braby
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Spotting At LAX

Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:58 pm

Hi all

I'm looking to visit LAX and the surrounding area in late November, i'm aware of most of the locations to view and photograph at LAX but i was wondering does anyone know of any good spots at KSNA or VNY.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
AdamWright
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RE: Spotting At LAX

Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:48 pm

changing the name of this thread will probably get you better results..
 
waketurbulence
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RE: Spotting At LAX

Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:51 pm

There are a few good spots at both airports. I lived near VNY and SNA at different times.
For VNY the main spot is on the corner of Arminta and Havenhurst. It is a business park but no one should bother you. You can stand on a guard rail to shoot over the fence. The best time to shoot would be the afternoon. Examples:

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For mornings you can go to Waterman Dr. off of Woodley. There is an actual spotters area there with ATC on a loudspeaker. Examples:

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If there are Santa Ana winds they will use the 34's. There is a spot in a parking lot off of Havenhurst and Hart St. Example:

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For SNA the most popular place to shoot is at the threshold of 19R. It is in a business park on Airport Loop Dr. It is an afternoon spot as well.

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You can also go down Airway Ave to the threshold of 1L and shoot departures.

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I had a morning spot for SNA but it is closed now. All these spots a 70-200 or 100-400 would work out fine. Email me if you have any specific questions. I'd be happy to shoot with you if I am free while you're here.
-Matt
 
braby
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RE: Spotting At LAX

Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:01 am

Thanks for the infomation, hopefully it'll work out and i'll be able to get to LAX and the surrounding area.  Smile
 
bruin787
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RE: Spotting At LAX

Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:17 pm

hi braby,

i once made a blog post about this very subject. check it out:

http://taxiwayalpha.blogspot.com/200...-all-major-airports-in-united.html

it might give you some ideas about where to spot. also, if you're coming late November, and haven’t seen the airbus 380 yet, you're in for a treat. it will be at lax  Wink
http://taxiwayalpha.blogspot.com
 
Fasteddie07
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RE: Spotting At LAX

Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:20 am

What day will the a380 be at lax?
 
bruin787
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RE: Spotting At LAX

Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:53 pm

well, i'd like to wait till the airport and airbus make it official to the general public, but let me say it will be here "midweek" at the end of november *hint*. the plane will be staying here overnight this time. a press release should be out in a few days.

[Edited 2007-10-26 07:55:09]
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