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Revision as of 02:32, 8 April 2006

Continent: North America Country: United States Region: North Carolina


Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
IATA code CLT
ICAO code KCLT
Airport type Commercial
Website http://www.charlotteairport.com
Overview map Google Maps
Communications
Tower
Ground 121.8 (180-359), 121.9 (000-179)
Clearance
Approach 120.05, 120.5, 124.00, 128.32, 134.75
Departure120.05, 120.5, 124.00, 128.32, 134.75
ATIS 121.15, 132.1
Departure122.950


Spotting Locations

City of Charlotte Airport Overlook

Probably the best all-around location for spotters. Located on the west side of the airport, near the threshold of 18R. Large parking lot, with benches. Good up close views, and no hassles from police. Will sometimes be closed during elevated terror threat levels. Scheduled to be closed in 2006 as airport expands to the west.

Located on Old Dowd Road. Open from dawn until 10pm.


Carolinas Aviation Museum

For a nominal $5 entry fee, you can use the photo stand near the threshold of 18L. Westward facing, this is an excelent location in the morning when the sun is at your back.

Located at the north side of airport. Just follow the signs.


Other Spotting Locations

Old Dowd Road Fitness Trail

This meandering trail can get you some good "through the fence" views at various points around the west side. However, there is NO PARKING, so be prepared to park your car either at the overlook or some other legal spot. Police will generally leave photographers alone, but no guarantees.


The VOR

A great location, especially when arrivals are from the south. While law enforcement has never bothered me there, the potential to be hassled is likely fairly high.

Located on Byrum Drive.

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Locations to Avoid

Location

Regular Traffic

Facilities and Transportation