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Spotting At RDU

Wed May 15, 2002 11:39 pm

Hi All,

I'm going to RDU this Sunday. Can anyone tell me where to go for afternoon spotting? I'm gonna be there around 1pm.
Also, what kind of traffic I should expect there?

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RE: Spotting At RDU

Thu May 16, 2002 6:46 am

I wrote about spotting at RDU as well as CLT last week. Here is the link. Have fun!
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RE: Spotting At RDU

Thu May 16, 2002 6:52 am

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RE: Spotting At RDU

Thu May 16, 2002 9:46 am

Yeah, that was me who asked before. If I go to North Carolina I'd hit both.
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RE: Spotting At RDU

Thu May 16, 2002 9:53 am

last i heard there were a few midway's left...but i also heard that American Eagle has moved in and they are pretty big there....also you'll have a variety of stuff from US, also SW, DL 757s, NW DC-9s, and the other majors...the highlight of your day will be the AA 777 departure to London...not sure what time it leaves...i was thinking somewhere between 5-6pm? anyway, good luck and i hope to get down there sometime soon!

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RE: Spotting At RDU

Fri May 17, 2002 10:30 pm

Thanks for your help. I'll be there this Sunday.

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RE: Spotting At RDU

Sat May 18, 2002 12:46 pm

Not great for taking pictures anymore...They put up some ungodly powerlines now that inhibit the view...But if you are just looking, enjoy! I take it you know where the observation deck is? Here is a map from RDU's site, but it is a bit complicated.

Go past Terminal A, and as you are approaching Terminal C, you will see a little road that cuts off to the right. Take that, and follow that all the way around the road past the tower and there is a parking lot right in the back of the deck (hard to miss the deck). Watch out for passing children pretending to be airplanes...

Hope this helps...Have Fun...

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