting Trip

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:31 pm
by jelpee

Re: Phuket Spotting Trip

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:55 pm
by dcaviation
Spotting is not prohibited. Photography is and was prohibited for last 10 years directly under the approach.
If you are not going for belly/head on shots, you'll be fine.
Enjoy your trip and don't worry about those resurrected reports from various dying papers.