To me, Founders Plaza wasn't that great. As many have said, we have a LOT more south wind at DFW
than north wind so that part of the location stunk. The only good part about it was that if the planes were landing from north to south on the VERY far east runway, don't know the number of it, but it is east of the old DL
hangar; you could get great shots of those aircraft taxiing right in front of you while they were heading to the terminals.
Can you imagine how much $$$$$ DFW
would make if they would actually build and charge people a fee to a great viewing area in the very middle of the airport? That is the problem with DFW
and many other airports. They are not that "user (or spotter)- friendly", especially since 9/11.
I would GLADLY pay a fee every time if I could get a GREAT location to shoot planes, similar to the Queens Building at Terminal 3 at LHR
. I paid a fee at ZRH
as well and it was awesome..............
ought to do is building a viewing area on top of the LH
cargo facilities on the west side of the airport and charge a fee to people to visit the place. I guarantee you that $$$ could be made there.
[Edited 2006-12-08 00:22:40]