Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
LAX Imperial Hill Update  
User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4031 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

I just got off the phone with Steve Stein (Public Works, Street Services for the city of El Segundo) who I discussed the status of the Imperial Hill project with. He said, " Work will begin next Monday and take about a month and one half to complete". This project involved removing the old sidewalks, benches, and trees, and replacing them with a new viewing deck. Steve also mentioned that the deck will extend about 10 to 15 feet out over the slope of the hill.

I'm sure this is good news to anyone who has ever visited LAX. The "Hill" is a prime location for spotters and photographers alike, and has yielded me hours of enjoyment as well as some beautiful shots. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thank you city of El Segundo for continuing an over 20 year tradition of being spotter friendly!

Paul


Below you will find some shots from the Imperial Hill.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



32 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4003 times:

Great news for LAX spotters. Nice to see it will be completed before this summer as I will go there a few times on my California spotting tour. It really looks like a great spot and I'm glad to hear that at least one airport is building something for its spotters in the US (Liberty country)  Smile or so they say.

Tim


User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3967 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

I sure wish the City Of Los Angeles would do something spotter friendly like this. Sad But it's the city of El Segundo (just to the South of the 25 complex) that's building the viewing deck.  Smile

User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

Viva El Segundo!  Big thumbs up

-Clovis


User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

That is very good new to hear indeed.

Stephen


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

SInce there have been several letter writing campaigns to aiport authorities regarding closure of viewing spots, perhaps some nice letters to the El Segundo mayor's office and the chamber of commerce would be in order?

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3851 times:

Hey that's good news Paul! I will be there for a week at the end of next month again. Can you still shoot anywhere around that area? I know parking thre would be out of the question, but can you park up the street and walk down there?



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jeff Miller



v/r
Jeff


User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3836 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Hi Jeff,

Yes there is room to park to the West and East of the Hill. I was there over the weekend and did just that. There is also room across the street in front of the homes.

Also, they have removed the no parking signs on the South side of the street across from the In and Out Burger Restaurant. This has added room for about 12 more cars to park and made things much easier for everyone.

Paul


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3828 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

do people shoot from In and Out? it seems like the sun would be in a terrible place?

User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3793 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Royal,

The In and Out and small park to the South of it are great places to gather (Plus have one GREAT burger) and go from there. Granted that the sun isn't in the best location 90% of the year, but you can still get a few good shots, if you work on it. And if you prefer perfection, all it takes is just a short walk South on Sepulved Blvd. to have the landing aircraft illuminated perfectly.

By the way, If there is one official (or maybe even unofficial) designated, sanctioned, or whatever you want to call it place in the City Of Los Angeles to view Jetliners, the little park has to be it. No cops, just everyone enjoying the atmosphere.

Paul

Below you will find some shots taken from the In and Out, and little park across the street from it.

Enjoy!

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Paulsen



User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

Good news regarding both spots. Bravo City of El Segundo.

Is Proud Bird still available?


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1655 posts, RR: 66
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3768 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Thanks Paul for the headup info. on Imperial Hill. I will wait rather till LAX weather to cool down in winter season then head the hill again with my slides shooting (yeah and the digital stuff)

I have always have a soft spot for LAX , unforunatly the feeling is gone due to few reasons plus low traffic volume after 3pm..I think NY airports have won my heart over.

Oh BTW
No problem for me on your plugs but from my observation it probably won't help too much  Smile

Sam


User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3693 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Hi Conan,

Yes, the Proud Bird parking lot is still available. But I suggest that you keep a low profile by sitting in you car until your ready to snap the shot.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Paul


User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

Soon LAX is gonna have drive-by-shootings. Photographers will be driving around until they see the right plane, then stop open up and *snap*snap*snap*, then its off to another spot.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Clovis


User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Great pictures Paul, looking forward to come to LAX this August to hopefully try out what will be my new camera, Canon 10D. Hope they will be even more spotter friendly by then. You know if other surrounding airports are also friendly such as Long Beach or Orange County???

Tim


User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3676 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Well Clovis, someone was shooting the last time you came to LAX, and I don't mean with a camera. Wow!

User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3674 times:

Wahaha! You know I landed they day that whacko marched up to the El-Al counter?! Luckily I fly AA  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Clovis


User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3679 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Tim,

Great choice the 10D  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I'm still using my old D-30, can you imagine that. Crying
As for other airports, I only concentrate on LAXBig thumbs up it's the best!

Paul


User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3675 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Maybe this time Clovis, pick any day to arrive at LAX other than July 4. It's safer that way Big thumbs up

User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Yeah, well this time I'll be there end of June  Big thumbs up Just in time for those great 24R sunsets  Big grin

-Clovis


User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Thanks for the update.

User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

Paul- Is it worth a trip to Imperial Hill now? I have to be in LA on the 17th of May. (Actually the wife has a meeting in Bell....poor girl...)

Tony


User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3438 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Tony,

I think they will be working just at the top of the Hill. So either side of it (East or West) should be available to shoot from. I'm also interested in what the conditions will be, as my good friend and fellow A. net photographer Philippe Bleus will be visiting from Belgium at the end of the month.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Paul


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Thanks...I will give it a shot. If all else fails there is Inn n Out!!!!!

User currently offlineAlphazulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3418 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Also the PB parking lot Big thumbs up

25 Post contains images KLAX : Also Randy's Donuts, an LAPD favorite Tony -CLovis
26 2912n : I prefer my calories and fat from dead cows. Donuts are a thing of the past.
27 Post contains images KLAX : IF you were living in a place where Donuts are non-existant you wouldn't say that. My first breakfast in LA has already been planned. Randy's Donuts w
28 Post contains images Alphazulu : Well Clovis, I hope you don't overdose the first day. I would hate to find you unconscious in the little park across the street from the In and Out.
29 KLAX : LOL "I'll have 4 double doubles, 8 vanilla shakes, 3 fries, and a coke please" -Clovis
30 Post contains images 2912n : Clovis---You live in a place where bread is an artform and you are complaining?????
31 LGB Photos : With Long Beach, you may have to deal with the parking lot security, the airport security guys won't care, but the Devry and Boeing security might car
32 Post contains images KLAX : Tony, that may be, but I wish Donuts, Pizza, and Burgers were an artform too! Croissants have nothing on donuts man Homer Simpson understands... -Clov
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 Imperial Hill Update posted Tue Apr 29 2003 20:36:07 by Alphazulu
Imperial Hill Update? posted Sat Aug 30 2003 17:54:21 by Cschleic
Imperial Hill, LAX - Nov 1 posted Mon Nov 1 2004 06:40:10 by Lyzzard
Imperial Hill At LAX posted Sun Dec 21 2003 08:02:35 by 9V-SPJ
Update On Imperial Hill? posted Fri Jun 27 2003 17:27:52 by The777Man
Imperial Hill Photo posted Sat Jun 14 2003 15:17:52 by JeffM
Spotting: LAX, HNL & GUM (update) posted Fri Apr 26 2002 17:12:09 by Swissgabe
Status Of The LAX Radisson? posted Sun Dec 10 2006 05:04:27 by Crank
Anyone At LAX This Weekend? posted Tue Nov 14 2006 21:31:33 by Cosec59
LAX Spotting Nov 11th-12th posted Wed Nov 1 2006 16:18:45 by Tbird