Plane Spotting at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

  • What can you see?

Mainly short haul commuter jets, EBJs and the such. You get the occasional 737, but no more 747s.

  • GPS Co-ordinates:

The Hundred’th Bomb Group – N 41.419093, W -81.848552

Very popular area for plane spotting.

N430WN, Boeing 737-7H4, Southwest departing Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, KCLE, May 2011.

N430WN, Boeing 737-7H4, Southwest departing Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, KCLE taken from the 100th Bomb Group

 

Aerospace Pkwy – N 41.403676, W -81.871555

There are a few companies in this area that offer good spotting from their parking lots.

90003 SAM, Air Force Two,  Boeing VC-32A 757-2G4, with Vice President Joe Biden on board throwing nice vapor while on approach to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, September 20, 2011.

90003 SAM, Air Force Two, Boeing VC-32A 757-2G4, on approach. Taken from Aerospace Pkwy local #1

Aerospace Pkwy. #2 – N 41.395693, W -81.879601

This location may not be a “public” spot. I have spotted here and never been hassled though.

N12552, United Express, Embraer EMB-145LR, landing at KCLE, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, August 2011.

N12552, United Express, Embraer EMB-145LR, landing at KCLE, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, August 2011. Taken from Aerospace Pkwy local #2

You can continue almost all the way around the airport, but due to new construction both on the airport as well as surrounding it, visibility is very limited.