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Spotting@PDX

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Nielis
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Spotting@PDX

Post by Nielis » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:31 am

Hi All,

Next week I'm off to PDX for a short business trip. When time permits I want to try my luck at PDX to spot some Mil aircraft such as the ANG Eagles and hopefully some FBO visitors.

Has anybody been there? If so please give me some advise.

Kind Regards,

Niels

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Re: Spotting@PDX

Post by Nighthawk237 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:53 am

Niels

On my limited experience I would try the multi-story car park in the centre of the airport. The top level is the obvious location but I found a level about half-way down to be better as the angles tended to be better.

With good optics you should be able to even read serials from the nose-wheel door on F-15s head-on.

Hope this helps.

Paul

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Re: Spotting@PDX

Post by Nielis » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:23 pm

Thanks Paul,

Is the car park easy accesible?

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Re: Spotting@PDX

Post by Nighthawk237 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:52 pm

It is public car-parking, costs a few dollars to park there for a short while. I don't know what the walk from the terminal(s) to the parking area is as I was driving in and out.

My guess is that it is pretty straight forward as the airport is not massive, as airports go!

Paul

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Re: Spotting@PDX

Post by muscat90 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:19 pm

Excellent view of ANG ramp (& preserved a/c) from level 7 (i.e. Top) of short term car park, if you have a car its $3.00 for an hour's parking

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Re: Spotting@PDX

Post by powerslave » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:46 am

And when its quiet you can go down the lift to the terminal and get a coffee and something to eat.

Ian

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