Spotting at Raleigh-Durham

Howdy, all! I recently went spotting at my home airport of RDU, so I thought I should share some of the pictures I took!

Here we have an Airbus A220-100 inbound from LGA

N803DN, a Boeing 737-932 landing after a quick flight from Atlanta

A 737 Max 8 registered as N324RA operating service to Miami where AA operates their Max’s (I could be wrong)

I honestly have no idea what airline this is, or what it was doing at RDU, but it is a 737-400, so I will take it

N118HQ, operated by Republic Airways, taxing in from Pittsburg

Why not throw in a Challenger 350 , just cuz

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This is iAero. They operate charter services.

I never knew that, thank you!

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sheesh, these are awesome, wish I had that lighting when I visited, but that was during the series of blizzards in mid-january lmao

overcast clouds 👎

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Awesome photos!

That last one is actually a Bombardier Challenger 350 though 😉

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Yup! AA only operates the Max to RDU from MIA. Awesome pictures! What camera do you use?

Did you spot from the garage or the deck?

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Nice spotting!

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Here’s a couple cool finds all in one screenshot!
We’ve got a Blackhawk, as well as two Delta 767’s providing charter service for the military! One flying from JFK to Savannah (Hunter Army Airfield), and one leaving Savannah for Germany!

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Im not the best in corporate aviation. I thought it was a gulfstream but its fine

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I think I use a Canon Eos Rebel (I’m not sure though) with a 250mm lens. For the first picture, I was at the Estes on Herman Road, while the rest were on the parking garage

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Thank You!

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Corporate jets can be really hard to tell apart sometimes, no worries!

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Nice!

I’m going to try and hit the observation deck when my new camera comes in. 😊 should be able to post some topics, so I’m super excited!

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Yeah. The only reason why I don’t really like the observation deck is because of the DOT building blocking a majority of the view. It’s pretty decent though

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ohhh. I haven’t thought about that. I haven’t been up there in a few years. I tried going about 6 months ago, but it was closed for covid. Ill have to go up and see what its like.

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Yeah. I think it is open now

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Yes! It opened a few weeks ago.

That is iAero airways. It was previously Swift Air. They operate charter flights. Their hubs are KPHX and KMIA. Fun fact: They also fly to KFRG, where you would rarely see any planes bigger than a G650.

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