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Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport

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Istanbul Airport

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We would like to thank the friendly people and the general manager of Tarkim Aviation flight school for allowing us on the terrace. The situation has changed when we visited the flight school the little café has disappeared and was turned into an office and general access to the terrace has been scaled down. (April 2011). View from the terrace is magnificent for spotting and taking pictures. It has an excellent view from above over viewing runway's 17L/35R & 17R/35L. Most of my pictures where taken from this location, with a 70- 300mm telelens
(See also their website: www.tarkimair.com )

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An alternative location is the next door located shopping mall called Flyinn. On the second floor, there are plenty of restaurant and outdoor viewing/eating terrace with full view of both runways. Taking pictures is no problem. Added benefit to this location is full access to food and drinks and nearby toilets. See location here:
http://www.flyinn.com.tr/iletisim.asp
If you're staying in the city of Istanbul the best way to get to the Flyinn shopping mall is to take the train from the Istanbul downtown station B1 line and get off at the Yesilkoy station. It's right next to the shores of the Marmara Sea. From there it's a 2-3 minute taxi ride to the shopping mall.

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