PSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
Welcome to Detroit, my hometown. Actually, I'm away at school right now, but anyways
The best spotting in DTW is from the 6th floor roof of the parking deck. Get a good view of approach of 21R, 21 C & 21 L. Get excellent view of aircraft taxiing to depart and on runway 21C and rotation view on 3C. I dunno how that will be with the current security situation. Its far enough away from restrcited areas I don't think it'll be much of a problem, but the worst you they can do is probably stop you and tell you to leave.
We'll see what new opportunites are created when the new midfield terminal opens in January, and how the new runway patterns will change when 4/22 opens in December
Off-airport, there are some good spots in some of the hotel parking lots off of Meriman Road. I can't think of the name of the one that's right next to I-94 right now, but those are only good on days when landings are to the south.
PSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
Oh yeah, it terms of aircraft: who knows now after last week...
NW's largest hub: tons of DC-9's, 319's, 320's, 757
a good number of DC-10 (both Atlantic '30's and Domestic '40's), 744's, occasional 742 (passenger & cargo)
Mesaba's Hub with tons of Saab 340's, and ARJ's
Express I has the CRJ's for NWAirlink
KLM: I believe KLM stopped flying one of the DTW-AMS's routes for the time being
LH: 340 or 747 from FRA
BA: 747 or 777 from LHR
AC: I believe they're flying a turboprop here now from YYZ