Charlotte Spotting - @ KCLT
Welcome to my second ever spotting topic here on IFC.
Last time, I spotted at my home airport, Richmond (KRIC).
I decided Charlotte as my second spotting location because, first, it has a dedicated aircraft overlook at the airport. Second, I was already near Charlotte to visit family, so why not do a little spotting? ;)
Today, I spotted the takeoffs for Runway 36C at Charlotte using my Pixel 2 as the camera.
AA1609 in the A321 off to Miami.
AA2094 taking off on its way to Nashville in the 737-800.
DL2597 taking off on its way to Atlanta in the 717.
Quite a sight to see, the new SunCountry livery in the 737-800 crossing Runway 36C.
Now now now, before you start saying “Nick, this is literally the most pixelated and crappiest picture I’ve seen in my life” or “Nick, sorry to break the news, but this breaks the rules for the spotting category, gonna have to close”.
Now, let’s assume this is a picture clear 4K resolution image I just took, okay? Hanging with me? Good.
Now, the good part, and the bad part.
So, the very faint aircraft you see in the background landing near the ATC tower is a Lufthansa A350-900. Now, it was literally blue skies and happy days five seconds before (exaggeration just play along with it okay). I was ready for a good picture, than it got dark, then it got rainy, then it got, boom boom thunderstorms. I couldn’t not include the A350… because it’s the A350, I’ve never seen it before, so I thought it was worthy to be in here.
The spotting area we’re at gives you perfect views for 36C, but not 36R, where the Lufthansa A350 landed… sad days, I know, but hey, now you know what that pixelated photo is, an A350.
Well, uh, that’s my spotting photos. I really took a lot more, but ya know, it’s the hub of American Airlines, so you’d literally be drooling of boredom because I’d literally only be showing you American CRJ-700s and American A320s, so, you’re welcome.
If you’re interested in seeing more of my spotting photos, make sure to check out my instagram.