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    spotting in TLV

    Hi
    Im new here at NYCA -great website
    my name is amir, 18 years old from a town near tel aviv (sorry for my english)
    i have been in JFK four times and i think its the best airport in the world!!! you guys are lucky.

    anyway, i thought you want to see some action from israel
    so here are some pics

    transaero from moscow on final approach to runway 26


    iaf 707 comes very often in LLBG because ben gurion is also use as an airforce base




    arkia 757


    ELAL 002 from JFK!!


    alitalia from milan or rome








    swiss A340


    from north american airlines




    ELAL 011 to JFK!!


    ELAL CARGO to AMS




    turkish A340 to istanbul


    israir 320- today another israir plane almost collided with an alitalia plane that had lined up on the only operational runway in LLBG without clearance




    ELAL 032 i think, from new york


    ELAL 002 from JFK






    closeup on ELAL 777 to paris


    another ELAL 011 to JFK


    ELAL 315 to LHR


    conti 777 to EWR


    air canada to toronto


    conti just landad from EWR


    delta from ATL




    I hope you enjoyed :D

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    dude, those are GREAT shots!

    Welcome to the site! Give a holler next time you are in JFK.

    We will have to do TLV in the future. It is on my list!
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=187

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    Beautiful shots, Amir. Welcome to the site. :)
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    Those are beautiful shots, welcome Amir!

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    Excellent shots. Welcome to this site. Given the tight security situation, I am surprised to see you are able to take pictures around the TLV. Is TLV spotter friendly or you have some "special" access?

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    Quote Originally Posted by JZ1
    Excellent shots. Welcome to this site. Given the tight security situation, I am surprised to see you are able to take pictures around the TLV. Is TLV spotter friendly or you have some "special" access?
    well, in the begining airport security personals and the police kicked us all the time especially from the location that i took the last picture (delta, conti and the cal) but since so many spotters came they started asking for an ID and now they just ignore us.

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    Sweet...I'd love to spot at TLV some day, although I'm surprised you can do so...they've had a couple of specific incidents there involving potential shoulder-fired rockets.

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    Quote Originally Posted by adam613
    Sweet...I'd love to spot at TLV some day, although I'm surprised you can do so...they've had a couple of specific incidents there involving potential shoulder-fired rockets.
    That's why a large, regular, visible group of spotters is a good thing. You don't think any one of us would hesitate to call for help if we saw something suspicious?

    Welcome aboard, Amir! Those are great shots you posted. It's good to see some unusual (for us) subjects from an interesting part of the world. I'd love to get out there one day.

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    Yafeh me'od! The last time I was there (December 2005), I stood on the beach in Tel Aviv just north of Allenby Street and read off underwing registrations from TLV arrivals, as well as aircraft on approach to Sde Dov, including IDF King Airs, the ATRs from Israir and Arkia, and other assorted GA. I'm glad to hear that a photography culture is developing around Ben Gurion, a place where, I agree, you wouldn't really expect it.

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    thanks guys for all the responses :D

    Mateo do you speak hebrew or its just few words?

    i have been spotting in tlv for more than a year now and i never expirience any problems with the security.
    actually they never even once told me to leave even when i came to pick up my father at 0300am and decided to try to take some picture very close to the runway. one of the security guys is a private pilot, another one is uploading photos to an aviation forum, there is seriously no security issues to the spotters here in ben gurion and if any one of you plan to visit and want to take some photos I'll be more than happy to help

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    I speak moderately well. I'm not fluent, but I can get by when I'm in Israel (which doesn't happen nearly enough :| ).

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo
    I speak moderately well. I'm not fluent, but I can get by when I'm in Israel (which doesn't happen nearly enough :| ).
    just like me, only with english.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo
    I speak moderately well. I'm not fluent, but I can get by when I'm in Israel (which doesn't happen nearly enough :| ).
    They respond to you in Hebrew? When I've been there, all of the Israelis responded in English when I spoke to them in Hebrew. And my Hebrew used to be quite passable.

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    Re: spotting in TLV

    Amir,

    I'm seriously considering coming out to TLV for a couple days soon. Check your PMs.

    -Chris

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