mrwayne
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How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:42 am

Last summer (July 03) I managed to spot at 4 airports in a single day (all intl).
Has any body done anything similar?

LHR-LTN-STN-LGW
 
FinnWings
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:47 am

I managed to spot 4 international airports too few years ago during the same day:

LGW, LHR, CPH, CGN

Regards,
FinnWings
 
Sammyhostie
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:48 am

Very impressive mrwayne that sounds good fun!!
 
wernair
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:49 am

Sometimes I visit 3 airports a day VIE-GRZ-LOAN.  Smile
One time I did FFZ-TUS-MZJ-PHX but not only for spotting.
Will do VIE-BRU-OST in a few week...  Big thumbs up This will be a great time!!!

Regards, Wernair
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727LOVER
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:01 am

I beat you all!  Big thumbs up

5 in one day.

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as739x
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:02 am

Not including when I have flown somewhere with multiple stops, I have done 3. I was able to get San Francisco,San Jose, and Oakland done in one afternoon with at least 1 hour at each.
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clickhappy
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:05 am

In November of '02 I did LAS, IFP, VCV, ONT, SBD, and SNA in the same day.
 
PSA53
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:33 am

Let's see-

Started at El Monte municipal ,Bur, Ont,LGB and ended up by the fire
station at the park at that time, at SNA.

Thanks
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HOMER71
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:50 am

Because of time zones, all of this was on the same date:

NRT-LAX-DFW-HOU-SAT (had 2 hours at LAX, 1 1/2 hours at DFW, 2 hours at HOU)
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707CMF
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:16 am

On the same day last year, I spotted at
NCY - LFLP Annecy
CMF - LFLB Chambéry
LFLE Challes les Eaux
LFLG Grenoble le Versoud
GNB - LFLS Grenoble Saint Geoirs
LYS - LFLL : Lyon Sait Exupery
LYN - LFLY : Lyon Bron

That's 7 airports, trip was by car. 7 airports in the same day. Who tops me ?

A few weeks back, I flew Challes-Chambery-St Etienne-Roanne-Villefranche-Bron-Challes (flew and landed the first 3 legs, was just a pax on the other two) - oh, and we overflew LYS that day (2pics from that overfly in the dB) plus a few other airfields that were rejected.

I'm not plugging though, it's getting late...

707
 
sqpax
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:25 am

Well.....mine includes an asterisk inasmuch as it happened over approximately 34 hours but here goes: (Sep 22/03-Sep 24/03)

YYZ (2 hours)
EWR (6 hours!!!)
AMS (1-1/2 hr)
SIN (1-1/2 hr)
BKK (30 minutes was enough -- sick of a/c and airports by that time!)

Saw some pretty amazing stuff at those different international airports to be sure!

-Malcolm
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deltairlines
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:54 am

Most I've done without hopping on a plane was 3:

MSY
GPT (only traffic was an ASA CRJ, the rest was C-130s)
MOB (a Delta 737 and ASA CRJ made up the traffic)

Not too uncommon for me to do both BOS and MHT on the ground in one day.

With hopping on a plane, I've done MSY, CLT, RIC, DCA, and BOS all in one day...that was a good day, picked up about 300-400 tail numbers there.

I might end up doing BOS/MHT/ATL/MCO/SFB in a 24 hour window next month (not sure on the BOS/SFB part, but I will be spotting at MHT at the rousing hour of 0530ish, in time for the first 2 departures to PHL and CVG), doing spotting during my three hour layover at ATL (I've already counted, there will be about 300 different planes for my spotting pleasure, including those elusive AirTran 320s and CRJs (at least for those of us from New England)), and for an hour or two at MCO.

Jeff
Jeff
 
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:19 am

Last January, I spotted DFW, MEM, GPT and Baton Rouge in one day. Flew Northwest from DFW to MEM, Northwest/Maseba from MEM to GPT, drove from Gulfport to Baton Rouge and took American Eagle from Baton Rouge to DFW.
 
n949wp
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:20 am

I managed to spot at the following airports on the "same day" of October 7, 2000:

HKG, NRT, SEA, MIA Big grin

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SegmentKing
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 3:28 pm

not by choice...

Key West - Marathon - Ft. Lauderdale

Miami - Naples

(drive)

Ft. Myers - Tampa - Key West

------------------------------------------------------------
Mileage Run:

Las Vegas - Palm Springs - LAX - Santa Barbara - San Fran - Reno

Business trip:

FLL-JFK (was supposed to be an overnight in NYC but JetBlue's 1030PM flight departed at 3AM)

LGA - PHL - CLT - FLL

~ ~ ~ ~ pRoFeSsIoNaL hUrRiCaNe DoDgEr ~ ~ ~ ~
 
b741
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:16 pm

I suppose if an individual had a car they could theoretically go to LAX,VNY,Santa Monica,BUR,ONT,Chino,San Bernardino,Perris Valley,SNA,LGB,Zamperini Field and Hawthorne in 24hrs.Someone should try it!
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PSA53
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:44 pm

Ha!Ha!Do know how many airports there are
in SoCal?

Fullerton
Santa Monica
Chino
Rialto
Pomona(Brackett)
Riverside
Big Bear
Cable Airport(Upland)
Redlands
Compton
El Monte
Torrance
Hawthorne
LAX
LGB
SNA
VNY
BUR
San Bernardino
ONT
Palmdale


How much time per stop?
Most of these airports are within 100 miles from
downtown L.A.
Got them out the Thomas Bros. Maps.

I'm sure there are more,I missed.But there is not
enough room on this thread!  Nuts
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coexjhknight
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:08 pm

Don't forget PSP


Everyone always leaves us out.

JK
 
PSA53
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:19 pm

Sorry,

And Palm Springs,Too!
Which opens more airports along the way to Palm Springs.
Oh Joy!
Goodnight For now!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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initref
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:02 pm

In one "calendar" day...

Canberra - Sydney-Brisbane-Auckland-Los Angeles-JFK
 
noelg
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:43 pm

In 24 hours:

LTN
LHR
YYZ
MIA
MCO
 
atrude777
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:56 pm

MDH/MWA/STL/DFW/MCO

Alex
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seb146
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:34 am

You in Europe and the East coast have it easy. On different occasions I have done:

PUW/LWS/PSC/PDT
MFR/LMT/RDM
MFR/EUG/PDX

But then, when I lived in Seattle:

BFI/SEA/PAE

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DC9
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RE: How Many Airports Have You Spotted At In 1 Day

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:18 am

24 hours gave me Nice, Paris Ory, Paris CDG, Copenhagen Kastrup and Stockholm Arlanda/Bromma Should equal to 6