mrcazzy
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Best Places For Views At CLT

Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:03 pm

My parents recently moved to CLT and wanted to sit and check out the airport, any good places?
 
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:43 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKxKBUh05Ss

This is where you'll go, I guarantee.
 
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:29 am

The Overlook it the place to go. I'm out there all the time, it's hard to beat the view - well, a little more variety might be nice, but it's a great spot to watch from.
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:56 pm

Quoting moose135 (Reply 2):
The Overlook it the place to go. I'm out there all the time, it's hard to beat the view - well, a little more variety might be nice, but it's a great spot to watch from.

When is the overlook closing for the new runway? And did I hear correctly that they'll be building a new one?
 
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:52 pm

From the news stories when they announced the new runway, environmental impact studies will be conducted this year, with construction expected to start in 2014. While it's not in any of the stories I found this morning, I do remember hearing when the announcement was made that the overview would be relocated. Where it will be located, and the timing of constructing a new overview (during or after runway work) wasn't made clear.
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:04 pm

I've been to the airport once, is that the place that overlooks 18C?
 
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:26 pm

Quoting MrCazzy (Reply 5):

Yes, it does overlook 18C

Most of the European flights arrive on that runway.
 
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:35 pm

what are the types of planes that I would see? When I was there I only really saw A320, CRJ
 
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:38 am

Out of CLT...

US mainline operates A319, A320, A321, A330, B734, B752, B762, E190
US Express operates CRJs of various sizes and shapes, E170/5 (Republic), Dash-8
AA brings an MD-80 and Eagle flies their usual RJs
LH operates an A330 in the winter and an A340 in the summer
DL flies a DC-9
United brings an A319 and United Express have a couple of RJs
B6 has a few E190s a day
FedEx and UPS both fly A300Fs
Jazz flies a CRJ
AirTran comes in with a B717
Insel Air brings a Mad Dog on Saturdays
The NC ANG fly C-130s
Roush Fenway Racing operate 2 B727s

Now, granted, you might not see all of that from the overview - some of them tend to use some of the other runways, but that's an idea of the type of traffic you will see around CLT.

Here is 6 months of my spotting so far:

http://www.moose135photography.com/A...te-Douglas-Airport/22709932_N3jNDr
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:17 pm

No one has yet mentioned the museum. That surprises me ESPECIALLY since Hudson River plane is there now.
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:32 pm

Hey thanks for the advice and help! Going home next week and will go to the outlook and check out the museum.
 
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RE: Best Places For Views At CLT

Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:57 pm

Enjoy! I'll be in NYC next week, or I would try to get out and join you.
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