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User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 28
Posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Hey Guys!

Tomorrow morning I'm going to Vail to spend some quality days, and on my birthday, I requested to go spotting to EGE as there are some magnificent take-off performances and some very nice approaches.

So, if any of you guys know about any cool spotting places, I'd really appreciate it. Also, any further info would come handy.

Thanks in advance!

Enrique.


Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
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User currently offlineAustralia1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

has EGE been effected by storm that closed DEN ???

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7343 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Nope.

They were not.


User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1057 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Every United and United Express flight was cancelled for three days. As far as I know we are getting flights tomorrow. Who knows though. I wish I could give you some spotting info. Best I can give you is possibly the Costco parking lot? But thats not good for departures. Let me know when your going through. I might be working.

Dinker



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User currently offlineAustralia1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 2):
They were not.

not even slightly ?


User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1057 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Quoting Australia1 (Reply 4):
not even slightly ?

Yes they were. Like I said all United and United Express flights were cancelled. The only destination for United in the winter is Denver. So as you can imagine they were all a no go. I also know that a Continental plane I think comming from EWR had to divert to Grand Junction on Wednesday due to poor visibility at the airport. I know it didn't relate to Denver being closed but it was all part of the same storm system that caused the poor visibility.

Dinker



Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Quoting Dinker225 (Reply 3):
Best I can give you is possibly the Costco parking lot? But thats not good for departures. Let me know when your going through. I might be working.

Hey!

Thanks a lot for that info, I really appreciate it.

I'm fying there today, arriving at 16.40 with AA coming from DFW.

If I go spotting, It'll be on DEC 30th because that's my birthday. Is there a 'rush hour' at EGE?

Thanks mate I really appreciate it!

Best Regards



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

You'll love the ride into EGE.....gear & flaps out somewhere around 13,000' as you turn final!!!!!  Smile LOVE IT

I'd say if you can set up along the road into the airport coming from Gypsum (sp?), little 2 lane road you should be able to see the approach. I've never driven past the airport but from the parking lot near the terminal on the far western end you may get clear pics of the departures as they make their turn to the southwest along Cottonwood Canyon.

Enjoy a great time!!



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User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 792 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Quoting 797 (Reply 6):
Is there a 'rush hour' at EGE?

I'm just speculating, but since EGE doesn't allow night arrivals/departures (for good reason too!) I'm sure there's a decent "rush" right before the sun goes down.


User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1057 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Saturdays are the busiest day at the airport. Everybody seems to have some extra flights comming in and out. We also get US Airways with one or 2 flights a day that don't operate any other day of the week. I think around mid day is a pretty big rush time. Delta flies in a 757 from Atlanta, American has a plane or 2, Northwest has a 757 from Minneapolis, Continental has a 737 and a 757 around mid day, United has an A320 from Denver that arrives at 12:05 leaving at 12:45. It will be a mad house on saturdays. As for night arrivals they are allowed. American has 2 757's that land after dark and spend the night, United has an A320 that lands around 9 or 10 I believe and spends the night. I seem to recal hearing somebody at work the other day mention that we are up to nearly 25 flights commercial flights a day right now out of EGE, maybe it was into EGE and out. Either way its alot of flights for an airport with only 5 gates.

Dinker



Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
User currently offlineAustralia1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

When DEN was closed due to storm, couldn't some of flights into DEN have been diverted to EGE or COS or PUB ???

Actually just checked & PUB is only about 100 miles from Denver City & PUB seems to have a 10500 ft runway & being away from mountains, would it have been effected by storm ???


User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Wow i had no idea 75,s were going into there. It seems like it would be very difficult at night to drop in there. but i guess thats where skills come from


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
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Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 11):
Wow i had no idea 75,s were going into there. It seems like it would be very difficult at night to drop in there. but i guess thats where skills come from

The majority into EGE are 757s.
Look on Eagle County website under airport and you can find the winter schedule. Between 1000am and 100pm seem the busiest.



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User currently offline777DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

the storm that hit DEN hit PUB and COS first. this was an unusual storm for DEN in that the weather came from the south not the west.

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1992 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Quoting 797 (Reply 6):
I'm fying there today, arriving at 16.40 with AA coming from DFW.

Small world - yesterday (December 23) I flew into DFW from STL and arrived at the next gate from your flight to EGE. Who knows, maybe we walked right by each other.

Hope you enjoy EGE... I've always wanted to see that airport, especially on a Saturday in the winter when they get 757s from pretty much every major airline all day long. Take lots of pictures!


User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Quoting Australia1 (Reply 10):
When DEN was closed due to storm, couldn't some of flights into DEN have been diverted to EGE or COS or PUB ???

Some flights were diverted to COS I don't think PUB is really equiped for the larger a/c I think all they get is B1900's

Quoting 777DEN (Reply 13):
the storm that hit DEN hit PUB and COS first. this was an unusual storm for DEN in that the weather came from the south not the west.

Very true but COS only got like 8 inches where as Denver got the 24+ It also didn't help that all of the Airports had high wind that day too.. West of the divide the mtn's only got like 3-5 inches! You have to love Colorado's upslope weather

-Carl



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User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Guys, thanks for the replies.

I'm spending some amazing days here at EGE, the place is stunning!

Quoting Jsnww81 (Reply 14):
Small world - yesterday (December 23) I flew into DFW from STL and arrived at the next gate from your flight to EGE. Who knows, maybe we walked right by each other.

Woah, nice! Well, we didn't cross each other because AA transfered my from gate to gate with a bus! Anyhow, what a coinsidence!

Ok, so I'm gonna go spotting on the 30th. I have to re-check when do most flights arrive. Thanks!



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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1057 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

Enjoy your spotting. Too bad your not a day later or a day earlier as I'd be there working. Most arrivals occur around mid day. Hope you get some good shots.

Dinker



Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

Quoting Dinker225 (Reply 17):
Enjoy your spotting. Too bad your not a day later or a day earlier as I'd be there working. Most arrivals occur around mid day. Hope you get some good shots.

Well If we can arange something to meet there, I'd be glad to change the date!

My number is (954)349-6356. You can send me an SMS if you want. I'd be glad to meet you!

Cheers



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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1057 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

I'll definatly let you know. Are you flying out Saturday or just going spotting? Let me know. Friday would probably work best for me.

Dinker



Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32177 posts, RR: 72
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

Quoting Dinker225 (Reply 9):
American has a plane or 2,

Nine. Three flights from Dallas, two from Chicago, and one each from Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, and LaGuardia.



a.
User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Here is their winter schedule. http://www.eaglecounty.us/airport/flight.cfm hope that helps. 757s climb great. i bet its awesome out of here.


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User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

Quoting Dinker225 (Reply 19):
I'll definatly let you know. Are you flying out Saturday or just going spotting? Let me know. Friday would probably work best for me.

Hey Dinker, just talked to my parents and Saturday's gonna be the day since it's my bday and looking at the schedule, most of the flights arrive that day...

I gave you a wrong number, it's: (954) 205-3835. Send me an SMS because I might be skiing up here at Beaver Creeck.

Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 21):
Here is their winter schedule

Thanks mate! I really appreciate it. That's trully an amazing airport.

Cheers



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 20):
Nine. Three flights from Dallas, two from Chicago, and one each from Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, and LaGuardia.

I was going to say...everytime I'm driving that stretch of I-70, I always see A^A 757s there...and always seem to catch at least one taking-off to the west...what a sight and backdrop at that!



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3244 posts, RR: 45
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Have fun spotting!

Just a quick question to those in the know, why does UA fly 2 A320s, and 2 Dash-8s? It seems like that is a rather strange jump in capacity for the 4 flights that are all daily...

Cheers,
Cameron


25 Dinker225 : They fly 2 A320's and 5 Dash 8's throughout the day. None of their other regional planes are certified to fly in here as far as I know. Just as a quic
26 DEN-HNL : Anybody know if/when EGE got some fuel? Supposedly they were out today for all GA/fractionals.
27 Dinker225 : They were supposed to get some more this morning. Although when I talked to the fuelers today they hadn't cancelled the NOTAM. They wanted to make sur
28 797 : Ok guys, I'm definitely going to EGE this Saturday 30th around 11am to catch the incredible rush hour at this airport. Do you have any recomendations
29 Dinker225 : Depending upon when you fly out I think your best bet would be to quickly snap a few shots while you board your aircraft if its light out. The costco
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