[AMS] End of the famous 06 spotters place

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[AMS] End of the famous 06 spotters place

Postby michelmvd » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:25 pm

I received this email message from Erik Hartman concerning the closure of the 06 spottersplace at AMS

According to http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/news/?ID=24188 the well-known
spotters viewing area along the 06-24 Kaagbaan runway will be closed off
for good on the morning of Saturday the 26th of January 2008 at 07.00 hrs.

That means this weekend will be the last, last, last weekend that you will
be able to photograph (freighter) aircraft taxiing to or from the Sierra
Also picturing aircraft landing at or taking off from runway 06-24/24-06
will become much more difficult in about nine days time...

A temporary new viewing area along the Polderbaan 18R/360L will be opened
on the same day the entrance roads to the old spotters place will be
fenced off. It remains to be seen whether this new spot or the planned
permanent facility planned along the Polderbaan will become as popular as
the old vantage point just east of the Kaagbaan...

For many local Dutch aviation photographers truly the end of an era...

A sad day for all AMS spotters.

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Postby Thomas » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:32 pm

That's sad news indeed !
I'm just back from AMS, maybe my last pics from the famous place :(

Holiday is wasted time between 2 flight :d

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Postby Bruspotter » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:32 am


I was told that the parkingplace would be closed down indeed, but that the piece of grass next to the Apron Sierra would remain accessable for spotter to photograph, wrong information?

Best regards: Yannick ;)

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Postby Thomascookie » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:19 pm


I went in the "Paasvakantie" to AMS and the spottersplace at the 06 was still OPEN !!!

But they were working at it sow maybe now it will be closed. :sad:


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Postby Ilyushin76 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:13 pm

I heard it is still reachable, bit not on the normal way.

The entrance at the Kruisweg is closed but you can still reach the place by taking the Oudemeerweg.

This is wat I heard last Friday.
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