iainpeden wrote:A few questions, most semi-serious, about Sanicole and the associated spotters’ day at KB.
I’m attending the show for the first time and would be grateful for advice from those who have ventured there before.
1) Lens advice for the evening show and the main day on the Sunday – I have a 28-270 and a 120-400; which is more suitable for the flying?
2) A similar question about the spotters’ day and is it a photocall (mostly none flying) or the chance to be on base for launches for practice?
3) What’s the Dutch for “ I’d be grateful if you could move your ladder so I can see the aeroplanes.”?
4) I’m stopping in Beringen and would like to know your recommendations for places to eat or supermarkets to buy Belgian beer.
5) In the spirit of RIAT – is there an accurate weather forecast at this point?
It'll be held at the airfield of aeroclub Sanicole here
inbetween Leopoldsburg and Hechtel.
As indicated, most participants operate from KB. This allows a high-paced programme as there are no gaps for take offs and landings.
1. For lenses, at Sanicole use the 400. During the spottersday, I'd go with the 28-270 as the aircraft can get really close on taxy.
2. There will no doubt still be practices on Saturday so you'll see aircraft taking off and recovering. Others will be on the ground.
3. Not touching that one with a ten foot pole, which is oddly the same as with Dutch people
(just kidding guys)
4. I'm assuming you're going by car then
Any old supermarket can help with a standard range, but if you are on the lookout for something particular, try Prik&Tik in Beringen (Schoebroekstraat 64, 3583 Paal-Beringen).
5. Will let you know on 11 September which one was accurate.