Jundiaí (IATA: QDV-ICAO: SBJD) is located 57 kilometers from the city of São Paulo, has 410,000 inhabitants, the city has many colleges and is an important industrial and commercial center of the region. Here is located the airport Comte Rolim Adolfo Amaro (the name is named after the founder of TAM Airlines) because it is very close to São Paulo has a very busy airport in general and executive aviation. At this airport are maintenance centers and schools of avionics of the most important of the country. Here is the largest maintenance hangar for South American executive jets, the TAM executive jets.
In 2015 there was a movement of 81,000 landings and departures at the only runway of 1400 meters. The airport does not have schedule flights and it is operated exclusively by maintenance companies, executive jets and general aviation aircraft.
There is an intense movement of landings and takeoffs of small training airplanes (Cessna 150,152, 172, Seneca, Cirrus etc) because the airport has several private pilot schools.
|Airline Variety||no rating as GA only|
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|18/36||1.400 mts (4.593 ft)|
|Terminals||A small terminal that only operates executive flights, since the airport does not have regular flights|
|Ladder||You will need a small ladder to take pictures at spot 01|
|Car/Public Transport||You will need a car to get to the airport, and to go from one photo site to the other|
|Restrooms||Have toilets at the two points indicated in this guide|
|Drinks/Food||In point 01 it is in the patio of a restaurant / snack bar and the point 02 is inside the school where there are also places with water and drinks and meals|
|Hotels||There are no hotels near the airport, but as the city is not too big the hotels are not far away|
|Season||The worst months are from November to February when it rains a lot, best months are from April to August, when the sun shines and the season is drier|
|18/36||The use of the lane depends on the winds, both headwaters are used, for photos it is better to use the headboard 36, because it is closer to the photography point.|
|Spot #1 – Air club restaurant|
|WHERE||This place is located in the patio of the restaurant of the air club. It is a very simple restaurant where students of the local air club usually have lunch as it is a very quiet place. You need a ladder to photograph from the courtyard to get over the fence.|
|WHAT||Excellent location for photos of arrivals and departures and taxi of aircraft, mainly landings on lane 36.|
|TIME||Photos are only possible after 12:30 a.m. depends on the time of the year, maybe later.|
|MISC.||On the premises has a bathroom and a place to buy food|
|FOCAL LENGTH||You can use lenses starting from 70mm, and to shoot planes at the touch of lane 36 the ideal would be a lens above 200mm.|
|Spot #2 – EJ School of Aviation|
|WHERE||This location is located within the EJ Aviation School, the largest flying school in the air club, the place is in a waiting room where students gather for chat and in the intervals of practical and theoretical classes. The problem here is that you can only enter with authorization, this authorization must be requested in the school’s order, but it is not a guarantee that you receive, the correct way to enter is to meet someone who attends school and enter with that person. If you can get in you will see that it is an excellent place for photos, as there is a small balcony from where you have total view of the airport.|
|WHAT||The place is in a small balcony, from where you can photograph both landings of the runway 36/18 as takeoffs and the movement of the aircraft that must pass in front of the place.|
|TIME||from sunrise until noon|
|MISC.||As it is inside the school, there are toilets and a kitchen with drinks|
|FOCAL LENGTH||For aircraft that are moving you can use from 50mm to 400mm to photograph the landings|
|Spot #3 – Antonio Pincinato avenue|
|WHERE||This place is on the avenue that passes in front of the airport and gives access to some maintenance hangars. It is a public place, with a lot of vehicles movements but you can stay on the sidewalk. You can take photos all day, following the sunlight.|
|WHAT||Landings on rwy 36 and takeoffs onrwy 18, in the case of takeoffs, very small aircraft such as Cessna 150, Pipers etc. pass by too high, but the jets and Kings are quite low to photograph.|
|TIME||It is possible to photograph all day, as you just have to change your position accompanied by the sunlight.|
|MISC.||There is no shade, no bathrooms and there are no places to buy water and food, so take everything you need. However, there is a snack bar about 500 meters from this location. We do not recommend that you go alone, being in a group here is recommended.|
|FOCAL LENGTH||70 to 250mm|