Position 6 – Runway 07L approach and Ladder Positions RWY07L / RWY25R

5794Position 6 – Runway 07L approach is a wide area without trees spoiling the view to the landing aircraft – but it is far away from the airport and the observation deck on RWY 18. As described for RWY 25R, the same goes for RWY 07L approach: it is used for landings only and most of the traffic arriving there are the members of the large Lufthansa fleet and other carriers from the U.S, Canada, Eastern and Southern Europe, Russia or Asia – except Airbus A380, Boeing 747 and MD-11. Sequence of  landing traffic is not foreseeable, because in early morning hours, low traffic times and / or in the afternoon hours, it is possible of increasing use of RWY 07C / 07R. In this case you’re far away from the other positions.

To reach this spot by car, please put „Kelsterbach /  Stockstrasse“ or „Professor-Staudinger-Strasse“ in your GPS / car navigation.

Walking from the Dune to this place takes very long, better you have a car or a bycicle with you. With a bycicle the spotting points  Nos. 7 and 8 can be reached within 15 to 20 minutes. Car parking is possible at the very end of the „Professor-Staudinger-Strasse“. Taking pictures is possible from sunrise until the late afternoon.

Apart of the mentioned spotting positions, the new runway offers some good opportunities of taking pictures over the fence. Only a five or six step ladder is needed for this purpose. Pictures below were taken while standing on a six-step ladder on various positions alongside the fence. South south-side of 07L approach is usable from sunrise to afternoon, 6-step ladder required. Walking from car parking ca 5 to 15 minutes. The position provides also a shady place beneath the trees. This position is also perfect for aircraft leaving RWY 25R on one of the last exits.

The RWY07L / 25R afternoon positions can be found alongside the fence opposite of the described morning position around the bird-protector-fence. Usable from afternoon to sunset, recommended lenses on all positions 18 – 300/ 400mm

 

 

          Position 6 : GPS 50.034180, 8.492096