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Frankfurt Flughafen (FRA)

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If anybody is planning a spotting trip to Frankfurt, Vietnam Airlines are to operate their new A350 aircraft every morning until March.

The picture is one of the airlines Boeing 777's taken at the airport by our very own Seasider man.
Vietnam 777 by Seasider, hosted on Forums4airports.com
 
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As promised (to Aviador), I have now catalogued my photos from my trip to FRA at the beginning of June. There are some great photo places around the airport in addition to the terrace in the Terminal (faces south). For the last 2 visits I have used the designated area known as Zeppelinheim which can be reached via the local rail station and a 10 min walk. The aircraft land on 25L and 25C right in front, 25R is a little further away but the aircraft taxi in the front of you on the way to the southern runway, "stopover" aircraft use the same taxiway to the long time parking stands.
This viewing area is only about 200m from the memorial to the Berlin Airlift which has a C-47 and C-54 displayed.

Gulf Air A320.jpg
Air Dolomiti EMB190.jpg
Chins Sth Cargo B777F.jpg
Bulgarian Air Charter MD83.jpg
Etihad B789.jpg
Montenegro Airlines B735.jpg
TUI B738.jpg
Vietnam AL A350.jpg
World Club A340.jpg

China AL B777.jpg

I hope you enjoy and if you an airline photographer, I can highly recommend a trip to FRA.
 

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Just out of interest Seasider, did you go to the other runway that is used for arrivals over the other side. Ive seen alot of videos where spotters take alot of photos/video from this runway rather than the side your photos were taken ?
 

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No. That is runway 25R (videos I've seen) which is north of the terminal and about 1 mile further west. I was staying in Frankfurt centre and it was easier to get to Zeppelinheim, plus it had the advantage of aircraft taxiing past you.
 

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Next April i'm planning a little flying holiday for my birthday and one of the airports i'll be flying through is Frankfurt. Does anyone if there is a plane spotting area at the terminal or terminals? I'll probably be flying with Lufthansa and have no idea what terminal they fly from!
 

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If only we could have one of those viewing platforms like at FRA/BCN at the end of Runway 33 at BHX it would be awesome but hold on a minuite this is the UK, where everything involves lots of red tape and lots of money which nobody has. :banghead:
One at Cardiff would be very nice!
 

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Next April i'm planning a little flying holiday for my birthday and one of the airports i'll be flying through is Frankfurt. Does anyone if there is a plane spotting area at the terminal or terminals? I'll probably be flying with Lufthansa and have no idea what terminal they fly from!
The website that Ray Finkle posted is very good for all airports as well as Frankfurt.

There is a viewing area on top of the terminal, (2, I believe), the European flights but is no good for the photographers as it faces the sun.
I have not been to the platform for runway 25R but it should be "walkable" from the Terminal. There is a good platform for runway 36 (departures) but you need a car to get to it. For my last 2 visits I have used the one next to the motorway bridge (pictures above taken from there) to the south of runway 26C and 26L plus taxies to runway 36 and "long stay" parking.
 

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The website that Ray Finkle posted is very good for all airports as well as Frankfurt.

There is a viewing area on top of the terminal, (2, I believe), the European flights but is no good for the photographers as it faces the sun.
I have not been to the platform for runway 25R but it should be "walkable" from the Terminal. There is a good platform for runway 36 (departures) but you need a car to get to it. For my last 2 visits I have used the one next to the motorway bridge (pictures above taken from there) to the south of runway 26C and 26L plus taxies to runway 36 and "long stay" parking.
Thanks. Although I haven't booked any flights yet i was thinking of doing a little bit of spotting before my flight so won't want to wander to far. Thanks for the info!
 

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