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Phoenix PHX Photography: Some Questions  
User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Hi all,

I am doing a trip to PHX in february (+ LAX & LAS) and have studied all PHX spotting guides extensively. However there are still a few questions left:

1) Can anyone please explain the runway operations? Is it basically mixed-mode (like FRA & LAX) or seperated: landings in the north, takeoffs in the south and vice versa (e. g. LHR)?

2) What bridge crossing (Tango & Sierra west / Romeo east) sees the most traffic when either runways 25/26 or runways 07/08 are in use?

3) Which terminal parking garage (T3, T4) do you prefer?

That's all ... I might add a few questions if they come to mind.

Thank you in advance!

Cheers,
Phil / EDDL

[Edited 2007-01-05 20:51:52]

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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

I loved 4 when I was there. When you are you going to be in LAS? Drop me a PM I will prob be out there.

User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

Quoting EDDL (Thread starter):
1) Can anyone please explain the runway operations? Is it basically mixed-mode (like FRA & LAX) or seperated: landings in the north, takeoffs in the south and vice versa (e. g. LHR)?

The north runway 8-26 is mainly used for landings and occasional departures when the airport is less busy. On the south side 25R-7L(runway closest to the terminals) is used almost exclusivly for departures. 25L-7R is used mainly for landings.

Quoting EDDL (Thread starter):
2) What bridge crossing (Tango & Sierra west / Romeo east) sees the most traffic when either runways 25/26 or runways 07/08 are in use?

It actually varies a lot, when 25/26 is in use they usually use romeo to line up all the traffic. If its not to busy the will use tango/seirra. Tango sierra is probably your best bet because airplanes are always crossing there no matter what runway is in use.

Quoting EDDL (Thread starter):
3) Which terminal parking garage (T3, T4) do you prefer?

I like T4 just because its right above HP/US and WN so there is a lot more going on down below then at T3.

Hopefully that helps


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12870 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
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Some useful info in this recent thread:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...ation_photography/read.main/262311



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User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 2):
Quoting EDDL (Thread starter):
1) Can anyone please explain the runway operations? Is it basically mixed-mode (like FRA & LAX) or seperated: landings in the north, takeoffs in the south and vice versa (e. g. LHR)?

The north runway 8-26 is mainly used for landings and occasional departures when the airport is less busy. On the south side 25R-7L(runway closest to the terminals) is used almost exclusivly for departures. 25L-7R is used mainly for landings.

Quoting EDDL (Thread starter):
2) What bridge crossing (Tango & Sierra west / Romeo east) sees the most traffic when either runways 25/26 or runways 07/08 are in use?

It actually varies a lot, when 25/26 is in use they usually use romeo to line up all the traffic. If its not to busy the will use tango/seirra. Tango sierra is probably your best bet because airplanes are always crossing there no matter what runway is in use.

Quoting EDDL (Thread starter):
3) Which terminal parking garage (T3, T4) do you prefer?

I like T4 just because its right above HP/US and WN so there is a lot more going on down below then at T3.

Hopefully that helps

Brian, thanks a lot!

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 3):
Some useful info in this recent thread:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...62311

Thanks for that link, Steve.

Phil / EDDL


User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

Definitely go with T4. It is my common shooting area. If you love AA, then go with T3 because that is all your getting if you face the south on T3.

Lately the 7L/R,8 departures have gone on until about 1 or 2pm. All afternoon the landings are usually on 26, 25L/R.

Have a great trip.. The weather has been great lately.  Smile



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

I can't wait to get back to PHX with my new lens. I loved shooting from the garage the last time I was there.


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User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2826 times:

Thanks for you opinion, COIAH756CA.

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 5):
Lately the 7L/R,8 departures have gone on until about 1 or 2pm. All afternoon the landings are usually on 26, 25L/R.

Does that mean they switch runway operations at lunchtime from 7/8 to 25/26? In the morning 8 departures, in the afternoon 26 landings? Right?

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 5):
Definitely go with T4. It is my common shooting area. If you love AA, then go with T3 because that is all your getting if you face the south on T3.

That's what I thought. However with rwy 8 departures in the mornings, wouldn't T3 be the better choice this time of the day?

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 5):
Have a great trip.. The weather has been great lately.

Thank you ... still a month away ...  Smile

Phil / EDDL


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