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Airport Close To Toronto For Spotting.  
User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 676 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7312 times:

Hello, I was wondering which US city that is close to Toronto (CYYZ) that I can visit for spotting. I wanna spot somewhere that is not too far as I will be driving there, I don't think I can go and come back the same day so I am willing to spend a day or two there. I am planing this for my birthday which is next month. I would like to go to airport that sees a lots of heavies.

Thanks


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7560 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7277 times:

Toronto's in a very strange position when it comes to access to the Americas. First closest city which comes to my mind is Detroit but that's a ways away, or Buffalo, NY, but they don't have much in the way of variety.

YYZ-DTW by car is about 4 hours.
YYZ- Buffalo airport is about 2hrs15min. (both according to Mapquest)



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User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7237 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
YYZ-DTW by car is about 4 hours.
YYZ- Buffalo airport is about 2hrs15min. (both according to Mapquest)

I don't mind doing DTW. I know it is better than Buffalo for sure. Does DTW see a lots of 747?



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User currently onlinealevik From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 1025 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7232 times:
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Quoting kl692 (Reply 2):
Does DTW see a lots of 747?

You can always check Flightaware to see what is scheduled...

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KDTW



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User currently offlinemjgbtv From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 858 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7150 times:

Quoting kl692 (Reply 2):
Does DTW see a lots of 747

When I was in DTW there were a lot of DL 747s. Not much else for heavies, though.


User currently onlinevio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1424 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7140 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
YYZ-DTW by car is about 4 hours.

Last time I was spotting at DTW (about 5 years ago), I was told by a police officer to bugger off and find something else to do. I guess he didn't like the idea of a guy standing alone, parked on the road beside the airport taking pictures. I explained to him, it's my hobby, but he said he doesn't want me there....


... so I just left. Well, just be careful. DTW is an interesting place to spot. I certainly like it, though you don't get the variety you get in YYZ. I would say fly to New York City. You have JFK and EWR.

ORD is also an awesome place to spot... a short flight away from YYZ



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User currently offlineKL692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7085 times:

Quoting vio (Reply 5):
I would say fly to New York City. You have JFK and EWR.

I am thinking about killing 3 birds with one stone here.

JFK, EWR and LGA, all within driving distance of each other. as it stands right now. Flight and hotel will cost me $450 but it will be in October as that is when I can take my vacation. Flying in and out the next day. Is there best days to be there. cause I was thinking about spending a weekend there.

Thanks



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User currently offlineplanespot From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6956 times:

Just a warning - EWR is NOT spotter friendly. It's not impossible, but if you're out in plain view, don't count on lasting very long. The last time I was booted, an Elizabeth PD officer said "you're not taking pictures of airplanes in my town" and immediately yelled at me to leave before I had the chance to say anything. This was from a public area, which was somewhat out of sight.


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