Just Plane Spotting


You’ll see them on your right if you leave Highway 13 North to take the 40, on a small roundabout at the northern tip of Pitfield avenue. Plane spotters will gather at this spot, which is directly aligned with Trudeau Airport’s Runway 24R, to see, hear and feel the airplanes passing just a few meters above their heads.

I was at home, watching the sun go down at the end of a very emotional day, and I decided to do something spontaneous. I grabbed my wife and my camera and drove for 20 minutes to the end of Pitfield. We weren’t alone as many families had brought their kids. Next to me, a father was hoisting his young son on his shoulders and telling me how his own dad used to bring him here many years ago, before they built the highway.

For a short while, our worries were gone and I was a kid again…a kid with a kickass camera.

2 Comments so far

  1. Christelle (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 10:01 pm

    I was wondering where a good plane watching spot would be!!! Thanks a lot!

    And it’s funny… Someone I know left this evening on a plane! Maybe you saw his plane leave!! :)

  2. andre (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 10:05 pm

    Sorry Christelle, they were landing.

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