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Visiting Seattle - Nov 4 And 5 For Concorde  
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Gentlemen,

I am planning to visit Seattle to take pictures of Concorde. If anyone can pick me up from the airport, that would definitely be appreciated. Also, I'd like to meet as many photographers out there as possible too.

My flights are as follows -

Nov 4 - DEN-SEA 11:35 13:28 08-02-01 - 096-021-00 735
Nov 5 - SEA-DEN 11:05 14:32 12-03-10 49-11-04 215-212-00 777

Also, are there any decent cheap hotels around the airport? Thanks for the info.

Alex.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

According to the Museum of Flight website, arrival time is approx. 3pm on the 5th.

Most hotels/motels are south of Boeing Field, closer to Sea-Tac. They're both on the same road, about a 10 or 15 minute drive. There's a Motel 6, plus Hampton Inn and others. Check out museumofflight.org.


User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

Alex

The way I'm reading your flight schedule you will be leaving
SEA before the Concorde arrives ?

LGA777


User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2131 times:



LOoks like Alex is flying on a good airline......UAL.

I hope my wife is out her Drs appointment well before 3:00 on wednsday.



Did You Ever Think Freedom Could Be this Bad
User currently offlineExitrow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Alex,
DON'T stay in Georgetown (Northern end of BFI.) Unless of course, you like to smoke crack, in which case you should be able to score some killer rocks.

There are plenty of hotels around SeaTac, but you'll have to rent a car to get to BFI. I suggest you take a shuttle van to any one of the hotels downtown. That way you'll be central to everything and won't need a car. Including the Seattle Center. There are a ton of busses that go down E. Marginal Way from downtown.

I noticed in your profile you collect punk rock memorabilia. You should definitely go to the Experience Music Project (http://www.emplive.com) at the Seattle Center. They have a HUGE collection of punk (and general rock) memorabilia. You can take the monorail from downtown to the EMP. No car required.

Have fun in the Emerald City.

William

[Edited 2003-11-02 18:58:19]

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Hmm, sorry for the misinformation. I am flying in on 5th and coming back on 6th. Also, if anyone can pick me up and show me around, that would be greatly appreciated. Contact me at aik3@hotmail.com.

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Now that I think about it, I once stayed in the Motel 6 next to I-5 at the south end of Sea-Tac. Wouldn't do it again...police called for something, pounding on doors, etc. And some of the places along "the strip" are known for rooms by the hour.

If you don't find a ride, there's regular bus service along the road between the two airports...the museum website has the route numbers.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

Alex,
There is a Holiday Inn right across the street. Actually there are a bunch of $79 hotels around there. It's only a few miles to where you want to go. A cab would probably be reasonable enough.

Jeff


User currently offlineEmmett99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

Alex,

You are going to have to get a cab and go from SEA to BFI in a hurry. Don't check any baggage. Concorde comes in at 3:00 PM on the fifth, and you get in at 1:28. You're only 15 minutes or so from BFI. Just depemds on how much traffic due to the Concorde. I'd get you but I'll be sitting by the runway at that time.
Good luck.


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2051 times:

Same here. Arriving SEA from YVR around 10am in the morning, tickets not purchased yet, cld either be AS or AC.

Leaving the same day at 7pm back to YVR.

Would appreciate if anyone could help showing around or pick up. Currently I only plan to get a cab to BFI and cab back to SEA. But I haven't decided if to see it from the Museum special viewing area or the more prefered perimeter (car park). Is there already a place where all A.net members would meet? Would be great if we could all get together and meet as many members as possible.

Thanks!

Email: tzewei@streamyx.com

[Edited 2003-11-03 08:16:00]

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

I guess I can take a cab without any problems. Now, where at BFI would we all meet?

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9635 posts, RR: 68
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
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Well, if the weather holds (looking good so far) it will land from the south, so you can get a landing shot from the MOF, and then it will taxi back by.

Here is how I plan to attack it

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User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

Looks like you've got the most hits for Nov 5 already, Royal Big grin

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Royal

I assume you mean MOF as in the Museum itself and not the car park right since the car park will be closed to cars and only allowing visitors?

How many mm of range do you need to shoot it coming in to land from the MOF special viewing area?


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9635 posts, RR: 68
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2005 times:
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Ray, you nutta. im not trying to plug my shots, just giving the people coming into town an idea of what to expect!

As for lens reach, you might ask William what he used for this shot, but it prob wasn't more than 100mm on a Dog60.


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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Oh it doesnt seem to far in Will's shot. I believe that is the MOF car park right? If we go there, I guess it is going to be crowded and cars are not allowed... hmm how am I gonna bring a ladder with me  Nuts

royal, will you be at the MOF car park or MOF special viewing area set up for Concorde ($5 admission)?


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9635 posts, RR: 68
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2003 times:
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I will be up on the balcony of the museum for the arrival, then hustling down and out to taxiway Bravo as she taxis into the parking lot.

User currently offlineEmmett99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

I don't mean to plug either. This was taken from North of the tower and it turned right around the MOF. I used a 28-135 lens. So really from down at the MOF end200 or less ought to get you a good shot.


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User currently offlineEmmett99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

I don't mean to plug either. This was taken from North of the tower and it turned right around the MOF. I used a 28-135 lens. So really from down at the MOF end around 100-200 mm ought to get you a good shot.


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User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Hi,

coincidentally I will be in SEA this weekend, but unfortunately not yet on 05th, only on 08th/09th... Does anyone of you know if the Concorde will be parked at a visible place? Or will it be hidden in a hangar?

Cheers,

Thomas


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Anyone coming to BFI to checkout the Concorde should read the following webpage, it answers a lot of questions on this thread:

http://www.museumofflight.org/visit/concorde.html



Jet City Aviation Photography
User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Hey, Royal, that was supposed to be a joke, as both Concorde and interior shots bring in the hits!! I wasn't talking about plugging your 727!!!

And since you suggested via your pics that you may get an interior shot that day, I thought such pics would be popular with the viewers.

Enjoy Wednesday!

Ray  Smokin cool


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

I shot the 773ER shot with a 28-135mm on my D(amnGoodCamera)60.

I believe the MoF is putting up a seating area in the parking lot. It would be worth buying a ticket as otherwise you're going to have a tough time getting a shot over the fence. If it arrives on time, you're gonna need to be on the West side of the runway for proper light. The place is probably going to be a madhouse so getting there early isn't just advised, it's probably mandatory.

I'll have a very long lens that day and am currently in discussions to get a VERY nice location to shoot from. Weather permitting. If the weather goes to hell, I'll probably be on the terrace rubbing shoulders with 200+ people, all trying to knock my tripod over. (Including Royal.)

Airport Way S. is probably a good location, but not for photography as you'll be shooting into a very low sun. But from there you can't get any closer to the runway without getting arrested.

The people in the background of this shot have pulled over off of Airport Way S.

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Midfield Park (just South of the tower) should be good for some thrust-reverser shots and roll out. That's guaranteed to be packed too though. It was for the Stratoliner departure.

This was shot from Midfield.

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The question of the century is, "Will there be a flyby?" No one knows. But I am hoping for a "missed approach."  Big grin

If you're a true plane buff, you gotta eat at Randy's Diner, just South of the Museum of Flight on E. Marginal Way. The place is all aviation-themed and there's some great, rare photographs on the walls. Don't be frightened by the waitresses, they're actually all very nice despite the attitude. Tip 'em well.

Good luck everybody!

Bill



User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

Bill, let me know if you need a camera bag caddy for this special location you are trying to finagle.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9635 posts, RR: 68
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1948 times:
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currently in discussions to get a VERY nice location to shoot from

Dude, you need a press pass  Big grin


25 Post contains images ExitRow : Who said I didn't?
26 Post contains images Clickhappy : what I meant to say was, you need a press pass for events other than the MOF
27 Post contains images ExitRow : what I meant to say was, you need a press pass for events other than the MOF Sure. If anyone from Airliners Magazine is reading this, call or e-mail m
28 Post contains links and images Dripstick : "Can't we all just get along?" ...shameless plug... View Large View MediumPhoto © Andy Vanderheyden Dripstick
29 Brianhames : I'm wondering about my 10D with 100-400L IS, its kinda seems like over kill, but I don't know, the only other lens I have is a 24-85, which may not be
30 Airbus Lover : Will be arriving SEA 10:08am on United Express. And return on Horizon at 6:30pm. Now, another problem, how to get from the parking lots of BFI to SEA?
31 An-225 : Ok, it's time to ask another question - where will everyone gather, and how can I get to BFI? Also, can someone pick me up, if possible? That would be
32 Emmett99 : Alex, Due to the time you come in, 1328, and the time the Concorde gets in, 1500, and the possible traffic jams, I think your best bet is to get a cab
33 Cschleic : If getting a cab back from BFI to Sea-Tac is a problem, there's regular bus service along East Marginal/International Way between the two airports, ro
34 JeffM : Good coffee at Randy's...... I don't know Alex.....maybe it would be faster, and cheaper to just get a rental car? Have fun.
35 Post contains links and images Exitrow : Alex... If you show up late, never fear. You can always drive down E. Marginal Way and see the Hat 'n Boots. It's not going ANYWHERE. http://www.hatnb
36 An-225 : Hmm, I don't think I'll go get a rental car, but I'll probably get a cab to drive me over there. Any idea how much it may cost? Also, I may be able to
37 JeffM : Alex no, not going to be there. I had three destinations this week for travel, I did not choose Seattle. I am not a huge concorde fan as most are, so
38 An-225 : Plans changed - I am coming to SEA with Aaron Mandolesi from DEN, and we'll be staying at Doubletree Hotel by the airport. We're taking an early fligh
39 N737MC : Aaron Mandolesi here, Yes Alex and I will be joining in BFI from Denver tomorrow. We will be Staying at the Doubletree Seattle-Tac. We are taking the
40 Brianhames : I'm definately going to be there and would like to meet up with all the photogs, I want to be up on the terrace if possible at the MoF, its open to th
41 Clickhappy : No, the terrace is not open to the public.
42 N737MC : If any of the guys that are going to be at BFI for tomorrow, shoot me an email with there Name and their cell phone numbers, I would be glad to call y
43 ExitRow : I just wanted to say "Good Luck" to all of you coming out to BFI tomorrow (Wednesday). This will be a thrilling moment for the Museum, Seattle and the
44 Post contains images Airbus Lover : It will be great to meet the A.net members C ya there tomorrow!
45 ExitRow : Heads up. Looks like the they will be approaching from the North, not the South. From the MoF web site: Concorde is scheduled to arrive over Boeing Fi
46 Clickhappy : shit, that is terrible news.
47 ExitRow : I am hoping they're planning to do a southbound pass, "u-turn" and land 31L. I hope.
48 Clickhappy : I wonder if they would still land to the south even if the outward flow from Seatac is to the north? The Blue Angels did it...I hope the Concorde does
49 BlatantEcho : why don't you guys all pile on top of A340pilot's semi? I'm sure you'd have a good view from there, and you could meet other a.net members. Believe it
50 ExitRow : This just in from the Museum... Unless the winds change or unforseeable glitches happen, the plan is the a/c will pass over Elliott Bay southbound and
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