Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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Thinking about visiting Rotterdam before the last helicopters seem to be expected for tomorrow.

After I had no time catching them on their way to Eindhoven or Rotterdam, and as also going to Welschap each evening would have left gaps, I went there Monday but then studied the excellent reports here. Good descriptions of different locations, but mostly focused on taking pictures when they arrive.
Also I read the comments about reading off, or doing headcount only, which will become more and more difficult of course.
Studying Google Earth for high buildings I wonder whether Euromast is on one hand 'close enough' to at least see and count them, but the eastern container wall could kill this idea. Also I heard they are making the wall(s) hihger?!
In the North and closer than Euromast are 3 high buildings incl. the Science Tower. Giving a view to the storage area through the landing area?!

So, what would be the best spot(s) for the pragmatic approach to simply see and count them, any of the high buildings around? And can you generally move around normally in the habour and pear area, or will it be a cat and mouse game with the local companies?

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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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Op de waalkade noordzijde heb je prachtig uitzicht. Dan de maastunnel door en aan de overkant het platform op de bartel wiltonkade.
Wij hebben 14 nummers kunnen lezen.

De apaches staan achter containers en je kan masten en staartrotors tellen.
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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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Thanks flyboy, will try those spots in case I give this a try.
The trip has some potential for failure and frustration if the count does not match ..... still undecided.
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Euromast is good for a count
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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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Have you tried a look from Euromast ? And is it possible to take Scope & tripod in with you ?

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I did not, but saw pics of someone who did. You need a good binocular or scope.
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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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Custard Gannet wrote:Have you tried a look from Euromast ? And is it possible to take Scope & tripod in with you ?
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The euromast has two levels, from the restaurant level the view is blocked by a building, you have to make the ride to the top. In that ride you have a fixed seat and the ride rotates. So pictures ok, scoop not. Not that you also have to make a reservation for which time you want to go.
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W&R wrote:
Custard Gannet wrote:Have you tried a look from Euromast ? And is it possible to take Scope & tripod in with you ?
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The euromast has two levels, from the restaurant level the view is block by a building, you have to make the ride to the top. In that ride you have a fixed seat and the ride rotates. So pictures ok, scoop not. Not that you also have to make a reservation for which time you want to go.
So the outdoor deck is not good? (was just about to order my ticket ;-) )
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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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Just got back from the Euromast. You actually can "see" all rows from the platform (where you exit at the 5th floor).
From the North side of the platform, you can see everything, including the most left row, which contains (tonight's situation) the fourth CH-47.the other three are on the right side.
But unless you have a very good scope, with optimal conditions (mornings seem better with the sun from behind) , you cannot really count them.

So whether you can "count" them, is a different story :roll:
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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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Antheii wrote:Just got back from the Euromast. You actually can "see" all rows from the platform (where you exit at the 5th floor).
From the North side of the platform, you can see everything, including the most left row, which contains (tonight's situation) the fourth CH-47.the other three are on the right side.
But unless you have a very good scope, with optimal conditions (mornings seem better with the sun from behind) , you cannot really count them.

So whether you can "count" them, is a different story :roll:
We have all those things (good scope ) and more !
Also very happy to get out from our confinement , not a ideal encounter ... but you can’t always get what you want !!

5th floor = restaurant level ?

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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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Custard Gannet wrote:
5th floor = restaurant level ?
No, the restaurants are at lower levels, I think this was simply called 'the platform', the one at 112 meter.
It is the €10.25 ticket, with which you can also go to the top in this turning thingy.
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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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But still wondering who were in the Cessna (6 July, roughly at 20:15), which seemed to be specific interested in this part of the harbour ;-)
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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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For those still planning to go to the Euromast to have a look at all the helicopters assembled in the Waalhaven, the Euromast is offering a 15% discount on tickets by using the discount code UITZICHT010. See https://euromast.nl/en/ticket-offer/ for more details.
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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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Just got back from the Euromast. You actually can "see" all rows from the platform (where you exit at the 5th floor).
From the North side of the platform, you can see everything, including the most left row, which contains (tonight's situation) the fourth CH-47.the other three are on the right side.
But unless you have a very good scope, with optimal conditions (mornings seem better with the sun from behind) , you cannot really count them.
Thanks for the info, sounds like a good opportunity. In the post of W&R it is mentioned a scope is not possible however, is it not allowed to bring such an item?
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Re: Waalhaven 06.07.2020

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patrick dirksen wrote:
Just got back from the Euromast. You actually can "see" all rows from the platform (where you exit at the 5th floor).
From the North side of the platform, you can see everything, including the most left row, which contains (tonight's situation) the fourth CH-47.the other three are on the right side.
But unless you have a very good scope, with optimal conditions (mornings seem better with the sun from behind) , you cannot really count them.
Thanks for the info, sounds like a good opportunity. In the post of W&R it is mentioned a scope is not possible however, is it not allowed to bring such an item?
That is not what I said, if you go into to the top bit a scope is not very usefull as you rotated around the tower and have no fixed point.
If you stay at the lower (112 meters observation) part, you can use a scope but the a/c are very packed together, also of one of rows you can only see tail ends, not the whole a/c
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