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    KRDU - 4/4/15

    I took a ride up to Raleigh-Durham on Saturday - they have two observation decks at RDU, a large one facing 5L/23R, with seats, a covered area, playground for the kids, and tower broadcasts piped in. The second is on the upper floor of the General Aviation terminal, looking out over the GA/transient ramp, and facing 5R/23L.

    First, from the larger deck:









    FlightAware showed an "Air Georgian" CRJ arriving from Toronto - I had never heard of them, so I was really interested to see what would show up. Not exactly what I was expecting...
    :-(



    Over at the GA terminal, the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team was getting ready to head home following an afternoon game with the Carolina Hurricanes.





    Yes, you can get this close...





    I spoke with the flight crew for a few minutes before the team arrived. The captain was an ex-Navy E-2 driver, who used to fly into Grumman-Bethpage often.



    This was an interesting catch.



    First time I've seen split scimitar winglets in person.



    The life of a charter pilot - standing around waiting on the clients to show up.


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    Nice set Moose! That must be a sweet observation deck.
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