NPeterman From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 140 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3406 times:
I have long been a fan of the DC-10 and MD-11, and (sadly) have yet to see one through my viewfinder. I was wondering if anyone knows a good location to catch some of these beauties on the East Coast here in the states. Airline is of no importance for me, and as I live in Virginia, I have fairly good access to locales to both the north and south. Anyone with ideas please chime in.
saintex From Canada, joined Apr 2009, 176 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3403 times:
West coast or east ?
Go to a FedEx or UPS hub, Memphis, Louisville etc. Although a lot of the movements are nocturnal there should be some in daylight, specially in the summer. Use flightaware.com to get an idea of when they can be seen.
johnj From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1621 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3395 times:
You can check FlightAware.com to see the actual activity, but off the top of my head you'd have particularly good luck finding these types at BWI, EWR, JFK, and BOS - mostly cargo, of course. Not really the East Coast per se, but ATL gets a lot of DC-10s and MD-11s on account of World Airways' presence there.
sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2342 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3336 times:
Around this time (holidays) there's always extra flights so there might be some during the day. Make sure to follow flightaware. You can even setup a flight notification system on flightaware that emails you once a DC-10 or MD-11 has filed a flightplan to the airport of your choice.
darreno1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 216 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3244 times:
Luckily, down here in Miami we have lots of both. Fedex and some of the smaller cargo carriers use DC10s with a few MD11s sprinkled in between. They are nice looking airplanes for sure. Wish the l1011s were still around. I'm so glad I got to fly on one as a kid. Like someone else suggested, Flightaware can be a nice research tool for specific aircraft.