Asmtrd From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1797 times:
Where are the good spots to catch the action at MSP? Is it alright to watch from the parking garage? I enjoy watching the landings of aircraft coming in from the north west by standing in the elevator area at the front of the parking garages next to the terminal.
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12152 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1790 times:
Drive your car up to the top floor of the long term parking garages. You can drive (or walk) from side to side in the parking garage, covering both main runways, with awesome views of taxi, takeoff and landings. It costs like 3 bucks for the first hour and 2 per hour after that I believe. But for the unbeatable view, it is worth it.
Flyhigh69 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
If they landing over the Minnesota river (30L) you can catch great action/approach shots from the parking lot at the SA Gas station on Postroad. (My favorite spot for approach shots). If they landing from the other side (12L/R) you find a very good approach spot by a little pond which is of Cedar Avenue.
Another great spot is the Cementry just behind Post road. You stand on a Hill and Runway 30L/12R runs right parallel in front of you. The sun is perfect from noon until sunset here.
Good luck, but be careful you will get tired of "red ass planes" very soon.....
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
I spot a ton at MSP! There are many spotting places that I enjoy. I even spot from my bedroom, I'm that close to MSP!
At the airport, I go to Post Road sometimes, it's free, and you can meet a lot of other spotters there. Not too good for photography, due to fence in the way! Another is the parking garage, top level, level 9! You have unbeatable views of 12L/30R, and 30L/12R. Another great spot is when the aircraft arrive 30L/R, go over to the 30L approach lights, and sit around there and they come in super low! I don't think the people at Fort Snelling or the Air Force organization by the place care if you stay there for a while. During the summer, you frequently see the entire grassy field loaded with people viewing the aircraft come in!
COIAH99 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1695 times:
There used to be a spot over by Fort Snelling golf course with a little parking lot? Not sure it it's still there or if it's even accessible anymore. If it is that was a good spot. Real close to the runway if they were landing 30L.