Anyone, who is looking for the best pictures at an airport needs a good map. With such a spotting guide on paper, you are also able to obtain a good and, above all, quick overview of the prevailing situation. As so often in life, it is also so with spotting - good preparation is everything! But not only spotters from other locations can discover new perspectives through the various available Spotting-Guides.
Especially at airports as large as the Rhine-Main airport, a viable and, above all, current plan is indispensable. For this reason, I have compiled all relevant information about Frankfurt (EDDF / FRA) on this page. In this context, the corresponding GPS coordinates are also attached. As a result, that the most positions do not have street names and / or house numbers. Through the GPS Coordinates you still have a comfortable way to get to your destination.
Likewise, one of my main selection criteria is that the parking facilities are toll-free. So that you have an idea of how the pictures look from the described position, I have attached sample pictures. The picture quality can be very variable, depending on the season and the weather.
Likewise, the used equipment is sometimes not a negligible factor in spotting. In this case, not only the camera equipment and/or focal length is meant. Sometimes you need to take a ladder with you, to receive the pictures you want.
Accessibility by car
The connection to the Autobahn A3 and the Autobahn A5 ensures a good accessibility of the Frankfurt Airport.
Runway (Source: de.wikipedia.org)
07R / 25 L 4000 m x 45 m Asphalt
07C / 25 C 4000 m x 60 m Asphalt
18 (Start) 4000 m x 45 m Concrete
07L / 25 R 2800 m x 45 m Concrete
Following you can find an overview of the frequently used spotting positions at Frankfurt am Main Airport. The pictures of WWW.JET-PIX.DE were taken at these listed photo positions.
Here you can find an overview of the most used photo positions at Frankfurt Airport. As everyone knows, the sun does not stand statically in the sky, so you have to hike to get always the best result. Also for the ideal picture often a ladder is necessary. But please take care that you do not get negatively notice by the airport staff, keep enough distance to the fence.
Here are some nice, www based, information sources:
Here are all relevant time informations are provided. It is even possible to register an alert on an alert and to receive an e-mail as a message. Here I especially thank "Flederwiesel" for the great work!
Here, you can quickly check which operating direction prevails at the moment at Frankfurt Airport. This information is provided by FraPort AG and is very handy.
Kachelmannwetter provides all necessary weather data. In particular, the breakdown of the sunshine minutes per hour is very helpful and the forecast on the subject of clouds and in which layer these occur.
Zeppelinheim <---> Ticona 20min
Zeppelinheim <---> Düne 15min
Zeppelinheim <---> Lineup 20min
Zeppelinheim <---> Affenfelsen 25min
...Distance from fences
The use of a ladder is most essential at the Frankfurt airport. If you want to use them for photography, you should always ensure that you keep enough distance to the safety fence. Nobody wants to provoke unnecessary use of security and / or police.
Trafficking in agricultural and forestry paths is not a pleasure for the sake of nature. Be sure that you drive on public roads.
Only use official parking place, don´t use tow away zone.
The use of Radio scanners are prohibited in Germany.
If you want to see which pictures with the Spotting Guide are possible, click me!
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