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Another ABQ Viewing Area

Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:22 am

http://www.cabq.gov/airport/images/cellphonewaitingarea.jpg

Good for probably absolutely nothing being that its on the north side, you're only going to catch ramp movements because that runway isn't very commonly used, but what the hell try it out next time?
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RE: Another ABQ Viewing Area

Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:27 am

Oh yeah and right now an An-124 is sitting right on the other side of the runway in the pic.
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RE: Another ABQ Viewing Area

Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:29 am

I want to get a damn AN124!!!!!!! Seen like 4 or 5 fly over me, not had a camera to shoot one yet tho! Grrrrrrr
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RE: Another ABQ Viewing Area

Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:33 am

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 2):
I want to get a damn AN124!!!!!!! Seen like 4 or 5 fly over me, not had a camera to shoot one yet tho! Grrrrrrr

I was in viewing area south, looking straight at the thing, but viewing area south is out about the touchdown area of runway 3, so I was a good two miles away.
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RE: Another ABQ Viewing Area

Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:42 am

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 3):
so I was a good two miles away.

Thats a bugger, you've got a shot of one before tho havnt you?
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RE: Another ABQ Viewing Area

Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:20 am

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 4):

Thats a bugger, you've got a shot of one before tho havnt you?

Indeed (plug alert)

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RE: Another ABQ Viewing Area

Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:12 pm

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 5):

Indeed (plug alert)

Sod!  Wink
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RE: Another ABQ Viewing Area

Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:02 am

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 6):

Probably...

On a completely unrelated note, who was the french dude I met at the spotting area on sunday?
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RE: Another ABQ Viewing Area

Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:31 am

I was through ABQ on Apr 14-15. The P-2 and P-3 aerial tankers were busy. That viewing spot could be a good place to see them in the afternoon light.
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RE: Another ABQ Viewing Area

Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:52 am

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 3):
I was in viewing area south

Tsk, tsk, you were in town and didn't contact me?

Last couple of times I've been out there, I've been bored to tears. Hopefully that didn't happen for you.

17/35 is currently NOTAMed as restricted to 12,500lbs and below, so any good traffic is not very likely at "Viewing Area North," unless you want to catch the ramp traffic for Terminal A and the Mesa gates.

Quoting F4wso (Reply 8):
The P-2 and P-3 aerial tankers were busy. That viewing spot could be a good place to see them in the afternoon light.

Most areas mark the arrival of spring by blooming flowers and birds singing, we get slurry bombers! I haven't been to that spot in a very long (10+ years) so I'm not sure, but heat haze may prevent photography.

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