Hey all, Just wanted to let you all know I went up to PDX
today for some spotting! Had an absolute great time there! Saw the usual mix on US carriers (UA,AS,WN rule the scene) ANd discovered some interesting spotting places I didn't know where there. I decided to drive into the terminal to make "the Loop" anyways, I pulled off a few times to find parking areas where you can get very close to the fence and see aircraft sitting at FlightCraft or whatever, Also, I was able to get very close to the Skywest ramp and really get a GREAT view of the EMB 120 up close, too bad i didn't get there earlier to spot the CR7 that was sittin over there... Anyways, I've decided that my next trip to PDX
in the morning on the way into the terminal (to check in for a flight), I am going to walk out after being dropped off and go down to the UA
hardstands, I can just imagine how close I could get to those planes that early in the morning when they are there!, There is usually, what? Four UA
planes on that hardstand? That would be SOOOOOOOOO TIGHT! ANyways, I was just thinking how awesome it would be ! I waited around all day roughly (until 3:30ish) and never saw the LHA340 land today! Whats with that! too bad! Anyways looking forward to soem comments from my fellow Oregon spotters. I wish there were still programs aviable that let highschool kids interact at airports with commercial airplanes... too bad, I believe, most of these programs were dropped after Sept 11th! They need to bring some back... I can just imagine going out there on the ramp... I've done it once before but I was so exited I forgot a lot about what happend... It was great though!