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Birmingham spotting guide

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:44 pm
by Jordan B
Check out this website before visiting BHX.

http://www.plane-mad.com/airport-spotti ... -egbb.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If members know of anymore locations, please PM me and I'll add to this post :)

Re: Birmingham spotting guide

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:50 pm
by EGVP
There is also the pay and display car-park on the Elmdon side.

Re: Birmingham spotting guide

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:12 pm
by Martin
There's also a footpath between the railway and the airport. Obviously not somewhere you'd want to stand all day (unless you collected both trains and planes?) but it gives another angle onto the Elmdon Apron (freight & GA) and a different view onto anything parked on the North Apron (current Ryanair storage apron)

Martin

Re: Birmingham spotting guide

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:39 pm
by Martin
Hangar1 (the older hangar nearest the Elmdon terminal) has been demolished which gives much improved views from the MSCP over the GA & cargo apron.

Martin

Re: Birmingham spotting guide

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:18 pm
by andygolfer
I've been sent this link which is quite useful:

http://www.bhxflights.com/p/spotting-locations.html

andy

Re: Birmingham spotting guide

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:26 am
by Martin
A couple of updates regarding the MSCP on the Elmdon side. The carpark is closed between 2100 - 0400 each day to deter anti-social behaviour/boy racers. Also, there have been occasions recently at evening/night where the Police have set up a checkpoint at the entrance to the Elmdon side of the airport and stopping all private vehicles/any individuals to ask the nature of the visit (again to deter/catch anybody there to commit crime/anti-social behaviour). The Police have no issues with anybody going there to spot/photograph so once they know why you're there, will let you get on with it.

As usual with winter, the top floor of the Elmdon MSCP has been closed off to vehicles (due to H&S, the top floor can get very icy in cold weather). It is still possible to park on a lower floor and walk upto the top floor.

Martin