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The '''Portland International Jetport''' is a regional airport located on the border between Portland and South Portland, Maine. The Jetport is a largely seasonal airport seeing heavy service from mainline jets in the summer, but light traffic from mostly Regional Jets in the winterSpotting opportunities at the airport are limited, but there are a number of sites around the airport perimeter which offer views of aircraft movement.
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The '''Bangor International Airport''' is a regional airport located in Bangor, Maine. The Bangor airport sees light service from several US Legacy airlines, made up of primarily light Regional Jet traffic.  The airport is also an active Maine Air National Guard Base and a popular diversion destination for transatlantic flights and troop charters.  Bangor often acts as a port of entry for US soldiers returning to the states, seeing 2-3 widebody charter aircraft or diversions on an average day.
  
 
==Official Spotting Locations==
 
==Official Spotting Locations==
 
===Maine Air Museum===
 
===Maine Air Museum===
 
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The only semi-official spotting location at the Bangor Airport is the parking lot for the Maine Aviation Historical Society (Maine Air Museum) on Maine Ave, just East of the main terminal building.  The museum itself is home to a small collection of aircraft and memorabilia, but the museum's location on the airport grounds provides good views of the overall airport environment and runway. Since the museum is separated by a fence from the airport and is located on the North of the airport, photography is not ideal.
 
 
  
 
==Other Spotting Locations==
 
==Other Spotting Locations==
 
===Odin Road===
 
===Odin Road===
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Odin Road runs under the approach end for Bangor's Runway 33.  Pulling off to the side of the road just south of the runway, at the driveway for the Telford Aviation hangar provides great views of aircraft landing on 33.  Sunlight on landing aircraft is perfect in the afternoon, becoming ideal in the late afternoon after 3:00pm (depending on season.)  Telford Aviation is also often home to dozens of turboprop aircraft in various states is disrepair.  While all aircraft are located on airport grounds, many can be viewed from public property.
  
 
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===Runway Road===
 
===Runway Road===
 
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(UNVERIFIED) Runway Road on the West side of the airport appears to be the reciprocal of the Odin Road location, ideal during morning sunlight.  I have not personally visited this location, but posts on Jetphotos and other sites seem to suggest that it is acceptable for spotting.  Runway Road is visible on sattelite maps of the area, explore at your own risk.
 
 
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==Places to Avoid==
 
==Places to Avoid==
 
===Maine Air National Guard Base===
 
===Maine Air National Guard Base===
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The far West side of the terminal/hangar complex is gated and is part of the Maine Air Reserve Base.  This area will be patrolled by Military Personell and access is not permitted.
  
 
==Regular Traffic==
 
==Regular Traffic==
  
 
==Facilities and Transportation==
 
==Facilities and Transportation==

Revision as of 17:30, 21 January 2011

Continent: North America Country: United States Region: Maine


Bangor International Airport
Location Bangor, Maine
IATA code BGR
ICAO code KBGR
Airport type Commercial/Military
Website [www.flybangor.com/ www.flybangor.com/]
Overview map Google Maps
Communications
Tower 120.7
Ground 121.9
Clearance 135.9
Approach 118.925(155-334), 124.5(335-154)
Departure118.925(155-334), 124.5(335-154)
ATIS 127.75
Departure122.95

The Bangor International Airport is a regional airport located in Bangor, Maine. The Bangor airport sees light service from several US Legacy airlines, made up of primarily light Regional Jet traffic. The airport is also an active Maine Air National Guard Base and a popular diversion destination for transatlantic flights and troop charters. Bangor often acts as a port of entry for US soldiers returning to the states, seeing 2-3 widebody charter aircraft or diversions on an average day.

Official Spotting Locations

Maine Air Museum

The only semi-official spotting location at the Bangor Airport is the parking lot for the Maine Aviation Historical Society (Maine Air Museum) on Maine Ave, just East of the main terminal building. The museum itself is home to a small collection of aircraft and memorabilia, but the museum's location on the airport grounds provides good views of the overall airport environment and runway. Since the museum is separated by a fence from the airport and is located on the North of the airport, photography is not ideal.

Other Spotting Locations

Odin Road

Odin Road runs under the approach end for Bangor's Runway 33. Pulling off to the side of the road just south of the runway, at the driveway for the Telford Aviation hangar provides great views of aircraft landing on 33. Sunlight on landing aircraft is perfect in the afternoon, becoming ideal in the late afternoon after 3:00pm (depending on season.) Telford Aviation is also often home to dozens of turboprop aircraft in various states is disrepair. While all aircraft are located on airport grounds, many can be viewed from public property.

  • JetPhotos.net sample photo: large
  • JetPhotos.net sample photo: large

Runway Road

(UNVERIFIED) Runway Road on the West side of the airport appears to be the reciprocal of the Odin Road location, ideal during morning sunlight. I have not personally visited this location, but posts on Jetphotos and other sites seem to suggest that it is acceptable for spotting. Runway Road is visible on sattelite maps of the area, explore at your own risk.

Places to Avoid

Maine Air National Guard Base

The far West side of the terminal/hangar complex is gated and is part of the Maine Air Reserve Base. This area will be patrolled by Military Personell and access is not permitted.

Regular Traffic

Facilities and Transportation