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Best Spotting Area At MDW  
User currently offlineWang767 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 56 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

l am going to Chicago soon. Just need help to find out the best place to watch flights in/out MDW. Thanks!


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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Find the A&E crews! Best spot in Midway is watching SWA deal with all those nasty drunks on their planes!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineWmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

There are no real good places to watch anymore as Hitler's son (Mayor Dailey) put up huge "blast barriers" around the airport. If you are in the airport i would think the best place to look is in the food court inbetween the A & B concourses. You can get a real good view of ATA operations from the hallway to gates A4A and A4B.

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User currently offlineAirportPlan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 470 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

The top of the parking garage offers a panoramic view of the airfield. The link below take you to the realtime camera on the garage.


User currently offlineAlitaliaORD From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

hey, could we not refer to mayor daley as being related to hitler? yea sweet. hes done more for the aviation community in Chicago then most cities.

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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

"hey, could we not refer to mayor daley as being related to hitler? yea sweet. hes done more for the aviation community in Chicago then most cities."

We could switch to Mao Zedong, Stalin, Ghengis Khan if youd wish. Daley is an idiot, if you follow Chicago politics you would know why.

User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 689 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 22 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

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Daley is a DICTATOR, i like to refer to Chicago as the "kingdom", the population as the "subjects" and Daley as Richard the Seond and his father as Richard the Great  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Dont get me wrong, I was born and raised in this city and I love it to death. But I hate our dictator.

AlitaliaORD: How has he done anything FOR aviation??? Especially after he had his henchman destroy Meigs against his word and contract not to, because he felt like doing it. The man abuses his power and does what he wants when he wants, and he has the media in his pocket to make sure no one speaks out against him.

As for Midway, the only good spotting points now are on the top of the parking garage, and in a plane itself. The ENTIRE airport used to be great for viewing, but the King decided to change that, against us peasants' will.

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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 21 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

In the GA parking lot. Go to 63rd street from N. on Circero turn left to till before the stop light and right before the firedepartment. Wavie and guy in shack and drive striaght to the GA parking lot It is right below the tower. Nice people and an Ok left open spot. ORRRRR you can go to the parking lot next to the big SWA hanger.

have fun folks

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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 hour ago) and read 3348 times:
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For 31 runways, just go to 63rd and Cicero. Just head south to 63rd street and head south till you see a vacant lot between a Burger king and a Oil Express. That is a good spot. Another is 63rd and Central. Just head west on 63rd till you get to the end of the airport (it's the next street you can see past the airport.) just spot there, you have this park, a sidewalk next to a store, and other sidewalks. I would not go to the parking garage cause they may be up there and security may come, I tried it and had some up there.

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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3064 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

Hmmm I guess the best place would be someones backyard That has the fliight path over their house.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2568 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

For the 31 approaches- sit in the White Castle parking lot on Cicero & 63rd with a sack of sliders.... Oh, life is good!

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User currently offlineFlyhigh69 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

The Carpark is okay for viewing and also taking approach pictures when they landing on 22L. Most of the times they using 31 Center. The best spot here is a Intersection close by McDonalds, but you have to watch out for all the lightpols. A B753 is very tight with a 50 mm shot.
Besides the approach and carpark there are not many good vintage points, because the entire airport is surrunded by a wall, rather then a fence...

Anyway - good luck !


User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3269 times:

I have to agree with tjwgrr, 31 approaches at the White Castle there has to be the greatest spot to spot airplanes at the whole airport. I just love watching the 757s suprise you at treetop level over the houses there. As far as the DICKtator goes, don't kid yourself, he's either of Hitler's line or he's of Stalin's line, but he sure as heck ain't from the house of David. He's been screwing up the city internally left and right and trying to do good things in the public to make up for it. This is the guy who wants to build a park over Meigs with a now bankrupt park fund and hike property and sales taxes in Chicago to cover for it despite the fact that Friends of Meigs has a new proposal for a park, airport, and aviation museum that wouldn't cost taxpayers a dime. Then again, this is also the same Demolition Dick that wants to freeze taxes at 7%. Can't have it both ways Dick, doesn't work  Angry.

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