Best plane spotting place I’ve ever experienced. A wonderful scenic spot on the return past Reagan National Airport where families congregate for picnics, bike rides, and ball playing. You can see jets arrive in the distance, hug along the Potomac, bank a sharp right to avoid entering D.C., and then fly directly overhead, landing approximately 100 yards beyond the water.
It required a cab ride to get here because we hadn’t rented a car, but my son got some terrific photos and we all had major thrills watching the air traffic up close and personal. You can even feel and smell the departing air traffic lined up on the runway.
The highlight was perhaps near the end when, for some reason, we experienced the “wake” of an Airbus A320 – remnants of sound lingered after the plane flew overhead as if an echo had returned from the dead. Highly recommended!
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