|Continent: Europe||Country: United Kingdom||Region: England|
|Bristol International Airport|
|Approach||125.65MHz and 136.075MHz|
Main Spotting Location
Although BRS doesn't have an official Spotting Area, there is a location off Downside Road, on Winters Lane. This area is probably the best out of the few places, because you catch the 09 Line ups and landings, and the long 27 departures when the heavier aircraft such as the FCA 767 are in. Airport Staff and Police seem to have no problem with this; you'll usually get a wave from the ASU. A ladder is recommended for people wishing to partake in photography.
This location is off Downside Road, along Winters Lane, on the turning for Tall Pines Golf Club.See Map.
Other Spotting Locations
Runway 09 ILS
Below the ILS System for 09 is another place where sometimes people stop, only usually used when R/W 09 is active. Here you can get some interesting angles for photography.
This location is off Downside Road, along Winters Lane. See Map.
Locations to Avoid
Pathway leading up to RWY27 threshold
On the Southeast end of the airfield there's an unmarked gate by the A38 through which a path (the old road) can be found that leads right down to near the threshold of RWY27. Whilst this provides great views, one is in clear view of pilots lining up as well as security staff who will ask you to move immediately. The gate leading down that path is not marked and as such one might be fooled into thinking it's a legitimate spot but it would in fact seem that you may be described as a "security scare" if you venture there.
The following is a list of regular scheduled airlines and their destinations, plus Aircraft operating.
Cork, Galway, Nantes) ATR 72-500
Paris-Charles de Gaulle ATR-42-500
Luga Airbus A320-200
Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newquay, Plymouth DHC-8-311
Aurigny Air Services
BrusselsBAE Systems Avro 146-RJ85
Newark Boeing 757-200 W/ Winglets
Aberdeen, Isle of Man British Aerospace Jetstream 41/Saab 2000
(Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast-International, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Edinburgh, Faro, Funchal [starts 29 October 2007], Geneva, Glasgow, Grenoble [from 13 December 2007], Ibiza, Inverness, Kraków, La Rochelle, Lisbon [starts 31 October 2007], Madrid, Mahon (Menorca), Marseille, Malaga, Milan-Malpensa, Murcia, Newcastle, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Pisa, Prague, Rijeka, Rome-Ciampino, Toulouse, Valencia, Venice, Warsaw [begins October 2, 2007])
Airbus A319 On All Routes Apart from Newcastle and Belfast Services which are served with their based 737-700's.
Amsterdam Fokker 100/70
OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport)
Bremen, Hamburg Saab 2000/Saab 340
Bratislava [begins 8 November, 2007], Budapest [begins 7 November, 2007], Derry [begins 7 November, 2007], Dinard [begins 8 November, 2007], Dublin, Girona, Katowice [begins 10 November, 2007] , Knock [begins 7 November, 2007], Milan [begins 7 November, 2007], Porto [begins 7 November, 2007], Poznań [begins 8 November, 2007], Riga [begins 7 November, 2007], Rzeszów [begins 8 November, 2007], Salzburg [begins 19 December, 2007], Shannon, Wroclaw [begins 7 November, 2007] Boeing 737-800
Scandinavian Airlines System
Stockholm-Arlanda MD-81 (DC-9-81)
Isles of Scilly DHC-6-310 Twin Otter