Well it certainly seems like the 29th was a popular day for spotting!
My mother had the MLA conference in Chicago this past week and my dad and I joined her for the trip. I was planning on having 1 day to spot at ORD and unfortunately the weather was looking grim for the duration of the trip. Finally on Saturday we rented a car, turned out to be a red PT Cruiser, and headed out to the airport on a cloudy cold day.
My main goal was to get a shot of the BMI A330-200 arrival from MAN and a shot of a United 747-400. ORD has 6 runways and has something interesting configurations going on at anyone time. Luckily for me they were using runway 27L, runway 27R, and runway 22R for arrivals. Earlier in the afternoon the international heavies were coming in on 27L which was where I was located. Unfortunately BMI went to 22R so that screwed the pooch. It appeared that most heavies were now going to 22R so I headed over to the Target near the approach however when I got there the heavies started going back to 27L.
This was the first spotting trip with the new scanner to that came in handy. Unfortunately the United heavies started using runway 27R so I was out of luck.
Here are the unfortunate shots from Saturday, it seems like I was the unlucky one with bad weather. These are my first shots edited on my new MacBook so sorry if the quality seems a little rough.
Happy New Year!
United 777-200 N773UA old colors
Lufthansa A340-600 D-AIHM
Aeromexico 737-700 XA-VAM
Delta 767-300 N144DA (Charter from MSY)
Comair CRJ-900 "30th"
American 757-200W N693AA
Fed Ex MD-11 N599FE
Iberia A340-300 EC-GHX
Alitalia 767-300 EI-CRO
Virgin Atlantic A340-300 G-VSEA
Air France A330-200 F-GCZI
BMI A330-200 G-WWBM