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Topic: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US
Username: NPeterman
Posted 2010-12-14 08:28:39 and read 5786 times.

Hello all,

I have long been a fan of the DC-10 and MD-11, and (sadly) have yet to see one through my viewfinder. I was wondering if anyone knows a good location to catch some of these beauties on the East Coast here in the states. Airline is of no importance for me, and as I live in Virginia, I have fairly good access to locales to both the north and south. Anyone with ideas please chime in.

Thanks,

Nick Defendini-Peterman

[Edited 2010-12-14 08:44:00]

Topic: RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The Wast Coast Of The US
Username: saintex
Posted 2010-12-14 08:41:58 and read 5783 times.

West coast or east ?

Go to a FedEx or UPS hub, Memphis, Louisville etc. Although a lot of the movements are nocturnal there should be some in daylight, specially in the summer. Use flightaware.com to get an idea of when they can be seen.

Topic: RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US
Username: NPeterman
Posted 2010-12-14 08:46:07 and read 5775 times.

Thank you for that, I hadn't caught that typo. East coast. I have been running into the problem that every movement does seem to be nocturnal.

Topic: RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US
Username: johnj
Posted 2010-12-14 08:50:20 and read 5775 times.

You can check FlightAware.com to see the actual activity, but off the top of my head you'd have particularly good luck finding these types at BWI, EWR, JFK, and BOS - mostly cargo, of course. Not really the East Coast per se, but ATL gets a lot of DC-10s and MD-11s on account of World Airways' presence there.

Topic: RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US
Username: oly720man
Posted 2010-12-14 08:50:23 and read 5775 times.

For starters..... going from the photos here....

Miami for Martinair, Centurion, World, SkyLease, Fedex

Atlanta for Lufthansa, World, Fedex, Eva Air, UPS

Topic: RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US
Username: johnj
Posted 2010-12-14 09:21:44 and read 5766 times.

Try these links...

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/DC10

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/MD11

You'll have to work out which flights operate to East Coast airports, but this should get you started.

Topic: RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US
Username: RonS
Posted 2010-12-14 11:06:05 and read 5734 times.

Perfect opportunity to promote those DC-10 / MD11 photos that are in need of views!

BOS gets approx regular FedEx DC10 service:

I've only seen one MD-11 personally, and that was at JFK:


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Topic: RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US
Username: dvincent
Posted 2010-12-14 11:50:08 and read 5721 times.

If you want to see Pax MD-11s, you can drive up to Montreal.

You can see cargo MD-11s at JFK, EWR, or MEM.

You can see DC/MD-10s at BOS, though currently all of the movements are under darkness.

Topic: RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US
Username: sovietjet
Posted 2010-12-14 12:05:28 and read 5716 times.

Around this time (holidays) there's always extra flights so there might be some during the day. Make sure to follow flightaware. You can even setup a flight notification system on flightaware that emails you once a DC-10 or MD-11 has filed a flightplan to the airport of your choice.

Topic: RE: Shooting DC-10/MD-11 On The East Coast Of The US
Username: darreno1
Posted 2010-12-15 14:14:40 and read 5624 times.

Luckily, down here in Miami we have lots of both. Fedex and some of the smaller cargo carriers use DC10s with a few MD11s sprinkled in between. They are nice looking airplanes for sure. Wish the l1011s were still around. I'm so glad I got to fly on one as a kid. Like someone else suggested, Flightaware can be a nice research tool for specific aircraft.


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