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Chicago Spotters - Advice Please

Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:55 pm

Hi all,

I will be staying only 2 days at a hotel just off the approach to RWY 32, Mannlein and W Irving Park. Where can I get to without a car, where I can get photos during some down time? Thanks a lot.

michael
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sovietjet
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RE: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please

Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:17 pm

You can go west a bit to Irving park and Seymour ave where you can shoot arrivals on 4R or 22L departures. Alternatively you can go north a bit to Mannheim and Lawrence to the aerospace center parking lot where you can shoot landings on 28.
 
gabik001
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RE: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please

Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:53 am

As of today , following by Ivan's advice you can go at Scott st (O'hare aerospace center) on USG parking lot area and you got arrivals on 28. Mostly heavies , all cargo and all traffic from S-W and S of approach pattern.
On Seymour and Irving Pk you got outbound traffic but heaviest a/c can be B767. Sometimes GTI or CKS can use this rwy when departing empty.
I'll be tomorrow afternoon at 28 so you can join me. There will be propably more local spotters.
Best regards , Gabriel
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RE: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please

Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:33 am

Thanks guys,

That was a great location. I only spent an hour there, around 3:30 today, and only got to see domestic arivals, no international carriers at that time, I guess. But the location was perfect. Now let's see if any of my shots make it here.
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gabik001
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RE: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please

Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:48 pm

I didn't see you? I left spot about 3.50 , I was there about 2 hours to catch UPS MD11. There was a lot of peoples , some were staying on Scott st , we were at parking lot (I was at red honda accord , Ron was at silver charger parked at USG building wall and Roger w/o car).We took also USAir B757 that is rare here.
Hope you'll back some day...
Best Regards ,
Gabriel
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MHO
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RE: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please

Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:19 pm

I saw a few folks looking at the airplanes, but did not see anyone with a camera until one fellow put his gear in a (silver?) SUV parked along Scott and left. I like Chicago, so I'll be back.
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RE: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please

Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:59 am

Hello ,
I had been on the parking lot at 10.10.10(what a magnificent date ) around 2:30-4:00.Have seen many folks around there.
I was in kinda green RAV4.

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