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User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 901 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

Hello all,

Anyone discovered any good/legal spotting places at MCO? The terminal top parking garage level 11 is not really working for me. Any way to get closer?

I tried the Red lot also known as the cellphone lot, it's ok, but...

Cargo Rd where it dead ends seems ok for rwy 17L. Any other good places?

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

Quoting fpetrutiu (Thread starter):
Cargo Rd where it dead ends seems ok for rwy 17L. Any other good places?

Yeah but you gotta jump out, snap away, and drive off. If you make a left at the end of cargo road between 17L & R, after you exit the toll booth there is a pull off area that's good for 17L arrivals, if they're landing that way.

Looks like they were using 35/36 all day but just switched, so maybe you'll get lucky tomorrow.


User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

Quoting fpetrutiu (Thread starter):
Quoting fpetrutiu (Thread starter):
The terminal top parking garage level 11 is not really working for me. Any way to get closer?

How can I get to that Car park on foot? I REALLY need to know as Im going out soon on a family holiday but Im staying out there an extra day and I have NO idea where to go once there! Ive heard about this car park before but I dont know how tot get there! Help!



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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Get dropped off at the airport, then walk across to the parking garage. I've never shot up there on top of the parking garage, so I can't really give you anymore info. According to MCO's site...

Where are the best places for aircraft spotting?
On completion of a "Use of Facilities Form", aircraft spotting/photography is permitted on Level 9 of the Terminal Top Parking Garage, which provides a panoramic view of most of the airfield and airside terminal buildings. The form must be completed in person, and accompanied by a valid photo I.D., between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), at the Public Affairs office, located on the 3rd level of the Main Terminal in the Aviation Authority Executive Offices (to the left of the East Security Checkpoint for Gates 60-129).


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6568 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Quoting fpetrutiu (Thread starter):
Anyone discovered any good/legal spotting places at MCO?

N O P E


You said good AND legal, right?



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Spotting at MCO?   


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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6568 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

Actually, your best bet is to drive 90 minutes SW down to TPA where spotting is very accessible. It even tells you the steps for contacting the airport on its website. On Friday, I had called the day before to photograph at a very forbidden location. But since I had permission to be there, I had no problems, none of that looking over shoulder feeling, that you will definately have at MCO. 905 of the traffic you see at MCO, you'll see at TPA



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With the more accessible east runway handling all commercial flights thru Wednesday, now's the perfect time.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1947 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 6):
905 of the traffic you see at MCO, you'll see at TPA

Wow. 905? Where'd you pull that number from?


User currently onlinenssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

I think he meant 90%.

Doug


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