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User currently offlineMrCazzy From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 35 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

My parents recently moved to CLT and wanted to sit and check out the airport, any good places?

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User currently offlinehrtsfldhomeboy From Djibouti, joined Oct 2007, 82 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4603 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKxKBUh05Ss

This is where you'll go, I guarantee.


User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2401 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

The Overlook it the place to go. I'm out there all the time, it's hard to beat the view - well, a little more variety might be nice, but it's a great spot to watch from.


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User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1954 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4547 times:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 2):
The Overlook it the place to go. I'm out there all the time, it's hard to beat the view - well, a little more variety might be nice, but it's a great spot to watch from.

When is the overlook closing for the new runway? And did I hear correctly that they'll be building a new one?


User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2401 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4541 times:

From the news stories when they announced the new runway, environmental impact studies will be conducted this year, with construction expected to start in 2014. While it's not in any of the stories I found this morning, I do remember hearing when the announcement was made that the overview would be relocated. Where it will be located, and the timing of constructing a new overview (during or after runway work) wasn't made clear.


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User currently offlineMrCazzy From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4537 times:

I've been to the airport once, is that the place that overlooks 18C?

User currently offlineDeltafan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Quoting MrCazzy (Reply 5):

Yes, it does overlook 18C

Most of the European flights arrive on that runway.


User currently offlineMrCazzy From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

what are the types of planes that I would see? When I was there I only really saw A320, CRJ

User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2401 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

Out of CLT...

US mainline operates A319, A320, A321, A330, B734, B752, B762, E190
US Express operates CRJs of various sizes and shapes, E170/5 (Republic), Dash-8
AA brings an MD-80 and Eagle flies their usual RJs
LH operates an A330 in the winter and an A340 in the summer
DL flies a DC-9
United brings an A319 and United Express have a couple of RJs
B6 has a few E190s a day
FedEx and UPS both fly A300Fs
Jazz flies a CRJ
AirTran comes in with a B717
Insel Air brings a Mad Dog on Saturdays
The NC ANG fly C-130s
Roush Fenway Racing operate 2 B727s

Now, granted, you might not see all of that from the overview - some of them tend to use some of the other runways, but that's an idea of the type of traffic you will see around CLT.

Here is 6 months of my spotting so far:

http://www.moose135photography.com/A...te-Douglas-Airport/22709932_N3jNDr



KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6609 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4420 times:

No one has yet mentioned the museum. That surprises me ESPECIALLY since Hudson River plane is there now.


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineMrCazzy From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

Hey thanks for the advice and help! Going home next week and will go to the outlook and check out the museum.

User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2401 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

Enjoy! I'll be in NYC next week, or I would try to get out and join you.


KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
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