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    Elapsed Time Video: Heavy Air Traffic + Review

    Spent about an hour last Friday on Bayswater Street, Boston, MA directly proportional to runway 22R to obtain some hour long spotting footage. It is an excellent spot to watch takeoffs when the winds are from the South or West. Though the jet fuel will get to you after awhile ;). The video shows the excellence of ATC (when they are awake).This is what I got, reduced to 2:30 minutes:



    After about an hour of hanging out, a couple officers in a Boston Police cruiser pulled up beside me with their usual statement "neighbors are concerned". "To hell with the neighbors" says me. Just kidding, but they did show up and asked what I was up too. I told them, just filming some footage for a class project and so on. I also said "I will only only be filming for another few minutes, do you want me to leave now?" He says "no no, not necessary, take your time." They did ask for an ID and so forth, punched the information in, and off they went. Some of the nicest officers I've run into. If I ever run into law enforcement in the area again, it better be with those guys! It was a good hour or so overall! I guess this would be a spotter blotter, but its also my review.

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    that is awesome!
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    That's pretty awesome work !
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    that is pretty cool to watch... nice work.
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    Thumbs up One Hour at Boston Logan Condensed to 2 1/2 Minutes

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    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    very nice - who took the video?

    (I love those Cape Airs just sneaking in)

    I also still can't get used to seeing Southwest, AA & DL 737's there...just doesn't seem to right to me after years of spotting and not seeing them.
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    Great stuff! I said it in another forum this vid happens to be posted in, I can't get used to seeing AA & DL 737's - and Southwest. Just doesn't seem right after years of MD80's and 757's for both.

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    Very cool! Nice job.

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    Really fun video to watch. Well done!!

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    Great video. The little 2 prop commuter (Cape Air?) at 1:36 just cracks me up the way it just zooms off to the right.

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    Well done Chris, I was over on the beach getting shots. I arrived just after Alitalia/Air One departed.

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    Very cool video :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerslice View Post
    Great stuff! I said it in another forum this vid happens to be posted in, I can't get used to seeing AA & DL 737's - and Southwest. Just doesn't seem right after years of MD80's and 757's for both.
    Thanks all for the comments. I agree! I really do miss seeing all the Delta MD80s and American MD80s. Delta still has various MD80 flights into Logan, but not nearly as many as they use too. American only has a few MD80s now operating out of Logan. They were definitely some of the louder jets over the years. Quieter is not better.
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    I can give you all the MD-80s you want, they seem to stock up on them at DTW. I despise those, I've never had a trip where an issue hasn't developed on me.

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