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9. 4. 2018

Spotting locations - English version

The most important thing for spotting is to choose the right spot with a focus on great light conditions. Before your departure to the airport you have to check current runway in use (as per flightradar24.com, ATIS informations, over your radioscanner or visually direct at the airport - it´s up to you, which possibility you´ll choose...).
Runway in use at Leos Janacek Ostrava Airport is very flexible. If the wind is light (like 0-5 kts), the approach or departures navigation depends on the communication between pilots and ATC Tower and current traffic there. So you need to be ready for every single situation!

This spotting map and the table below help you to choose an optimal position to take the best airplane pictures:

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Smart table with a spot description of spotting locations

Spot Spot name Time**) What kind of pics you can take there Lense Recommendation Remarks
1 An airplane 7am - 8pm B737-300 test bed, approach 22, activities at exhibition area (NATO Days) 18 - 600 ladder, boots*  
2 Line-up 22 3pm - night approach 22, t/d 22, morning / late afternoon line-ups 22, late afternoon long take off 04 55 - 600 ladder, boots*  
3 Approach 22 north 3pm - night late afternoon approach 22 & long take offs 04, morning line-up twy A 18 - 600 camp. chair, boots* Bush "island" at the field
4 Approach 22 south 6am - 3pm approach 22, long take offs from 04 in the morning 18 - 600 camp. chair, boots* hunter booth
5a Dump 9am - 11am approach 22, face-2-face twy F, cross F/A, taxi A, morning long take off 04 18 - 600 ladder, boots* Gate 19
5b Cross F/A 8am - 1pm approach 22, cross F/A, morning long take off 04 18 - 600 ladder Gate 20
6a North appron 8am - 3pm parked A/C by IAC, approach 22, long take off 04, taxi F/A, engine tests on A 18 - 600 ladder, boots* camera pillar
6b IAC paint shop 9am - 3pm approach 22, taxi F/A, parked A/C, push-backs from / towing to IAC 18 - 600 ladder, boots* potholes, big stones
7 Gate 21 9am - 3pm approach+t/d 22, long take-off 04, towing IAC-CEAM, parked A/C by IAC, low-pass 22/F 18 - 600 ladder, boots* J.A.Technik-IAC
8 Job Air Technik 9am - 4pm Elmontex / Job Air activities, approach+t/d 22, take off 04, towing / taxi F/B - F/A, f2f twy B 18 - 600 ladder hangar build!
9 Elmontex Air nonstop t/d 22, long take off 04, towing / taxi F/B - F/A, Queen Air / Elmontex / CEAM activities 18 - 600 ladder roof terrace / fence
10 Queen Air 7am - 3pm taxi F/B - F/A, towing on F to Job Air / IAC, Queen Air / Elmontex Air activities 18 - 600 ladder Gate 22
11 Old observ. terrace nonstop take off 22/04, central appron traffic, taxi F all directions, private jets/props 18 - 600 ladder  
12 Railway station nonstop take off 22/04, central appron traffic, taxi F all directions, S340 test bed 18 - 600 ladder, boots* Railway cross!
13 New ATC building nonstop take off 04/22, taxi F/C - F/D - F/E, clearance 22/C, central appron traffic 55 - 600 ladder parking space
14 Oldest ATC TWR 7am - 3pm taxi F/D - F/E, short take off 04, long take off 22, low approach 04/F (NATO Days) 55 - 600 ladder, boots* crossroad, railway!
15 Cromodora  7am - 3pm taxi F/D - F/E, touchdown 04, take off 22, line-up D/04, line-up/clearance 22/C 18 - 600 ladder gates 3+4, railway!
16a Blue warehouse 8am - 3pm long take off 22, approach+t/d 04, taxi F/D-F/E, clearance 22-D, NATO Days disp. appron 18 - 600 ladder, boots* over pink-white house
16b Old hangar 8am - 3pm approach+t/d 04, long take off 22, taxi F/E, line-up E-04, clearence 22-04/D, stored S340 18 - 600 ladder stored airplanes
17 Cargo terminal 8am - 3pm traffic by cargo terminal, NATO Days display appron, taxi F/E 18 - 600 ladder, boots*  
18 Powerhouse nonstop approach 04, clearance 22-E, long take off 22, line-up E-04, taxi F/E 18 - 400 ladder, boots* potholes, big stones
19 Line-up 04 3pm - night long take off 22, approach 04, line-up 04, clearance 22/D- 22/E, cross F-E, f2f twy F 18 - 600 ladder, boots* potholes, big stones
20 Albrechtičky village 3pm - night take off 22, clearance 22-C, t/d + take off 04, taxi F/D - F/E, line-up D-04, low-pass 22/04 18 - 600 ladder, boots* potholes, big stones
21 Small radar 3pm - night clearance + line-up 22/04-C, NATO Days display, low pass + take off 22/04 18 - 600 ladder, boots* VOR/DME
22 Big radar 1pm - night NATO Days Display, touch-down 22, take off 22/04, clearance + line-up 22/04-C 55 - 400 ladder, boots* NATO Display
External spots in bigger distance from the airport
X1 Petřvaldík - football 1pm - night Standard and very short approach to rwy 22, low and long take off from 04 150-600 camping chair Football field
X2 Petřvald - ranch 8am - 2pm Standard and very short approach to rwy 22, low and long take off from 04 150-600 camping chair Powerstation
Historical spots (no more avialable)
H1 Small appron south 1pm - night Stored L410 + S340 airplanes, taxi F/E, clearance 22/D, long take off 22 10 - 600 ladder old hangar
H2 Cargo tent nonstop cargo traffic, NATO Days display. appron, taxi F/E, approach + t/d 04, long take off 22 10 - 600 ladder  
H3 Big appron south 8am - 12am cargo traffic, NATO Days display appron, long take off 22, line-up + approach + t/d 04 18 - 600 ladder "barrel"

*) This spot is located in a field, meadow or forrest which are mostly pretty muddy / sh*tty after heavy rain. So boots or tracking shoes are very needed.
**)  Time data are provided for the sunny days. If it´s cloudy (with or without rain) or inversion out there, these data are more or less devoid of purpose, so the spot selection depends on you.

 

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