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Watching Airplanes from the T2 Ramp Tower | Planespotting Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Watching Airplanes from the T2 Ramp Tower | Planespotting Chicago O’Hare International AirportThis is something free-style, something very special… Coming to you from Chicago O’Hare Orchard Field’s original air traffic control tower, now used as the Terminal 2 ramp tower for the Echo and Foxtrot Concourses. Back when Chicago Midway was the big game in town, jets were still rising to prominence and ORD was in its infancy, this was where ORD’s air traffic commands came from. There is an observation deck down a level lower in front of the ramp tower but the views are all through a chain-link fence and it’s not quite as easy for filming so most of the video here is from up in the old tower cab. It’s nowhere near as busy as it usually is but I hope you will at least enjoy the action I was able to capture for you here.

A very special thanks to my friend, veteran and legend of Chicago O’Hare, Ninos for giving me the opportunity to film for you from here.

Some of you have suggested I try some ad-lib commentary during filming and so I did in this video since the filming style seemed to allow for it, including a heavy dosage of my favorite Matt Cochran-isms. After all, Matt is the master of planespotting commentary and ad-libbery. Is that a word? I guess it is now!

We begin with a waltz of the tugs around 0600 hours and Delta Air Lines’ Flight #16 Boeing 767-300ER cargo flight from ORD to DTW which is a bit of a novelty since we normally never see the DAL 767 at ORD these days. They did used to fly them here in the winter on flights from CDG a few years back.

Majority of this video filmed June 29th, 2020

Other aircraft / airlines featured: ANA Cargo Boeing 777F, Frontier Airlines Airbus A320neo, Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER, Polar Air Cargo Boeing 747-400F, American Airlines TWA Livery Boeing 737-800, United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 737-700, Ethiopian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, United Express and American Eagle Envoy Regional Jets, Embraer 145, Embraer 170, Bombardier CRJ-700, Mitsubishi CRJ-700, Air India Boeing 777-300ER, United Airlines Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Air Wisconsin CRJ-200, Delta Air Lines Airbus A220, Western Global McDonnell Douglas MD-11F, Asiana Cargo Boeing 747-400, Spirit Airlines Airbus A320, Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-400, American Airlines A321neo, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Kalitta Air Boeing 747-400, Atlas Air Boeing 747-400, Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767-300ER, Oneworld Special Livery & Allegheny Airlines American Airlines, Delta Connection Endeavor Air CRJ-900, Air Canada Express Embraer ERJ-170, Suparna Airlines Boeing 747-400F, All Nippon Airways Boeing 777-300ER, Southern Air Boeing 777F, Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F, Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777-200F, Silkway Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-8F, KLM Boeing 747 last arrival at ORD, Air Canada Airbus A319, etc.

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Planespotting Chicago O’Hare International Airport KORD / ORD 2020
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