Western727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 643 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1115 times:
Yup, I'd stick with the concourse.
There is a good spot on the approach end of 16R, but you need a car to get to it, and then the airport police are pretty uptight about letting people park there. I'm not sure why they are so tense. I mean, at DCA, there's a friggin' park that the approach goes right over, and the airplanes are lower there than at SLC! But yeah, there's some great stuff, if you don't mind shooting from the concourse.
I'm going to SLC in about 2 weeks. I'm in Boston right now, and I'm just here for the summer. I'm from the SLC area, and I'm heading home soon. I think I'm actually flying out of PVD (the fare was cheaper than BOS) and then going to CVG, then to SLC. Ahh... SLC. I've flown to SLC personally a few times. One of the coolest flights ever is a night flight to SLC - it's not busy, the city lights are great, and the controllers get sort of chatty with ya... It's great.
AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1097 times:
There used to be a viewing park / lot at the end of 34L (not that far from the terminal that walking was out of the question) where they positively encouraged viewers and photographers to go - they even played the air traffic talk over speakers installed on the fence. It was a good spot and I've gotten some nice over the fence approach pics from there in the afternoons, with the mountains in the background. Has this gone now?
Western727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 643 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
Wow, if that viewing park is still there, I'd sure love to know about it!!! But, from what I can tell, there is a golf course there, and when we drive by on I-80, all I can see at the end of 34L (I assume you are talking about the old 34L, now 34R) is approach lights.
AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1087 times:
OK, yes, the old 34L - that is, the western most of the two parallel runways to the eastern side of the terminal, in between the terminal and the GA area, just of the perimeter road. I've not been to SLC for around six years, so I don't know whether the viewing area is still there...
where the viewing park was (is?) there is still a small lot shown - it is just on the road before it goes right and over the water on the run into the golf course (just to the right, half way down the point showing the location of the golf course).
AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1066 times:
Just out of curiosity, what brought you to SLC?
A Delta 727!
Seriously, a few years ago myself and a friend bought one of those $500 go anywhere on Delta for 30 days standby airpasses (sadly now no more). The idea was to have three weeks going to all the places that were costly to get to if you bought straight round trip tickets, and very well it worked out too. And as you know, if you're flying the Delta network a lot sooner or later you're gonna end up in SLC, like it or not!
Western727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 643 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1046 times:
I love Delta. It's the airline that I grew up with. Whenever I'm goofing off on MS Flight Simulator, it's most always on a Delta or Delta Connection Jet. I'd love to fly for them for real, but I'm not going to limit my options by saying that I'm only going to fly for Delta.
I also had the chance to fly on a Skywest/Delta Conneciton CRJ - from SLC to Butte, Montana (to visit family). Those CRJs are really cool..