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What To Expect In Las Vegas  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2752 times:
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greetings  Smile

Next Friday I will be flying from SEA to LAS for a 5-day stay. I will be renting a car, and buying a ladder, where are some good places to shoot? Are there currently any planes stored at LAS or elsewhere? Any good photo spots in Laughlin?

Thanks for any info anyone might have!

Royal S King

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7545 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

I know of the parking area along Sunset-parallel to 25R & L. I've also seen people taking pic's at the beginning of 25's to get this pic.

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You can also go over near Fed Ex's area on the side of 25R but I've heard of people being hassled.
There was a bunch of stored UA DC-10-10's . You can get there by taking Dewey Dr. off Las Vegas Blvd. across from Mandalay Bay . There was a couple UA 732's and a white A300 and 747SP that has since left . I was there last Sep. and I'm sure things have changed!
Just rent a pickup so you don't dent the roof of your rental standing on it (oooooppppppssss!!!!!!)



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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

we've got a UA DC-10, some US MD80s, and a UA 737-200 w/ no engines. That's it.

There is a spotters area on Sunset by the post office, you can tune your radio to 88.5 FM and listen to live ATC.

Airport police WILL ask you to leave if you get a ladder near the airport and take pictures. Just a warning. To avoid this, park in the open field just SOUTH of the spotting area off of Sunset Avenue (south end of the airport) and you can use your ladder or get on top of your car there and Airport police or Metro (Vegas cops) won't approach you.

There is another good spot on Eastern... 1 block south of Russell.. forgot the name of the intersection, but there is an area between the jetblast wall and the dust-mound to get shots of aircraft taxing up for departure on 25R.

Another good spot (its somewhat fenced off, but accessible) is at Paradise and Tropicana... just walk about 1,500 feet west of the intersection and you are directly under the flight paths to 19L/R...

To get to the "aircraft grave yard" take Tropicana to Koval, go south.. follow the road until you are almost facing Hacienda.... the road turns to the right toward Mandalay Bay and Luxor (after the stoplight on Koval, fyi), you'll see a pink plaza, kinda take a left but go straight (still going south).... you'll see an apartment complex on your left on the other side of the wash (empty waterway)... go to the next road (there's a Panda Express on the corner of this road and LVB, you can't miss Panda, and take a left... you'll be staring at the MD80s and DC-10 at that point. You can turn right on the access road and stop short of the FBO entrance and take some good shots... but it's a 12 foot fence, so good luck. METRO or Airport Police will approach you, possibly Military Police, if you are there long... Military Police will inquire because their ramp for the Area 51 flights/ Janet Ramp / is adjacent to the "graveyard"'

-nate


User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

I just wanted to comment, the picture above was taken at the intersection I was thinking of is at patrick and eastern blvd... the spotting area is south on eastern, take a right on sunset.. it's about 1/2 mile down the road on the right...

-nate


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
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thanks you guys. We are staying at the Mandalay, and have requested a room facing the airport side. I was there back in Feb. 00 and enjoyed watching the Janet flights.

Royal


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

Is UA still storing some 747-100/200s at McCarren Int'l?

DIA



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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

no, all we have *again* are a UA DC-10, a few US MD-80s/Fukker 100s, and a UA 737-200 w/o engines. Omni parks their DC-10-30 over there a few days a week as well, but it's flyable.

-nate


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

SegmentKing: I apologize for not reading the posting more thoroughly. You had already answered my question!

Thanks for the McCarren info,

DIA



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7545 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

With the right lense you can get departure shots from 25R from th NASCAR go-kart place on Sunset. I also got a pic of the JAL 747 taking off from RW10 .


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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

What To Expect In Las Vegas



Casinos?



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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

considering it was the first line of my response......

anyway, have fun here, and be sure to hit the spotters area around 10PM... you'll have nonstop arrivals and departures until a little after midnight...

-nate


User currently offlinePhxinterrupted From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

FYI: Kingman airport about 30 miles east of Laughlin has a decent-size graveyard. As for spotting, there isn't much in the way of commercial aircraft. However, it's pretty good for military jets and helicopters.




Keepin' it real.
User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Make sure you check out their executive terminal/parking- last time I was there, besides the jets there were a bunch of F-27s.


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User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Well I'll be going to Las Vegas (AGAIN:7th time this year) this monday with my mom. We were supposed to stay in Mandalay Bay (woo lazy river pool Big grin) but were gonna stay in Excalibur again since my mom got the "Stay one night get another night free" (er something like that). I do remember those US MD-80s adjacent to the strip the last time I was there back in June.


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User currently offlineBWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

What to expect, well great people and great hotels with great casino's. Make sure and visit the hotels, they are fantastic as I heard from my parents who visited. They were especially impressed with the Luxor, MGM Grand and Cesar's Palace.

BWIA330


User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1021 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Hey man, Screw plane spotting! Hit the strip!  Big thumbs up




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User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Look out for the SIA Boeing 777-212/ER arriving every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9.45 pm and departing on Monday, Thursday and Saturday morning at 7 am.

You're kinda lucky because SIA only commences operations to Vegas tomorrow and there are no SIA birds at SEA.



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User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Could some kind souls in Las Vegas please take a pic of the SIA bird arriving tomorrow? (or any SIA bird arriving in the future) and post it for us??

thanks


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2475 times:
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I will be there looking for the SIA bird on the morning of the 10th.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7545 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Also check out the display case near the escaladers up to security-there are models of all the airlines and plane types that operated into LAS over the years. They'll have to add SQ and the 777. Both will be new to LAS!


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Nothing personal dude, but if you are in Vegas and staying at the Mandalay, then planespotting should be the last thing on your mind.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7545 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Make sure you go see Sigfried and Roy before they retire. Also you should see Wayne Newton at the Stardust and FX at MGM. I hear Danny Gans is good along with 'O' . Also check out Studio 54 at MGM.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2387 times:
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why should planes be the last thing on my mind? I am going to gamble some coin, eat some killer food, have crazy sex with my g/f (who bought me a Coolpix 5000 to shoot planes) and take some great photos. We are also going to catch 311, who are playing that weekend.

It's the perfect vacation.


User currently offlineAdh214 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

The Luxor also offers excellent views of McCarren airport. Request a room in the pyramid that faces the strip.

Also, if you do a little drinking the inclinators make you feel like you have done A LOT of drinking.

Enjoy, Las Vegas is adult Disney Land.


User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Pass on Seigfried & Roy, I personally was disappointed w/ them. Don't play on the strip, you'll loose your money. Go to Green Valley Ranch or Sunset Station. :P

The shows here are a TOTAL waste... you can see Blue Man Group in Chicago for 1/2 the price and get a better show. Rita Rudner tickets are $46 each, but you can catch her at a local show in your city or nearby for $20 to $30...

anyway, Mandalay is nice, but make sure you get a car to drive around... it was about 105 today, granted it's dry heat, I live here and I'm used to it :P You may die of exhaustion in walking a few feet (i can go from MGM to Ballys (walking, not the monorail) and not break a sweat...

enjoy vegas...

(btw, Stage WB @ the Venetian is impressive eating!)


25 Lortab 7.5mg : Besides plane-spotting on Sunset, nice place to watch btw. You can try some of these fine establishments: A Showgirl Video - Topless Can-Can Room - To
26 SegmentKing : but the strippers are now told they can't touch their boobies against a guy... County OKs lap dance rules Citizens offered numerous reasons Wednesday
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