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by dacman
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest LGB Service
Replies: 74
Views: 11165

RE: Southwest LGB Service

As a lifetime resident of Long Beach I am very happy to see Southwest commence service to KLGB. Also very happy as I am a 20 year employee of Southwest Airlines as well.

I will be on the inaugural flight along with three other friends to commemorate this historical day!

Cheers
Dacman

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by dacman
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Used 737-700 Statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

RE: Southwest Used 737-700 Statistics

Send me a message via my blog www.aeropacific.blogspot.com and I can send you a breakdown of our used -700 fleet.

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by dacman
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB To Receive 8-9 Additional Air Carrier Slots
Replies: 91
Views: 13696

RE: LGB To Receive 8-9 Additional Air Carrier Slots

Operationally it doesn't make since for jetBlue to pick up more slots as they have 10 they do not even use. If they did pick-up more it would only be to keep other carriers from coming in choking off any competition and hurting local businesses.

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by dacman
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of N717XA
Replies: 10
Views: 6187

RE: Status Of N717XA

FX1816, The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-95 (717-200) prototype N717XA, is parked on the old commercial flight ramp (flight test ramp) as I stated earlier which is located on the northside of the airport. It is not easy to see when arriving in Long Beach on Rwy 30 but If you came in ...

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by dacman
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of N717XA
Replies: 10
Views: 6187

RE: Status Of N717XA

Still parked on the old commercial flight ramp at KLGB minus numerous parts.

Cheers
Dacman

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by dacman
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Dream Model Aircraft?
Replies: 46
Views: 24909

RE: Your Dream Model Aircraft?

I would love a 1/200 or bigger scale VuelaMex 717-200 as four aircraft were painted in full liveries but never delivered.

Cheers
Michael
"Dacman"
www.aeropacific.blogspot.com

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by dacman
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Model Airplane Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 36165

RE: Model Airplane Thread

Everyone seems to have very nice collections! I have over 300 aircraft (various scales) in my collection (sorry no photos), mainly <acronym title="Dhaka (Dacca) - Zia International (Kurmitola) (DAC / VGZR), Bangladesh">DAC</acronym>, and MDC aircraft. I have recently added several Aero Classic "Baby...

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by dacman
Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First UAE C-17A Takes To The Skies
Replies: 1
Views: 5478

First UAE C-17A Takes To The Skies

The first C-17A (F-234/UE-1) N9500N tbr 1223 destined for the United Arab Emirates Air Force performed its first pre-delivery test flight today at Long Beach Airport. It is the first of six ordered by the UAE Air Force with the second C-17A (F-235/UE-2) 1224 already on the flight ramp being prepared...

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by dacman
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX Summer Photography
Replies: 18
Views: 4801

RE: LAX Summer Photography

Basically LAX is a winter airport for photography not a summer! We used to have a few good spots to shoot from during the summer months, TWA Cargo (afternoon), and what I used to call "Kalitta Corner" a great morning spot if you had sun. The "Imperial Hill" is bad this time of year due to sun angle ...

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by dacman
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is Slide Collecting Dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 7875

RE: Is Slide Collecting Dead?

Hi Dave, I shoot mainly airliners, but I shoot C-17's as they are made in my backyard (well a couple miles away from my backyard) at Long Beach Airport (<acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym>/KLGB) and it is still a <acronym title="Dhaka (Dacca) - ...

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by dacman
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographers Or Spotters?
Replies: 104
Views: 8480

RE: Photographers Or Spotters?

I shoot and spot, always have.

Cheers
Dacman
www.aeropacific.blogspot.com

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by dacman
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is Slide Collecting Dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 7875

RE: Is Slide Collecting Dead?

I'm still shooting (Provia 100 and Velvia 50) and collecting slides. I still have about 40 rolls of K64 to process so I need to get off my butt and get them done. Just shot the latest C-17A (on Velvia 50) here in Long Beach a couple days ago as a matter of fact. I get funny looks at <acronym title="...

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by dacman
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar To Order C-17s!
Replies: 35
Views: 7897

RE: Qatar To Order C-17s!

I was very happy to see the order finalized and look forward to getting photos of these two birds here in Long Beach. Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> / <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - Californ...

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by dacman
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Moon-walker Claims Alien Contact Cover-up
Replies: 36
Views: 6821

RE: Moon-walker Claims Alien Contact Cover-up

Has Moulder and Scully talked to him yet? Joking aside, who's to say we are the only planet with intelligent life in the Universe. I would be disappointed to find out that there isn't other life out there. Just my two cents. Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), ...

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by dacman
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane Spotting For 8 Hours In LAX
Replies: 26
Views: 20135

RE: Plane Spotting For 8 Hours In LAX

If you are going to be at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> from 1400-2200 the best place to spot and shoot from would be In-N-Out burger. The sun is best at that location from about 1730 until sunset if the marine layer doesn't make its nightl...

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by dacman
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX - Saturday 3/8 And Sunday 3/9
Replies: 24
Views: 4232

RE: LAX - Saturday 3/8 And Sunday 3/9

Hi Josh,

I'll be around somewhere, probably my old haunts see you on Saturday.

Michael
(Dacman)
LAX / LGB local

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by dacman
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why The "double" Rule Did Not Apply Here?
Replies: 30
Views: 5389

RE: Why The "double" Rule Did Not Apply Here?

Nose view - profile view, looks good to me and definately not a double.

My two cents.

Michael
(Dacman)
LAX / LGB local

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by dacman
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Guide Available For LAS
Replies: 13
Views: 3469

RE: Any Guide Available For LAS

Shot at <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> on Tuesday with Robbie Shaw and Fred Seggie from four different locations as the winds kept changing. Started off from the garage shooting 1 departures in the morning, then moved to Sunset Plaza for ...

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by dacman
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 Vs MD10
Replies: 53
Views: 24696

RE: DC10 Vs MD10

A very simple way to determine if it is a DC-10 or <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-10 just look at the nose of the aircraft. If the aircraft has been converted it will say <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-10 on the nose. Don't forget that Fed Ex has converted a number of DC-...

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by dacman
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting Day-trip To LAX: What Airline, Gates, Etc
Replies: 9
Views: 5231

RE: Spotting Day-trip To LAX: What Airline, Gates, Etc

This time of year In-N-Out is not that good due to the sun angle (depending on the type of shot you are looking for) summer is best for this location. The North side also has parking Lot "C" but a car is required as you will more than likely will be moved along by police if you do not. The easiest w...

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by dacman
Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LA Airline Show On 26 January.
Replies: 5
Views: 8276

RE: LA Airline Show On 26 January.

I will be there, haven't missed one in 15 years.

Michael
(Dacman)
LAX / LGB Local

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by dacman
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX Radisson Roof Terrace Update
Replies: 8
Views: 3535

RE: LAX Radisson Roof Terrace Update

The Raddison is okay but not that great IMO (only good for heavies), my advise, plan to shoot from the "C" parking lot in the morning (Asian Arrivals), and "The Hill" in the afternoon for Asian and European departures. Also check out the lot behind the "Proud Bird" restaurant where you can get some ...

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by dacman
Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: The Model Aircraft Collection Thread (Pics)
Replies: 139
Views: 34937

RE: The Model Aircraft Collection Thread (Pics)

I have an extensive collection (various scales) and brands, mainly Gemini Jets and Dragon Wings. Two of my prized models though are my Bader Models 1/200 scale CityBird <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 (Green) and Trans Caribbean DC-8 (old livery). My collection mainly consists of Dou...

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by dacman
Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 10228

RE: Airline Convention

I'll be a the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> Show as well, haven't missed one in 15 years, it's always a great time. Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> / <acronym title=...

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by dacman
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "We Will Never Send Money Anymore. However..."
Replies: 35
Views: 5798

RE: "We Will Never Send Money Anymore. However..."

I received the e-mail this afternoon and respectively declined. I guess at least you can say he was honest, you have to give him (Simon) that. Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> / <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LG...

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by dacman
Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No Uploads Possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 2619

RE: No Uploads Possible?

Seems to be a sporatic problem, just uploaded two photos but can not upload the 3rd even after re-freshing (1240 PST). Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> / <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - Califor...

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by dacman
Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question For Las Vegas Spotters
Replies: 9
Views: 4070

RE: Question For Las Vegas Spotters

What brand of camera do you have? Canon, Nikon? I use Canon (10D, 30D) and take them to the Canon service center in Irvine, <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>. Normally the sensor cleaning is free of charge, but postage could be of concern since you would be sending from Las Vegas. Check with C...

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by dacman
Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: In-n-Out Burger
Replies: 8
Views: 3271

RE: In-n-Out Burger

"IN-N-OUT" Is only really good in the late afternoon during the summer and late evening in the winter (sunset shots). During the winter months it is better to shoot from the "C" parking lot across the street during the day. Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), U...

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by dacman
Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC8 At LGB
Replies: 9
Views: 2699

RE: DC8 At LGB

This is completely normal to have a UPS DC-8 in Long Beach this time of year and noise is not an issue. Every year UPS will operate a third flight here at <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym> as package loads are up. Sometimes it's a 767 or 757 o...

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by dacman
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are These Photos Really Soft?
Replies: 23
Views: 5112

RE: Are These Photos Really Soft?

Gary, Nice meeting you as well, hope you and Tim had a nice visit to Los Angeles. Wish I was in my early 20's again but just an old fart nowadays. Take care Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> / <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugh...

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by dacman
Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are These Photos Really Soft?
Replies: 23
Views: 5112

RE: Are These Photos Really Soft?

I too have been getting numerous soft and or oversharpened rejections which has never ever been a problem. It has been a bit frustrating to be sure, my eyes aren't that bad. By the way, are any of the screeners umpires or referees by chance? Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehe. Michael (Dacman) <acronym ti...

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by dacman
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 At LAX Today!
Replies: 30
Views: 12323

RE: A380 At LAX Today!

With the overkill in media coverage on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> and in print during the past couple years it really isn't news anymore. Once we start getting A380s with actual airline liveries then I'll make the effort to get up to <acronym title="Los Angeles - Internat...

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by dacman
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Bug Reports - Part 3
Replies: 205
Views: 6674

RE: Bug Reports - Part 3

Blackbird1,

Just got the same error message while attempting to upload.

Michael
(Dacman)
LAX / LGB Local

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by dacman
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Shooting in LAS This Weekend?
Replies: 26
Views: 5250

RE: Anyone Shooting In LAS This Weekend?

CO777, Where are you? Did someone lock you in the aft bin with all your <acronym title="Port of Spain / Trinidad - Piarco International (POS / TTPP), Trinidad and Tobago">POS</acronym>? You know what I'm talking about. Sorry I missed you at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), U...

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by dacman
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports And Spotting
Replies: 12
Views: 3324

RE: Airports And Spotting

Touch base through A.Net with locals at the airports you plan to visit and give Airport Ops or the Airport Police a call as well and find out what the current status is on spotting and photography. Look through the photos in the database taken at the airports you plan to visit, if there are alot of ...

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by dacman
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Proposed Adds: FCO-GIG, LAX, YUL For Summer 08
Replies: 90
Views: 9451

RE: AZ Proposed Adds: FCO-GIG, LAX, YUL For Summer 08

I would love to see them back in L.A. but I have a feeling that these could be code share flights with Continental looking at the aircraft types.....any thoughts and or opinions? Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> / <acronym tit...

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by dacman
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Shooting in LAS This Weekend?
Replies: 26
Views: 5250

RE: Anyone Shooting In LAS This Weekend?

Hey Sunman, er Rainman, Since when do you live in South Afirca? What are we opening a new station or a new LCC (Southwest Africa Airlines) that I don't know about? By the way, Jevon is keeping an eye on you and all that <acronym title="Port of Spain / Trinidad - Piarco International (POS / TTPP), Tr...

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by dacman
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aviation Nation 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2827

RE: Aviation Nation 2007

Had a great time on media day as well as on Saturday....the weather was just awesome! Good to see you as well Dave and see you again next month as I will be back on the 14th and shooting all day on the 16th. Happy Turkey Day too. CYA Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX ...

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by dacman
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Southwest Routes Likely Nov. 8. Predictions?
Replies: 81
Views: 8584

New Southwest Routes Likely Nov. 8. Predictions?

Working at <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym>, I'm hoping we don't get an <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> flight due to the flow issues at <acronym title="San Francisco - Int...

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by dacman
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Shooting in LAS This Weekend?
Replies: 26
Views: 5250

RE: Anyone Shooting In LAS This Weekend?

Dave, Will you be in town next week? Coming over for the Nellis Show, will be driving in early Wednesday morning. I'll be at Sunset Plaza in the morning then the parking lot in the afternoon. Shoot me an e-mail. Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - Califor...

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by dacman
Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of American's 762 N330AA?
Replies: 25
Views: 6108

RE: Status Of American's 762 N330AA?

Last I heard the aircraft was to be parted out and broken up at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, far to much fire damage. Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> / <acronym ti...

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by dacman
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Just Planes Videos Part 3
Replies: 260
Views: 23147

RE: Just Planes Videos Part 3

Just finished watching the Alaska 737-200 DVD and all I can say is...........WOW! Awesome program, my favorite is the short appraoch into Anchorage (<acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym>). Keep up the great work. Michael (Dacman) <acronym tit...

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by dacman
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Airport Around CLD Would A C-17 Be Going To?
Replies: 3
Views: 4045

RE: What Airport Around CLD Would A C-17 Be Going To?

Are you near San Diego, Orange County or up in the Mountains? This could help to determine the C-17As destination. Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> / <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California"...

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by dacman
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DC10 Water-Bomber Action In SoCal (Video)
Replies: 13
Views: 10844

RE: DC10 Water-Bomber Action In SoCal (Video)

Here is a photo of DC-10 (N450AX) shortly after its conversion to a water bomber and intial flight testing. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/0371627/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/0371627/M/" target="_blank">View M...

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by dacman
Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Bug Reports - Part 2
Replies: 341
Views: 9475

RE: Bug Reports - Part 2

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by dacman
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taking Photos Of Aircraft At LAX
Replies: 18
Views: 6898

RE: Taking Photos Of Aircraft At LAX

Looks like you ran into a <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> agent that does not know thier job and or the regs. There is no <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> saying you can not take photos of aircraft.......

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by dacman
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spots At LGB
Replies: 5
Views: 2996

RE: Spots At LGB

Best time is afternoons from Devry, always good sun in the afternoon. 70-200mm will be fine. Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> / <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym> Local

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by dacman
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ExpressJet Arrives At LGB...IN Stlye!
Replies: 20
Views: 3734

RE: ExpressJet Arrives At LGB...IN Stlye!

Watched this lovey bird arrive as well from the Devry lot....no problems at all. Didn't take photos though as the lighting was terrible, sun high and down the tail. Looking forward to shooting these birds once service commences on November 11th. Michael (Dacman) <acronym title="Los Angeles - Interna...

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by dacman
Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How To Do This!? LAX
Replies: 27
Views: 5862

RE: How To Do This!? LAX

I've been informed that ramp access via airport ops has been stopped. This is due to an unfortunate incident involving four individuals and a certain photo that was snapped and spread on the internet which got back to airport management who did not think the photo was funny at all. I would like to t...

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by dacman
Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon USA Repair Centers
Replies: 2
Views: 2627

RE: Canon USA Repair Centers

I take my Canon equipment to the Canon service center in Irvine, California. I'll be heading down tomorrow to have the sensor cleaned on my 10D which they do for free. I have it done every couple months and it is ready in just a few hours. If you go to the Canon website and click on "support" you ca...

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