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Topic: Spotting At LAX
Username: Braby
Posted 2007-10-15 13:58:11 and read 4702 times.

Hi all

I'm looking to visit LAX and the surrounding area in late November, i'm aware of most of the locations to view and photograph at LAX but i was wondering does anyone know of any good spots at KSNA or VNY.

Any help would be appreciated.

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: AdamWright
Posted 2007-10-15 14:48:23 and read 4692 times.

changing the name of this thread will probably get you better results..

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: WakeTurbulence
Posted 2007-10-15 16:51:09 and read 4679 times.

There are a few good spots at both airports. I lived near VNY and SNA at different times.
For VNY the main spot is on the corner of Arminta and Havenhurst. It is a business park but no one should bother you. You can stand on a guard rail to shoot over the fence. The best time to shoot would be the afternoon. Examples:

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For mornings you can go to Waterman Dr. off of Woodley. There is an actual spotters area there with ATC on a loudspeaker. Examples:

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If there are Santa Ana winds they will use the 34's. There is a spot in a parking lot off of Havenhurst and Hart St. Example:

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For SNA the most popular place to shoot is at the threshold of 19R. It is in a business park on Airport Loop Dr. It is an afternoon spot as well.

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You can also go down Airway Ave to the threshold of 1L and shoot departures.

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I had a morning spot for SNA but it is closed now. All these spots a 70-200 or 100-400 would work out fine. Email me if you have any specific questions. I'd be happy to shoot with you if I am free while you're here.
-Matt

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Braby
Posted 2007-10-19 21:01:25 and read 4554 times.

Thanks for the infomation, hopefully it'll work out and i'll be able to get to LAX and the surrounding area.  Smile

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Bruin787
Posted 2007-10-25 08:17:29 and read 4431 times.

hi braby,

i once made a blog post about this very subject. check it out:

http://taxiwayalpha.blogspot.com/200...-all-major-airports-in-united.html

it might give you some ideas about where to spot. also, if you're coming late November, and haven’t seen the airbus 380 yet, you're in for a treat. it will be at lax  Wink

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: FastEddie07
Posted 2007-10-26 00:20:00 and read 4387 times.

What day will the a380 be at lax?

Topic: RE: Spotting At LAX
Username: Bruin787
Posted 2007-10-26 07:53:42 and read 4364 times.

well, i'd like to wait till the airport and airbus make it official to the general public, but let me say it will be here "midweek" at the end of november *hint*. the plane will be staying here overnight this time. a press release should be out in a few days.

[Edited 2007-10-26 07:55:09]


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