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Trip To YVR A Success...

Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:31 am

Been back a week now and I must say, if you are thinking of going to YVR for a trip, don't think anymore, just go. I know that the back ground is almost as important as the subject and in YVR it is breath taking!


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If you do a search, YVR has many more pics from many more photographers! As well the variety of Asian aircrafts are very good as well!


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Thanks again Kaz for putting up with me, Rob, Rich and the Professor keep the town kicking!

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Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:52 am

Hey Grant,

Good to hear that all went well. During this time of the year the weather is usually pretty rough to deal with because most of the times its cloudy or rainy.
Looks like the guys(rob and rich) showed you and Kaz the wonderful AVIS lot.
Its pretty hard to leave that place once your there as its just about a photographers dream.
Both you and him pulled off some nice shots  Smile Well done!
I hope to return there again someday.

On your flight back ya happen to fly over Calgary?

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Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:14 am

BO, I don't think so....i was on the redeye, *snore snore* but i think we went over the States?

I am actually looking forward to YYC this summer, I think i might be making a trip out there for family reasons? Nothing is for sure but....who knows

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Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:29 am

Alright. That's it. I gotta go back.

Hide the booze and lock up the pets... I am heading back up I-5.

Nice shots Grant. When I shot there I imagined the mountains would look fantastic with snow...

I was right.

 
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Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:33 am

Bill, lets head up, I'll drive, just leave the heroin @ home this time!
 
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RE: Trip To YVR A Success...

Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:33 am

Exitrow, I think its you that i have heard lots about from Dripstick! Ya the mountains were great with snow, too bad it snowed too much so we only saw them for like 3 hours.... I would like to go in the summer as well, but hey i was just lucky and fortunate to be invited!!

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Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:54 am

Grant... Don't believe that Dripstick character. Whatever he said about that night we had at Hooters here in Seattle is patently FALSE! I can't even pronounce "areola..."

Royal... I think Bronko's looking to go too. You still got that sweet ride (Landrover)? I will NOT, however, sing "100 bottles of beer on the wall" all the way up to Vancouver.

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Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:54 pm

Hehe we are all over YVR!
When you plans to come to YYC finalize let me know, Itd be good shootin some planes with a Toronto guy for once.  Smile

I am thinking that my next trip to YVR will be summer time.. Just in time for TAHITI NUI! and KLM MD11 plus the usual goodies that YYC won't ever get to see unless there is a diversion or some special charter.
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Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:23 pm

yeah, still rolling the Range Rover, no singing allowed. Dave, if you are reading this, how 'bout it?
 
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Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:47 pm

I'm down. When are you thinking of going? (I want to reserve the 600L @ Glazers before Bill does  Smile jk
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Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:42 pm

my schedule is pretty open, but it comes down to the weather.
 
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Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:36 am

I agree, I would rather hold out for a weekend we know will have good weather.
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Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:22 am

Count me in.

We can share the 600L David. Actually... splitting the costs over a weekend comes out to $40 a piece. And we won't even have to share with Royal since he's got his cute little D100.

I'd love to try and get some shots from the park at the end of 26L, like Alan's beauty:


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When do they reverse traffic for departures like this? I know exactly diddly about YVR's patterns.

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Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:50 am

when the weather is coming from the inland, which is pretty rare this time of year.
 
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Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:53 am

Not really Royal... in winter, I'd say 75% of the time it's 08s (like Alan's shot). Just that getting 08s and good sun is about 1-2%. But, I guess you digi-whores don't need sun  Big grin

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Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:19 am

yeah what he said  Smile
 
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Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:11 am

Hey Rob...

We live in Seattle, remember? Your chances of getting sunshine here are almost as high as watching a good football game in Canada.
 
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Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:31 am

What's your point Bill? Football sucks no matter what country you watch it in.  Smile

So take it easy there cowboy... I'm only telling Royal that 08s here in winter are indeed not rare at all.

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Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:51 am

Whores? Cowboys?

All sounds pretty latent to me...

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Fri Feb 06, 2004 2:26 am

I might decide to return to YVR around summer 2004 since i have not been there since 2002. I have a free ticket on southwest which i could take to seattle and drive up. not to mention shoot at Seattle. And my ticket is "must-ride" so when i say GO i GO.


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RE: Trip To YVR A Success...

Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:38 am

I think I am going to stay in YVR for quite a few weeks out of the whole summer and hope to be able to spot too.
 
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Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:22 pm

Hey Rob, heck the digi whores that just left only got two days of 26L and R, so whats this 08 Crap? Oh well, just means i will have to come out again, i really like the idea of this rwy being closed.....and only operating off of 26R/08L!!

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Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:35 pm

Hello Grant,

Welcome to Vancouver. Vancouver is one of the most beatiful airport in Western Canada. All asian aircrafts have to stop here. I am sure that you have gone to the right place to take photos.

I am now currently in Victoria and there are only quite a few airlines to spot. However, I do always go to Vancouver to take some shots.

Have a good day, man!

Cheers,
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Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:15 am

Okay I thought I would chime in... The trip was a lot of fun we were out spotting 20 minutes after landing and getting the rental car (SUV).
We spent approx. 8hrs a day spotting, then watched the ballet at night!
Got some great pics.. from the airport  Big grin


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Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:00 pm

Kazim,

Nice shots over there! I really think that is a good place to spot!!

Cheers,
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Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:16 pm

Grant, are you allowed to park in the Avis lot and sit in the car and watch planes there? My dad said that next time he takes me spotting, we'll park in the Avis lot? Also, where else did you take your photos besides the AVIS lot?
 
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:22 am

park on the access road leading to the Avis lot and stand on the grass along the fence, you'll be fine
 
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:41 am

Next time, we should rent a HUGE SUV from Avis. Split the costs amongst four or five people for one day's rental. Then park it in that lot, stand on the roof and shoot all day.

Then return the vehicle at the end of the day. No gas used...

 
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RE: Trip To YVR A Success...

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:00 am

ExitRow, good idea I was actually thinking of that but I do not know many spotters here (yet) but I'd definitely chip in if it happens over summer and if I'm here  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Trip To YVR A Success...

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:54 am

ExitRow/Airbus Lover thats exactly what Kaz did, well he always rents from Avis, so if anyone gave us a problem...we just say its one of your cars, have a look at the sticker. That spot is paradise, i think Kaz should have a picture of us and the vehicle? Sending you my email address ExitRow, love to send you a pic of a real spotter!!

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