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DFW Founder's Plaza Set To Re-open 9/17  
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

It's been relocated from the SE side of the 35L/C runway ends to the NW side of the airport...


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User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2416 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Cool. I hated to see the old one go, but think this spot will be much better. A mid-field spot would have been best.

I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 7457 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

So the temperary one closes, correct? I got out there 2 days after the old one closed.  Angry

I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13273 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2430 times:

That's great; nice to see a US airport facilitating and indeed encouraging an interest in aviation!

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6210 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

I didn't realize it had closed; I used to go out there all the time as a kid. Why did they move it? The old location right off 35C was perfect, IMO.

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineJalapeno From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

From the article:

"And its new location will allow even easier access to tourists who come to North Texas and want to do something fun and free with the family."

I guess this puts to rest the rumors about charging for admission!

Yeah is going to be great! As a spotter who's been using the temporary gravel / trash dump Founder's for I don't know how long, it will be a nice improvement!

And, I can't wait to see some of the views from the new location. While it is located directly in front of the UPS center, it is much closer to 18R, which means we should get great landing shots (with wind from the South).

And for those of us who are tired of endless silver MD80's, I have seen just about every major international carrier land on 18R including BA, LH and Korean.

Also, the jumbo Cargos will be coming up that taxiway, so all in all, should make for some excellent spotting!

Now, we just neef QF to make a stop!


User currently offlineLegion242 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Excellent news. According to a comment left on the article, one might be able to sneak into it already. I don't know if they still have barricades up or not. If they do, then I wouldn't go around them.
But I can't wait. What I saw a couple of weeks ago looks great.

Don't make me release the monkeys!!
User currently offlineAAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

I spent many afternoons at the old Founder's Plaza studying Sabre formats for my core Sabre training when I first started my career with American Airlines. I hope to get back to DFW to check out the new and improved Founder's Plaza. I can only hope that is has the spectacular close up views of aircraft that I so enjoyed at the old location.

Best Regards,

War Eagle!
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13273 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Here is a satellite view of the airport; the Founder's Plaza is at the intersection of the Texan Trail and North Airfield Drive; looks great.


Do you know if they intend to put any elevation there - i.e. a mound or raised area, or will it all be at ground level?

Also, given the location, I'm presuming afternoons would probably be the best time for photos?

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