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Spotting In The US Southwest

Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:28 pm

Hey community!

Soon I will spend half a year near Phoenix, Arizona.It will be my virst visit to the USA and so I have a lot of questions about spotting in the US:

1.) What should I respect, especially concerning police. I mean: Are there any difficulties after 9/11?
2.) Which airports do you recommend in the southwest states. I definetly want to go to PHX, LAS, LAX, SFO but are there any "insider tips" for this area? Because it is my virst visit I will be happy even about "standard traffic"  Smile
3.) Can you recommend any weblinks where I can find out the differrent photo points?
4.) Ist there anything else to consider?

Thank you, I am looking forward to may stay in Arizona,

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RE: Spotting In The US Southwest

Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:48 am

Is a local group that is based in PHX.
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RE: Spotting In The US Southwest

Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:49 am

Quoting Muellae (Thread starter):

I have only been to PHX and LAX of the ones you listed. Both are great. I really enjoyed PHX, can't wait to get back.

For PHX, I would get in contact with some folks in this thread:
Phoenix A.nutters (by Asuflyer05 Jun 7 2007 in Non Aviation)

Don't forget SNA also.

Have fun.  wave 
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RE: Spotting In The US Southwest

Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:21 am

If you're in PHX, take an extra day to do Tucson and Goodyear for stored airliners - sometimes exotic ones.
Visit the Pima museum in TUS and if military interests you then sign up for the Davis-Monthan tour.

Unfortunately you can't get in to Marana, but the (distant) view from the I-10 highway is impressive in itself.
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RE: Spotting In The US Southwest

Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:09 pm

PHX is really easy to shoot, but it gets boring, as its usually US Airways Airbuses and Southwest 737s 90% of the time.
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