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User currently offlineb777erj145 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 93 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

Hi guys. I joined a.net recently and I am liking it here. I joined a.net due to the fact that I have increased my liking in aviation industry. I am starting this thread due to two reasons. First, just to know how many members are from OKC area and state of OK. Secondly, asking for a small favor. I was just wondering that if someone from the area can join and help me in little bit of plane spotting. Also give me some valuable tips and suggestions. I do feel that you learn something by doing something rather than by reading it or by watching videos. Well if you can help me I really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

b777erj145 (AJ)

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User currently offlinerolypolyman From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

Heya.. I'm in the OKC area, but the only spotting I've done was at DFW. After DFW (especially in the 1990s), OKC is kind of small potatoes and the RJs and MD80s don't do it for me anymore.

Tinker is a little more interesting as they have B52s, E3s, KC135s, and other types in for depot maintenance, along with the occasional MD-11 or 747. Check FlightAware daily since they sometimes have odd contract flights listed on there. There is an nice vantage point on the north end of Tinker when Rwy 17 is active (intersection of Palmer & Bowman). I've parked there for a few minutes at a time. However I don't know if the cops chase people out of there or not.. maybe someone can comment on this. The south end of the runway, I have no idea since the runway is on a 50 ft berm there. If you can get on base, Rwy 12 is fantastic, but there's no parking and I think you'd have to walk a fair distance to get to the good vantage points.

Another possibility is the park at Stanley Draper.. if there's a north wind you'll get a pretty good procession of planes overhead on the weekdays while you do park & lake type stuff.

Live ATC does have OKC covered, so there's some options there.

Not sure if you've been to the airpark at Tinker, but it's pretty cool... open to the public daily and you can go up and actually touch B52s, B1s, C137s, and so on. A nice change from museums that have everything behind ropes and chains. Not sure if you've been to the Science museum but they've also got a good aviation/space setup. I hear good things about the museum up in Kansas in Wichita but haven't been there, and there's supposedly a fantastic commercial aviation museum in KC that I plan to visit sometime.

I don't do spotting anymore and am a busy family guy these days, so activities are probably out, but I can answer questions.


User currently offlineb777erj145 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

THX mate. I have been to science museum and setup there is good. I live in North side so sometime I can see aircraft that are on approach to Tinker. LiveATC is checked. I usually spend some time listening it, it's a good site. I had gone to HOU for some spotting when I was there. It might be not big as IAH but it is something as I was living a mile from the airport.

User currently offlineouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4482 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

Quoting rolypolyman (Reply 1):
Heya.. I'm in the OKC area, but the only spotting I've done was at DFW. After DFW (especially in the 1990s), OKC is kind of small potatoes and the RJs and MD80s don't do it for me anymore.

Well if you compare it to DFW, yeah OKC would be small potatoes. LOL

However, OKC is still a great airport to spot at. You can get a LOT more airline variety than you'll ever see at DFW thanks to AAR and ARINC. Plenty of international carriers have their narrowbodies there for mx on a regular basis...as well as the typical Alaska 737 and G4 MD-80 that is there on a daily basis.

The scheduled commercial variety has improved a bit, but could still use some help. The other key thing as well is to keep track of weather in DFW and FlightAware. OKC is the primary diversion airport for DFW and it can get pretty interesting. Yesterday we had an AA 777 here from LHR gassing up.

Quoting b777erj145 (Thread starter):
Hi guys. I joined a.net recently and I am liking it here. I joined a.net due to the fact that I have increased my liking in aviation industry. I am starting this thread due to two reasons. First, just to know how many members are from OKC area and state of OK. Secondly, asking for a small favor. I was just wondering that if someone from the area can join and help me in little bit of plane spotting. Also give me some valuable tips and suggestions. I do feel that you learn something by doing something rather than by reading it or by watching videos. Well if you can help me I really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

I would strongly recommend checking out: http://www.okctalk.com/transportatio...al-aviation-discussion-2013-a.html

It is a local forum, one of the most active of any city that I've ever seen, and there is a lot of good info there. Several airline employees and enthusiasts post on that thread and diversions rarely get by unnoticed.



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User currently offlineb777erj145 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 3):
I would strongly recommend checking out: http://www.okctalk.com/transportatio...al-aviation-discussion-2013-a.html

It is a local forum, one of the most active of any city that I've ever seen, and there is a lot of good info there. Several airline employees and enthusiasts post on that thread and diversions rarely get by unnoticed.

Thanks I am following the forum very closely.


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