Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
I'm heading to DFW tomorrow, and was wondering if anyone can point me to a map of the airport with spotting points marked. Call me stupid, but I find it almost impossible to find spots without a map, or addresses that I could find on a map. Whenever someone tells me "take a right, then left..." I end up in the next state.
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1749 posts, RR: 31 Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1558 times:
you could e-mail josh rawlin at email@example.com...otherwise known as "jr" on this forum...he could probably help you out with directions, but Founder's Plaza is good in the morning, and also the old general aviation area. founder's is located off of east airfield drive near runway 35C...if you follow E. Airfield drive around to the taxiway bridge near the threshold of 35R, there is a road that runs parallel to that taxiway and turns off of East Airfield drive. follow that road until you reach a curve and that is where airfield drive is....also on the other side (for afternoon) you might want to try the Lufthansa cargo building, and you can get pretty close to aircraft taxiing right by here, and the light is good in the evenings. you can get there by following West Airfield Drive around on that side. Also over there is the spot near the American Eagle hangar. you can get there by turning into the road that leads to the West control tower, the huge AA hangars, and the American Eagle hangar. follow the road until you reach the fence...you might want to stand in the trunk or something, because there are no holes (or at least there weren't) when i was there...expect a LOT of AA..:-P and some other cool interesting stuff...watch for the AA retrojet 757.
p.s...here's a pic from the spot near the AE hangar
JayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 17 Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1543 times:
Jonathan is correct with the information he gave you. I was just out there with Josh. The sun was shining so brightly ! We waited until the LH Cargo MD-11F came in, but it was already too dark. We were right by the LH Cargo facility. I really feel that is the best spot at the entire airport and yes, you can stand in your trunk and avoid the fence. I get great shots from this location. I think you'll like it over there, but I've heard it is supposed to rain tomorrow. If you want my cell phone number, send me an e-mail and I might try to meet you over there.....
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1749 posts, RR: 31 Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1534 times:
whew..i was worried about all that..wasn't sure if it was correct or not...i haven't been down there since last..june...
as a matter of fact i'll be heading down that way again soon...and jay: maybe my friend Jonathan Birdwell and I can meet up with you and Josh! we can have a big party! anyone else want to join in? sometime in the summer. anytime works for me!
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1506 times:
I might be, but it depends on how early I can get away from my relatives (I'm here for a funeral). I did manage to go to DFW on Friday for a little while, and met up with Brian Peters (by accident), another shutterbug on a.net.