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Help! - Good Spots At SMF?  
User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 837 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

Hi All!!

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! Big grin

foppishbum


I'm a Taiwanese-American living in NYC and LA.
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User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3940 times:

Hey,

I have only been to SMF once. I know Whitebird lives nearby, but when I was there the weather was complete $&%#!  Wink 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! Big grin

Danny



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User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 837 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

Hey

Thanks for the tips! I'm gonna try the country road around Hwy 99 and see if I can get any good shots of planes on approach.  Smile

Cheers,

foppishbum



I'm a Taiwanese-American living in NYC and LA.
User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Quoting Fiveholer (Reply 1):
I know Whitebird lives nearby, but when I was there the weather was complete $&%#!

Bad weather where ever Jason is? No!! I refuse to accept that!  Smile



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User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3890 times:
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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.
Jason Whitebird


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