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Spot #10: McCall Way Viewing Area

Summary (A):
A small dirt parking lot adjacent to an unused strip of concrete where all movements

on 35R are visible. Takeoffs from runway 17L are also visible, with some rollouts from

17L arrivals. There is some limited action on runway 35L/17R visible, along with

landings on runway 29. Taxiway Romeo is very close to this spot as well, making this

one of the best spots for close up action.


Summary (B):

A dirt field that is slightly elevated above the fence, offering great views of arrivals

and partial takeoff rolls on 35R. Like spot A, takeoffs and rollouts on 17L are also

visible, along with a view of the taxiway bridge and some action on 35L/17R and 29.


Pros (A+B):

A great view of taxiway Romeo along with a nice view of runway 35R. Along Romeo, the

fence line dips down below the actual taxiway, allowing for an unobstructed view.


Cons (A):

There are several obstacles blocking the view of the actual runway.


Cons (B):

When looking NE, the top of the fence partially blocks the view of the runway.


Security:

None, as the area with the picnic tables is technically a viewing area. It is recommended that you park at the official spot with the picnic tables, and then walk up onto the concrete. As always, do not park anywhere closer than 10 feet from the fence. Aircraft heading to runway 35R from Concourse A, B, and all other aprons will take the taxiway nearby, known as taxiway Romeo, providing an excellent close up view.


Notes:

It is possible to walk south along McCall Way to get shots of aircraft right on the bridge.


Videos from this location (A):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgrneTdiynQ (Condor 767-300ER taxiing and taking off from runway 17L)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaeQlCcwQ6w (British Airways 767-300ER landing on 17L and taxiing close up on Romeo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxFv5_FklDk (Volga Dnepr An-124 landing on 35R)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzNeIW7UZ9Y (KLM Asia 777-300ER taxiing close up on Romeo and taking off 35R)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaPUAHfTqtE (Qatar Airways Cargo 777F taxiing close up on Romeo and taking off 35R)


Videos from this location (B):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-A4WvT0rB4 (Volga Dnepr An-124 landing 35R)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bnf11FOrQc (Bombardier CS100 landing 35R, remainder of video is taken from spot A)


Pictures from this location (A+B):