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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3302 posts, RR: 13
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3100 times:
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Hi, all.

I'm heading out to PHL on Saturday afternoon, and I am planning on going to Hog Island Road. The winds are forecast from the west, which means 27s.

I am wondering which runway the long-haul stuff will land on. I know 27L is the longest runway, but 27R looks to have many more landing skidmarks. I thought, however, that at airports with parallel runways the trend is to land on the outer-most one. Any tips on general practice at PHL?

Also, what type does LH use from FRA and MUC? I know AF is an A333 and BA is a 772, but I can't find info on LH flights.

Also, is there a lot of parking on the side of the road or will I have to be on the grass? Along the same lines, can I cross Hog Island Road or should I stay on the south side away from the perimeter fence? How is police presence? Am I likely to get bothered? If so, will they ask me to leave or just check on what I'm doing?

Lastly, what focal length should I use? I have everything from 28mm to 800mmm but I don't really want to carry it all since it gets quite heavy. Any recommendations?

If anyone can point me to the PHL spotting page, I'd also greatly appreciate it. I can't seem to find it anymore.

TIS


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User currently offlineHernan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

PHLairline.com good luck, Have a nice trip!

User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3302 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3049 times:
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Quoting Hernan (Reply 1):
PHLairline.com good luck, Have a nice trip!

Thanks, Hernan! I hope it'll be a good day. Weather looks good, at least.

Anyone have info on equipment for the AF and LH flights, and if there's anything special scheduled for Saturday? (Or any big cargo stuff?)


TIS



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9623 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3046 times:
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when I was there in March it was an A330 for AF and a A340 for LH

User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2693 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

ANITIX87 -

PHL is one of the airports that are the exception to the usual landing on the outer parallel.

All of the arrivals that land on the 27s will land on 27R.


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3302 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3006 times:
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Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 4):
All of the arrivals that land on the 27s will land on 27R.

Thanks, GoBoeing!

Looking forward to getting some good shots, although I will admittedly probably get sick of US CRJs and ERJs.

TIS



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3005 times:



Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 4):
PHL is one of the airports that are the exception to the usual landing on the outer parallel.

All of the arrivals that land on the 27s will land on 27R.

Why does the opposite apply when using the 9's? Always wondered.



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User currently offlineUSAir1489 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

I do have some video of arrivals and departures off the 9s as well as arrivals onto 27R.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXJoF43BdAM Arrivals (9R) and departures (9L)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_fP55dHbT8 Arrivals (27R)

PHLAirline.com is a great location for all that information - remember the key is to always stay on the river side of Hog Island Road. Police will bother you if you are on the same side of the road as the fence.



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3302 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2954 times:
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Hi, again.

Thanks to everyone for the great, great information. It really made for a really good day of spotting! Met some fellow a.netters and saw some good traffic, including a DC-8 and the New Mexico Southwest bird.

Here's a link to some (read: quite a few) images, which I hope to upload very soon!

http://www.tisdigital.com/phlspotting.html

Thanks again!

TIS



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