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Planespotting At ORD 5/16?

Wed May 16, 2012 3:31 am

Hey all. I'm connecting at O'Hare tomorrow, and will likely have 6 hours or so to kill.

Looking to leave the terminal to do some spotting.

I've heard the Starlight Inn offers a great view of arrivals on 27L.

But from what I see the winds will be out of the northeast tomorrow, so I'd assume they won't be using 27L.

Any suggestions on where to spot based on the weather forecast for tomorrow?

[Edited 2012-05-15 20:37:44]

[Edited 2012-05-15 20:37:59]
 
sovietjet
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RE: Planespotting At ORD 5/16?

Wed May 16, 2012 1:00 pm

I'll be at ORD after 5pm today trying to catch any VIP arrivals for the NATO summit this weekend. Looks like they are using runways 4R and 10 right now. You can spot runway 10 arrivals off Beeline rd and York rd on the west side, or in that general area. Plenty of different parking lots there and side streets to pull off into. Runway 4R arrivals are good until the sun switches over, you can park somewhere off of Seymour Ave and Irving Park Rd and walk to a desired location, but do not park directly on Irving park rd.
 
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RE: Planespotting At ORD 5/16?

Thu May 17, 2012 12:24 am

What day are most of the VIPs supposed to arrive? I was thinking of taking a drive up there to see as many as I can
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sovietjet
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RE: Planespotting At ORD 5/16?

Thu May 17, 2012 3:18 am

Probably Friday Saturday and Sunday...I didn't see any today but I was only there in the afternoon
 
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RE: Planespotting At ORD 5/16?

Fri May 18, 2012 3:21 am

When was talking with sovietjet over cellphone I saw some BBJ on arrival 22R. I found that might be one of the NATO guests. It was looking like A6-AIN or similar.
I just heard that tomorrow from 9am some fighter jets will be visible over the sky. VC-25 is expected to arrive on saturday. Hope to get good winds (I prefer east-west runways in use).
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powwwiii
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RE: Planespotting At ORD 5/16?

Fri May 18, 2012 4:29 am

I plan to go over there tomorrow after work, also most of the Sat., hope to catch some good ones.

Even with east-west wind, still not guarantee they will use 10/28 though, we will see.
 
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RE: Planespotting At ORD 5/16?

Fri May 18, 2012 11:12 am

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 5):

Even with east-west wind, still not guarantee they will use 10/28 though, we will see.

Well , thats why I would prefer those winds. They will use 9R or 27L/R (shorter taxiway to VIP pad made on 14L and not messed ground traffic) mostly than 28/10 left for regular traffic.

[Edited 2012-05-18 04:14:10]
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