Danny
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Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:53 am

Standard request guys - going to Phoenix, looking for good spots in the area.
Any help appreciated.

Daniel
 
Beefmoney
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RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:02 am

Hey Daniel. This question comes up alot on here, so you might actually get a broader range of answers if you go and search the forum archives for "PHX" and "spotting".

Heres a past thread that asked the same question. My response is the first (and long) one, with plenty of photos to show you what you should expect. That should give you a good idea of the best places around KPHX.
http://airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/109000/4/

Feel free to ask any other questions about Sky Harbor, I'd be happy to answer.
 
Danny
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RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:39 am

Thanks. All the info sounds good. Great spots, no problems with cops.
Any idea where this shot was taken?

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Daniel
 
tpk
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RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:44 am

Looks like a line-up for runway 7L. My guess is it was shot from inside the fence, but I'm not sure.
 
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RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:00 am

Daniel,

Go check www.cactuswings.com

Photography from the parking garages is no problem. Cops will come and check on you from time to time and may ask for I/D, but they won't chase you away. Try and avoid staying close to the edge when not actually photographing. One of the biggest problems in the USA is the paranoid and ignorant general public. As soon as they see someone with binnocs/cameras/poles they report it to the authorities and they then have to come and check you. Basically, it's not a case of hiding from the authorities but from the public!
 
swaphx99
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RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:06 am

I have found that shooting from Level 9, Term 4 has worked out. I have yet to be bothered by the City or the Police. Good Luck.
A bad day of Photography is still better than a Good Day at Work!!
 
Beefmoney
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RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:43 am

That photo looks like it was taken from the employee parking lot that is located just before the threshold for RWY 7R & 7L. It might be possible to get that shot from the street that runs into the parking lot access area. Its kinda hard to explain how to get there.

http://phoenix.gov/AVIATION/maps_dir/map_west.html

There is a very non-complete map of sky harbor. Basically, if you want to get to that general area, come into the airport from the west on buckeye road, and right before where it says "facilities and services" on that map, there should be a road that runs south. Im not sure how far it runs, but it is there and it runs perpendicular to the runway thresholds. It might not give you that exact photo, but it will be close. The photo was taken either there or from the employee parking lot (that is also not shown on the map) but it would be basically right smack in front of the 2 south runways approach ends.

Was that complicated enough for you?  Smile
 
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RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:53 am

Wow, PHX looks incredible for photography. Phoenix, here I come (in June, at least).
 
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RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:48 am

Good! It is very good place spot into the terminal 3 parking garage. If you want go there into the PHX airport. It would be perfect for you in PHX.  Smile
 
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RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:30 am

Any idea where this shot was taken?

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The photographer works for the airline at PHX and had a ramp access.

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RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:02 am

How did make with the good shot near runway into PHX last week? Anyone who know about with those photo into the a.net?

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