ketko2
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Short Trip To PHX/LAX/MSP (confirmed) Info Needed

Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:43 am

Hi!

So finally I have booked a short trip dedicated purely for spotting to the US West Coast.

I will be arriving in the evening of 30th April. After overnight, I will spend full day of spotting at PHX. In the evening (9:54PM) I will depart for LA. After spending two days at LAX, I will continue in the morning at 8:50AM to MSP, where after arriving at 2:10PM I have 7 hours before my next flight to LHR leave, so I have to spot for a while.

Is anybody able to join me at any of these airports?

At PHX, I would like to spot from the parking garages. How likely it is, that police will kick me out?
At LAX, I'll be staying probably at Hilton's Garden Inn, and it seems that they offer shuttle to any nearby places, so maybe they could also take me to Imperial Hill. Anyways it seems to be in walkable distance from the hotel (+-2km). When is the light best at Imperial Hill and when at InNOut? Are there any other spots worth a visit?
Finally, MSP. I think spotting is possible from garages too? Again, is it likely that I'll get in encounter with the police? I do not really want to miss a flight home.

Thank you for your replies.

Best regards, Keishi
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RE: Short Trip To PHX/LAX/MSP (confirmed) Info Needed

Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:40 am



Quoting Ketko2 (Thread starter):
At PHX, I would like to spot from the parking garages. How likely it is, that police will kick me out?

From what I gather, the police are very good with spotters at PHX. I spot there from time to time and have never been bothered by anyone.
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RE: Short Trip To PHX/LAX/MSP (confirmed) Info Needed

Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:17 am

I've heard that people spot from the garages at MSP. You might encounter the police.
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RE: Short Trip To PHX/LAX/MSP (confirmed) Info Needed

Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:17 am

Thanks for info guys. Any other things I should know? Especially, when is light good at LAX?

Regards, KEishi
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RE: Short Trip To PHX/LAX/MSP (confirmed) Info Needed

Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:53 pm



Quoting Ketko2 (Thread starter):
Finally, MSP. I think spotting is possible from garages too? Again, is it likely that I'll get in encounter with the police? I do not really want to miss a flight home.

Yes spotting is possible from the parking garages. As they are between the parallels, the sun will work out for you good. Police is not an issue there. In all my times spotting at MSP, I have never been approached by the airport cops. In the dogpark, the cops drove by and waved once. Let me know when it gets closer and maybe we can meet up.
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RE: Short Trip To PHX/LAX/MSP (confirmed) Info Needed

Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:05 pm

Thanks... Anything else?
Kai: Surely, Ill drop u a mail when ill leave.
One more question about PHX. How big is the chance to see the Honeywell 720 in action? Dont even know if it is still flying so sorry if its stupid question.

Regards, Keishi
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