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MEX Spotter Meet-up On Oct.11  
User currently offlineToksans From Japan, joined Dec 2003, 86 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3345 times:

Hi Folks:

Though it is still three weeks to go, I am going to be stopping by MEX for the spotting on October 11. Because I am hearing not good story about the safety there, it would be nice if I could have other spotters meeting-up.
I am planning to be at Hangares Metro station in the morning and move to famous bridge near McDonald’s.
If anyone interested in, please mail me or post here.
Susumu



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User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3334 times:
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I am also planning a re-visit of MEX after LAX and LV in late October/early November

Does anyone know where those AeroCalifonia DC9 fly to from LAX?? I like to ride with them if possible.

Sam


User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3335 times:
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Sam, I do know that Aero California flys to Cabo from LAX nonstop.They may also go nonstops to other cities in Mexico from LAX but dont know what the others are.
Jason Whitebird


User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5236 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Toksans

Monday October 11th...! Perfect! I go to school from 7am till 2pm... I arrive to my home at 3pm... I could be at Mac Donald's bridge around 330/4pm... but by October after 3pm your best option still is runway 05s @ Hangares Avenue...


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Or MAC after 5PM...


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I am also planning a re-visit of MEX after LAX and LV in late October/early November

Does anyone know where those AeroCalifonia DC9 fly to from LAX?? I like to ride with them if possible.

Sam


Sam,

Glad to know you are returning to MEX!

JR flies from LAX to:

LAP (La Paz)
SJD (Los Cabos)
MZT (Mazatlán)
PVR (Puerto Vallarta)
ZLO (Manzanillo)
HMO (Hermosillo)

You make a stop but all their flight are schedule to continue to end at MEX.

If fares are all the same in all destinations let me recommend you to land @ Los Cabos! Best place on earth... and IMHO.... better than CUN! More over if you come in November your chances of getting clear skies increase in a 100% compared to October.

Let me know about your dates so we can meet and spot together....


Ricardo APM




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User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 829 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3316 times:
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Toksans:
Yeap, great to know we have some visits!
October is a fine month here.. its usually blue skies and lots of sun.
Might have a little of rain in the first half though.

I'm not sure about the Mc in the afternoon, it might be better to stuck with the hangares Av all day long. Be sure to find a map and a complete reference at http://www.apm-group.com.mx.
I'll be very glad to meet you. But Monday is the only day I can't get off from college till 7pm. Are you planning on another day?

Sam:
Its great to know you are planning on visit MEX again. You might want to try some different angles form your first visit. We have a great spot that I'm sure you'll like a lot.

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Let us know whatever you need.

Juan APM

I know you get along a lot with Ricardo but be sure to drop me an e-mail and I'll be very glad to hang out there with you for a couple of hours!



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User currently offlineToksans From Japan, joined Dec 2003, 86 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Richardo and Juan,

Thank you for your advice. I will be at Hangares Ave. until 5pm.
Regretfully, October 11 is only available day so far. I am arriving on Sunday from Chihuahua with MX1217 and leave for Teotihuacan on October 13.

I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

Susumu



Toksans from Tokyo. Photographing and flying the plane are things to do for my life.
User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 829 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 3268 times:
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Rgr! be sure to drop me an e-mail a week before or so.

Juan APM



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User currently offlineToksans From Japan, joined Dec 2003, 86 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

Hi Juan,

I sent a message a couple days ago. Did you receive it ?
I am concerned that the mail does not reach you.

Susumu



Toksans from Tokyo. Photographing and flying the plane are things to do for my life.
User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3238 times:
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Hi Juan and Ricardo

I will let you know, you guys have some AMAZING photo from MEX! That made me want to re-visit. It will be a side trip down from LAX

In NOV, is there many good spot good for the lighting or just one or two. I remember there was a grand stand and seems only a summer time spot??

I also hope some new opportunity like the KLM night shot, a winner shot in all ways.

Sam


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3227 times:

Which way do departures normally go from MEX...I ask just cause I'd like to know which side of the plane to sit on to get a good view of the big 3 volcanoes, if possible?

Thanks,
Greg



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User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 829 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3217 times:
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Susumu:
Yeap, sorry I was out for the weekend... Check your mail now!

Sam:
November guarantees good weather although not all of the spots.. Anyways we will show you the best places around for shure including night shots spots with tons of heavies departing late.

Greg:
On departure planes normally will takeoff from runway 05 from here till maybe Jan or Feb. So you want to be seated on the right part of the plane (meaning seats D,E,F in a normal A320 or so) to watch the volcanoes. The terminal though is on the other side.
On arrival trust me you want to be seated on an "A" window seat... You will experience a very nice final turn to the localizer.

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Cheers to all.

Juan APM



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

Thanks, I did get an "F" seat for departure, but unfortunately there was a somewhat low ceiling...however, while sitting in the domestic terminal, looking straight out across the runways, in the distance I could see the lower flanks of what appeared to be a very big mountain...any idea which one that was???

Greg



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