Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Need DC Host For Feb 12 Or Feb 19  
User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

Hi everyone. My friend 727Lover and I were thinking of taking a day trip to DC on either Feb 12 or 19, which ever is more convienient for the photographers of DC. The problem is, we need someone to show us around. We'd be flying into IAD. I'd like to shoot IAD's international traffic but 727Lover wants to shoot DCA cause of Gravely Point. What do you all recommend? How is IAD for shooting? Would anyone be available either weekend for the whole day? We'd arrive at 8am and takeoff for Florida at 9pm. Hope someone can help!

-Justin

24 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

It depends on winds. Gravelly Point is good if winds are from the South, and IAD is good if winds are from the North. To resolve your problem pick your location depending on winds.

I don't know that far in advance what I will do on those weekends.

Rafal


User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Yeah, 727Lover and I had a long discussion about winds and DC airports last night. Talk with you later!

-Justin


User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

So can anyone please be kind enough to show a fellow photographer around DC either weekend? I really wanna try out IAD or DCA depending on the winds. I wanna book the flights before they go up in price. They're currently at $116 roundtrip. Thanks!

-Justin


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Justin,

Send me an email.

Rafal


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

Justin, if its a weekend, I should be around in DC....should cover you in transportation and such....I live only 3 miles from DCA so it's not a problem....unless if Rafal wants to drive 45 minutes to DCA, that's fine with me. lol.

If you like to shoot aircraft with just the sky, then you'll like Dulles. I get bored shooting at Dulles now but I still like the intl traffic they get but the spotting location sucks....but for $8, I could get into the Smithsonian Museum as a military discount from MWR instead of $12 a day. DCA is alright but traffic is getting boring and BWI's location is nice if the winds are to the north.

Kevin

[Edited 2005-01-12 02:00:58]

User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3378 times:

Hey Kevin! That'd be awesome man. Ozell and I will show you and everyone else around TPA and you can show us around ur home airports. Heres the plan:

- Fly up on IndyAir at 8am Saturday the 12th to IAD.
- Ozell will be renting a car so no need to pick us up at IAD
- Spend all day Sat. shooting
- I'm spending Sat night at the Days Inn by Arlington National Cemetary while Ozell plans on maybe just sleeping in his car.  Big thumbs up
- Spend Sunday all day shooting and maybe a visit or two to a couple of our nation's proud monuments as I have never been to DC b4.
- Head home Sunday night on IndyAir. Leave at 9:10pm for MCO for me and 9:05 for TPA for Ozell.

-Justin


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3377 times:

That weekend would be the best for me. I suggest if you want to go to downtown DC, take the subway as it is easy to get lost there. I'm not familar with DC and I've been living there since 1993. As for the Days Inn, is it the one on Arlington Blvd off of Route 50 and Pershing? I kinda know where it's at and my dad lives like 5 minutes away from there. I don't know my plans for that weekend yet, but I should be at DCA that weekend. I'm just not sure if I'll leave Friday night after work or saturday morning.
Kevin


User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

hey are you guys in IAD still getting the Ethiopian 767s in old colors? I'd love to go there sometime to get that baby and BMI's A330..

That in itself should make IAD a better bet, traffic at DCA is probably the same domestics MCO or TPA get. Thing is, at this time of the year 1. It's probably cold as hell, make that like the north pole.. and 2. the weather might not be so great..


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

If someone's willing to drive us around for the weekend, I'll forget about renting a car. I wanna get to Gravelly Point again......I LOVE THAT PLACE!!!!!!!
 Big thumbs up



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

For the weekend? You better rent a car Ozell. Who's gonna be willing enough to pick us up from IAD, drive us to DCA, hang with us all day, take us to the hotel, pick us sp the next day, hang with us again all day, drive us back to IAD? Probably NOBODY! You better rent a car.

-Justin


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

Are u splitting w/ me, paying for gas?  Big thumbs up


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

I will help you with gas but renting was ur idea.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

FYI, Rafal might be able to pick you guys up if you don't rent a car and I'm not sure what time I can make it on saturday becuase I have a wierd work schedule from 2pm til 10pm so I sleep during the day on the weekdays....depends how tired I am on Saturday morning from the 3 1/2 hour drive late Friday night, I might be able to meet you guys in the morning, but not 100%. Definatly when you guys are at DCA, I'll be able to meet ou guys at the park or at BWI.

Kevin


User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

Ok guys! Ozell and I booked our tickets today. Looking forward to touring DC!

-Justin


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Do you wanna tour DC or the airports?  Smile

Rafal


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

ME: Ummm......airports....DEFINATELY!


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

I wanna do mainly airports but theres no way in hell I'm coming to DC for two days for the first time ever and not even visit at least two monuments.

-Justin


User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

Monuments? You can see them from Gravelly!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Burke Harper



Either way, decide on a date, I should have warmed up to my 20D by then.



Yay Pudding!
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3264 times:

Sorry, the date is already booked. Feb 12 arrive at 8:00am, leave Feb 13 depart at 9:00pm.

Interestingly, we are coming from 2 cities, but our flights arrive and depart at nearly identicle times. Where do Indy's A319 park at IAD?



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

Where do Indy's A319 park at IAD?

IAD's site shows Concourse A.



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineAirline7322 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

Indy's A319's park at two gates at the much nicer concourse B. Concourse A is still nice for a regional airline operation though.


"Good ideas must be driven into practice with courageous patience."
User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

I could definitely be wrong, but I dont see what's the point of paying for airfare, hotel, and car rental to visit an airport far away to shoot the same exact subjects you can get at your home airport..  Nuts

User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3248 times:

Thanks Miami! LOL. I tell Ozell the same thing about DCA. He tells me its the spots to shoot from that makes it worth it. I really wanna try IAD if the winds are right because I can't get AF, LF, BMI, United 747s, United 777s, etc etc, at MCO or TPA.

Oh well. lol

-Justin


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Miamix707:

First off, if the weather gods had been kind, we would have gone to MIA for the slide show.

Let me give you a little history. From 92-95, I visited DCA frequently, but I didn't have an SLR back then. All my landing shots were blurry. So then in 1997 with my new SLR, I visited the entire northeast, but the day I set aside for DCA, they were landing from the opposite direction. Then in 2001, a 4-day trip to the region.
Day 1/PHL/sunshine
Day 2/IAD/sunshine
Day 3/BWI/sunshine
Day 4/DCA/CLOUDY

I have a 300m lens. At BWI and DCA, I know that will be fine, but I've never shot approach at IAD, so there's that factor. I've got most of the foreign stuff at IAD, anyway.

But I don't have some things that come into DCA, like the EMB-170 or the Dornier 328

Or maybe I just want to visit a field where I can see US in all its glory.

WHO THE F ARE YOU TO TELL ME HOW TO HAVE FUN?????!!!!!!!!!!!!


And going by your thinking....

You live in Florida, being within 75 miles of the beach. Therefore, no need for you to ever go to Hawaii or Bermuda or Acapulco, or the Carribean.

Ooooo....speaking of the Carribbean, what about SXM? Why do people flock down there, paying a lot more than the $118 I paid for this trip I might add.



Air France A340-obtainable elsewhere

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Josep Tomas - IBERIAN SPOTTERS



Same for KLM

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Sam Chui



Continental 73G???? Hard to get????  Insane

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Francisco José Jurado Ariza



US 757- SNORE

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Francisco José Jurado Ariza



AA 757-PUUUULLLEEEEEZE!!!

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Garry Lewis - AirTeamImages




To Justin:

Hey, you know what? When you get off that plane, you're free to go whever you want, don't let me stop you. You want visit the sights???? Well, guess which airport you have to pass to get to them. And when we go to NY, I guess we'll SKIP Plane View Park. After all its just US 319, DL M80, AA M80, CO 735, DL 763, UA 320, NW 320, FL 717, Comair CRJ, US 734, bla bla bla.....We can get all that down here, right??????? Why do you drive 150 miles roundtrip to TPA, when you can get ALL of that same stuff in nearby MCO?  Insane


Hmmmmmm? Why?



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Need Some Help For You Guys... posted Thu Oct 12 2006 17:26:25 by Glapira
I Need The Info For This A/c (Piper Navajo) posted Mon Sep 25 2006 21:28:38 by Lanas
Asking For Advice - Before Or After Submission? posted Thu Jun 16 2005 09:37:17 by Sean377
Request For Opinion, Crop Or Not To Crop posted Tue Mar 8 2005 22:31:28 by BaldurSveins
Need Some Help For Badinfo posted Thu Nov 18 2004 05:52:00 by SA006
Should I Go For A Canon D30 Or 300d? posted Mon Sep 13 2004 20:33:17 by A319114
CF Card Reading For Laptops: Card Or Firewire? posted Thu Aug 28 2003 05:25:50 by Exitrow
Need Spotting-infos For Linz posted Wed Jun 4 2003 15:56:00 by Gerardo
Need Cleaning Tips For My New Camera posted Thu Aug 8 2002 11:09:23 by L-188
Suggestion For Johan - Support Or Reject posted Sat Jun 29 2002 18:32:33 by Cfalk