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chris78cpr
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Shooting Ops At SZG?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:15 am

Ok, so im looking for some help.

Im going to be spending a few hours at SZG on Sunday January 7th before my flight home.

What is the deck like? Is it shootable at this time of the year? What time does it get dark? Is it worth bringing a tripod for some night shots?

Im probably not going to be taking much kit on this trip, leaving the 1d/70-200LIS/100-400LIS at home and probably just taking the 400d/18-200 and maybe 17-40.

Please can people post any links to maps of the airport/traffic list and just post some linke to photos from the deck.

Thanks,

Chris Sharps
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GertLOWG
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RE: Shooting Ops At SZG?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:02 am

Check this great website:
www.salzburgspotters.at

Two photos from January 2006 from the terrace:

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Photo © Gert Rosmann


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RE: Shooting Ops At SZG?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:09 am

Here's the official airport link where you'll find a 1 week forecast of the arriving and departing aircraft:

http://engl.salzburg-airport.com/ankunft.html

Photo from the deck:


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Photo © Tibor Mester



The deck is however closed if it is covered with snow and/or ice; if it is open it's definitely nice for some close up shots of the aircraft on the apron. The 18-200mm lens is perfect for that!

The sun sets around 1700.

I don't have a link ready now for a map of the airport but it's not necessary anyway as the airport is small enough that you'll find everyting you need in no time. The deck is accessible directly from the front side of the terminal.

Depending on my working schedule and the weather I might be there as well.  Smile

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tom3
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RE: Shooting Ops At SZG?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:31 am

I'll be there too , from 7th - 8th and the 1st-2nd in INN  Smile

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Tom
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RE: Shooting Ops At SZG?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:15 am

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 2):
The deck is however closed if it is covered with snow and/or ice

It was 'officially' closed for my visit on 12th Jan this year, however everyone was still going up there and shooting. It's a pretty good deck, with everything to your left being photogenic early mornings. The situation improves as the day goes on but you'll struggle to shoot stuff at the far right of the terminal...

...unless you exit the building, turn left and left again by the coach park. Follow the footpath past the old DC-3 and you'll find a handy mound from which to shoot.

Karl
 
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RE: Shooting Ops At SZG?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:10 pm

Quoting Tom3 (Reply 3):
and the 1st-2nd in INN

Me too.

Best Regards!

Gert!
 
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RE: Shooting Ops At SZG?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:27 pm

Nice shots you have all posted! Thanks for the links too.

Nearer the time i will email some of you and see if any of you will be there, would be good to meet up with some of you and shoot some frames.

Also, to what extent do the Russian aircraft visit? I see the 154 there but are there any other common Russian AC that visit in January?

Chris
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RE: Shooting Ops At SZG?

Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:59 am

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 6):
Also, to what extent do the Russian aircraft visit? I see the 154 there but are there any other common Russian AC that visit in January?

It will be different next year as the Russian carriers acquire more western-built aircraft. Some say that this year was the last for the good quantity/variety of Russian movements, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Tu-154s and Yak-42s are by far the most popular 'Ruskies' used to fly to SZG, however there are several flights a week by Il-96s. Unfortunately there are now more 737s and A320s flying into SZG than ever before.

This year all the action happened on Thursday 12th January, and below is a list of the Russians which operated that day:

Aeroflot (1x Tu-154)
Aerosvit (1x 737-300, 2x 737-400)
Airlines 400 (1x Tu-154 (in Bulgarian Air Charter c/s with Airlines 400 titles))
Atlant-Soyuz (2x Tu-154)
Belavia (1x Tu-154)
Donbassaero (1x A320)
Gazpromavia (1x Falcon 900)
Kaliningradavia (3x 737-300)
Kras Air (1x 767-200 (in Air Union c/s), 1x Il-96)
Pulkovo (1x 737-500, 1x Tu-154)
Saratov Airlines (1x Yak-42)
Transaero (1x 737-300, 2x 737-400)
Ural Airlines (1x Tu-154)
Yak Service (Yak-42)

The majority of these turned up in daylight hours. Add to the Russians the local Austrian Arrows Dash-8s, CRJs and Fokker 70s, Lauda 737-800s, SkyEurope, HLX, Norwegian and Ryanair 737s, Malmo 146s and lots of British charters.

Have a good 'un!

Karl
 
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RE: Shooting Ops At SZG?

Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:35 am

Hi folks!

I totally agree with GertLOWG, check out our local spotters website http://www.salzburgspotters.at   

We are sorry that there is no english version of the page at the moment, but we are working hard to put a english version of our website online within the next few days   

Nevertheless some links of interest for you:

Movements forecast for the next 7 days. Interesting flights are marked!
http://salzburgspotters.at/airport.php?lang=de&id=Aktuell

Airport Map with popular spotting positions
http://salzburgspotters.at/airport.php?lang=de&id=Spotten

Wintercharter flightplan incl. russian visitors
http://salzburgspotters.at/data/WINTERPLANPAGE2007.pdf
subject to correction

Latest Pics
http://salzburgspotters.at/bilder.php?lang=de&id=Movements

Some pics from season 2005/2006
March 2006
February 2006
Janaury 2006
December 2005

If you need further information send a mail to [email protected] and i'll anser your question ASAP!

See you at LOWS  
Bernhard

PS:
Yep, TU-154M and Yak 42 are quite common here in Salzburg  Smile



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RE: Shooting Ops At SZG?

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:02 am

Crikey, yes, I forgot about the Continental Airways Tu-154 that day. That pic says so much; it's almost as though I'm back there.....

Karl

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