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Planespotting At ORD 5/16?  
User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 645 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

Hey all. I'm connecting at O'Hare tomorrow, and will likely have 6 hours or so to kill.

Looking to leave the terminal to do some spotting.

I've heard the Starlight Inn offers a great view of arrivals on 27L.

But from what I see the winds will be out of the northeast tomorrow, so I'd assume they won't be using 27L.

Any suggestions on where to spot based on the weather forecast for tomorrow?

[Edited 2012-05-15 20:37:44]

[Edited 2012-05-15 20:37:59]

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User currently offlinesovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2648 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5380 times:

I'll be at ORD after 5pm today trying to catch any VIP arrivals for the NATO summit this weekend. Looks like they are using runways 4R and 10 right now. You can spot runway 10 arrivals off Beeline rd and York rd on the west side, or in that general area. Plenty of different parking lots there and side streets to pull off into. Runway 4R arrivals are good until the sun switches over, you can park somewhere off of Seymour Ave and Irving Park Rd and walk to a desired location, but do not park directly on Irving park rd.

User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 492 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5328 times:

What day are most of the VIPs supposed to arrive? I was thinking of taking a drive up there to see as many as I can


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User currently offlinesovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2648 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

Probably Friday Saturday and Sunday...I didn't see any today but I was only there in the afternoon

User currently offlinegabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

When was talking with sovietjet over cellphone I saw some BBJ on arrival 22R. I found that might be one of the NATO guests. It was looking like A6-AIN or similar.
I just heard that tomorrow from 9am some fighter jets will be visible over the sky. VC-25 is expected to arrive on saturday. Hope to get good winds (I prefer east-west runways in use).



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User currently offlinepowwwiii From United States of America, joined May 2011, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5235 times:
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I plan to go over there tomorrow after work, also most of the Sat., hope to catch some good ones.

Even with east-west wind, still not guarantee they will use 10/28 though, we will see.


User currently offlinegabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 5):

Even with east-west wind, still not guarantee they will use 10/28 though, we will see.

Well , thats why I would prefer those winds. They will use 9R or 27L/R (shorter taxiway to VIP pad made on 14L and not messed ground traffic) mostly than 28/10 left for regular traffic.

[Edited 2012-05-18 04:14:10]


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