Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3040 times:
Almost everytime I fly I always look for spotters from up in the air (either taking off or landing) but I never seen any. During the times I've landed in LGA, for instance, I figure I'd see at least one or two but nope. But of course, I see a bunch of them on the drive from the airport. Weird eh? Is it just me?
Have you been able to spot the spotters?
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
SJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2987 times:
Landing at PDX two days ago on Alaska, there were a lot of people and small children at what I guess is an observation area along the highway that runs parallel with the PDX runways...it was kinda cool watching them watch us!
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2946 times:
Actually I recall seeing the spotters at the old spotting location at DTW before it was closed. Back in 86 when I was still a little kid I flew an Eastern DC-9 from ATL to DTW and we landed on 22L back in those days 21R. There was a place between Goddard Road and the North Service drive near the threshold of 22L where you could watch planes land at 50-100 feet over your head. I saw several spotters as we passed over to land.
Pgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 798 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2887 times:
When I flew into MCO a few weeks ago, I saw a whole line of spotters at the end of one of the runways in a big dirt parking lot. I drove past them about 1/2 hour later and they were still there. It looked like a good spotting location.
B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
The day Concorde was at Stuttgart airport (STR), I saw thousands of spotters from the air at the airport. I'm serious !
I was on a scenic flight on a Germania B737-700 and all those spotters were around the airport area.
When we approach the holding point before take-off the pilot even joked, that they were all there because of our 737-700 ! Hehe, it was nice to see that many people around the airport.
Rapo From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2713 times:
Turning onto the runway at Shannon a few years back on an Aer Lingus A330-200 (EI-DUB, I believe), I saw a good sized group of spotters on the other side of the fence. Part of me was a little jealous since I've never been able to get that close to a large aircraft with engines running - never mind powering up for t-o! But upon reflection, they may have been jealous of me....
Bmi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2682 times:
Last night landing at EMA on bmibaby (WW5790) from Dublin about 1929 I saw a bloke with a camera hogging the boundry fence and he took a photo of us (hopefully that will show up here in the next few days) so I got my own back and erm took one of him lol see what comes out when I get them developed. Departing DUB there was a few people watching us, at the boundry fense where I had been all day long
Most times Ive flown there has been spotters around somewhere and i'm getting used of being watched