huskey8
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Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:50 pm

I’ve been thinking for a while that it might be a good idea if we got a little better organized. I’ve been hanging out at FLL for over 40 years and I really love the place. But recent changes have taken some of the fun out of it. If anyone in Broward County would like to get together informally and do some spotting/photography on a semireguler basis and at the same time show the airport administration that their are people that do what we do then get in touch with me. huskey8@mindspring.com
 
YV136C
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:42 am

Huskey8,

I was out at FLL this afternoon, it was quite a change from the usual 09 take-offs as apparently the wind shifted and the take-offs were from 27. I've been here in Florida a month and just yesterday I found out that the "viewing area" even exists. Also, I met a old chap that is here from London and he says he spots at FLL every winter. He used to work at LHR until last year as a baggage handler and now is retired. He has this huge booklet with all the rego's he's spotted over the years, the man is a great connoiseur, but he's not an A.net member, although he says he's heard of it because of the huge photo database. I suggested that he join and share the love. We decided to meet tomorrow after lunch and chat some more. Wanna come??

Anyway, I don't have a problem about meeting out there from time to time. I'm supposed to fly home (CCS) next week but I should be back in a couple of weeks.

Let me know!

Luis
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:55 am

Ill be down in about a month for a few days and plan on spotting then if its still at yellow cause as you know FLL spotting goes to Hades in a handbasket when its orange alert...

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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:06 am

Hey

i have only been to FLL once and that was for a flight conection to Nassua. I found there was great spotting from the gates of course. But also from the outsides of the terminals. Just hope to go back again soon.
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:07 am

I'm driving from TLH down to Coconut Creek, so if y'all are going this weekend, I might be able to join in.

What sucks about the A/C viewing area is that every single time the code goes to Orange, or elevated, they close it. It sucks! Any other viewing areas? What about from the parking garage? Anyone spot from there? I've seen some people spotting from US1 South, I wonder if you get removed from there by police?

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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:14 am

Guys,

I don't know about other places but I've been told that the viewing area is the best place to be without being bothered. I'll be there tomorrow maybe over the weekend also. If anyone is planning to be there just let me know....

Luis
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:16 am

Hey Guys,

I'm going to FLL on March 23, 2004 and would able visit with some of those folks in Florida. Maybe if I can able visit at FLL for some time with my friends, too. We will be flying on DL to FLL on B764 aircraft and will see with the pics of their planes. Thanks!  Smile

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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:37 am

Scotty,

be sure to let us know and we'll go! I should be getting back here around the 19th, probably will be flying in on AA from CCS myself.

Luis
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:50 am

Right and I will let you know what is going on at FLL. Thanks!
 
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:38 pm

Hey guys
Let me know when your going to be in town and I will meet with you and show you some of the sweet spots other then the viewing area. Ive been running around this airport since I was a kid and just about anytime is a good time for me.

Richard
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:51 pm

I may be down sometime in March for Orioles spring training, but I'm not sure of my weekend work schedule.
 
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:55 pm

Richard,

tried e-mailing you but the thing just bounced back. It says the delivery failed. I should be out in the FLL viewing area tomorrow (Friday) around 3pm, I'm driving a Burgundy Hyundai Elantra, just in case. Hope to see you there.

All others,

Let's try and make one big happy A.net meeting in FLL sometime in March depending on your schedules. Let me know!

Luis
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:09 pm

Im in the area from March 23-28 I think but March 25-26 are no good...March 24th I think would probably be best for me...

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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:36 pm

Ok guys,

Count me in!
so far it's the 24th! Greg's onboard, Scotty I'm sure will be too....anyone else?

Luis
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:12 am

What sucks about the A/C viewing area is that every single time the code goes to Orange, or elevated, they close it. It sucks!

Yes, but keep in mind that right after it goes down to Yellow. The baricaids are removed.
How many other airports can you list that do that, Most that have done such things have just kept these areas closed.



As for a meeting, I'm all for it. Assuming that I have not landed a job with a mainline I'll be there for sure.



YV136C,

Theres a 90% chance I'll meet you at the Viewing Area at 3 today. Look for a silver truck blasting ATC.
 
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Sat Feb 28, 2004 8:19 am

Sinlock,

sorry I was late, where you there? I got there around 3.45.....

We shall meet again sometime!


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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:46 am

I gave up after 3:30, because the traffic on I-95 was really starting to pile up. Plus I hade been there from 1:00.
 
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:21 am

I am going to FLL on March 23rd. Probably won't have any time to spot though.  Sad
 
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:33 pm

This sounds like a great idea. Don't live that "far" from FLL.
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huskey8
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:52 pm

Hi Luis

Sorry about the Email dont know what is going on with that. Im going to try and get out there tomorrow (Saturday) Im in a red navagator if you or anyone comes out in the cold tomorrow come over and say hi, I usually try to hit it around 3p.
Richard
 
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:16 pm

Just wondering,

what can you see in FL that doesn't come in to TPA?
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:43 am

Shucks! I spend so much time down there and yet I wont be there in March. We have a vacation condo in Aventura, which for you locals, you know is not far at all from FLL.

Ive never spotted at FLL but really want to!!!!

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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Sun Feb 29, 2004 8:03 am

Huskey,

I wasn't planning on going out today until take-offs go back to 09. It gets kinda boring to see the planes already in the sky by the time they reach the viewing area, besides, weather's so crappy!
Let's see if we meet next week.

Luis
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:22 pm

Hi...just checking up on a few dates, I got a little confused...Im actually flying in on the evening of the 24th, but I would be available to spot/shoot at FLL on March 25 and March 27...sorry for the confusion...

Greg
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:37 pm

OH MY GOD. You guys! FLL is my stomping grounds! You need to watch out every time the Sheriff gets his underwear in a twist they close the viewing area. Do you know how to get to the viewing area? From 95 get off on Griffin Road and head west. Then turn right at the first light ( the Huizenga Animal shelter is on the other corner). Then drive and when you get to the first light turn right and youll be heading up across a tiny bridge and you will descend into the airport. At the intersection turn left. At the next stop sign turn left. Take perimeter road and when you see the first little to the street that takes you into the Animal shelter turn right and youll be in there. Maybe Ill contact some of you when Im at home. I love FLL!
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:44 pm

Hey! I'd like to maybe start joining you guys this summer. I would start now bu I'd rather spot from home (AKA I don't have a drivers licence yet!)...

hopefully this summer i will have a car (I will at least have a licence!). Plus, I'd rather stay at home for now anyway!
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:21 pm

NP Luis just let me know what day and I be there that goes for anyone else here Im always up for spotting.
 
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RE: Anyone Interested In FLL Spotting

Tue Mar 02, 2004 3:16 am

My summer dates for being available to shoot at FLL (and possibly MIA) are around August 5-August 12...more details to follow on that, still a bit early...

Greg
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