AmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3749 times:
Well I've never had encounters with cops at SJC so I can say they are extremely spotter friendly I get a few brushes of cops at AUS but they are just wondering why I keep using binoculars and a camera... Also DFW is spotter friendly at founders plaza but most the pilots arent they just keep staring away from the people... So yeah... 3 major places I usually spot at SJC has the best IMO.
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BA747YYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3708 times:
Miami, was a good one i saw, and lots of large aircraft, but there is that renissance hoel at heathrow which must be amazing, and if runway 23 is up fedex hill at YYZ is pretty good, with extra security though i would stay away from US airports.
I work for SAS on KL check in, there's only one other guy currently working with me, so ain't that hard lol! I also do W5 and TCX check in too. otherwise, im usually around the usual airport spotting locations when something interesting is due in!
Azza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3515 times:
Quoting MANmatt (Reply 15): I work for SAS on KL check in, there's only one other guy currently working with me, so ain't that hard lol! I also do W5 and TCX check in too. otherwise, im usually around the usual airport spotting locations when something interesting is due in!
ill say hi sometimes when i am in or around the terminals, i go inside the terminals a lot, so it is likley i will bump into you sometime.
Boeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3452 times:
I think LHR has to be by far the best spotting airport! You cant bloody stand on the sidewalk without being shooed off!
With that being said, YYZ is extremely spotter-friendly.
But, when you think about it, this topic is kinda misleading because there is surely some hick farm in south-western US that has not been used for a few years and you can basically walk on the runway, so those ones would be the most spotter-friendly!
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Yes but places like LAX which kind of promote spotting at places like Imperial Hill with the benches and free binoculars looking at the airport. Also In and Out cops never bother you.... other places I would say to remain away.
SATMFECRPTEXAS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3435 times:
I would agree with the MFE overflow parking lot. I got a great picture of the sun setting over an American MD-80. (My wife erased it!!!!!!!!!!!) Good close ups of TWA, Northwest Airlink, Allegiant and some charters out of gate 3. You could sometimes get a nice close up of a Continental 757 at gate 1 at night. My wife and children went on a trip in June and after they pushed back and turned, My 3 year old looked out the window and could see me waving no more than 75 to 100 feet away. I went there for years until I moved last July.
Now I have found some great places in SAT. My backyard is one of them. They are low enough after take-off that my wife can read the names of the airlines on the sides of the plane. (She does not know much about aircraft either.)
My brother took me to Lee Rd. at IAH last summer also. It was great.
MSP has an observation deck. You pretty much only get a view of the runway on the northside. It is nice when it is not crowded. It gets pretty warm in the summer.
DFW has places all over. Grapevine Mills Mall is nice, your wife can shop and you can spot.
Captainjon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3416 times:
How is DCA? I was in the washington area recently, there is a park that faces the airport, so a lot of planes departing, and lot of people had lawn chairs watching the aircraft. when i was there though, the airport seemed to shut down for about 20 minutes, a chopper came, circled the airport twice and then traffic resumed. wished i had a radio on me..