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Dear Jo and Glenn,
as I whipped around Austin on 130,( which incidentally is my new favorite road in Texas!! 80/85 legally, with about six other cars in sight!!!) I caught a glimpse of an incredible view right down Bergstrom's runway. Because it was pitch black, and I was doing the legal limit, I didn't have time to quickly assess what kind of access there might be to that runway view, and if you could get even closer in some field or on a road. At first blush, it looked like a spot where the dynamic quartet could get a pizza...Show more →
I know exactly where you mean, Jim, and I have wondered the same thing myself! Looks like a good spot to pitch camp if they're landing to the north. Might have to have a nosey. here is a link to the Google map of the area; top left is Bergstrom, bottom right is COTA. A little left of where Burleson/Elroy road crosses 130 is where we would want to be, I think. There's a few dead-end roads and driveways about there which we might be able to hang out in.
Many years ago I did try to see what I could see from the 35L runway; there is a public park just south of that one but it's sunk down from the level of the runway. That nice hill on 130 gives a much better view of 35R but there's not as much jet traffic on that shorter runway, more GA stuff. Take yer pick...
Edited on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:07 PM · View previous versions