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Domjan
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Spotting in ORD, DEN and RAP

Fri May 05, 2017 2:07 pm

Hi,

I'll be travelling to the US during the second half of this month from ZRH via FRA/MUC.
My final destination is RAP, with a layover outbound at ORD (in the afternoon until evening) and inbound at DEN (also afternoon).
In ORD and DEN I plan to remain airside, and was now wondering about spotting possibilities there. From DEN's web page I got the impression that they are spotter-friendly, but I am not sure about ORD.
Any suggestions, recommendations, NOGOs about these three locations?

Thanks,
Hans
 
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Re: Spotting in ORD, DEN and RAP

Fri May 05, 2017 3:03 pm

At ORD, are you more interested in heavies (which will be predominantly European at that time of day) or US domestic stuff you don't see as much at home?
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Re: Spotting in ORD, DEN and RAP

Fri May 05, 2017 6:26 pm

I'd like to have options, so I am fine with recommendations for either of them...
 
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Re: Spotting in ORD, DEN and RAP

Mon May 08, 2017 7:38 pm

You might already be aware of this, but Ellsworth AFB just outside RAP does airside tours including into a missile silo. Some static airplanes on display also.
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Re: Spotting in ORD, DEN and RAP

Thu May 11, 2017 7:15 pm

Thanks. The SD Air and Space Museum is already on my todo-list. However, as of the beginning of this year, the AFB tours are offered only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, as they wrote me in a otherwise very kind eMail... :-(

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