Foppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 823 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3945 times:
I'm just an amateur aviation photographer and the nearest airport to my city is SMF -- Sac International. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on where are the sweet spots where I can get some interesting take off/landing pictures. Any info will be appreciated!! Thanks guys!
Fiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3919 times:
I have only been to SMF once. I know Whitebird lives nearby, but when I was there the weather was complete $&%#! Jason is the "local" for SMF, he could help you out with some spots probably. I shot from the parking garage from which you will need a lens with some reach. No hassles by security there, but we were there a short time. Also, there is a road that is non the north end of the runways. A small country road. I think I have read somewhere that its a "no-go" area. We were there an hour or so with no hassles but only got out of the car to shoot. If you like Southwest, go for it!
CO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
Mark,I never get bad weather.Try the parking garage in the afternoon hours.This time of the year the best time for pics is after 5pm.But theres a catch.Most of the traffic is SWA.Also there AWA/US and DL and keep watch of the poles.Danny your the one that brought the bad weather to SMF.I get sun everywhere i go.