AviationAddict
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Any Good Spotting Locations Around IAD?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:08 am

Does anyone know of a good plane spotting location around IAD? I've been going down to DCA a lot but I thought I'd give Dulles a try too. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 
sspontak
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RE: Any Good Spotting Locations Around IAD?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:31 am

The parking lot of the New Smithsonian Museum is an excellent place.

Remember to spend a lot of time in the museum, It is amazing with some historic examples of aviation and space: test 707, an Air France Concorde, a Space Shuttle, Apollos and some World War aircraft from around the world as well. A must see museum with a great spotting location. Plan on spending many hours there.
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IADCRJ
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RE: Any Good Spotting Locations Around IAD?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:32 am

Probably the a good one I could think of is around the parking lot of the Air and Space museum. It sits at the end of Runway#1R (is that the right one?). There is also a observation tower at the museum aswell, which I imagine would be a great viewing spot there.
 
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RE: Any Good Spotting Locations Around IAD?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:37 am

Quoting Sspontak (Reply 1):


Remember to spend a lot of time in the museum, It is amazing with some historic examples of aviation and space: test 707, an Air France Concorde, a Space Shuttle, Apollos and some World War aircraft from around the world as well. A must see museum with a great spotting location. Plan on spending many hours there.

Is this where one would go to spill red paint on "Enola Gay"?

[Edited 2006-02-09 01:37:55]
 
mtnwest1979
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RE: Any Good Spotting Locations Around IAD?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:49 am

Quoting ETStar (Reply 3):
Is this where one would go to spill red paint on "Enola Gay"?

Only if they were idiots!
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