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===Runway 25 Approach===
 
===Runway 25 Approach===
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On approach to runway 25 there are a few places where photos are possible. 25 is the most commonly used runway. Try this rather long link for a photo of 25 finals:
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On approach to runway 25 there are a few places where photos are possible. 25 is the most commonly used runway. Try this link for a photo of 25 finals:
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Upon exiting the airport, follow the main road towards Belfast which runs parallel to runway 25. After 3/4 of a mile you will come to a lay-by on the left-hand side. This is level with the end of runway 25 and you can see the threshold. You can stop here for a few minutes although there are double yellows along the edge of the lay-by. Unfortunately you are also looking south so the sun can be a problem. There is a disused road here which used to be the main road to the airport from the south of the province, but during Northern Ireland's "darker" times it was closed for security reasons. People can be seen walking here so there is no real problem going through the barrier (However be careful about leaving your car unattended).  
 
Upon exiting the airport, follow the main road towards Belfast which runs parallel to runway 25. After 3/4 of a mile you will come to a lay-by on the left-hand side. This is level with the end of runway 25 and you can see the threshold. You can stop here for a few minutes although there are double yellows along the edge of the lay-by. Unfortunately you are also looking south so the sun can be a problem. There is a disused road here which used to be the main road to the airport from the south of the province, but during Northern Ireland's "darker" times it was closed for security reasons. People can be seen walking here so there is no real problem going through the barrier (However be careful about leaving your car unattended).  
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There are other spots along the main road to Templepatrick/Belfast, but obviously the further away you go from the airport, the higher the aircraft are.  
 
There are other spots along the main road to Templepatrick/Belfast, but obviously the further away you go from the airport, the higher the aircraft are.  
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===Freight Ramp===
    
If you want to see the freight apron, turn left out of the front door of the airport and walk pastthe Park Plaza Hotel towards the long-stay car park. Once at the car-park entrance turn left and walk down to the airfield gate past the car hire outlets. You can take the car here as well but only for a brief stop as there is no parking. There are views of the aircraft on the freight ramp but no chance of photos due to the double set of chain-link fencing. You may also want to walk into the long-stay car park to get a different view onto the freight ramp.
 
If you want to see the freight apron, turn left out of the front door of the airport and walk pastthe Park Plaza Hotel towards the long-stay car park. Once at the car-park entrance turn left and walk down to the airfield gate past the car hire outlets. You can take the car here as well but only for a brief stop as there is no parking. There are views of the aircraft on the freight ramp but no chance of photos due to the double set of chain-link fencing. You may also want to walk into the long-stay car park to get a different view onto the freight ramp.
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Alternatively you can turn right at the long-stay car park entrance. After 50 yards you come to a cross-roads at a mini-roundabout - turn left into British Road. You will pass the entrance of the Cargo Centre and after another 300m you will see the landing lights of runway 17 to your left. Turn left immediately into Seacash Road. This is a dead-end road but there are a ciuple of spots where you can pull in and look across the airfield towards the runway intersection, the Woodgate Hangar area and the RAF site. If you carry on along this road to the end you will find yourself at the back of the Woodgate hangar. You can normally see one or two of their light aircraft parked up outside as well as a withdrawn RAF Wessex hulk and Aldergrove's Rescus Training ex-BA Trident G-AVFE http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00363215
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===Seacash Road===
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Turn right at the long-stay car park entrance. After 50 yards you come to a cross-roads at a mini-roundabout - turn left into British Road. You will pass the entrance of the Cargo Centre and after another 300m you will see the landing lights of runway 17 to your left. Turn left immediately into Seacash Road. This is a dead-end road but there are a couple of spots where you can pull in and look across the airfield towards the runway intersection, the Woodgate Hangar area and the RAF site. If you carry on along this road to the end you will find yourself at the back of the Woodgate hangar. You can normally see one or two of their light aircraft parked up outside as well as a withdrawn RAF Wessex hulk and Aldergrove's Rescus Training ex-BA Trident G-AVFE.
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==Locations to Avoid==
 
==Locations to Avoid==
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