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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1246 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Looking through the photo search, I didn't see any current shots from this location. Is it still open or, if it is, part of the restaurant? It's hard to tell from the airport website that still shows it on the terminal map. If it is, any good for viewing and photos?

Thanks for any information.

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User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

i went there when AF1 came to visit and it was open but seemed to be part of the diner

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

You have to walk thru the diner to get to it (actually there's 2.) I was there in Nov 2006.

It's a nice overview of the field.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineChuck9941 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

not too great of a location for photos. it is far from Rwy 30 and will only work for roll out and takeoff. Aircraft taxiing in to the terminal will most like be obstructed by ramp equipment and new construction of baggage screening areas.

Best spot is still the Devry lot but lately the airport police have been checking id's



Oh, it's a big pretty white plane with red stripes, curtains in the windows and wheels and it looks like a big Tylenol.
User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2871 times:



Quoting Chuck9941 (Reply 3):
not too great of a location for photos. it is far from Rwy 30 and will only work for roll out and takeoff. Aircraft taxiing in to the terminal will most like be obstructed by ramp equipment and new construction of baggage screening areas.

Best spot is still the Devry lot but lately the airport police have been checking id's

Thanks for the responses. I had been thinking of views over the ramp area but wasn't sure if the buildings would be in the way.


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

I was there last month. It's actually possible to get to the observation deck without going to the restaurant. Once you go up the stairs, look for a hallway just south of the restaurant (left if you're facing the restaurant entrance). At the end of the hallway is a door that opens onto the observation deck.

There is glass, but if you stand just outside the door, you're a couple steps up from the deck platform and you can shoot over it. Ramp clutter and buildings will be a problem, though, as you can see in this photo from last month:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/hawaiian717/CIMG0398.jpg


User currently offlineChuck9941 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2812 times:

Thanks for the photo. brings back memories of when I was on the ramp there.


Oh, it's a big pretty white plane with red stripes, curtains in the windows and wheels and it looks like a big Tylenol.
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2703 times:



Quoting Chuck9941 (Reply 3):
Best spot is still the Devry lot but lately the airport police have been checking id's

I went to an area where the aircraft turn onto rwy 30. Is that the Devry?

Saw this AS MD-80 takeoff. Mmmmmm.....what a treat!  cloudnine 



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineChuck9941 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2621 times:



Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
I went to an area where the aircraft turn onto rwy 30. Is that the Devry?

Devry is the parking lot south of the airfield across from the terminal (in this lot the control tower would be to your left). If you were on the terminal side and north of 30 then you were probably in the AAA lot.



Oh, it's a big pretty white plane with red stripes, curtains in the windows and wheels and it looks like a big Tylenol.
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