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Spotting In The US Southwest  
User currently offlineMuellae From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 20 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

Hey community!

Soon I will spend half a year near Phoenix, Arizona.It will be my virst visit to the USA and so I have a lot of questions about spotting in the US:

1.) What should I respect, especially concerning police. I mean: Are there any difficulties after 9/11?
2.) Which airports do you recommend in the southwest states. I definetly want to go to PHX, LAS, LAX, SFO but are there any "insider tips" for this area? Because it is my virst visit I will be happy even about "standard traffic"  Smile
3.) Can you recommend any weblinks where I can find out the differrent photo points?
4.) Ist there anything else to consider?

Thank you, I am looking forward to may stay in Arizona,

manuel

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User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4129 times:
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Is a local group that is based in PHX.



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5961 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

Quoting Muellae (Thread starter):
PHX, LAS, LAX, SFO

I have only been to PHX and LAX of the ones you listed. Both are great. I really enjoyed PHX, can't wait to get back.

For PHX, I would get in contact with some folks in this thread:

Phoenix A.nutters (by Asuflyer05 Jun 7 2007 in Non Aviation)

Don't forget SNA also.

Have fun.  wave 



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User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4090 times:

If you're in PHX, take an extra day to do Tucson and Goodyear for stored airliners - sometimes exotic ones.
Visit the Pima museum in TUS and if military interests you then sign up for the Davis-Monthan tour.

Unfortunately you can't get in to Marana, but the (distant) view from the I-10 highway is impressive in itself.


User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

PHX is really easy to shoot, but it gets boring, as its usually US Airways Airbuses and Southwest 737s 90% of the time.


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