JumboJet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2127 times:
Going to be in Paris Nov. 20 to 23rd and staying at the Charles De Gualle Airport Hilton to to some plane spotting at CDG. Originally planned this trip to go to TLS for the airbus tour but is not offered on the days I am going, what a disapointment. So, instead of cancelling my trip, I would like to book a one day trip, for Nov 21 or 22, leave early in the morning frodm CDG and return the same day in the evening to an airport that is also good for spotting. Naturally, I am looking for something reasonably affordable on any legacy carrier or decent LCC.
Just looking to jump off the plane and be able to walk or take a taxi to a viewing station or similar. Thanks in advance for your help.
Pihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4990 posts, RR: 78
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
from the Hilton, you're just a few hundred meters from CDG's spotters'corner.
At the hotel entrance, look to the left, walk past the car park until you come to trhe traffic light, turn right and you'll find yourself looking at a grassy knoll right in front of the North/South taxiways F and N overpass.
It seems it's been reopened to the public as I saw quite q few spotters there last Sunday.
Concorde will be on your right> In the evening it's quite a sight as there is some redblueorangeyellow lighting inside the engines, simulating afterburnig.