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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

I will be in the Miami Airport area on Boxing Day (26 Dec) and I'm looking at doing some spotting and photography!

I will be spotting between Sunrise and around 10 AM!

I've been told that sunrise in Miami will be around 07:05 on December 26th, is this correct?

I have looked through the schedules of flights to and from MIA, I have a few rare/heavy aircraft noted. Can someone tell me what will be around from Sunrise to around 10AM?

There are quite a few cargo airlines in MIA also, are there any cargo movements at this time?

Also where can I go for some decent spotting of both arrivals and departures, I am looking at doing some photography?

What runways are usualy used at this time in the morning?

There are alot of Heavy arrivals from S.America at around 5AM-6AM, I take it it isn't realy worth taking photos as it will be pitch black?

Thanks in advance,

Rob!  wave 

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User currently offlineLawnDart From United States of America, joined May 2005, 970 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):
I've been told that sunrise in Miami will be around 07:05 on December 26th, is this correct?

Yes, but twilight starts at 0640...

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):
Also where can I go for some decent spotting of both arrivals and departures, I am looking at doing some photography?

Three places include:

the parking lot of a restaurant, the 94th Aero Squadron, at the corner of NW57th Avenue (Red Road) and NW 12th Street (Perimeter Road) on the south side of the airport...go behind the restaurant and there is a large parking lot located there. Obstructions include (infrequent) passing trains, and you can see take-offs / landings from 9 / 27 and 12/30.

The parking lot of a furniture store (ElDorado, I think...) at NW 72nd Avenue...continue west on Perimeter Road. It is at the threshold of R9 / 27, and you can see the arrivals (eastward landings) of many inbound Latin America flights, or the departures if they are using a westbound traffic pattern. Also good visibility of the western ramp of Cargo City. Not the greatest location, however...

NW 67th Avenue (Ludlam Road) and PBA Memorial Blvd is just to the SW of the intersection of 8L and 8R and 12, and offers the most views of take-offs and landings if traffic is eastbound, or if westbound mostly the climb-outs of aircraft taking off. Expect to see AA...and AA....and more AA...

Use maps.google.com to find these locations.

Enjoy!


User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8370 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2411 times:
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Arrivals from South America are heavy AA 777's from EZE and GRU, Lan Chile 767, Tam A330, AR from EZE( ususlaly an A340) adn if your are lucky a Varig 777. Varig is ify these days with every going on there.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 2):
Arrivals from South America are heavy AA 777's from EZE and GRU, Lan Chile 767, Tam A330, AR from EZE( ususlaly an A340) adn if your are lucky a Varig 777. Varig is ify these days with every going on there.

Thanks, I have already noted this before, they all arive at around 5-6AM

Rob!  wave 


User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32777 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Korean Air 747-400 gets in at 6.25AM/leaves at 9.00AM.


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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):
Korean Air 747-400 gets in at 6.25AM/leaves at 9.00AM.

Thats perfect, thanks MAH4546  Smile

Do you know of any cargo movments?

Anyone have any further info?

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Rob,

Are you going to rent a car that day ?

You can find a nice restaurant in the South part of the airport (94th Aero Squadron Restaurant
1395 N.W. 57th Avenue, Miami, FL 33126
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Average price*: $20
Tel: 305.261.4220 )

It has a nice view of the south runway.


User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8370 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
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B742,

You were not specific about what metal was showing up. You just said generally.


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

This will give you an idea of arrivals at your time of day (real-time, of course).

Quoting B742 (Reply 5):
Do you know of any cargo movments?

The KE is a 744F, cargo obviously. I also know CI has a 744F coming in in the early morning, but not sure if it's daily and/or if it will be there the 26th.

Coal



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