satgosal
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YVR Spotting

Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:56 am

Hey guys!

I was at YVR spotting today, it was a great day outside. But Im wondering how to see the airplanes taking off. I see everyone there watching them come in, but where can we watch the take-offs? Thanks alot in advance.
 
4walls
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RE: YVR Spotting

Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:44 am

It is kind of hit and miss. If the airplanes are departing eastbound, then you will see them as they climb out. If westbound, then you will see arrivals.
 
airbusfanyyz
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RE: YVR Spotting

Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:20 am

For arrivals on 8L or 26R The AVIS lot is the best spot IMO. You can also catch 26R arrivals from Templeton Dr.

For departures the South Terminal is the best spot (a small step stool is needed for clearing the fence). Usually it's 26L that is used, you will see the planes taxi all the way down from the terminal area, turn and start their takeoff roll from your left, sometimes they will use 8R is in use the heavies will rotate right in front of you.
From this location you can take pictures that resemble the following;
26L departures.

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8R departures.

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Photo © Carlos A. Morillo Doria


Enjoy your time at YVR it's a great airport with great spotters ... especially on "Super Saturdays"! Big grin

Cheers,
Kaz
 
satgosal
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RE: YVR Spotting

Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:28 am

Hey thanks alot kaz for the information. Ill be out next saturday or sunday and ill look for those places.

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