Why don't airports have spotting centers?

Hello everyone! Recently i was spotting metro detroit airport (IATA DTW ICAO KDTW) and i was standing obn top of the Macnamara terminal parking garage. It was a pleasent day for spotting. But i thought why cant there be official spotting locations like Grand rapids Gerald R Ford airport (check out my cruddy quality vid below :D ) should there be better places to do spotting other then a parking garage? Let me know in the comments below

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  • the parking garage is fine
  • why not build more spotting centers

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They don’t generate income.

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£5 per spotter ;)

Yeah i agree

It’d take forever to pay off a suitable spotter centre at that rate.

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the one at KGRR is non profit whoever donates makes it bigger

Anyone else see the smoke trail on that Mad Dog? :D

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yeah true, depends on the amount of people and how big they go when building one

Mad dog???

Mad Dog…

MD-80.

Ahh my bad never heard of that one before

Never really understood plane spotting. If you enjoy aviation, go get your ppl, or take a single lesson. Why sit at the end of a runway photographing planes

I could just fly on planes instead.

A one way ticket

I believe Hamburg has a spotting center.

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I suppose one could buy one of those incredibly cheap tickets to get past security.

Booking in advance with either Ryanair or EasyJet and you can get quite a deal.