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User currently offlineBrianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Hello all,

So its my first weekend here at Western Washington Univ. in Bellingham, and am seriously thinking heading down to SEA tomorrow to do some spotting. Now, I'm no stranger to SEA spotting, however, everytime I've gone, I've always just picked an arbitrary time (usually in the mornings so I generally go to the SPU) depending on my schedual. So my question is what time exactly do all the "good" airplanes come in? the BA 744, SAS A340, United 777s, or any other heavies for that matter. Depending on what time I get up, I probably won't get down there until after noon, which means somewhere west of the airport, whethers Tyee or some place in the Burien area.

So any tips for me? Thanks a lot!

Brian

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User currently offlineBrianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Also, looks like beautiful weather for tomorrow, which means traffic will most likely be coming in from the south, right?

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2611 times:
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yep. south to north = shit.

User currently offlineErikr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2602 times:

As for the "good" airplanes, the BA 744 and SAS A340 come daily in the late afternoon around 4pm, give or take a few minutes.

I've gone down several times on a Saturday morning (9-12) and have seen: Asiana 777 from Seoul, the UAL 777 from NRT, China Air 744F as well as a Tower 744F operating for China Southern and a World MD11 as an AMC charter that arrives from the Far East. There is a NWA 742 that arrives earlier, around 7am.

Early afternoon, there is an EVA 744.



User currently offlineBrianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2600 times:

Thanks for info Erik. Don't think I'll be making that 7:00am NWA 742 though, since it'd require me to leave Bellingham at 5:30, haha. But I'll see what I can do. I think those Hawaiian 763s come and go pretty early too.

Brian


User currently offlineYKM97Y From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Where is the best place to go for SEA spotting, at least for someone not posessing a boarding pass to get thru security?

User currently offlineBrianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

There was a good post a while back about good places to spot at SEA, here it is...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/88263/4/

Brian


User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2560 times:



>>>>Where is the best place to go for SEA spotting, at least for someone not posessing a boarding pass to get thru security?<<<<<

Anywhere but 154th St I have found(security reasons).....SPU give you a almost level on shot and 188th is great if alls you have is a 80-200 to work with.

Morning north and Afternoons in the South.

Brian.........If you have a 400mm or greater perhaps you should try the golf course they will let you shoot from the clubhouse and in the morning that would be great if the sun is out.


Randy



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User currently offlineBrianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

well I have a 100-400, but I'm not going to be getting down there until after the sun is on the other side of the airport, so it looks like I'll have to wander down onto the course itself

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