jpc11
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Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.

Wed May 25, 2011 12:18 am

Hi,

I'm wondering where the best places are in Pittsburgh for plane spotting. I know near PIT.
See, we don't get big jets because we don't have big flights.
The biggest we have are 757s.


Thx          
 
dumbell2424
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RE: Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.

Wed May 25, 2011 1:23 am

I too am interested, as I am moving to PIT come fall for college.

I've been reading up on this thread:

PIT Spotting (by TWAalltheway Aug 15 2001 in Civil Aviation)

Also have found this site EXTREMELY helpful:

http://bit.ly/kgbqp7 (edit- had to use url shortener since url had PIT in it, messed up the link)

If any PIT folks can confirm that all the spots in that site are still good for spotting that is a great place to look. Even gives lens length suggestions!

[Edited 2011-05-24 18:24:49]
 
jpc11
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RE: Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.

Wed May 25, 2011 10:15 pm

Thx Man

what school are you looking at
 
dumbell2424
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RE: Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.

Thu May 26, 2011 2:04 am

Quoting jpc11 (Reply 2):

Heading to Duquesne come August.
 
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RE: Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.

Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:39 am

Quoting dumbell2424 (Reply 3):

Good luck man. There's plenty of things to do. Go see a Pens game! I live around the BWI area but will be spending my days July 1 to the end of summer around KPIT.
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RE: Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.

Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:11 am

I've seen A300/A310 class freighters there. There's also an air refuelling wing with KC135's at one end. KPIT occupies an enormous area of land.

Great place. Am back in July.
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dumbell2424
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RE: Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.

Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:43 pm

Quoting Joshu (Reply 4):

Much thanks! I fully plan to.  
Quoting sulman (Reply 5):

Yeah, according to FlightAware, both FX and 5X bring in A300s, too bad its in the wee hours of 5AM
 
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RE: Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.

Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:52 am

I have spotted right by 28R at the first stoplight on business 376 (if you are heading south). Granted, i only made it there once and that was during last year's Wings over Pittsburgh air show, so I’m not sure if anyone would say anything to you or not now. Also, there are a few parking lots off of business 376 that can give some decent results. I can’t think of the road names off the top of my head though, both are off to the left though if you are heading south.

I was able to get a couple of decent shots just as the a/c was about 10 seconds from touching down there.

You used to be able to get really close to 10L before 9-11. The road was right at the end of the threshold, but they closed it after they put in the new exits.
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RE: Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.

Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:14 pm

 
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RE: Plane Spotting In Pittsburgh.

Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:20 pm

Is anyone planning on going to Wings over Pittsburgh this year?

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