atcboy73
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Spotting At CLT From The Hill On The West Side?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:06 am

I visited some friends years ago (maybe 15 years or so) and they took me to a hill on hte west side of the airport and the view was awesome.

Is that viewing point still there? If so, I may make another visit later this year.

If memory serves they are looking at building a new runway to the west of the currant runway, is this still in the planning process?
 
atcboy73
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RE: Spotting At CLT From The Hill On The West Side?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:15 am

Ok, maybe I should of checked the pictures before posting this topic.

If memory serves this is the place.


Such a great backdrop!!

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So I guess its still open, right? And am I right, its on a hill?

Its been so long since I've been there.
 
727LOVER
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RE: Spotting At CLT From The Hill On The West Side?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:22 am

I hear its gonna close cause of the new runway,which they won't need if US goes down! I'd like to know when.
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
N612UA
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RE: Spotting At CLT From The Hill On The West Side?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:04 pm

Hello ATCBOY 73 That place is still there I was there today/03/16. I am thinking of going again tomorrow. There is a pretty good spot off the road the other spot is off of(can't remember the road name sorry) that if the planes are landing on 18 on the left side of the runway you can get some good head on shots and belly shots. 727LOVER which new runway are you talking about?

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