When I was out at the observation park at ABIA, I looked over and saw this guy’s setup. Me? I stand on a mound and hand hold my camera.
This guy, has the right idea. He setup his tripod in the bed of this truck and was setup for the long haul. He has a place to sit, he’s up over the fence, and best of all, he’s right in front of where the planes turn onto the runway.
I should have gone over and introduced myself to a fellow avgeek, but apparently, I’m much less friendly in person than I am online. Maybe not less friendly, but less outgoing.
It looks like he’s shooting with a Tamron, maybe a 150-500 or something like that. It telescopes out, so it was not the pro grade but perhaps the prosumer grade lens. I didn’t get a good look at the camera, but I’m still impressed with his setup.