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Dublin’s Best Spotting Location

by Matt Falcus

Dublin Airport is a hub for Aer Lingus and Ryanair, with airlines from across the globe passing through on a daily basis.

The airport has two runways but is in the early stages of redevelopment which will see a runway parallel to the main 10/28 strip added to the north. The cross runway, 16/34, is only used when the wind condition dictate it, and at other times can be used as a taxiway.

At present, the best spotting locations are along the southern end of runway 10/28, and easily reached from the terminal by walking or driving.

Following the road away from the terminal, turn on to Old Airport Road, which follows the perimeter. You’ll soon be alongside the main runway, and depending on the direction in use you can find raised spots at either end of the runway which give you an elevated position for photography.

Recently David Thompson visited and had a fruitful day spotting. He even managed to capture a rare Douglas DC-3 Turbo making a fuel stop at the airport. His pictures are all here for your enjoyment.



Thanks to David for sending these pictures in.





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Paul February 7, 2019 - 5:09 am

If your spotting airside, Please be aware that a new system in place only allowing you to enter airside 6hrs before your flight.

Once airside the Ryanair pier or Burger King offers great views towards the runway and the biz ramp at the rear only for Number crunching only.

Matt Falcus February 7, 2019 - 12:50 pm

Thanks Paul!


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