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User currently offlineAirbus340 From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 130 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4952 times:

All going well, at December 24th I'll be flying to Vancouver. Big grin

Could someone tell me what approach and runways do they normally use for landing and take-off ) in wintertime)? I'll be arriving from Frankfurt and later going to Winnipeg. I'll be arriving from YYZ and some days later leave again towards FRA.

I just wanted to know just to get a good seat to view the city on approach.

By the way, where is the best place to shoot at YVR?

Thanks in advance!  Smile

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User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4904 times:

Three words for YVR....AVIS PARKING LOT. I was there last january for the sole purpose of taking pictures and well enjoying the night life as well.... but you should be impressed.

When you get to YYZ, let me know, I'll be hanging around more this winter!

Grant



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User currently offlineAirbus340 From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 4872 times:

Thanks, Grant!

I'm looking forward to this trip. Any idea of what runways they use in wintertime to T/O and land? How is the weather usually on the beginning of January? And how could I arrive to the Avis parking lot from the airport?

Thanks for your feedback

Cheers!

Andreu


User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

Airbii,

Bruce Leibowitz has an excellant site and info on spotting at different airports. Check this out.

http://www.bruceleibowitz.net/planespotting_yvr.htm

Bill


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

Yeah, thanks for th plug to my site! I've also gotta add an update to CVG and also add another airport or two to the list when i get time  Big grin

bruce



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User currently offlineAirbus340 From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4798 times:

Thanks a lot for your help...Not only I want to take good photographs but also see Vancouver while approaching.

I'm landing the 24th of Dec and change planes to go to Winnipeg...with Westjet! Then I'll be back from Montreal via Toronto on the 5th of Jan for three days!

Thanks a lot again guys!

Andreu


User currently offlineFlySwiss From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 443 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

@ Bruce

Nice home page you have. Just printed out YVR and SEA as I'm planning a trip to YVR. As well I will drive down to Everett and SEA.



Simle at the world and the world smiles back :)
User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

Whether or not you'll see Vancouver on approach to landing depends on the weather !
1. Will it be clear ? Definitely 'iffy' in December.
2. Which way is the wind blowing ? Predominantly westerly in the winter, so I'd suggest a seat on the right side (eg H/J/K) of the plane. If you happen to land into an easterly though, you'll see nothing but sea.

[Edited 2004-09-01 23:03:59]

User currently offlineAirbus340 From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4707 times:

Thanks, Visityyj.

I have never been to Vancouver before so it's nice to know how it usually is. Thanks for your input!

Cheers!
Andreu


User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4691 times:



Here is a map of YVR with all the spots listed as red X's. If you want backlit-against-the-sun photography, then by all means, use Bruce's guide.

However, if you want to get shots with a background like most people, spot X(1) is your best bet - we call it the AVIS lot. In the winter, it's about the only do-able spot anyway, apart from X(2) which is Templeton for 26R approach shots only.





Those are from AVIS... North America's finest spot.

But by all means... go to the north spot if you like this stuff more...
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Photo © Bruce Leibowitz


-Rob



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User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

I am looking forward to a trip back to YVR some time in the near future.... unforturnatly with the nature of my business I am only avialable in the winter time but if you get a clear day with the snow on the mountains....what an amazing back drop, I have a few pics in the database but none as good as Rob, Rich, and the other YVR crew!

How about Kaz's pics from the Fairmont hotel in the airport.... WOW thats worth the price of a room!!

Enjoy!

Grant



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User currently offlineAirbus340 From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4640 times:

Thanks a lot guys!

Thanks for that wonderful map of YVR with the places to spot. I will shurely use that! Great shots also!
Thanks again!

Andreu


User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1437 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4609 times:

Grant I am heading back this fall... you're welcome to join in on the spotting fun.  Smile
BTW the room was awesome!

Cheers,
Kaz



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