LGBFltTrainer: Welcome to Chicago! Spotting locations around ORD
, while not the most easily accessable, offer great views in good locations, contrary to what others may think. The carmachicago sight is great, however I recommend this site to begin your ORD
The site is a little dated, but it will be a good beginning. The best spot on the website list is #1, is at the 27L approach, at the intersection of Mannheim Rd. and Lawrence Ave., in Schiller Park. There is a dead-end street next to a couple of office buildings. Public street, no reason to get hassled. I spot there during lunch at least once a week. The south cargo area is sketchy, and its on ORD
property, so be expecting a visit from the aviation cops if you don't keep a low profile. Another great place is the 22L approach, at the Target parking lot on Mannheim Rd. in Des Plaines. I have never been hassled for spotting at these locations, but I tend to keep a low profile.
Personally, my favorite place to spot is at Wrigley Field on a summer evening. Baseball, airplanes, and, uhh, other treats!