LY4XELD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 858 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1731 times:
Does anyone have any suggestions on spotting at YOW? I don't know much about the area, but I probably won't have easy access to a car. Are there any viewing areas or places to view that I can access on foot? If you've got any info, I'd appreciate it!
Gregviperrt From Canada, joined May 2004, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1684 times:
If you don't have access to a car, the only place that I can think of is inside the terminal on the upper level by the small food coart. There is a window there that over looks the ramp and runway 14-32. If you are taking the bus, route 97 will take you right in front of the door of the stairwell that leads up to the food coart. Hope that helps.
Awschucksflyer From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1667 times:
Try the top floor of the parking garage. If you can get a ride of some sort i.e. taxi... ask to be taken to the Highlands Golf Course. You will circle around the runways and will be able to watch the landings and takeoffs. I do it all the time.
AirbusCanada From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
Everytime I went there, i think they have cars all the time specialy on the third floor. If you dont' have access to a car, maybe you can go to the huntclub/riverside area(Around the cognos office). its quite far from the terminal building, the action on both runways are clearly visible.
SafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1561 times:
If you have a car until late that afternoon like you said, when you're coming back to the airport, instead of taking the route which will lead you to the terminal building, take the exit that will lead you towards the First Air hangar. It's big enough so you won't miss it believe me. They are signs saying that there is no access at the end (it's a dead-end). Ignore it, there's nothing prohibiting you from going. So pass the 7F hangar, and If the wind's coming from the west, park yourself right beside RWY 25. Otherwise, just keep going, and you'll have a view of pretty much the whole airport. Oh, and don't blink, you might miss you're only plane! (It's not that bad actually)
Yow4now From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1545 times:
If you find yourself with a car in the early morning, take Hunt Club road towards Riverside Drive. If the wind is blowing N/S, you'll see some good overhead traffic while waiting forever to cross the bridge! For that matter, you can stop at the gas station at Riverside/Hunt Club, buy a coffee and enjoy the overhead show.