We offer spotters who are interested in air traffic at the largest airport in our country several options to get as close to the aircraft as possible and take the ideal photo.
In August 2012, viewing banks were opened in the immediate vicinity of the airport from which you can watch and take photos of the action on the airport field from above the fencing. The banks are located at the two most frequented spotter locations, namely near RWY 06/24, where you can easily get from Kněževes village, and at the crossing of runways RWY 12/30 and RWY 06/24, to which you can walk on a path from the nearby town of Hostivice. The viewing banks are equipped with information panels for the general public, containing interesting facts about common aeroplanes and a plan of the airport.
Openings in the fencing
In several places directly in the fence around the non-public zone of the airport, aviation fans can find openings for their camera lenses so they can take interesting pictures easily. The location and shapes of the openings were discussed by spotters themselves beforehand, and they correspond to the most popular points used by the public for taking photos of aircrafts. At present, 54 openings along the airport fencing are available to photographers.
Take a close look at the airport! Viewing terraces for the general public are available in Terminals 1 and 2 . Here, you can find information panels comparing common types of aircraft and the airport plan with interesting points marked.