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Best Place To Watch Planes At O'Hare  
User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 651 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16921 times:

Hi All,

My seven year old cousin in coming to visit from Wisconsin and has never been on a plane. I thought it would be neat to take him to O'Hare to watch planes.

Can anyone tell me some good spots and the directions telling how to get there?

Thanks,

TWA1985

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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3550 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16911 times:

Warning: When I was there I "accidently" took some road leading to a fence near one of the cargo carrier's buildings. I remember seeing cargo containers from KL being moved into one of the buildings. The view was the best I'd ever had while spotting at ANY airport. We were inches from moving aircraft. I'll never forget the VS 747 taxiing by us and then taking off. We only lasted about 2 minutes before security approached us and chased us away. Worth being caught by 3 police officers approaching us. As soon as we offered them ID they new we were harmless Canadians and they told us just to leave.

I remember going somewhere else to see planes but I cant remember it. I am sure someone here from ORD can help you find a nice place to spend an afternoon.



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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3705 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16892 times:
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Quoting TWA1985 (Thread starter):
My seven year old cousin in coming to visit from Wisconsin and has never been on a plane. I thought it would be neat to take him to O'Hare to watch planes.

Can anyone tell me some good spots and the directions telling how

ORD is notorious for being rude to spotters. I would recommend going up on the parking deck.



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User currently offlineOrdpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 575 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 16818 times:
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If they are landing on 22R, go to the intersection of Mannheim and Touhey, there is a mall on the corner with several restaurants and ample parking, They come overhead at about 1000 feet on the final...

User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 16815 times:

Theres a spot near an office complex of Mannheim Road if they are landing on 27L. Just take the side road down to wear the fence is shut, or if you dont want any trouble, you can just park in the office building parking lot.


I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 16803 times:

Try this website:

http://chicagoaps.tripod.com/


User currently offlineHBJZA From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 16790 times:

Quoting TWA1985 (Thread starter):
I thought it would be neat to take him to O'Hare to watch planes

Your cousin is so lucky, he might as well see a UFO  praise 


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