mbo570 wrote:Hi all. I am thinking of upgrading my general admission ticket to a viewing village grandstand. Is it worth it, photography wise, bearing in mind i will be carrying a 70-300mm lens? Or should i stay on the grass?
RIAT was my first year last year, I went for the viewing village grandstand, the elevated position is nice, giving you a view of the runway and being able to see stuff from the right earlier when its taking off.
You get assigned a seat when you arrive, all the top row had been allocated when we got there so we were a couple rows from the back and had a good view. Leg room was ok, I'm 6ft 2 and my knees weren't touching the seat infront, had room for my backpack between my legs. Although as others have said I believe they are going back to their 2015 grandstand provider that I have no experience off.
I was shooting on a 70-300mm and an iPhone for video. Have a look here, should give you an idea of the view, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybdWONWIRME