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    Eagle 3/21/17 - Spotting Bucket List Item

    During a recent trip to Colorado I was fortunate enough to not break anything and had a free afternoon to make it out to Eagle County Regional Airport to check an item off the spotting bucket list. Flying in and out of Eagle for vacation was rather fun, as the approach path flies down the valley and weaves between mountains, with the departure being much like St. Maarten's requiring an immediate turn after takeoff.

    It was an interesting change in climate from earlier in the morning, with near freezing temperatures skiing at 11,400 feet to 60s and sunny at EGE (about 6,500 feet). I climbed up a hill near the south side of the departure end of the runway that offers a similar view as the more famous water tower spot but it's less than half the distance from the airport. What EGE lacks in variety it more than makes up for in views!

    Enjoy!

    e3 by Mark Kolanowski, on Flickr

    e4 by Mark Kolanowski, on Flickr

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    e29 by Mark Kolanowski, on Flickr

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    e37 by Mark Kolanowski, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking!

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    WOW!!! Great stuff Mark!!!
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    Breathtaking shots!

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    Wow .... really a nice set and the view is awesome.
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    Really nice stuff Mark, what great backgrounds!

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    Thanks guys! I'm glad I had the chance to do some spotting out there.

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    Great pics!

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    Terrific set of photos. EGE is an airport that teaches "big city" photographers patience. But the rewards are evident in your photos. Thanks for sharing your haul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyteam18 View Post
    Terrific set of photos. EGE is an airport that teaches "big city" photographers patience. But the rewards are evident in your photos. Thanks for sharing your haul.
    Thanks!

    It certainly was not as busy as a JFK, but I would say it's pretty similar to SXM, where I'm rarely bored! Perhaps not quite as busy without the small island hoppers, but there were enough business jets and military helos to keep things busy in the air, and listening to the jet center's service frequency was a great form of entertainment in its own right!

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