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Topic: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-10 21:40:19 and read 6023 times.

Hey

I'm going to try and go to KSEA this Saturday and it looks like it might be a 34 or 16 kind of day and I was wondering any recommendations as far as Camera settings for a Canon XSI and Where the better spots were? I was also thinking about going to the parking garage and wasn't sure if what I had was alright for there? Any Thoughts?

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: clickhappy
Posted 2012-09-10 22:10:18 and read 6016 times.

I think BFI would be a much more enjoyable place ti visit.

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: xcoaster1
Posted 2012-09-11 13:45:09 and read 5962 times.

I'll be in town as well, was planning on SEA in the morning for the Asian arrivals then PAE in the afternoon for any Boeing tests, etc.

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: cargolex
Posted 2012-09-11 14:14:13 and read 5959 times.

If arrivals are on the 34s (northbound), SEA in the morning is the pits, because there just aren't very many good spots for that, and with three active runways, what you want might require anywhere from 100mm to 500mm. But if it's the 16s (southbound) in use for arrivals, the water tower is a great spot - a peaceful public park that is sometimes frequented by other spotters, and you can walk to other locations nearby from there. If they are departing on the 16s, the afternoon is also good at south 188th for departures, but that is a busy and rather unpleasant road.

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-11 20:54:08 and read 5935 times.

XCoaster - Email me at WCLFYR2009@gmail.com and we can exchange information and maybe we can meet up and spot if you are interested.

I think all Heavies are on 16L and most of the other stuff is on 16C and R and so I'm going to listen to the ATC in the morning and see what runways they are using

My 55-250 has been pretty good to me on 34 and 16's, I wish I had a longer lens and ladder for 3R!

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: xcoaster1
Posted 2012-09-12 06:29:47 and read 5910 times.

Well I'm getting a mailer daemon from that address.

Hit me up at dfwheavy@gmail.com

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-12 07:49:19 and read 5904 times.

Hey Coaster, I sent you an email just now!

Looking forward to Saturday to get the early morning ANA, United, Korean, Asiana and Hanian Heavies!

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-12 11:06:10 and read 5886 times.

Hey Clickhappy - What's going on at KPAE on Saturdays?!

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2012-09-12 12:27:08 and read 5878 times.

BFI is not PAE lol. And Boeing test schedules are so unpredictable. Shoot me an email and I may be free to join up for a little bit- brandon.farris12@gmail.com

SEA Guide- http://www.nycaviation.com/spotting-guides/sea/#.UFDh5a4ZSyA

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-12 13:38:55 and read 5872 times.

Seahawks - What time are you going to be going down?

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: nmraja
Posted 2012-09-12 14:55:55 and read 5867 times.

All,
I have been thinking about a spotting visit to SEA. Seeing your posts, I am thinking to do it this Saturday so that I won't be the only one there.  

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-12 23:19:13 and read 5851 times.

Hi nmraja

KSEA Is fun though you get ALOT of Alaska Jets It's cool to see what Liverys come in and I'm hoping for a Southwest 800 Safe bet that won't happen right?

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: xcoaster1
Posted 2012-09-13 07:17:03 and read 5838 times.

Sounds like a gathering! Hopefully see everyone Saturday morning!

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: dcaviation
Posted 2012-09-13 07:39:58 and read 5831 times.

Quoting cargolex (Reply 3):
f arrivals are on the 34s (northbound), SEA in the morning is the pits, because there just aren't very many good spots for that, and with three active runways, what you want might require anywhere from 100mm to 500mm

Seriously? You are from SEA and spreading this nonsense? Plenty of spots for 34s in the morning. You have a park and golf course. You don't need more than 300mm for both locations.

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-13 08:08:04 and read 5828 times.

DCAviation - Golf Course SUCKS -188th is the way to do it atleast this time I'm going to be on the other side of the street I think cause last time I didn't do to well. 34L Arrivals suck too in the sun!

We will see ya on Saturday Coaster, I think I'm going to try and borrow a ladder!

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: nmraja
Posted 2012-09-13 08:38:01 and read 5823 times.

Quoting WCFLYR (Reply 11):
Hi nmraja

KSEA Is fun though you get ALOT of Alaska Jets It's cool to see what Liverys come in and I'm hoping for a Southwest 800 Safe bet that won't happen right?

Hi WCFLYR,
Yes, lots and lots of AS 737s and Q400s. Southwest flies 800s to PDX, but not sure about SEA. I am still hoping to make it to SEA this Saturday.

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: xcoaster1
Posted 2012-09-13 10:04:06 and read 5817 times.

I'd bring a ladder, but I think WN, FAA and TSA might question why I'm checking a ladder ..

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-13 10:09:37 and read 5815 times.

Everytime I go to KSEA I call the Airport Duty Manager and let them know who what's going on and my presence there and so if they get a call about me they will have a heads up, They've just said it was alright and make sure to stay out of the road, Last time I was there some cop pulled up cause I was sitting down, He was a dick about it but whatever...

nmraja - Inbox me at wcflyr2009@gmail.com and I can give you my info for Saturday!

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-13 11:18:07 and read 5803 times.

Any Canon XSI Users might be able to suggestion what kind of settings I should set mine on Saturday? Looks like it's going to be sunny but again it's Seattle it might be cloudy....

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2012-09-13 18:28:13 and read 5772 times.

I never call them, I have only had a cop stop once in 100 trips there. And he was really nice!

The 800's do serve Seattle. From MDW if I recall correctly. I saw one landing around 10 this AM.
Back in the longer summer days, you could get the evening arrival too-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/seahawks7757/7730598486/in/photostream

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-13 20:37:16 and read 5767 times.

Great Lookin Jet Brandon! What settings were you using????

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: Cargolex
Posted 2012-09-14 10:16:05 and read 5734 times.

Edit: Sorry for the accidental double post.

[Edited 2012-09-14 10:17:58]

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: Cargolex
Posted 2012-09-14 10:17:34 and read 5734 times.

Quoting WCFLYR (Reply 11):
I'm hoping for a Southwest 800 Safe bet that won't happen right?

It could happen. They are using them into SEA now, and I've seen more than one there. I also caught one there a couple of months ago:


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Quoting dcaviation (Reply 13):
Seriously? You are from SEA and spreading this nonsense? Plenty of spots for 34s in the morning. You have a park and golf course. You don't need more than 300mm for both locations.

Yes. Yes I am. I've got photos at SEA from just about every public location there is. You don't have to take my advice, but rest assured - I'm telling you the truth. In the morning, 34 arrivals are difficult while 16 arrivals are a breeze.

Difficult, but not impossible. Yeah, you can go to the golf course, it's true. But the trees are not your friends - and they're bigger than ever. Some places which used to be open are now obstructed. The light isn't so easy either, since it is coming from behind and to the left when you are watching an aircraft approach on 34R. There is no public park in the approach path for the 34s, though you can go to South 188th. But not for 34R, because you'll have trees or a huge fence in your face.

This is a 16L departure right near the golf course:


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Photo © A. Kwanten



That's in the winter, of course, when the angle of light is better.

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: nmraja
Posted 2012-09-15 21:42:42 and read 5671 times.

Hi Will & Jeremy,
It was wonderful meeting you guys today. And, we got tons of pictures with some good variety , mostly good. Hope to catch up again whenever and wherever possible. Thanks.

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: WCFLYR
Posted 2012-09-17 20:26:24 and read 5586 times.

Hey RaJa!

It was a great time - Post me your Flickr Account and so I can see how you did....

Rumor has it that October 1st ANA's 787 is coming in? Any Truth to this?

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: yeelep
Posted 2012-09-22 09:08:37 and read 5273 times.

It may be gone by now, but there was/is a ex JAL MD-90 with no titles in SEA as of 7:25 this morning. I saw it at Delta's hangar. Anybody close by could get a interesting photo.

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2012-09-26 14:53:41 and read 5037 times.

Quoting WCFLYR (Reply 24):
Rumor has it that October 1st ANA's 787 is coming in? Any Truth to this?

This is correct. We will see it soon here in Seattle. Also sorry I couldn't make it out guys. I just needed the day to relax. Things with work have been crazy.

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: 3DoorsDown
Posted 2012-09-30 15:03:54 and read 4827 times.

For you guys talking about ladders in Seattle, are you using them at BFI, which I fully understand, or at SEA which I have no idea where you could use a ladder?
Also the ANA 787 according to Flightware.com is arriving from NRT (Flt 1078) at 10:45 AM Monday October 1st and leaving SEA (Flt 1077) at 1:15 PM. Hopefully I'l make it to both.
3DD

Topic: RE: Spoting Ksea
Username: matai
Posted 2012-10-08 09:30:31 and read 4470 times.

I've been going going on the little grassy hill where the on-ramp from 188th west to 509 North is. Great spot for 34L and 34C, 34R is kinda far away.


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