Lakenheath/Mildenhall photography advice

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Lakenheath/Mildenhall photography advice

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I’ve arranged a few last minute days down in Norfolk early next week, and naturally want to visit both bases.

How easy is photography? Any and all advice/suggestions welcomed.

I’ve see there’s a viewing area at LN, but the fences look high and the land around it seems to be off limits to the public?

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The Lakenheath viewing area is backlit until late in the day. Better off going to the forest entrance on the A1065.

There are good spots at both ends at Mildenhall - John's field off of Pollards Lane at the western end, or the mound at the other end.

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Re: Lakenheath/Mildenhall photography advice

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Lakenheath is NOTAMED closed next Friday, so go before then :smile:
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Thanks both!

I'm down that way Mon - Wed so well ahead of Friday. Looking forwards to it :biggrin:
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Though true that Lakenheath's viewing area is backlit until mid/late afternoon, if it's a cloudy day, it can still be good for runway 24 departures if you walk down the lane a bit, as the background is trees, which provides some contrast in dull conditions. Also the aircraft are stationary for a short time which allows shooting through the fence.

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Re: Lakenheath/Mildenhall photography advice

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Norfolk?

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Amp wrote:Norfolk?


Norfolk, which is the neighbouring county to Suffolk.

Depending on where in the UK the original poster lives, parts of Norfolk could be a lot closer to Lakenheath / Mildenhall :smile:

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Amp wrote:Norfolk?


We’re staying in Norfolk, evidently near to the border with Suffolk.

I never said Lakenheath/Mildenhall were in Norfolk, did I... :grin:
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