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Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport
|Continent: North America||Country: United States||Region: Wisconsin|
|Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport|
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Official Spotting Locations
Layton Avenue Airport Observation Area
Located on Layton Avenue, North of the Airport. Has nice views of runway 19R; however, there are multiple fences between the parking lot and the runway. Hard to get a good shot of traffic on runway and neighboring taxiways. Good for landing shots on days where 19R is in use. Shots taken from this location :
6th Street Airport Observation Area
Located on 6th street south of the 7R approach is a designated Airport Observation Area. There is a parking lot where observers and enthusiasts may park.
WARNING: Park only in the parking lot. Do NOT park or stop on 6th street.
Other Spotting Locations
On the 6th floor of the parking garage good views of much of the airport can be seen. You need a long lens to make any photos of the E Concourse or runway 7R-25L operations.
Mitchell International Business Park
This business park is located under the approach to 25L. There is street parking in the business park. Lighting here is good most of the day. Directions
Runway Dog Park
The Runway Dog Park is a great place to spot 1L Arrivals. Located on Rawson Avenue, the entrance to the park can only be accessed from the westbound side of the road. Pay the park fee and walk to the hill at the North End of the Park. The best light for this location is in the afternoon. Directions
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This park is located on South 13th Street. Street parking is available on both sides of the street. There is a hill directly under the approach to 7R. Good light can be found most times of day in this park. Directions
Mitchell Airport Park
This park is bounded on three sides by Layton Avenue, Brust Avenue, and Whitnall Avenue. Parking is somewhat limited here. Mitchell Airport Park is an open green space that provides an excellent up-close view of runway 19R arrivals. There is room to stand directly under the approach or off to the side. Good lighting may be found most times of day here. Directions
WARNING: While this is a public park, it should go without saying to stay well clear of all airport lighting and navigation equipment.
Locations to Avoid
Air National Guard Base
The driveway to the base starts at the stoplight at Grange and Pennsylvania. Do not enter the base or park in the gravel lot along the entrance road. You will be met by base personnel and directed to leave.
South 6th Street
Past the Amtrak Station turn off, the road continues under the approach to runway 7R. There are No Stopping signs posted. Police frequently patrol this road.
Spotting Locations Map
- Normal Operations: Departing 19R, Arriving 25L
- Abnormal Operations: In winter and deteriorating weather, winds tend to favor 7R and 1L. In summer and improving weather, winds tend to favor 19R and 25L.
- Freight Runners Express: Often will depart 25L at Tango, 1L at Sierra when departing from the cargo ramp. FRE will also occasionally use 25R and 1R/19L for departures and arrivals.
|Alaska Airlines||B737, B739||D51|
|Allegiant Airlines||A319, A320||D42 and D53|
|American Airlines||A319, A320, MD80||D52, D54 - D56|
|Delta Air Lines||A319, A320, B717, B738, B739, B752, MD88, MD90||D43 - D49|
|Frontier Airlines||A319, A320, A321, A32N||D39 and D41|
|Southwest Airlines||B38M, B737, B738||C14, C18 - C24|
|United Airlines||A320, B739||C9, C11, and C15|
|Volaris (Wednesdays and Fridays)||A320||C12 (departures only)|
|Air Georgian||Air Canada Express||CRJ1, CRJ2|
|Air Wisconsin||United Express||CRJ1, CRJ2|
|Endeavor Air||Delta Connection||CRJ9|
|Envoy Air||American Eagle||E170, E175|
|Piedmont Airlines||American Eagle||E145|
|ExpressJet Airlines||American Eagle, United Express||E135, E145|
|PSA Airlines||American Eagle||CRJ7, CRJ9|
|Republic Airline||American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Express||E170, E175|
|SkyWest Airlines||American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Express, Alaska Airlines||CRJ2, CRJ7, CRJ9, E175|
|Travel Service / SmartWings /Swift Air||B738|
Cargo Airlines & Plane Type
|DHL (Operated by Atlas Air)||B762, B763|
|DHL (Operated by Southern Air)||B734|
|FedEx Express||A300, B752, B763, MD10|
|FedEx Feeder (Operated by CSA Air)||C208|
|Freight Runners Express||BE99, B190, E120|
|Paccair||BE99, C402, PAT4|
|UPS Airlines||B752, B763, MD11|
- Boeing KC-135R Refuelers
- Lockheed C-130