RAMP SIDE AT CHICAGO O’HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Being a member of the Chicago Airport Watch Program, Chicago’s only law enforcement supported plane-spotting organization, does have its benefits. We have access to some of the best plane spotting areas around the airports in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin with the best being on the airport itself! This past October we had the privilege of an afternoon ramp tour around Chicago O’Hare the busiest airport in the world, movement wise, with 904,000 movements in 2018. We spent close to 4 hours on the roadways, taxiways and runways on this fine October day.
Several unique and special color schemes were seen and included, biz jets, regional jets, freighters, narrow and wide bodies, and fire training aircraft. You have not experienced plane spotting until you are alongside the runway with 747’s departing a very short distance away. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has a tremendous and unique variety of aircraft, consider joining the Airport Watch Program for a closer look at all the action. Until next time, “Blue Skies to All!”