Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

Post by aviodromefriend »

jaah wrote:I would like to hear from people who have been to Volkel before how difficult it is to photograph the flying display when the static aircraft are in front of the public. Is suspect the visibility is greatly reduced. Especially if the big aircraft like C-130, E-3 and C-17 are also parked in front of the public.
Trouble is mostly for shots on the runway. As soon as the aircraft are airborne, they get high enough to be seen over most of the static aircraft. But mind you can be fooled about where they pop up over the static display (I missed the Vulcan's start on friday in '09 as I didn't expect it to need such a short take-off run). Also in the past some big aircraft have been put on the side of the public area (think KC-135, KDC-10, Vulcan)
jaah wrote:Is suppose it's not easy to photograph the static aircraft either if there are loads of people standing at the fences to watch the flying display.
If you ask politely, most people will allow to take short timed static shots, as long as you don't stay there all the time to watch the complete show.
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

Post by Maurice »

Jonas,

Displaying aircraft (flying) are well above the aircraft parked on the static display. The big ones like KDC-10, E-3 and C-17 are parked at the beginning or end of the static diplay, so for sure not near the display centre. Parked aircraft only could obstruct visibility towards aircraft on the runway. During the open days, it would be advised to find a position in between parked aircraft if you prefer aircraft on the runway.
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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2x F-16 portugal added to the static display

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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

Post by Ramses2 »

Jonas,

At the end of the static near the beginning of the runway would be the best place to take your spot,the view on the runway is a bit of a challenge but nevertheless it"s still possible to take actionshots.I would advise to be early.
see link below to give you an example of the Volkel airshow in 2009

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23539919@N ... 966195282/

Hopefully this will help you

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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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how is the condition of the grass, is it high so that you can't see the aircraft wheels on the runway or has it been mown recently?

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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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I will check it this afternoon.
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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@ Aviodromefriend, Maurice and Ramses2
Thank you for your answers. I understand that it is still possible to make good shots of both the flying and static display :-D
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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the grass between the runways is a little bit high. So no wheels on the picture.
They did not mown the grass because it attracts birds.
Only the area where all the people are standing is mown.
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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When I have a look at the arrival times for tomorrow there is a major gap between 1300 and 1600 with no arrivals.

Could this be rehearsel time for the flying display?
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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Is it allowed to bring ladders?
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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Is it allowed to bring ladders?
Only for people in the last row! :roll:
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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As long as it"'s not in front of me,and three miles to the back indeed:-)
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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Beagle wrote:Is it allowed to bring ladders?
Yeah but dont use them!
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

Post by nilsko »

Or use them 7 meters behind the crowd line and don't bother anyone with it.. That's what I do..
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Re: Luchtmachtdagen/Airforcedays 14/15 June 2013 Volkel

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Ontopic please ;-)

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