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Topic: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BigPhilNYC
Posted 2005-08-29 10:38:44 and read 6676 times.

I wanted to let people know and invite all to come to LAX on Saturday, October 8th, for a day of spotting form sunrise to sunset.

Myself and fellow shooter Tommy A. will be going to LA the night before for the weekend. We were hoping some folks would like to come out to do some shooting.

Anyone in LA goingot be around? Anyone outside of LA want to come by and take advantage of the great October light at Imperial Hill?

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dazed767
Posted 2005-08-29 11:18:33 and read 6653 times.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...tion_photography/read.main/198716/

 dopey 

Eh, I might come out Phil.....gotta make it worth my time though, haha. drunk 

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: DLX737200
Posted 2005-08-29 12:31:57 and read 6649 times.

Damn you Phil... I'm going to be out there the following weekend. Oh well.

Cya

-Justin

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Jkw777
Posted 2005-08-29 12:45:38 and read 6643 times.

How lucky you are to be able to decide to fly over to the West Coast for the day!  Sad

I certainly wish I could be there to shoot with you guys! I've not really been able to experience LAX in superb conditions!

However, I may need to earn some Virgin Atlantic Tier Points next year so I may have to either hit up the East or West coast at some point, I'm sure Mr Sharps will join me!  Smile

Wishing you a good days shooting!

Cheers,
Justin Big grin

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Justin Wood - Woof Photography

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: AKE0404AR
Posted 2005-08-29 13:26:16 and read 6633 times.

Phil,

we might run into each other that weekend.....I am not sure yet which one it will be, the first or the second w/e of Oct.

Vasco

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Waketurbulence
Posted 2005-08-29 19:47:59 and read 6591 times.

I might be able to come out for either a morning session from Imperial Hill, or an afternoon session from the In'n'Out park. As it gets closer to the date hopefully you can give us some more specifics as to where you will be and at what time. Talk to you later.
-Matt

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BigPhilNYC
Posted 2005-08-30 00:47:30 and read 6562 times.

At what time of day in October, if at all, does the light get good for IN n' Out?

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Waketurbulence
Posted 2005-08-30 01:41:22 and read 6552 times.

Well on Oct. 8 the sunrise is at 5:52am and sets at 5:27pm. From late afternoon at about 3 or 4pm until after sunset the In'n'Out park should be fine, but I stress should. If you search for pics from LAX in October you can get a good idea of what can be shot. It seemed like most shots were from the South side of the airfield, but some shots were taken from the park and down the 24's as well.
-Matt

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Tbird
Posted 2005-08-30 01:51:31 and read 6545 times.

I'm really looking forward to going! Hopefully Phil and I will get out of ISP without getting arrested, lol.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2005-08-30 06:08:18 and read 6523 times.

Quoting Tbird (Reply 8):
I'm really looking forward to going! Hopefully Phil and I will get out of ISP without getting arrested, lol.

It would not surprise me in the least bit :P hahaha


Well guys, my Dad said I can go! So, I should be able to go, gotta check my money situation, I should be fine, as I am using a Rapid Reward Ticket to head to LAX, and The hotel and food is all I really need to pay for.

Alex

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BigPhilNYC
Posted 2005-08-30 08:56:26 and read 6505 times.

I thinking that the Lincoln Blvd overpass would be a lot better than the IN N Out for that late sun, actually. The planes will be t/o'ing right intot he sun, and I think it makes for a nice effect.

Also, I'm hoping for ATA L-1011 action. Are there set times for that planes? Doesn't it usually run on the 24s? If so, What are good locations to shoot the 24s from the south side? What are my options if I really want that bird?

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: NIKV69
Posted 2005-08-30 09:08:03 and read 6498 times.

Quoting Tbird (Reply 8):
I'm really looking forward to going! Hopefully Phil and I will get out of ISP without getting arrested, lol.

Yea really, as long as you don't have your camera out or have the windows in your car tinted you should be all right.

Enjoy guys, wish you guys were going out in January. I would meet you there. Make sure you stop in that In-n-Out and get a double double!

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Nicksair
Posted 2005-08-30 09:11:09 and read 6497 times.

Probably count me in aswell since im up there all the time. Contact me for more info if you need it. Look up in my profile for IM's, Email.
Nick

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BigPhilNYC
Posted 2005-08-30 09:28:22 and read 6496 times.

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 1):
Eh, I might come out Phil.....gotta make it worth my time though, haha.

Five minutes alone with him in a hotel room last year and now he's trying to bargain with me. Pffft! haha

Although last time we were in LA together:



Don't puss out, Justin! October 8 - Round 2!

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Xiphias
Posted 2005-08-30 11:33:18 and read 6481 times.

Hi,

I'll be on LAX september 17-25 with a whole group from Holland. It's an orginized trip from Holland Aviation Travel. Any of you wanna meet sometime that week. Tips on spots to spot are also welcome. I know the In-N-Out burger but any other (special) spots I should know about?

Thanks,



Michael and MaartenW

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BigPhilNYC
Posted 2005-08-30 12:00:37 and read 6478 times.

Quoting Xiphias (Reply 14):
Hi,

I'll be on LAX september 17-25 with a whole group from Holland. It's an orginized trip from Holland Aviation Travel. Any of you wanna meet sometime that week. Tips on spots to spot are also welcome. I know the In-N-Out burger but any other (special) spots I should know about?

Thanks,

Michael and MaartenW

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Southpaw8669
Posted 2005-08-31 15:00:13 and read 6405 times.

It looks like I am going to make this trip, Is anybody interested in sharing a room/car? The rates at the Sheraton Gateway have gone back up so I have been looking a the Four Points by Sheraton which is down the block.


Eric

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: NonRevKing
Posted 2005-08-31 15:33:04 and read 6399 times.

Yea I might be in on that too bossman, let me see how things settle in, I have some pretty big changes in my life pending...

God help LA if me, you, and Cederholm are in the house at the same time!  Wink

B

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2005-08-31 18:25:24 and read 6384 times.

I have booked my Southwest flight to MCI, to get my 16th credit. Once I fly it, My Rapid Reward Credits should show up and ill be able to book the LAX trip. Step one now completed  Smile

Alex

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BigPhilNYC
Posted 2005-08-31 21:26:01 and read 6365 times.

Quoting NonRevKing (Reply 17):
God help LA if me, you, and Cederholm are in the house at the same time!

The last time the three of us were together, it was a day full of crabs, middle fingers and group fun! (man, I make spotting ont hebeach sound naughty, huh?)

Would be great if you could join us, bro.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dacman
Posted 2005-09-01 22:46:32 and read 6329 times.

I'll be up that way on the 8th, it will be nice to get the winter shooting season underway at LAX.

Mike
dacman

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BigPhilNYC
Posted 2005-09-01 23:17:46 and read 6322 times.

Mike,

How dare you call October "winter"! lol. I'm excited that it's September and that summer is ending and we'll get cooler temps. Now you're accusing fall of ending after a month? NOOO!

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dacman
Posted 2005-09-01 23:23:16 and read 6325 times.

Phil,

Let's not get technical now!!! lol.

Gotta luv those lower sun angles though and the beginning of October is the beginning of our winter here in SoCal.......hehehehehehehehehehehe.

It's also time to get back to LAS for the winter charter season.

Mike
dacman

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: CO777
Posted 2005-09-08 01:21:35 and read 6242 times.

Mike i be there on the 8th bringing nice sunny weather.
Jason Whitebird

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2005-09-08 05:21:47 and read 6208 times.

Damn, i'll miss you guys by a whisker  Sad - i'll be there on the 4th.

Maybe next time  Wink


Lee

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-09-08 06:34:32 and read 6202 times.

Now you guys got me thinking about day trip to LAX.
If I decide to go along, I would arrive around noon from SLC and go back to DC around 10:30pm. Is it worth going there just for few hours of shooting?
Right now Delta has $189 special on LAX from DC. I think thats very good price.
So, who could give me ride from the terminal to the Imperial Hill and back?

Rafal

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dacman
Posted 2005-09-08 18:06:17 and read 6177 times.

Hey Jason,

Okay rainman..........hehehehehehehe.

Rafal,

Let me know if you decide to join us and I can swing by and pick you up.
Contact me via e-mail and we can set things up.

See everyone on the 8th.

Mike
dacman

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-09-08 18:36:55 and read 6175 times.

Ok Guys,

Count me in!  Smile I just got the tickets for October 8th going back to DC also October 8th  Smile

Mike,

I will drop you a line shortly with my flight details.

Rafal Big grin

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dacman
Posted 2005-09-09 21:55:50 and read 6123 times.

Rafal,

Got the e-mail, I'll be getting back to you shortly.

Cheers
Mike
dacman

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-09-12 23:25:15 and read 6074 times.

Ok, so how many people will be spotting at LAX on October 8th?
So far:
-Phil
-Tommy
-Myself
-Mike
-Jason
-NonRevKing
-Alex
-Eric
-Nick
-Michael and MaartenW (with entire group from Holland Smile )
-Vasco (maybe)
-Matt (maybe)
-Dazed767 (maybe)

Wow, pretty big group. Add your name if its not here  Smile

Rafal

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BigPhilNYC
Posted 2005-09-13 00:36:37 and read 6069 times.

People who need my phone number....just email me.

bigphilnyc@yahoo.com

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Clickhappy
Posted 2005-09-13 00:52:24 and read 6064 times.

Dayammm, someone flip me a buddy pass.

Don't flip me a bird Big grin

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Nicksair
Posted 2005-09-13 04:38:59 and read 6044 times.

Hey guys i just wanted to give this link about another LAX meet on the same weekend. Anyone Up For A LAX Meet WE 8/9 October? (by UTA_flyinghigh Sep 12 2005 in Non Aviation)
Regards,
Nick

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-13 05:33:56 and read 6034 times.

You can count me as tentative, if that means anything.

I have to check with work/airfare/hotel but I'm looking into it. If anyone has good suggestions for hotels I'm all-ears. Last hotel I had near LAX was not all that great.

I've flown into/out of LAX a few times over the years, but I've only done a wee bit of actual spotting one afternoon in early June of this year. It was surprisingly chilly for what I thought would be a nice summer day. I had rented a convertible and just chilled (literally) with the top down throwing a munch with the requisite IN-N-OUT burger/fries/shake and watched some heavies roll in from the grassy knoll across from 24R. When a marked security vehicle showed up, I thought 'oh great, here we go again', but they just chilled and joined the small group of random spotters watching the planes come in. I cannot tell you what a relief that was compared to SAT/SAA

Anyway, I'm interested in this meet because I want to see more than just the grassy knoll this time and I also want to check out the simulators if at all possible (see the other thread about LAX on the same dates).

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: MidnightMike
Posted 2005-09-13 05:59:10 and read 6022 times.

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 13):
Five minutes alone with him in a hotel room last year

Oh, Phil, alone with him in a hotel room in California, is there something that you want to tell us?  Smile

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BigPhilNYC
Posted 2005-09-13 06:04:29 and read 6022 times.

Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 34):
Oh, Phil, alone with him in a hotel room in California, is there something that you want to tell us?

Oh, Mike, it's nothing that would last a minute on this family-oriented message board.

I'm not talking about moderators deleting it. I'm talking about me not lasting a minute.  Sad lol

Mike, I hope you come out that day too!!

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: UTA_flyinghigh
Posted 2005-09-13 08:56:16 and read 6008 times.

It so happens Elbonia shall (...) les eaux be represented at that meet :

Anyone Up For A LAX Meet WE 8/9 October? (by UTA_flyinghigh Sep 12 2005 in Non Aviation)#17

So :

-Phil
-Tommy
-Myself
-Mike
-Jason
-NonRevKing
-Alex
-Eric
-Nick
-Michael and MaartenW (with entire group from Holland )
-Vasco (maybe)
-Matt (maybe)
-Dazed767 (maybe)
-UTA_flyinghigh

Can't wait  Wink

UTA  checkeredflag 

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Xpfg
Posted 2005-09-13 08:57:04 and read 6007 times.

I'll try and book a flight out.  Smile Hope to see ya'll there!

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-13 16:55:19 and read 5992 times.

(The following will be posted on both threads referring to the LAX A.net Meet on 10/8-9)

Most recent list of those expressing interest:

01-Aerobalance
02-Alex
03-Dazed767 (maybe)
04-Eric
05-Jason
06-MattRB (maybe)
07-Michael and MaartenW (with entire group from Holland )
08-MidnightMike
09-Nicksair
10-NonRevKing
11-Phil
12-SATX (maybe)
13-Tommy
14-Vasco (maybe)
15-Xpfg (maybe)
16-YUL2010 (maybe)

If you've been missed, just add your own NIC to the bottom and post the updated list.

-----------------------------

Nobody seems to have any specific hotels to recommend, so this is what I pulled from BFT:

(pre-tax & not all dates are a close match BTW)

2.5* $38 LAX Marriott Courtyard
2.5* $40 LAX Marriott Courtyard 9/1-9/5
3.0* $44 LAX Radisson 9/14 1 night
3.0* $41 LAX Embassy Suites 10/17
4.0* $65 LAX 9/6-8 Sheraton Gateway

http://p070.ezboard.com/fpricelinean...diabiddinglosangelesareadisneyland

I don't know that much about LAX or what there is to do around there, so if any current or past locals want to make any additional suggestions (both AV and non-AV related) or simply help flesh-out those suggestions already mentioned, feel free to blurt them out. Hey, if this were SAT, I'd be making all kinds of suggestions. Just be damn glad it's not.  Big grin

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Nicksair
Posted 2005-09-13 20:05:56 and read 5976 times.

As i live down in San Diego... i dont require a hotel... just need to hop on one of the 24 daily Amtrak trains that go to and from LA. At the moment... looks like everything is set.. i dont need a ride what so ever from the train station in LA. I know Public Transit in Los Angeles like the back of my hand. If you have any questions on other things to do... dont hesitate to ask me.
Regards,
Nick

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dacman
Posted 2005-09-14 00:32:02 and read 5960 times.

Hey,

You left me off the list!!

Mike
dacman

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: CO777
Posted 2005-09-14 05:07:45 and read 5939 times.

Mike,are you going to the Reno Air races this weekend?
Jason Whitebird

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Nosedive
Posted 2005-09-14 09:03:36 and read 5917 times.

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 1):
I might come out Phil

1st CGN and this? damn man

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: MidnightMike
Posted 2005-09-15 04:25:53 and read 5889 times.

Quoting Dacman (Reply 40):
Hey,

You left me off the list!!

Mike
dacman

I think that it was intentional!  Smile  Smile

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: AirxLiban
Posted 2005-09-15 08:46:33 and read 5875 times.

Just wanted to say that I'd love to come (living in Los Angeles and all) but I'm leaving for my year in the UK on 27th September but otherwise would have loved to join.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-15 17:09:45 and read 5858 times.

01-Aerobalance
02-Alex
03-Dazed767 (maybe)
04-Eric
05-Jason
06-MattRB (maybe)
07-Michael and MaartenW
08-MidnightMike
09-Nicksair
10-NonRevKing
11-Phil
12-SATX (10/7-10/9 Embassy Suites North)
13-Tommy
14-Vasco (maybe)
15-Xpfg (maybe)
16-YUL2010 (maybe)
17-Dacman
18-TheCoz (maybe)
19-Matt D (maybe)

For those who are looking for cancelable hotel reservations, I was finding 2* to be around $100 (all-in, before discounts) and 3* to be around $125 per night (all-in, before discounts).

Priceline is currently accepting $41 bids ($55 all-in) at the 3* level and appears to be sending folks mainly to either Embassy Suites or the Radisson. 4* bids were being accepted at the $65 level and being sent mainly to the Sheraton Gateway. 2.5* bids were not being accepted at any level and will most likely result in an involuntary upgrade to 3* if you bid $41 or above.

Both Delta and AA were operating 764 and 763 equipment into LAX from ATL and DFW respectively. I didn't come across any 772 or 744 positioning during my search.

(Edit typo.)

[Edited 2005-09-15 17:14:02]

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-09-15 18:00:24 and read 5847 times.

I created first list and I'm not on it!!!!! Big grin
Mike, still waiting for your email  Smile

SATX - I'm flying back to ATL on DL 764

Rafal

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-19 17:39:38 and read 5786 times.

Quoting Lindy (Reply 46):
I created first list and I'm not on it!

Now corrected...

01-Aerobalance
02-Alex
03-Dazed767 (maybe)
04-Eric
05-Jason
06-MattRB (maybe)
07-Michael and MaartenW
08-MidnightMike
09-Nicksair
10-NonRevKing
11-Phil
12-SATX (10/7-10/9 Embassy Suites North)
13-Tommy
14-Vasco (maybe)
15-Xpfg (maybe)
16-YUL2010 (maybe)
17-Dacman
18-TheCoz (maybe)
19-Matt D (maybe)
20-Lindy / Rafal

Quoting Lindy (Reply 46):
SATX - I'm flying back to ATL on DL 764

I'm flying 757-200, 757-300, & 767-300 according to the current scheduled aircraft. A bit of a departure from my usual mix of 737 and MD8X.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-09-19 17:43:08 and read 5786 times.

I'm doing IAD-SLC B738, SLC-LAX B738
LAX-ATL B764, and ATL-IAD B738. Lots of 738s for me  Smile

Rafal

Mike, I've got your email, and I'll call you when I get to the gate. Thanks!

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2005-09-19 18:36:24 and read 5774 times.

Well I see I am on the list, but I dont want to be confirmed just yet. I still need ot work out hotel details with a few people, if I can't get it settled I will not come. I still will book the flight to LAZ since it is refunadable (Southwest Airlines). So put me down for maybe then. I will keep you all updated as it gets closer.

Alex

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dacman
Posted 2005-09-20 00:06:49 and read 5749 times.

Rafal,

Sounds good, see everybody on the 8th.

Mike
dacman

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Nicksair
Posted 2005-09-21 01:17:29 and read 5692 times.

Hey folks, looks like im going to go to OAK from the 6th to the 8th so i dont think ill be making this meet.. but please keep me on the list as a maybe beacuse my plans can change at the last min.
Regards,
Nick

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: WakeTurbulence
Posted 2005-09-21 01:56:14 and read 5681 times.

Count me in, I will be there most of the day on the 8th. I hope the light from Imperial Hill will be ok at that time of year. See you guys then.
-Matt

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-09-21 03:13:09 and read 5668 times.

Because of my stupidity I'm flying back on the same day. I didn't know that this is long weekend!!!!!!!!!! Why nobody have told me? I would have stay till Sunday night  Sad damn Now I can't change my ticket  Sad

Rafal

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-21 05:08:16 and read 5653 times.

Quoting Lindy (Reply 53):
Because of my stupidity I'm flying back on the same day.

Yikes! That's a fair distance to travel in both directions on one day. I've done that sort of trip for a business meeting, but for leasure trips? Wow.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2005-09-21 06:34:59 and read 5644 times.

I have booked my trip to LAX using my Rapid Reward Ticket on Southwest Airlines. I will be staying in the same room with Tommy and Phil. So if I can come up with the money for other stuff It will be a defnite go for me. So lets hope I can make this.

Alex

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-21 08:58:06 and read 5651 times.

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 55):
So if I can come up with the money for other stuff It will be a defnite go for me

What other stuff? Unless you have to buy a camera or something, what more do you need outside of the flight and hotel? If y'all need a rental car, you three can ride with me. If you need food...






9149 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Westchester, California 90045

Sunday through Thursday 10:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m.



 rotfl 

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2005-09-21 14:37:02 and read 5624 times.

Quoting SATX (Reply 56):
What other stuff? Unless you have to buy a camera or something, what more do you need outside of the flight and hotel? If y'all need a rental car, you three can ride with me. If you need food...

Gas, Food, if I stay with Tommy and Phil, I owe him 50 dollars for the hotel stuff...I have to manage my bills right now, and w/e money I have left over after paying my bills will go to LAX, if I don't have any money left over, I will not come to LA.

Alex

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: NIKV69
Posted 2005-09-21 16:16:21 and read 5614 times.

Quoting SATX (Reply 56):
If you need food...

I wish I was going! I can taste that Double-Double! I can't wait to get to the one on Casino Dr this December and CHOW DOWN!

Hope you guys have a good time. I am planning on being at LAX a few times this winter. Hope to see some of you there!  biggrin 

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-21 16:29:45 and read 5615 times.

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 57):
Gas, Food, if I stay with Tommy and Phil, I owe him 50 dollars for the hotel stuff

Just FYI, 3* on Priceline (Embassy Suites, Raddison, or similar) is something like $55 all-in for your very own room. If nothing else, maybe you can use that to bargain down the price.  Big grin

Hope you can make it.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-09-21 17:30:53 and read 5608 times.

Quoting SATX (Reply 54):
Yikes! That's a fair distance to travel in both directions on one day. I've done that sort of trip for a business meeting, but for leasure trips? Wow.

I'll be happy as long as I get pictures of few airliners that I don't see here on the East coast.
Sorted in priority order:
- AeroCalifornia DC-9
- Hawaiian B767
- Northwest B757-300
- ATA B757-300
- Air New Zeland B767 or B747
- Delta Connection (Skywest) CRJ

Those are my main goals. Anything else will be like a bonus.

Rafal

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: PizzaPolli
Posted 2005-09-22 20:47:07 and read 5560 times.

I will be there! It's gonna be great spotting and taking photos with all you guys.

-Andrew M

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: WakeTurbulence
Posted 2005-09-22 20:54:35 and read 5556 times.

Andrew M, just wanted to say nice first shot for A.net. Anyone out there have their first shot as a top of the day? I knew I should have driven to LAX last night, and now I am kicking myself for not doing it.  banghead  In one shot you already have twice the number of total views that I do, and I have 100 photos!
-Matt

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Scooter
Posted 2005-09-22 21:21:56 and read 5549 times.

Quoting Lindy (Reply 60):
- Delta Connection (Skywest) CRJ

lol...that's one thing I am SICK of! Well, besides the endless stream on WN Mustard Rockets. It's funny how the grass is greener on the other side. As a westcoaster, want to guess what's at the top of my priority list? Anything AirTran. Seriously.

 Smile

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: PizzaPolli
Posted 2005-09-22 21:44:44 and read 5548 times.

WakeTurbulance-

Thanks, only problem now is, when I get my second and third and forth pic, etc. uploaded I can go no place but down. Oh well, I'm not complaining.  Smile

-Andrew

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: AlphaZulu
Posted 2005-09-22 22:56:03 and read 5528 times.

Wow, how can I miss out on this gathering. airplane  Count me in guys! thumbsup 

Paul

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: CO777
Posted 2005-09-23 00:54:38 and read 5513 times.

Maybe it will rain that weekend Big grin
Jason Whitebird

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-09-23 05:39:18 and read 5495 times.

Quoting Scooter (Reply 63):
want to guess what's at the top of my priority list? Anything AirTran. Seriously.

You see, I have pictures of almost entire FL fleet (including JetConnect CRJs operated by Air Wisconsin). The only type from FL I don't have is A320 from last year.
I forgot to say that I'm also in huge need of America West B737-300 and Mesa CRJs 700/900.
Do I have any chance catching at LAX Delta's 737-300s?

Rafal

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dazed767
Posted 2005-09-23 11:23:31 and read 5477 times.

Looks like I won't be making it this time (need to save the time off and money for the Edwards Air Show). But things could change!

Justin

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dacman
Posted 2005-09-23 14:45:32 and read 5466 times.

Rafal,

You should be able to catch a Delta 737-300, I've seen a few float in.

Paul,

Glad you will be joining us.

See everyone on the 8th.

Mike
dacman

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-24 02:22:11 and read 5430 times.

01-Aerobalance
02-Alex
03-Dazed767 (maybe)
04-Eric
05-Jason
06-MattRB (maybe)
07-Michael and MaartenW
08-MidnightMike
09-Nicksair (maybe)
10-NonRevKing
11-Phil
12-Chris
13-Tommy
14-Vasco (maybe)
15-Xpfg (maybe)
16-YUL2010 (maybe)
17-Dacman
18-TheCoz (maybe)
19-Matt D (maybe)
20-Lindy / Rafal
21-Matt W
22-Andrew M

Correct as needed.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: UTA_flyinghigh
Posted 2005-09-26 10:58:47 and read 5346 times.

01-Aerobalance
02-Alex
03-Dazed767 (maybe)
04-Eric
05-Jason
06-MattRB (maybe)
07-Michael and MaartenW
08-MidnightMike
09-Nicksair (maybe)
10-NonRevKing
11-Phil
12-Chris
13-Tommy
14-Vasco (maybe)
15-Xpfg (maybe)
16-YUL2010 (maybe)
17-Dacman
18-TheCoz (maybe)
19-Matt D (maybe)
20-Lindy / Rafal
21-Matt W
22-Andrew M
23- UTA_flyinghigh

UTA  checkeredflag 

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2005-09-26 18:49:25 and read 5309 times.

I am still a MAYBE, and it is looking more and more I cannot go. However, I can confirm if I go or not thursday.

Alex

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2005-09-28 00:16:58 and read 5256 times.

Hey Guys-

Bad news- I will not be able to make it to LAX that weekend. Sorry guys. Money Situation is the reason. Hope you guys have a great time.

Alex

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2005-09-28 01:53:39 and read 5244 times.

im trying to work out one little detail. If this works out, then I will be able to go. Hope it does. I know how much Tommy wants my thin mints lol.

i know i go back and forth lmao

Alex

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dacman
Posted 2005-09-28 05:24:28 and read 5232 times.

Was up on "The Hill" and at the "Proud Bird" this past weekend and the light is getting better, should be good on the 8th.

Off to Seattle this weekend, of course rain is predicted.

See you on the 8th.

Mike
dacman
LAX/LGB

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Spartan13
Posted 2005-09-28 05:47:08 and read 5230 times.

Quoting Dacman (Reply 75):
Off to Seattle this weekend, of course rain is predicted.

Oh...are you and Cameron taking Jason along.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-28 16:17:21 and read 5201 times.

Is there any specific meeting place/time for this event, or are we going to just 'bump' into each other? I've only been spotting at LAX once, but I remember it being a rather large area to explore.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Southpaw8669
Posted 2005-09-28 16:40:57 and read 5198 times.

I am guessing we will be meeting at Imperial Hill.


Eric

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dacman
Posted 2005-09-28 17:21:41 and read 5191 times.

Yes, "The Hill" is the best place to meet.

I plan to be at LAX by 0800, after I pick up breakfast at Fantastic Cafe in El Segundo.

CYA on the 8th.

Mike
dacman
LAX/LGB Local

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: MidnightMike
Posted 2005-09-29 19:30:35 and read 5160 times.

So far I have to work on Saturday, 08-October, but I will adjust my schedule so that if anybody wants a tour around the Alteon Training Center in the morning, let me know.

I am leaving the 717 & MD11 simulators open.....

Mike

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 71):
01-Aerobalance
02-Alex
03-Dazed767 (maybe)
04-Eric
05-Jason
06-MattRB (maybe)
07-Michael and MaartenW
08-MidnightMike
09-Nicksair (maybe)
10-NonRevKing
11-Phil
12-Chris
13-Tommy
14-Vasco (maybe)
15-Xpfg (maybe)
16-YUL2010 (maybe)
17-Dacman
18-TheCoz (maybe)
19-Matt D (maybe)
20-Lindy / Rafal
21-Matt W
22-Andrew M
23- UTA_flyinghigh

UTA

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-30 01:35:56 and read 5139 times.

Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 80):
I will adjust my schedule so that if anybody wants a tour around the Alteon Training Center in the morning, let me know.

Me!  Big grin

Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 80):
I am leaving the 717 & MD11 simulators open.....

Sweet!

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: DC10Tim
Posted 2005-09-30 01:38:22 and read 5140 times.

Just as a side note, the Alteon tour is well worth the trip if you're in the area.

Mike showed me around at LGW in June (cheers mate) and it was a great insight  Smile

Regards,

Tim.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: MidnightMike
Posted 2005-09-30 04:03:27 and read 5127 times.

DC10Tim, it was my pleasure to show you guys around, more than 20 people took me up on the offer for the Alteon-Gatwick tour.....

SATX, we can do the Alteon tour early in the morning, I know the group is going spotting at 0800....


MD11 simulator

http://www.webradium.com/webradium/t...d=7679&page=products&site_id=87901


717 simulator

http://www.webradium.com/webradium/t...d=7680&page=products&site_id=87901

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: WakeTurbulence
Posted 2005-09-30 04:08:38 and read 5125 times.

Mike, what time would the tour start, and what does it include? I am very interested, but I live in Van Nuys, about 45 minutes in good traffic to LGB. Thanks for the offer, it looks really cool.
-Matt

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: MidnightMike
Posted 2005-09-30 04:18:37 and read 5123 times.

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 84):
Mike, what time would the tour start, and what does it include? I am very interested, but I live in Van Nuys, about 45 minutes in good traffic to LGB. Thanks for the offer, it looks really cool.
-Matt

The tour is unofficial, will take you around the Training Center & show you the various training devices.

As for time, I will let the group decide, the group is going to meet with Dacman at 0800 for the spotting, perhaps we can start the tour at/or around 0700 & ask Dacman to delay the LAX spotting adventure to 0900...

If you live in Van Nuys, you can stop by the Training Center anytime, just let me know in advance...

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: WakeTurbulence
Posted 2005-09-30 05:21:28 and read 5118 times.

Thanks Mike. I am down in OC some of the time so next time I am down there, I will send you an email so I can come see your facilities, they sound great. I will see you at LAX.
-Matt

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-09-30 17:40:41 and read 5089 times.

Guys which hotels are you staying in? I just got OK from my wife to stay there longer  Smile
If I stay longer I would love to take a flight on MD-11 or B717 at Long Beach.
Mike, do you work on Sunday?

Rafal

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: MidnightMike
Posted 2005-09-30 17:46:24 and read 5087 times.

Quoting Lindy (Reply 87):
Guys which hotels are you staying in? I just got OK from my wife to stay there longer
If I stay longer I would love to take a flight on MD-11 or B717 at Long Beach.
Mike, do you work on Sunday?

Rafal

I can offer MD11 simulator rides on Saturday, 08-October. On Sunday, my MD11 is booked with 2 UPS crews & 1 crew from China Cargo.

If you want to book a simulator, I will need to know by 06-October..... Right now, I have a MD11 Instructor working on 08-October.....

I am not scheduled to work on Sunday, I will be in the office on Saturday....

Mike

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Nicksair
Posted 2005-09-30 21:01:03 and read 5073 times.

Folks... looks like youre gonna have to count me out on this trip. Ill be returning from Oakland on jetBlue Saturday afternoon into LGB. I'll be pretty tired and i just want to go catch my train ride home. So next time guys.
Regards,
Nick

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-09-30 21:06:35 and read 5073 times.

Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 88):
If you want to book a simulator, I will need to know by 06-October..... Right now, I have a MD11 Instructor working on 08-October.....

I'm very interested, but I'm at work right now. I'll post a more specific reply later.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Kevin752
Posted 2005-10-03 04:34:04 and read 4978 times.

I will certianly be at this meet as this is my home city and I live only 30 mins away from LAX and Saturday is my normal day to go visit LAX and Imperial hill. I did not even know about this meet until today. Hopefully i can meet some more awsome a.net members. Well everyone who is comming out to LAX happy viewing imperial hill will not dissappoint you at all. However i do not know when i will be there since sat and sundays are my days to sleep in and LAX is too quiet in the early mornings anyway. Anyone feel to e mail me please feel free to at spguy310@sbcglobal.net

Kevin752
Kevin Ursic

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: BigPhilNYC
Posted 2005-10-04 03:50:39 and read 4921 times.

Ok, we are getting closer.

ANYONE that wants my phone number to contact me that morning, afternoon or at any point this week to organize, email me at bigphilnyc@yahoo.com.

-Phil Derner Jr.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-10-04 04:38:10 and read 4910 times.

Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 88):
If you want to book a simulator, I will need to know by 06-October..... Right now, I have a MD11 Instructor working on 08-October.....

The website doesn't got into much detail. Can you provide any more information or a link to somebody's 'trip report' about this? Thanks-in-advance!

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: MidnightMike
Posted 2005-10-04 04:56:43 and read 4906 times.

Quoting SATX (Reply 93):
Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 88):
If you want to book a simulator, I will need to know by 06-October..... Right now, I have a MD11 Instructor working on 08-October.....
The website doesn't got into much detail. Can you provide any more information or a link to somebody's 'trip report' about this? Thanks-in-advance!

Here is a link to somebody that booked a simulator ride:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/36490/

I will start building/simulator tours at 0700, on 08-October, Saturday if anybody wants a tour, just send me an email at mpenguin1@yahoo.com, so that I have an idea how many people to expect.

Mike

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: MEL
Posted 2005-10-04 19:04:58 and read 4860 times.

It might snow up here in Winnipeg on Wednesday, so I'm heading down to LAX. Expect to see me there on Oct 8th.

Matt
http://www.contrailsphotography.com/

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Matt D
Posted 2005-10-04 19:11:38 and read 4857 times.

So let's get an update. Who's going, what day, what place, and what time?

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Javibi
Posted 2005-10-04 19:24:32 and read 4849 times.

Three times I tried to go spotting with Phil, three times the weather sucked! I thought I should warn you all, guys. You might want to try to keep Phil as far away as possible from the airport, maybe find him a nice latino looking girl so he doesn't spoil the day for you all!  Big grin

I am green with envy, you know?

Cheers

j

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Matt D
Posted 2005-10-04 19:47:22 and read 4843 times.

If I decide to show up, I'll be sure to bring my old photo albums (I have not taken any pictures since 2001) and offer [re]prints for whoever wants.

Look for the bald headed guy (maybe wearing a Western hat) driving the burgundy Ford Mustang Cobra convertible.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: AGD
Posted 2005-10-04 21:54:35 and read 4819 times.

I should be there along with a few others. My first time in California, I'm looking forward to it! See you on Imperial Hill (well..I guess..)

Cheers!

Alex G.-Denicourt - Contrails Aviation Photography

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: AlphaZulu
Posted 2005-10-05 01:11:33 and read 4785 times.

To bad the get-together isn't today as the weather is beautiful! yes 
Take a look. Click on the LAX picture for a live shot from the LAX cam.
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=cams&id=3319445

Also, he is a link to the weather forecast for Saturday.
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/index?section=weather&id=3291972
As you can see it will be the coolest day of the next 7... Sad

Paul

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Kevin752
Posted 2005-10-05 05:09:51 and read 4751 times.

I work from 6Am to 2:30pm in downtown town Los Angeles so I would not be at LAX till after 3Pm on Saturday. But I will make my best effort to show up as I would love to meet some fellow a.net members.

Kevin752
Kevin Ursic

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: CO777
Posted 2005-10-05 07:34:32 and read 4727 times.

Paul,I will be there saturday bringing good weather to LA Big grin
Jason Whitebird

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: AlphaZulu
Posted 2005-10-05 18:32:17 and read 4693 times.

As I said Mr. Whitebird.... Cool and maybe even fog on the 8th. Clear and beautiful on either side if it. That's why Jason is affectionately known as the "Rain Man". Where ever he goes the weather takes a turn for the worse. spin 

Paul

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Matt D
Posted 2005-10-05 20:33:40 and read 4675 times.

There's no way I'm going to be there at 1700 on sunday. That's kind of pointless. I'll take a ride out there Saturday around lunch time. I'll cruise by Proud Bird, the In-N-Out, and maybe Imperial. If people are there, great. If not, oh well.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-10-05 21:15:26 and read 4666 times.

I'll be there Saturday around 1pm, and Sunday from 8am until 7pm. (on the hill).
Who else will be there on Sunday?

Rafal

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: MidnightMike
Posted 2005-10-05 22:03:05 and read 4649 times.

Quoting Lindy (Reply 105):
I'll be there Saturday around 1pm, and Sunday from 8am until 7pm. (on the hill).
Who else will be there on Sunday?

Send Dacman a message, he is crazy enough to go spotting the whole day...


Mike

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Lindy
Posted 2005-10-05 22:27:53 and read 4643 times.

Mike,

Dacman has already offered me a ride from the terminal to the hill on Saturday. If he's as much crazy as I am then he will come on Sunday too  Smile

Rafal

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: CO777
Posted 2005-10-06 06:08:31 and read 4601 times.

Paul,you been talking to Manas.He is the true rain man  Smile
Jason Whitebird

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dacman
Posted 2005-10-06 08:57:33 and read 4585 times.

Lord Jason Sidius,

You have earned your name well. I am scared though, with both Bill Hough and you in LAS for the Nellis show next month, I feel the perfect storm is brewing and will hit us on Nov. 9th when Raj and I arrive.

Mike
dacman
LAX/LGB Local

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: C133
Posted 2005-10-06 15:09:42 and read 4566 times.

I'm busy on Saturday morning, but intend to join the group in the afternoon, if there is enough room on the hill. Maybe I'll have to settle for someplace down the hill. To think I was there for 3 hours completely alone on Tuesday morning.

Terry

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: SATX
Posted 2005-10-06 16:53:12 and read 4557 times.

I'll be there Friday evening through Monday morning, and I'll have a rental if anybody needs a ride.

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Southpaw8669
Posted 2005-10-06 20:11:24 and read 4532 times.

I am arriving Tonight and leaving Monday Morning. I will also have a car.



Eric

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Mikey
Posted 2005-10-06 22:31:20 and read 4515 times.

I will be there at Sunday. Going to be there around 8am.

Mike

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: WakeTurbulence
Posted 2005-10-07 00:22:12 and read 4503 times.

I will be there Sat morning at about 9 or 10am until later in the afternoon. I am easy to find being 6'7" tall. Hope to see everyone there.
-Matt

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: CO777
Posted 2005-10-07 04:18:15 and read 4493 times.

Mike,you will look to Bill Hough and I for good weather.Nice to know you will pray to us for good weather.
Reverend Jason Whitebird

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: PizzaPolli
Posted 2005-10-08 06:41:05 and read 4445 times.

At this point now, most of you are probably here in and around LAX and might not see this, but is there a specific place or time everyone is meeting tomorrow morning? If I don't hear, I am going to just head over to Imperial Hill and In n Out in the morning.

-Andrew

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: AKE0404AR
Posted 2005-10-09 00:54:34 and read 4404 times.

Guys,

after reading the line up I am pretty sure you had a ball at Imperial Hill and all the other location you hit that day. I would have loved to join you, but had to change plans.

Vasco

Topic: RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Username: Dazed767
Posted 2005-10-09 05:05:05 and read 4392 times.

Hope you guys had a blast, can't wait to see the hundreds of photos in the upcoming days  Wink

Wish I could have made it  sigh 

Justin


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