AirVB From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4099 times:
A lot of people go up to Imperial Hill to spot, personally I go past the airport on Sepulveda to the In-n-Out and sit in the park and watch planes fly by 50 feet over my head. Doesn't get much better than that....
There's usually some sort of heavy at any given time and they use both runways...I know for sure that there are a decent amount around 12pm with some European arrivals/Asian departures and 3pm with the same thing, but I might be wrong.
LAX is on your left. Follow the road curve around to the left, and view planes through their chain-link fence. In-n-Out Burgers is where the roads split (look for the red pickup truck). There is a small triangle of land there where spotters squat.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5555 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4024 times:
Are there any parking ramps or something where you can spot? I'm heading over to LAX next month for a daytrip, I would also like to find some nice areas to see some aircraft! I would go to the In-n-Out where I dreadfully want to go, but I have no car!!!
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4013 times:
Depends where you'll be coming from. You can walk on Sepulveda, Lincoln, and Westchester (the three streets at that intersection) but not on the airport ingress/egress roads. So, wearing a comfortable pair of shoes, you can take a heart-healthy hike from any Century Boulevard hotel.
Flyboeingjets From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3932 times:
Agreed, In-N-Out on Sepulveda is easily walkable (10-15 min) from the Central Terminal Area or any Century Blvd Hotel. In addition, the fence and sidewalk area on Northside Parkway is also walkable from In-N-Out. Someone else will have to fill you in as to where to get north complex shots now. For south side shots, use Imperial Hill. There have been many uploads from the north side of LAX since I have last been there, but I believe they are not from the perimeter fence and guardrailed area on Northside Parkway that I shot pics from.
Kevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 739 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3777 times:
I go to LAX sometimes and in and out is the best to see arrivals and departures. I live 30 mins from LAX so I have a car thankfully. I always try to go to LAX to see MY 3 FAVORITE AIRLINES COME IN : Lufthansa, America West and Southwest come in. The treat is when I see the big 747 with the big beatiful crane on it, that would be Lufthansa. Well if any of you are comming to LAX have a great time and have a terrific flight.
Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3764 times:
You're headed to LAX from MSP for just a day-trip?! What a waste in my opinion. I could spend days at LAX without getting bored. I think anyone who cant devote the better part of a day to LAX spotting, should stick to the smaller airports (unless you're able to get there often, of course).
Aviation Photographers & Enthusiasts--Coordinate your life.