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User currently offlineBraby From UK - England, joined Mar 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

Hi all

I'm looking to visit LAX and the surrounding area in late November, i'm aware of most of the locations to view and photograph at LAX but i was wondering does anyone know of any good spots at KSNA or VNY.

Any help would be appreciated.

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User currently offlineAdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

changing the name of this thread will probably get you better results..

User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

There are a few good spots at both airports. I lived near VNY and SNA at different times.
For VNY the main spot is on the corner of Arminta and Havenhurst. It is a business park but no one should bother you. You can stand on a guard rail to shoot over the fence. The best time to shoot would be the afternoon. Examples:

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For mornings you can go to Waterman Dr. off of Woodley. There is an actual spotters area there with ATC on a loudspeaker. Examples:

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If there are Santa Ana winds they will use the 34's. There is a spot in a parking lot off of Havenhurst and Hart St. Example:

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For SNA the most popular place to shoot is at the threshold of 19R. It is in a business park on Airport Loop Dr. It is an afternoon spot as well.

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You can also go down Airway Ave to the threshold of 1L and shoot departures.

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I had a morning spot for SNA but it is closed now. All these spots a 70-200 or 100-400 would work out fine. Email me if you have any specific questions. I'd be happy to shoot with you if I am free while you're here.
-Matt



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User currently offlineBraby From UK - England, joined Mar 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

Thanks for the infomation, hopefully it'll work out and i'll be able to get to LAX and the surrounding area.  Smile

User currently offlineBruin787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 117 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

hi braby,

i once made a blog post about this very subject. check it out:

http://taxiwayalpha.blogspot.com/200...-all-major-airports-in-united.html

it might give you some ideas about where to spot. also, if you're coming late November, and haven’t seen the airbus 380 yet, you're in for a treat. it will be at lax  Wink



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User currently offlineFastEddie07 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

What day will the a380 be at lax?

User currently offlineBruin787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 117 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

well, i'd like to wait till the airport and airbus make it official to the general public, but let me say it will be here "midweek" at the end of november *hint*. the plane will be staying here overnight this time. a press release should be out in a few days.

[Edited 2007-10-26 07:55:09]


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