Question for the Sydney plane fans - would Brighton Le Sands be a good place to photograph planes arriving and departing the airport? On maps it looks okay, but I don't know what the terrain is down that way.
Not really a great spot, there are better.
The beach carpark just south of the main runway, and the little park off Qantas Drive are my favourites. The observation deck in the international terminal isn't bad either.
Have a look at this spotting guide. You might want to check out http://yssyforum.net too
It all depends on the time of day, and the wind direction - for morning landings on 16R, the park on Qantas Drive is great.
Now for some of my photos. Qantas Drive and The Rest - they're either at the beach or the observation deck. The beach shots in there were just after the first Airbus A380 arrived a couple of years ago - the beach is at its best for afternoon landings on 34L, unfortunately the wind was blowing the other way at the time.