topgun757
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Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:47 am

Would anybody like to form a group to go spotting at MCO anytime in the near future?

I'm all up for it.
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zoph
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:52 am

I'm interested.

I shot at the B52 park today and then went to a place along the fence of runway 35R for about 10 minutes before security swooped in to dispense of me ?

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whappeh
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:07 am

I live in MCO... I'd be up for it, however don't expect it to be a long event. Security or Police will shut us down pretty fast.
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sluger020889
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:28 am



Quoting Zoph (Reply 1):
I shot at the B52 park today and then went to a place along the fence of runway 35R for about 10 minutes before security swooped in to dispense of me ?

Sorry to hear that happened but that is the norm at MCO.

Sadly I think a group would be even worse, it would draw a lot more attention. The one and only time I've spotted at MCO has been in that same spot along 35R, I'm guessing you're referring to the Red Lot, and I kept all my gear in the car until it was time to take a picture, and after I was done, I got back in my car. Sad that that is how it has to be done...

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zoph
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:08 am



Quoting Sluger020889 (Reply 3):
I'm guessing you're referring to the Red Lot

I was at the end of Dowden road in some commercial parking lot. I've shot there once before only last time nobody bothered me.

...but yesterday, all I saw was this pig



and then I had to go.

all that being said, I would still like to meet up with some people sometime soon - before the spring semester really kicks into gear. It doesn't even have to be MCO. I'm flexible.
 
topgun757
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:18 am

Awesome to see we have a few people interested.

Now we have to work on coordinating this.

Maybe we should wait to see if we get a few more responses? What do you think?

Instant message me through here when you would be free and I'll try to see if we all have a common time. I live about 30 mins from MCO.
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:34 am

I'm 10 mins or so from the 17's, just need good weather and free time  Wink

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sluger020889
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:30 pm



Quoting Zoph (Reply 4):
I was at the end of Dowden road in some commercial parking lot. I've shot there once before only last time nobody bothered me.

Oh ok, I'm not too familiar with MCO because I never go, the only spot I know is the Red Lot.

Good Luck Guys.

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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:00 pm



Quoting Sluger020889 (Reply 7):
the only spot I know is the Red Lot

I hope you havent forgotten about the epic CookOut Polderbaan, Idle and I had in mind. Show up in a couple cars at the redlot and set up camp. Some Step Ladders, lawn chairs, charcoal grill. Cook up some steaks and burgers along the fence line one fine afternoon with a cooler of cold beers. I'm still down for it.. hell, I'll even bring the beer.

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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:37 pm

Quoting AdamWright (Reply 8):
I hope you havent forgotten about the epic CookOut Polderbaan, Idle and I had in mind. Show up in a couple cars at the redlot and set up camp. Some Step Ladders, lawn chairs, charcoal grill. Cook up some steaks and burgers along the fence line one fine afternoon with a cooler of cold beers. I'm still down for it.. hell, I'll even bring the beer.


For some reason, I don't think we'd get in trouble for this, just keep an extra steak and beer handy for security and we'd be set.

I'd like to make a reservation for 1.

Joey

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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:00 pm

MCO is run by the same airport authority that runs Orlando Sanford KSFB where I was told not to shoot any more while security remains orange,good luck I hope you make it and re open the door for us in central Fla. Hernan
 
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:03 pm



Quoting Sluger020889 (Reply 9):
I'd like to make a reservation for 1.

Hell, if you guys have the balls to try that I'd like to be there for that one. Even if it only lasts 20 minutes, it would be worth it for the story.
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zoph
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:15 am

I'm usually free on the weekends and some Fridays, so if anyone wants to meet up then please throw me a line.

Quoting TopGun757 (Reply 5):
Instant message me through here

I can't...I'm a freebe member.
 
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:06 pm



Quoting Whappeh (Reply 11):
Hell, if you guys have the balls to try that I'd like to be there for that one.

While everyone who has talked about having this BBQ at MCO has the required equipment, it's getting us all in the same place at the same time that has proven to be the hard part.


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zmatt
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:17 pm

I have been spotting at Sfb the last few days and there are a few good spots that don't draw any attention, I would love to meet up with some of you all at mco soon, could we start a little google group or something of that sort to figure this out?
 
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:43 am



Quoting Zoph (Reply 4):
...but yesterday, all I saw was this pig

Oh, he's a regular. His name is TedTAce.
 
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:41 am



Quoting Zoph (Reply 4):
...but yesterday, all I saw was this pig

lol

Quoting Hernan (Reply 10):
MCO is run by the same airport authority that runs Orlando Sanford KSFB where I was told not to shoot any more while security remains orange,good luck I hope you make it and re open the door for us in central Fla. Hernan

actually I think MCO/ORL are run by the same authority but not SFB.

Anyone has a shot of the action from the B52 park? I guess that'd be good for takeoffs when using 36R


MCO is definitely shootable, I had this rather sneaky spot to photograph the planes parked at the Signature ramp, though a fence and some bushes so last time I go there and try to focus I didn't even noticed they had installed a pole right in the way on the other side. I'm like wow these people just installed a pole so I couldn't take a photo!

And then I look up and at the top of the pole there's a camera.
 
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:31 pm

Anyone wanna try to meet up some time soon i just got some new glass.
 
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:17 am

I'm down for it. Actually, I met up with some folks for the A380, and we exchanged e-mails. We had a meet a few weeks back, that fizzled (2 people) and 1 person later in the day. I f you want to get on our e-mail list, shoot me an e-mail/message

Dowden Rd? WOW I never knew about that place. I just looked that up on sateliite imagery....interesting.

Quoting Zoph (Reply 4):
but yesterday, all I saw was this pig

I really want to...but I can't.....  


edit to add:

I'm hoping to add TPA spotters as well, since I live there...clearly the more friendlier of the two airports

[Edited 2008-01-11 16:19:00]

[Edited 2008-01-11 16:19:40]

[Edited 2008-01-11 16:20:11]
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sluger020889
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:57 am



Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 18):
I'm hoping to add TPA spotters as well, since I live there...clearly the more friendlier of the two airports

Here here!
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N440ER
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:22 pm

Hey Ozell me too!  Wink

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topgun757
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:12 am

Nice to see we have quite a few takers.

Since Ozell has an email list we should try to coordinate something in the next few weeks.


I'm also up for TPA.
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topgun757
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:56 am

Tentative Date- Sunday January 27th.

Please let me know if you are interested in spotting at MCO. Send me an email through here stating what times you will be free. I will try to put all the times together and coordinate a general time so we can all get together. Hopefully the weather will permit some good spotting.
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N440ER
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:48 am

I still think Tampa would be a better idea when it comes to a group. More spots, more possibilities, and stress-free. Sunday is fine, but what about Saturday, because that would be even better for me.

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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:57 am



Quoting N440ER (Reply 23):
I still think Tampa would be a better idea when it comes to a group.

I agree, I don't see MCO is much of a group kinda place.
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RE: Spotting At MCO?

Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:19 pm



Quoting TopGun757 (Reply 22):
Tentative Date- Sunday January 27th.

Please let me know if you are interested in spotting at MCO

Here's the thing. I asked people to join our e-mail group, because when it comes to MCO, I don't think its a good idea to put dates on a.net, because GOAA, I am told, moniters this site. But since you did Big grin ........if I'm not to broke when I get back from Chicago, I might be able to get over there. The day before (saturday) might be better, there's more stuff at SFB

I have sent out e-mails, but the fish haven't been biting.  frown  I will try again tonight. Expect an e-mail from me y'all.  hyper 
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