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Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.  
User currently offlinejpc11 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 39 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 17621 times:

Hi,

I'm wondering where the best places are in Pittsburgh for plane spotting. I know near PIT.
See, we don't get big jets because we don't have big flights.
The biggest we have are 757s.


Thx          


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User currently onlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 933 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17614 times:

I too am interested, as I am moving to PIT come fall for college.

I've been reading up on this thread:

PIT Spotting (by TWAalltheway Aug 15 2001 in Civil Aviation)

Also have found this site EXTREMELY helpful:

http://bit.ly/kgbqp7 (edit- had to use url shortener since url had PIT in it, messed up the link)

If any PIT folks can confirm that all the spots in that site are still good for spotting that is a great place to look. Even gives lens length suggestions!

[Edited 2011-05-24 18:24:49]

User currently offlinejpc11 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 17553 times:

Thx Man

what school are you looking at



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User currently onlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 933 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17541 times:

Quoting jpc11 (Reply 2):

Heading to Duquesne come August.


User currently offlineJoshu From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 17339 times:

Quoting dumbell2424 (Reply 3):

Good luck man. There's plenty of things to do. Go see a Pens game! I live around the BWI area but will be spending my days July 1 to the end of summer around KPIT.


User currently offlinesulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 17304 times:

I've seen A300/A310 class freighters there. There's also an air refuelling wing with KC135's at one end. KPIT occupies an enormous area of land.

Great place. Am back in July.



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User currently onlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 933 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 17287 times:

Quoting Joshu (Reply 4):

Much thanks! I fully plan to.  
Quoting sulman (Reply 5):

Yeah, according to FlightAware, both FX and 5X bring in A300s, too bad its in the wee hours of 5AM


User currently offlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 573 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 17182 times:

I have spotted right by 28R at the first stoplight on business 376 (if you are heading south). Granted, i only made it there once and that was during last year's Wings over Pittsburgh air show, so I’m not sure if anyone would say anything to you or not now. Also, there are a few parking lots off of business 376 that can give some decent results. I can’t think of the road names off the top of my head though, both are off to the left though if you are heading south.

I was able to get a couple of decent shots just as the a/c was about 10 seconds from touching down there.

You used to be able to get really close to 10L before 9-11. The road was right at the end of the threshold, but they closed it after they put in the new exits.



Commercial Pilot- SEL, MEL, Instrument
User currently offlineYchocky From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 17143 times:

A 747-8 is on it's way...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE523


User currently onlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 933 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 17142 times:

Is anyone planning on going to Wings over Pittsburgh this year?

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