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With all the security issues surrounding the worlds airports, and viewing and photographing aircraft becoming more restrictive and difficult, If a State-of-the-Art visitor centre/viewing park, that gave un-hindered views and exceptional photo opportunities, along with all aviation and family day out/dining facilities, and cover for when the weather turns rough.

How far would the aviation buffs and camera loving day out folk on here travel for sutch a venue eg, - Overseas?????

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i wouldn't travel overseas, but then i'm not a plane buff.

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"Overseas" to where?
It would be nice to spend a week at the mach Loop, but without a better reason, I'm not going to take another trip to Ol' Blighty.

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Post #3, May 04, 2012 21:02:00


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PhotosGuy wrote in post #14381421external link
"Overseas" to where?
It would be nice to spend a week at the mach Loop, but without a better reason, I'm not going to take another trip to Ol' Blighty.

I'm moving this to T. Talk.


Hi,


Have you ever visited London Heathrow Airport and either wanted to or done any photography their? they had a great visitor/viewing facility called The Queens Building, It was one of the best in all Europe, I want to see a similar yet different at Birmingham Airport.

Post #4, May 04, 2012 21:09:24


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I know spotters who would probably sell their own mothers for such a facility...

Fortunately, I'm not one of them! ;)

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PhotosGuy wrote in post #14381421external link
"Overseas" to where?
It would be nice to spend a week at the mach Loop, but without a better reason, I'm not going to take another trip to Ol' Blighty.

I'm moving this to T. Talk.

I don't think you'll see to many civil aircraft flying through the valley's of the mach loop Frank ;)

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Mick Emmett wrote in post #14382714external link
I don't think you'll see to many civil aircraft flying through the valley's of the mach loop Frank ;)

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Just don't travel to Greece! :D

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Post #8, May 08, 2012 10:09:58


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Pagman wrote in post #14381450external link
Hi,


Have you ever visited London Heathrow Airport and either wanted to or done any photography their? they had a great visitor/viewing facility called The Queens Building, It was one of the best in all Europe, I want to see a similar yet different at Birmingham Airport.

How long ago was that ? The Queens Building has been closed to public now for some 10 years + and is not likely to ever open again...It used to be a supurb and should have been the model for all airport spectator facilities. It had terraces that expanded over the top of Terminal 2 which gave great views of all round Heathrow. It catered for aviation and non aviation alike and in the early seventies it had an amusement arcade, cafe and shops and a small paddling pool..Over the years as Air travel increased and facilities for travellers expanded the view from the Queens Building became obstructed and less impressive and facilities fased out until eventually it was closed. However Heathrow did open up a new specatators centre on the North side of the airport, which I cannot really give an opinion on as I have not been there yet.

Years ago I used to also use the Car Parks as observation areas and several occasions on using tripod mounted cameras was asked not to use the Tripod cos it could be seen as a security risk......Apart from that I never had any other issues photographing the planes at Heathrow from almost anywhere around the Permiter road or other places that gave good viewpoints......

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