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Seattle Tacoma Spotters Guide  
User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Since I cant stand it when Seattle is left out of the topics here I thought I would present to you the official SEA spotters locations.

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On 154th and 188th you can likely count on a visit from the POSeattle police if a Joe Nosey decides you look suspicious.

At the SPU site you are less likey to be bothered and you will get some great straight on shots of the aircraft.

Air Cargo Rd is kinda off limits and viewing is real limited and blocked by Cargo hangers....I have heard the UAL cargo is opened for shooting but I was refused a chance to shoot there when I asked and presented some of my work to the facility supervisor a couple of month back...they used the security excuse.

Raddison Hotel parking...You'll have to pay for parking and the views are somewhat obstructed by freeways fences light poles and buses passing by frequently.

Thus far the only place I haven't felt the feeling of being watched and was able to relax and enjoy spotting is at Tyee Golf Club, the management is happy to let you shoot aircraft till your heart content as long as you first ask. They will let you go down on the greens if you have a metal helmet...the closer you can get to 34L the better quality shots You'll get.

If anyone knows of better locations post them to this thread.




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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Good info, thanks for the update.

I don't recall which road, but I used to get good shots from the parking lot of an empty school just west of the golf course. Is it still there?


User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2154 times:



Update.......

The correct address for the SPU site is 146th St and 24th Ave South.



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User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

Thanks for putting this together Randall. I have not made it out to SeaTac yet, but this will help. I am anxious to try my new teleconverter.

We should get together sometime either at SeaTac or the BFI.



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User currently offlineSoontobepilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

How do you get into the Pub Utilities lot (the one with the big sewege tank)? Last time I was there, the gate was closed and the signs led me to beleive that it was closed down unless you had some sort of ID. The UAL cargo lot used to be my fav spot, but now they always ask me to leave so I dont go there any more. Thanks for the info... I've never tried the Golf Course or the Radisson - I'll have to try them out next time I'm there.

-STBP


User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2133 times:


I have never seen any signs in the two month I have been going there, just park your car in the small parking lot and the whole property is yours.

Regards



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