Outside the airport area there are
different spotting locations. One of them is the heliport. There
you have a very good view to the whole traffic, be it widebody aircraft
departing from runway 16 or 28, or taxiing aircraft.
To get to the heliport, simply take at ZRH the road to Rümlang.
After some 2 km, or a few hundred meters after the McDonnalds and
the Park Inn Hotel (watch out for 2 speeding cameras!) you will find
a little bridge for bikes and pedestrians. Just before this bridge
turn right, and follow this road until the end, which is the heliport.
In summer the light is very good after 14.00/15.00, in the winter
already at noon. You will need a zoom lens of about 85-200mm, depending,
where you stay exactly and what aircraft you like to take pictures
of. The new fence is very high. You will need a 5-step ladder at
least. Fortunately, the Airport Authorities have agreed to make
some holes for the photographers.