Coyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 446 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1747 times:
For anyone in Miami - I just moved back to a house on the north side of the airport where I lived a couple of years ago, right by the perimeter road. Unfortunately the construction of the new runway has taken away all the great viewing points that used to be there. The southside perimeter road is not so good any more either thanks to the new security post 9/11 when they blocked off all the parking areas. So, where to go now? Any suggestions? Thanks....
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1741 times:
I'm not from Miami, but I spent some time there last summer.
But what about the South side of the airport by The World Transport Press store, you know Airliners Magazine?
I forgot the name of the company, I want to say Just Plane Crazy, but they sell models and videos. It is on the southwest side of the airport. I don't know the names of the streets even though they are all numbers like 172nd st. and stuff and avenues run one direction etc. Anyway, next to that store is a furniture warehouse/store that has a parking lot with views right to the runway, the only thing that would obstruct the views was if there was a train parked there.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6247 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1737 times:
I was in Miami like 3 weekends ago and a friend toook me to the parking of a restaurant called Aero Sqaudron 24. There you have a great view of aircraft landing or taking off on runway 9R/27L , from a distant you'll have councouse E,F,G,H.
Coyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
Thanks guys - Chepos - Yes, that resturant parking lot (and the restaurant) itself are about the best places that are still available. It has a great view. The shame is that all teh great viewpoints on the north side seem to be gone thanks to construction. I'm going to investigate the area near the tower when I have time.