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Meet In SFO /// Sept 25th & 26th  
User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Hello Everyone,

I will be in SFO the weekend of Sept 25th, arriving Friday the 24th and leaving Sunday the 26th late evening. If anyone is interested in going spotting, I'm all for it. Or if you just wants to meet up for a few drinks, that'd be cool too.

So, I guess two things;

1) Any good areas for spotting in and around SFO?

2) Any of you in the area, or anyone willing to fly out there, up for a meet that weekend? Sept 24th - Sept 26th.

Hoping to see some of you that weekend.

cheers







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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Your timing STINKS Pal!  Smile
I was just there last weekend, but this weekend is a 'kid' weekend.....

As for spotting, ever since the bus staging area closed, I have been pretty bummed. However, there is someone on a.net who posted the address of a guy who has some very well detailed info on spotting locations just south of the airport. Lots of arrivals....
What I am looking for is a good spot to catch the takeoffs, so someplace up around the UA MX base. It's my personal "Holy Grail"!



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6153 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

I'm in.........sent me a message and we can arrange a place!


ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

I may come...it depends if I can get down from Eureka or not. If I can, I am definitely in...

-Copa
ACV


User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1064 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2941 times:

I'm trying to come. No guarantees from me though. Hope it works out.

Dinker



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2930 times:

I'll be there, I'm flying -- SFO-LAX on September 25th. I'm catching an A^A flight at 12:30pm. So I'll be at the airport between 10:30am and 11:00am. Where specifically were you planning to spot? Not perhaps the A^A drop off area? Laugh out loud Yeah, I know, probably not.

Ideas?




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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 2920 times:



Hey DIA,


are you flying to SFO anyway, or did you just book flights for this trip?


cheers





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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 2913 times:

I've had this trip booked for some time now. It's a quick 'out-and-back" family trip this time. But, I'd be more than happy to say, "hello" if it wouldn't be pulling you all way out of your way.




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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2883 times:



Hey DIA,

I'm not sure exactly where we will be, depends on what info the locals provide about spotting and how many people actually do show up. I'm hoping to have a good amount of people. Even if there are not many spotting areas, it'll be just fun to hang out with everyone talking about aviation!

I'll keep you posted.

cheers






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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

If there's something on the 25th during the evening I might be able to come up. I'm heard off for Ireland for three weeks on the 26th.

Steve


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

WindowSeat: Sounds good. I'll keep checking in for updates. . .

Cheers



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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2793 times:



DIA,

Cool! I hope we can make it to the airport at that hour. I'm going to try my best.


Sllevin,

Glad you can make it in the evening. We may be spotting during the day, but after all, there's nothing like a good beer after a day's spotting! So, we look forward to seeing you then. Watch this thread for more...

cheers





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User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

I may be able to make it out on the 25th... luckily that's one of my days off  Smile I work the night before. Feel free to send me a message and we'll go from there. That or I can TRY to remember to check this thread  Big grin

Kai



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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2733 times:



Kai,

Glad you can make it. Nothing is set in stone yet. Any sugestions? I'll also send you an e mail to confirm as we come nearer to the date.

cheers





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User currently offlineSoaringadi From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 2711 times:

Hey Window seat,
It would be nice to have you here. Can you tell me where you would be staying ?? So that we could probably decide a spot for spotting.
And I'll try my best to be there (i.e. if I get time from college).

Send me an e-mail if you can.

Enjoy your trip  Smile

[Edited 2004-08-30 03:20:42]


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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2664 times:




hey soaringadi,

i am staying at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Don't know exactly where it is and not quite sure how to get to the hotel. I arrive around 10 pm on Delta from JFK, so Friday is out (I'd be up for a few drinks though Big grin). Maybe something on Saturday or Sunday. Feel free to suggest something. Send me an e-mail if you come up with something at crazypilot@gmail.com.

Anyone else with suggestions, please post a reply or e mail me. Thanks

cheers








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User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2080 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

The Palace Hotel is located in Downtown SF on Market street. If you take BART from SFO, get off at Montgomery Street. The hotel is only a few yeards from the BART station.


John@SFO
User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

Just email me the info someone, ill try to make it if i can

-Copa
ACV

Vote Biafra in '04


User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6153 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Copa....you better show. Need to meet you!
I'll be there on Sat. guys! I have to work at 5am on Sun.

If we do this maybe I can get AS to fly " Spirit of Disneyland" in. I could try at least!

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

Ill try to get down there. No guarantee, but I will try. It ought to be a fun saturday.

-Copa


User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2573 times:




Legacyins,

Thanks for the info. I'll look at the BART schedules. Are you coming for the meet? I would like to invite you.

As739x,

Nice to know you can make it. The final plan has not been finalized yet. I want some locals to suggest spotting locations and proposed meeting places etc. I'm up for anything. Thoughts?


cheers





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User currently offlineKhushdesi From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

two good spotting location are the elephant bar and el torito, which are located on the road that run south of the airport. they both face the water and have tons of windows and tables from which you can watch all the planes landing. elephant bar is the better choice, better food and better drinks, but there can be a wait. but who cares about that, because you can just go outside and do some spotting!

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

WindowSeat:
Hey I'll b up for it!
I live here in San Francisco and work just a few blocks from the Palace Hotel.
I know a cool aviation themed bar/cafe on Market street too. I've taken a few A.net members there when they come to town and visit.

As far as spotting at SFO, across from the Doubletree (?) in Millbrae you can catch planes on final approach across the water.

Send me an email if you like.  Smile



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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2558 times:



Superfly,

Thanks. Just sent you an e mail.

Khushdesi,

Great suggestions. I will check it out. Are you coming?

Well, I guess a few have shown interest, so this is definitely a go. If anyone who's interested can please e mail me at crazypilot@gmail.com that'll be great! That way we can keep each other informed of our plans.

cheers






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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6153 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

There are many great spots really (All things considered with all the water). Almost anywhere along the hotel row on the southeast side. The week before we could possibly plan on a spot. If we were to meet in that area, it would require you to take Bart to the airport. Then catch a bus to Airport Blvd., or someone with a car could get you. I'm up for it!

Another spot that could it the San Bruno Ave. bridge (over 101) while the Asia flights, and a few Hawaii birds, are departing. That spots only good from 1130a-130p or so.

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
25 WindowSeat : As739x, Thank you for bringing that up. Actually, I can take the BART to the airport and then someone will have to ferry me around all day or I could
26 Post contains images Superfly : I guess I could be a taxi. I can pick you up from the hotel or meet you somewhare. BART cost $4.95 to exit at SFO. That's more than the fare out to Ba
27 Md11lover : Im in the SF area. Message me for details. Would love to go. SFO is great for spotting. Md11lover
28 As739x : Windowseat...I'm at work and am blocked from Hotmail (due to virus's) by Alaska. I will be in touch via e-mail soon. Looks like we can get good amount
29 WindowSeat : hey MD11lover, Your contact is withheld and I cannot send you an e mail to confirm. Could you please e mail me at crazypilot@gmail.com so that we can
30 Post contains images Superfly : WindowSeat: Are you really a crazy pilot?
31 Post contains images WindowSeat : Superfly, My FAA examiner seemed to think so. haha. I did very steep turns 150 ft AGL while dumping flaps in a simulated engine-out procedure during m
32 WindowSeat : So, is that it? No more people in SFO that can go spotting or for a few drinks. cheers
33 BA757 : So, is that it? No more people in SFO that can go spotting or for a few drinks. No! Everyone else is going to AMS for the meet that weekend :P Adam
34 WindowSeat : BA757, You think thats funny?!?!?!
35 BA757 : You think thats funny?!?!?! Yes ! Adam
36 Post contains links and images SJC-Alien : View Large View MediumPhoto © Ben Wang View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael Chen ..and the photo above should explain all.....Ben probably
37 Ndebelebev : Wow. It would've been great to fly out to SFO just to spot planes but I'll be at the AMS Meet that weekend. If I'm ever over that way again I'll post
38 WindowSeat : SJC-Alien, WOW!! Thanks for the insighful post. Glad to hear that you can make it. As we get closer I'll let you know the details. cheers
39 WindowSeat : Hello everyone, Just kinda trying to gauge how many of you in the SFO area can make it on the 25th. As we are only 10 days out from the weekend, I am
40 SJC-Alien : Window-seat I sent you an e-mail thru profile. I'll post a note on our local group...but no clue on how many will show that I don't know.!! SJC Alien
41 WindowSeat : Cool, thanks SJC-Alien. Hope to see you next weekend. cheers
42 Tbear815 : Hey gentlemen, Just heard about this. Don't know my schedule yet, but would love to join you. If it hasn't been said, the area just Bayside of the SFO
43 Tbear815 : Hey gentlemen, Just heard about this. Don't know my schedule yet, but would love to join you. If it hasn't been said, the area just Bayside of the SFO
44 Post contains images IndianFlyboy : Like Stirling said , your timing is baaaad , was there for a month and nothing of this sort came up .... Enjoy yourself guys Regards
45 Post contains images 777-500ER : Hey you guys! Can I come? I'd love to come to the meeting! Michael SFO
46 Post contains images Xpfg : I'll be there! Cameron Bowerman
47 As739x : OK...well looks like things are coming together. I will start a second thread. We should plan on one place to meet. I'm guessing the park would be a g
48 Aeronuts : Best spot for approaches (from So. Bay) is Coyote Point, by the boats. It'll cost you $5 to get in, but well worth the money on a clear day. Only time
49 As739x : To far. Not everyone has cars Aeronuts......I say that park is a good starting spot. Down by the boats is to far under the planes for photo's. Lets no
50 Copaair737 : Im going to try to make it. It all depends on my schedule for the weekend. If I can get down, I'll definitely come down. I'm having car troubles at th
51 Post contains images DIA : Sounds fun. I'm taking-off in an A^A E-140 at 12:30. . . . .take a photo won't you, I'll be waving. Well, it sounds as if the park is a prime meeting
52 Flyboy80 : I gotta check OO loads but maybe I can make it out from EUG on SAT...Kai,maybe you can see what they look like right now?
53 WindowSeat : Cool, this is going much better than I expected. Could all of you who are coming on Saturday please e mail me your contact info at crazypilot@gmail.c
54 An-225 : If I wasn't going to Amsterdam, I would have joined you guys. SFO is one of my favorite places. Alex.
55 SJC-Alien : Windowseat Check your private e-mail. Alien
56 Superfly : What about Sunday? I'll try to make it on Saturday but I won't be able to stay long.
57 OH-LGA : I can make Saturday most likely... but I will have to start work at 3:30pm (I agreed to work for a friend so he can fly to LAS). I have my own car (a
58 WindowSeat : I'll be sending out a general e mail to everyone of you (those who e mailed me)to confirm the plans for Saturday and where we should meet etc. Please
59 WindowSeat : I have sent out an e mail to all those who e mailed me showing interest for a meet at SFO this Saturday. I am so excited! Judging from the e mails, I
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