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First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos?

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mlpotter



Location : Norfolk
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PostSubject: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-17, 13:56

as the title implies i've decided to go over to Conningsby next tuesday, where is the best spot for taking photos?
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Flaps
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Location : 478 miles NNW of Skegness.
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PostSubject: Re: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-17, 14:08

Hi,try this...............
http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/spotting/coningsby.html

Note the correct spelling !!!!
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reheat module



Location : Lincolnshire
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PostSubject: Re: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-17, 16:44

Hi
I am a relative newbie to aircraft photography and have been twice to Coningsby. On both ocassions I went to the New York road end of the runway and parked in the little mud and grass layby. Walking the wooden fenceline about 50 yds (along the mainroad) offers excellent approach shots (providing the landings are that end), also breaking into circuit. I use a 70-200mm lens and the Typhoons fill the frame. The landings are unobstructed due to the traffic control measures.
It works for me.
Whatever you do, or where you go, have a good day.
Paul
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PostSubject: Re: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-18, 06:23

If you go to this spot though please take extreme care as divers treat this stretch of road like Le Mans and even overtake between the lights :x
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Location : 478 miles NNW of Skegness.
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PostSubject: Re: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-18, 06:25

Snafu wrote:
If you go to this spot though please take extreme care as divers treat this stretch of road like Le Mans and even overtake between the lights :x

So do some drivers ! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-18, 06:52

..well spotted flaps..definitely drivers, not divers Laughing
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mlpotter



Location : Norfolk
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PostSubject: Re: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-18, 08:54

nice one thanks!
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Location : 478 miles NNW of Skegness.
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PostSubject: Re: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-18, 09:53

No problem,just glad to help.I'd love to get there more often,but I'm about 470 miles north of Coningsby but will get my yearly fix on the Mon/Tues/Wed on the way to RIAT-look out Mark Owen,Iveco and the rest of the locals !
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BostonSwing

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PostSubject: Re: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-18, 15:50

Divers might be right :P there were one or two puddles today - trust me to park in one Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-19, 06:25

reheat module wrote:
Hi
I am a relative newbie to aircraft photography and have been twice to Coningsby. On both ocassions I went to the New York road end of the runway and parked in the little mud and grass layby. Walking the wooden fenceline about 50 yds (along the mainroad) offers excellent approach shots (providing the landings are that end), also breaking into circuit. I use a 70-200mm lens and the Typhoons fill the frame. The landings are unobstructed due to the traffic control measures.
It works for me.
Whatever you do, or where you go, have a good day.
Paul

We parked here a while ago and watched one of the BBMF Spitfires come in right over our heads - it was fantastic.
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Snafu wrote:
If you go to this spot though please take extreme care as divers treat this stretch of road like Le Mans and even overtake between the lights :x

yes please dont stand in the road - 3 times this week I've come across spotters doing so... its a national speed limit section so vehicles are doing a perfectly legal and appropriate 60mph...
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PostSubject: Re: First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? First time visit to CBY wheres the best spot for photos? Empty2009-03-19, 09:10

NeilD wrote:
Snafu wrote:
If you go to this spot though please take extreme care as divers treat this stretch of road like Le Mans and even overtake between the lights :x

yes please dont stand in the road - 3 times this week I've come across spotters doing so... its a national speed limit section so vehicles are doing a perfectly legal and appropriate 60mph...

There's plenty doing WELL over 60 mph.Be careful at that end of the runway please.
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NeilD wrote:
Snafu wrote:
If you go to this spot though please take extreme care as divers treat this stretch of road like Le Mans and even overtake between the lights :x

yes please dont stand in the road - 3 times this week I've come across spotters doing so... its a national speed limit section so vehicles are doing a perfectly legal and appropriate 60mph...

Hey Neil...great to hear from you again..hope life in the bunker's still ok :)
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