Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
LAX Winter Spotting Questions  
User currently offlineDL747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 612 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6007 times:

Hello all. I am traveling to LAX in a couple weeks, and will be going to the north side. I was looking at In-nOut, but that would be backlit. I have seen a grassy area off a side street that looks suitable. If anyone can offer suggestions it would be apprecaited. Do the police hassle you much there? It looks to be close to the approach lights, so if anyone can tell me if it is a decent shot angle that would help. For reference, it is off Sepulveda East, and by the intersection of Westchester and Sepulveda, over by the used car lot, and adjacent to the far rental car lot. It isn't on Sepulveda itself, because I've heard you get a lot of unwanted attention fot that. Thanks!


Just like the shirt says, Boeing Builds It Better!
20 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6417 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6005 times:

Quoting DL747 (Thread starter):
It isn't on Sepulveda itself, because I've heard you get a lot of unwanted attention fot that.

I haven't, not even with Air Force One landing. There's a bridge if you head south along Sepulveda from In-N-Out which is decent. And the footpath leading up to that bridge is ok too. Otherwise if you're that worried about being told off, go to Imperial Hill.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineDL747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5960 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 1):
I haven't, not even with Air Force One landing.

Good to hear, do you usually stay a while with no issues? I will be there for 3 hrs. I would try the hill, and have before, but I am spceifically looking for heavies that land on 24R.



Just like the shirt says, Boeing Builds It Better!
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9937 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5958 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting DL747 (Reply 2):
Good to hear, do you usually stay a while with no issues? I will be there for 3 hrs. I would try the hill, and have before, but I am spceifically looking for heavies that land on 24R.

I've been around the In'n'Out area for hours and hours, and haven't ever even been approached by a cop.

Even standing in the island in the middle of the intersection has never been a problem.



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineDL747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5956 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 3):

Cool, great to hear. I think i'll try that island or the grassy knoll. Thanks for your help, and anyone else, feel free to chime in.



Just like the shirt says, Boeing Builds It Better!
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6417 posts, RR: 38
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5950 times:

Quoting DL747 (Reply 2):
but I am spceifically looking for heavies that land on 24R.

You do realise that even though they might be used to landing on one side, switching happens quite often.. Right?



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineDL747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5947 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 5):

Yeah, I know that! From the data I could fork up, it seems they mostly use 24R. Every time I've been there, 24L is departures, 24R is landing, 25R is both, and 25L is mainly overflow, or domestic landing.



Just like the shirt says, Boeing Builds It Better!
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9937 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5929 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting DL747 (Reply 6):
Yeah, I know that! From the data I could fork up, it seems they mostly use 24R. Every time I've been there, 24L is departures, 24R is landing, 25R is both, and 25L is mainly overflow, or domestic landing.

Not quite. 24R and 25L are the main landing runways, and I've seen most airlines land on either/or, especially international airlines. If I had to guess, I'd say that 25L sees more traffic than 24R.

Airlines that fly heavies that I've seen land on both sides include EVA, British, United, American, Delta, Swiss, Korean, China Southern, China Eastern, Lufthansa, Virgin, Singapore, Thai, Air China, China Airlines.....the list goes on and on.

You'll almost certainly see heavies no matter which side you choose, but which airlines/aircraft you'll see is pretty much a crapshoot.

I can guarantee you'll see more Southwest than you would ever want on the north side, though.  



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineDL747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5882 times:

Vik, can you recommend any spots for 25L in winter? No kidding about the WN's. I was there last time for 45 min and saw about 14.


Just like the shirt says, Boeing Builds It Better!
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9937 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5867 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting DL747 (Reply 8):
Vik, can you recommend any spots for 25L in winter?

Imperial Hill. Winter is the time to be shooting from there.

Quoting DL747 (Reply 8):
I was there last time for 45 min and saw about 14.

Yeah, I think my record is about 15 in an hour.



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineDL747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5829 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 9):
Imperial Hill. Winter is the time to be shooting from there.

So I have heard, but my parents will be driving and are leery of the area, despite my best lobbying, I absolutely cannot convince them and I have been told no, so I won't push it. Is there anywhere to shoot 25L arrivals?



Just like the shirt says, Boeing Builds It Better!
User currently offlinenssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5827 times:

Nothing wrong with the area around Imperial Hill.

Doug


User currently offlineDL747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5824 times:

Yeah, that's what i tried to tell them, but I am no the one driving, so that is out of the question, sadly.


Just like the shirt says, Boeing Builds It Better!
User currently offlinenssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5823 times:

You could try the parking lot at the Proud Bird restaurant,it should be on the sunny side.

Doug


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9937 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5819 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting DL747 (Reply 10):

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 9):
Imperial Hill. Winter is the time to be shooting from there.

So I have heard, but my parents will be driving and are leery of the area, despite my best lobbying, I absolutely cannot convince them and I have been told no, so I won't push it. Is there anywhere to shoot 25L arrivals?

They're leery of El Segundo?? That's a new one for me.  

Tell them that I'm up there quite frequently at night with a couple thousand dollars of camera equipment. And if you're up there during the day, chances are there will be at least a couple other photographers around.



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5789 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

During my few visits to LAX, I've noticed a little bit more international traffic use 24R for arrivals. But then again, I'm not a LAX local so my observations probably aren't be very credible.  
Quoting DL747 (Reply 10):
So I have heard, but my parents will be driving and are leery of the area, despite my best lobbying, I absolutely cannot convince them and I have been told no, so I won't push it. Is there anywhere to shoot 25L arrivals?

I've taken a walk through El Segundo once to get to Imperial Hill - I thought it was actually quite a nice neighborhood especially for one situated right next to an airport.


User currently offlineDL747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5775 times:

Quoting je89_w (Reply 15):
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 14):

I showed them the posts and it worked! Thank you so much guys. I think I will split time between Sepulveda and Imperial Hill.     



Just like the shirt says, Boeing Builds It Better!
User currently offlinebraby From UK - England, joined Mar 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5723 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 1):
There's a bridge if you head south along Sepulveda from In-N-Out which is decent. And the footpath leading up to that bridge is ok too

I've just returned from a week in LAX and used this bridge spot a couple of times and had no problems. Police drive past quite often as your right by the airport police station, never once did they stop us.


User currently offlineseahawks7757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5464 times:

Also the burger king is great for 24R Arrivals.

User currently offlinenssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5456 times:

Quoting seahawks7757 (Reply 18):

Where is the Burger King?

Doug


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

BK is at the intersection of W 96th St and Airport Bvd

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
LAX Heli-Spotting - October 30/31 2012 posted Sun Oct 21 2012 17:31:25 by cv880m
Hotels At LAX For Spotting posted Sun Mar 14 2010 20:20:57 by cprenger7
Winter Spotting posted Sat Oct 10 2009 10:00:24 by Stackhouse007
LAX Runway/Spotting Help posted Sat Aug 1 2009 18:30:51 by ThomasWarloe
LHR 09L - Spotting Questions posted Fri Nov 28 2008 01:54:30 by Mclaudio
Some Specific Spotting Questions About SFO posted Thu Sep 28 2006 05:10:11 by Flamedude707
FLL Spotting Questions posted Tue Apr 19 2005 19:51:24 by IslipWN
BUF And JFK Spotting Questions posted Wed Jan 26 2005 01:50:25 by MartinairYYZ
YVR Spotting Questions posted Sun Mar 7 2004 03:13:02 by Sleekjet
Plane Spotting Questions... posted Wed Mar 6 2002 01:25:33 by Baec777