JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1656 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2347 times:
I had good luck shooting Runway 23 approaches from the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on Fleur Drive. This is obviously private property, so exercise good judgement if you try this. If you're staying overnight, this hotel would have good views of the approach - and there's a pool out back that would have great views in the summertime (check Google Earth). Decent shots can also be had from inside the secured areas of the terminal if you're flying in/out.
Garthday From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2271 times:
I shot a bit at DSM back in October. I spent most of my time on the north side of the parking ramp on the top level. I was not approached by anyone and it was a great vantage point for 23 approaches. It got pretty cold and windy up there, but, hey, it's Iowa!
Nssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Emailed them they told me on top of the parking ramp,but if I park I'll have to pay for however long I'm there. I've been railfanning for 20 years and lately it is getting to be a hassle,so I've been curious to see how people watching planes are doing.