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Topic: Spotting At LAX
Username: Jose2007cr
Posted 2006-05-16 02:33:40 and read 10926 times.

Hello, im new to this , and this has problably been asked millions of times, But does anyone know a Legal place u can go to and take pictures at LAX. I know there is a place made by El Segundo on Sepulveda and Main St. but i am not too sure, Please help!!. BTW info on burbank could help too Big grin thanks

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Sinkrate
Posted 2006-05-16 02:40:04 and read 10922 times.

Hey welcome to the forums!

I did a search of the forums and found a good site. It has example pictures from the locations. http://home.hetnet.nl/~mvdb22/spottersunited/laxspot.htm

Hope this helps

Michael

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Jose2007cr
Posted 2006-05-16 02:50:39 and read 10915 times.

Quoting Sinkrate (Reply 1):

Thank You!!!

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: WakeTurbulence
Posted 2006-05-16 03:03:33 and read 10907 times.

There are multiple spotting areas at LAX and BUR. I spot at both quiet a bit. For LAX the spots are as follows:
1. Imperial Hill - In El Segundo off of Imerial Highway.
2. Flight Path Museum - Also off Imerial Highway, but not open to spot at all that often.
3. The Proud Bird Resturaunt Parking Lot - Off of Aviation Blvd if I am not mistaken.
4. Cargo Area near 25R - Although not an official spot, good shots can be had from here, just be ware of security.
5. In n Out Burger - On Sepulveda near Westchester
6. Westchester Pkwy - Also prone to security coming up to you, you can get some good arrival shots with a long lens here.
7. Any of the various hotels on Century - Some are spotter friendly some are not, same goes with the parking garages.

BUR
1. The top of the parking garage.
2. On either Vanowen (33 arrivals) or Vineland (8 arrivals) yuo can stand by the fence. I suggest calling Burbank PD to let them know you will be there first. I have been stopped multiple times there, but they were always ok once I explained things. I call before now and they don't have any problems.
3. Near the threshold of Runway 15 there is a spot by the fence. I can't recall the streets right now. Cops are usually around though, and it is not a spotter friendly place.

Send me an email or message if you ever want to go spotting or need further info.

-Matt

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Jose2007cr
Posted 2006-05-16 03:03:55 and read 10907 times.

More info would help since that was made in 2003. And most of em places are closed, though tanks for the help

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Sinkrate
Posted 2006-05-16 03:33:14 and read 10891 times.

Quoting Jose2007cr (Reply 4):
More info would help since that was made in 2003

Sorry, I didnt see that. I dont know anything about spotting at LAX. Im in Australia.

Michael

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: QANTAS077
Posted 2006-05-16 03:38:39 and read 10890 times.

Quoting Jose2007cr (Reply 4):
More info would help since that was made in 2003. And most of em places are closed, though tanks for the help

read reply 3...i was in LA not to long ago and used all the places mentioned on the map/website and by WakeTurbulance, that suggests to me that the map is still quite valid.

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Sinkrate
Posted 2006-05-16 03:41:41 and read 10887 times.

Hey

http://www.spotterswiki.com/index.php?title=KLAX
Spotters Wiki has alot of great info.

Michael

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: FutureFO
Posted 2006-05-16 23:51:37 and read 10808 times.

Proud Bird they will throw off almost as soon as they see you sit for more than 5 minutes without getting out of a car to go into the restaurant.



Sean from MCO and SDF

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: WakeTurbulence
Posted 2006-05-17 00:18:09 and read 10802 times.

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 8):
Proud Bird they will throw off almost as soon as they see you sit for more than 5 minutes without getting out of a car to go into the restaurant.

I don't know if you are joking or not, but if you aren't that is the biggest load of BS. Just because it has happened to you does not mean it is standard practice. I have been there more times than I can count and have NEVER been approached by anyone to move. Even police have sat and chatted with me while they take a break. Please don't generalize based on an experience.
-Matt

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: NIKV69
Posted 2006-05-17 00:38:50 and read 10797 times.

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 9):

I don't know if you are joking or not, but if you aren't that is the biggest load of BS. Just because it has happened to you does not mean it is standard practice. I have been there more times than I can count and have NEVER been approached by anyone to move. Even police have sat and chatted with me while they take a break. Please don't generalize based on an experience.

Really, I shot at Proud Bird and had no problem whatsoever. Can't imagine they would hassle aviation enthusiasts.

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Jose2007cr
Posted 2006-05-17 07:02:01 and read 10763 times.

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 3):



Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 3):
ere are multiple spotting areas at LAX and BUR. I spot at both quiet a bit. For LAX the spots are as follows:
1. Imperial Hill - In El Segundo off of Imerial Highway.
2. Flight Path Museum - Also off Imerial Highway, but not open to spot at all that often.
3. The Proud Bird Resturaunt Parking Lot - Off of Aviation Blvd if I am not mistaken.
4. Cargo Area near 25R - Although not an official spot, good shots can be had from here, just be ware of security.
5. In n Out Burger - On Sepulveda near Westchester
6. Westchester Pkwy - Also prone to security coming up to you, you can get some good arrival shots with a long lens here.
7. Any of the various hotels on Century - Some are spotter friendly some are not, same goes with the parking garages.

BUR
1. The top of the parking garage.
2. On either Vanowen (33 arrivals) or Vineland (8 arrivals) yuo can stand by the fence. I suggest calling Burbank PD to let them know you will be there first. I have been stopped multiple times there, but they were always ok once I explained things. I call before now and they don't have any problems.
3. Near the threshold of Runway 15 there is a spot by the fence. I can't recall the streets right now. Cops are usually around though, and it is not a spotter friendly place.

Send me an email or message if you ever want to go spotting or need further info.

-Matt

I have contacted u maybe we can go to LAX or BUR this weekend! Contact me to msn : jose_obregon_27@hotmail.com

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: FutureFO
Posted 2006-05-19 00:09:55 and read 10691 times.

I know it has happened to many a people. I personally have not gotten the boot from there, but I do know quite a few people that have been told to leave.



Sean from MCO and SDF

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: United_fan
Posted 2006-05-19 03:41:46 and read 10672 times.

I've never had a problem spotting @ Proud Bird . They do/did have port-a-pots at one time there .

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Visityyj
Posted 2006-05-25 18:46:54 and read 10565 times.

Quoting United_fan (Reply 13):
I've never had a problem spotting @ Proud Bird . They do/did have port-a-pots at one time there .

Part of the Proud Bird parking lot is used from time to time as an overflow to the Long Term 'B' parking when that gets full. When this is the case, you WILL be ejected, but it doesn't happen that often and can usually be predicted in advance - Thanksgiving, Xmas and other holiday dates. Otherwise not a problem.

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Pilot3033
Posted 2006-05-25 19:53:10 and read 10555 times.

When I spot at Proud Bird, I park and walk in to get shots from the yard. I also walk down Aviation Blvd. to under the 25L approach path to get some cool overhead shots like you would get over by In n' Out.
-MattK

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Philhyde
Posted 2006-05-26 04:01:22 and read 10521 times.

I found this site a while back. Looks like a good guide to me. Even has frequencies.

http://www.contrailsphotography.com/spottinglax.html

We spotted at the Proud Bird back in March on two occasions and had no troubles.

cheers,
Phil

[Edited 2006-05-26 04:02:52]


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