Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 963 times:
I was wondering if we have here any spotters from CVG.
I'm flying there from DCA this coming Saturday. I will have 8hrs of total spotting.
Any particular places I should go and visit? Outside spotting? Terminal spotting?
Please let me know where I should go after my arrival.
Delta A380-100 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 935 times:
There are a couple spots you could go to. I myself usally go to the parking lots of one of the nearby malls. You can see mostly 727, 757s, and MD-80/90s there, you may get lucky and see a MD-11 or 767 too.There is a spotter's parking lot on Donaldson Rd I think. At the airport you could try the nearby post office parking lot to see a DHL 727 on blocks and maybe a few DHL aircraft if you going to be arriving at CVG in the evening. You could have seen a Air France 747-200 too if AF didn't halt service till September. Sorry I don't know any good places inside the airport except for the area where the McDonalds is in Concorse B
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 904 times:
CVG has an actual designated spotting area on the east end of the airport practically in line with their east/west runway which is rarely used for landing only on crosswinds although it is often used for takeoffs.
although their main south/north runway is right in front of you and you can get great pictures.
They have a couple port a potties there and a speaker system broadcasting the control tower and aircraft.
It is sort of set on a hill so you are actually looking down at the terminal and runways, for the most part you can see all operations from there, the far south/north runway is a little hard to see but I got a great video of a Gemini DC-10 landing there too.
You definitely can see movement better there than you can at Dallas's spotters park