HlywdCatft- I saw the KC135 last year land on 9R
and the B1B land on 22R.
has some GREAT spotting places you just have to know where to find them. First get a road map that also shows the runways that ORD
has and you can start with that.
look at 4R-22L....there are a lot of cargo buildings there, your about 100ft from that RW
. Not alot of Heavys come in on this runway but it stays pretty busy.
-27L there are a few good spotting places, like HlywdCatft said on Mannheim Road there are a few good places to stop and watch planes come in. Sometimes on about 100-200FT AGL.......omg the rush you get is awsome when a 777/747/A340 comes buzzing over you.
Check out where FedEx/UPS cargo buildings are. If you fallow the road around (you have to turn off of Irving park rd. A.K.A. IL19) you will come to a dead end by the United or ANA cargo buildings and you can see 32R-14R very well as well as 27L-9R depending on the day and the pattern there working at that time of day you can see some great stuff.......ive seen a lot of go-arounds and pilots haveing to make s-turns alot when there using 27L and 27R for landings.....very awsome sight when a 747 does a manuver.
One off my favorite spots is on 14R approch, there is a road there i think its Busse road im not sure. But when the planes are landing on 14R there is a warehouse/metal fabricating building there and i sit in the parking lot....Most of the time there is a crosswind when the planes are coming in on that runway and its an AWSOME few seeing the heavys playin with the rudder over the #'s. That RW
sees a lot of diversity as far as aircraft types/airlines. ORD
is one of the best spotting places i know of because of the airplanes/airlines/ and spotting areas. I cant tell you where all of them are because i would have to show you.