View Full Version : LAX Spotting Event October 18-20, by NYCA and PHXSpotters

06-17-2013, 07:58 PM
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/184513_483642645045630_953379453_n.jpgWe have teamed up with our friends at PHX Spotters to make a weekend-long event to welcome the first daytime arrival of the British Airways A380 to LAX from October 18-20 this fall. Primarily intended for the 18th, we will be making a full weekend of it! More details will come as we near, but we will be giving away prizes and have other events within the event for people to come and enjoy. It will be a pretty amazing time. Proud Bird Kickoff Party! Singapore Airlines is hosting an Evening at Proud Bird for our weekend event on Friday, October 18th! From 7pm to 9pm you will be able to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in the Le May Room, hang out with fellow enthusiasts and win a prize or two for what will be the last aviation-themed soiree at Proud Bird before they close their doors for good this November.The event will be limited to the first 75 people that come, so get there early!HOTEL DISCOUNT: LAX Sheraton Gateway is the official hotel! It’s $110 per night when asking for the “LAX Spotter Meetup” discount on those dates, or you can book online at this specially arranged link... https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1307023688&key=84BA1.Feel free to keep an eye on this thread and take part in the Facebook event we've built... https://www.facebook.com/events/574936365879196/?ref=3Ask questions and stay tuned for updates! Really hope you folks can make it. :)

06-17-2013, 08:00 PM
For me personally, it's early, but I'm planning on being there from the 17th to the 21st, likely to be staying at the Sheraton Gateway at LAX (love that place!).

06-17-2013, 09:27 PM
I'm planning on going out the 17th, back the 20th. Which hotel has the best view of the airport?

06-17-2013, 10:30 PM
John, I recently stayed at the Embassy Suites on Airport Blvd. and asked for the highest floor facing Los Angeles. The room has a small balcony and a sliding glass doors that opens. With a 70-300mm or 80-400mm you can shoot arrivals on the 24s from the room. I'll post some shots tomorrow that I took. I stayed at three various Marriotts near the Embassy Suites and none of them offered a good view although the Marriott Renaissance parking lot did provide a good view of 24 arrivals as well. The Embassy Suites is pricey but you get free breakfast and I think an evening social. Parking is around $22 or $25 per day.

I'm in for the spotting trip to LAX!

06-17-2013, 10:33 PM
Sounds interesting - I'll have to check the calendar...

06-18-2013, 12:08 AM
I believe that Phil is looking at room rates now. As for me and a couple of the guys we have a nice hotel we stay at right next to Imperial Hill. We are never in the room long enough to spend to much for a room. LOL

06-18-2013, 12:10 AM
OH sorry should have posted this. We will be doing updates on the events Facebook page. So the link that Phil posted. If you "Like" I believe you will receive all the updates.

Landing Lights
06-18-2013, 12:40 AM
I was already planning to be out there the 19th through 22nd, but moved my flight to the morning of the 18th for this. Should be exciting!

06-18-2013, 09:44 AM
For the Embassy at LAX, make sure to reserve a room with 2 doubles. All of the king rooms are on the back side of the hotel. There's street parking in front of the hotel, and I was able to find a spot without too much difficulty for the 3 or 4 nights I was there. Like anywhere, just read the signs. I've also still got a handful of breakfast tickets if anybody wants :>

06-18-2013, 05:31 PM
Guys, we are arranging a special hotel rate at one of the airport hotels that we'll be pushing once we firm it up in a few days. So far it looks like it will be $110 per night, and it will be at the place that we are likely going to have an airline-sponsored food/drink event as well. So if you can hold off on booking a room, do so.

06-18-2013, 05:33 PM
anybody want to share a room? I would be up for that.

06-18-2013, 07:39 PM
I won't be there because of my schedule (and let's face it, I ain't as passionate as you all are!) but I think that's a fantastic idea. Thanks Phil (and PHX Spotters) for organizing this.

06-18-2013, 07:53 PM
I was in LA last week for work, but spent a few days before work to get a little spotting. As mentioned I stayed at the Embassy, and these were some early morning arrivals shots from the hotel balcony. Haven't made any reservations as of yet, waiting on the details. Unfortunately, I don't have Facebook or Twitter, so please keep me posted here.

ISO 320, 1/1000s, f/7.1 @ 200mm

ISO 320, 1/800s, f/7.1 @ 400mm

ISO 320, 1/640s, f/5.6 @ 380mm

06-18-2013, 08:30 PM
Whatever you do keep Phil out of Del Taco!

06-19-2013, 10:41 AM
Nick, I self-banned myself from there. haha

06-19-2013, 05:01 PM
Nick, I self-banned myself from there. haha

Shame, the food there is awesome!

06-19-2013, 07:53 PM
I booked my flights Sunday night. I'll be there the 15th thru the 19th (red-eye home Sat night). Looking forward to seeing everybody from both groups getting together.

06-19-2013, 08:17 PM
I booked my flights Sunday night. I'll be there the 15th thru the 19th (red-eye home Sat night). Looking forward to seeing everybody from both groups getting together.

Enjoy the rain!

06-19-2013, 09:26 PM
Flights Booked! Waiting on hotel info. Mark, which Embassy Suites was that LAX North or South?

06-19-2013, 09:38 PM
You stink if you don't stay at the Sheraton Gateway ;)

Landing Lights
06-20-2013, 07:18 AM
You stink if you don't stay at the Sheraton Gateway ;)

Well I guess I stink then! I'm staying with my cousin who lives in LA.

06-20-2013, 07:48 AM
You stink if you don't stay at the Sheraton Gateway ;)

There something we should know about that hotel???

06-20-2013, 07:49 AM
Just curious...is this just an LAX trip? Was wondering if anyone else is interested in checking out Van Nuys for a short time.

06-20-2013, 07:55 AM
Just curious...is this just an LAX trip? Was wondering if anyone else is interested in checking out Van Nuys for a short time.

Sheraton Gateway is a nice hotel, stayed there twice, but stayed at almost every other hotel by the airport too.

Van Nuys is cool. might be up to going there for a few hours.

06-20-2013, 08:54 AM
There something we should know about that hotel???

It may be finalized today, but they are likely to be the "official" hotel for the event, offering us a $110/night discount, and considering how awesome I think that hotel is, that's a sick deal.

We are likely to have a sponsored brunch or happy hour, probably at that hotel as well.

06-20-2013, 09:38 AM
John, the Embassy I stayed at was on the North Side. The South Side Embassy Suites is near Imperial Hilll. Van Nuys is cool too. I stayed at the Airport Hotel there which has a huge Pan Am 747 model hanging from the ceiling. May consider going there to with you guys.

Landing Lights
06-20-2013, 10:15 AM
I would seriously consider joining in a side trip to VNY. It is after all where One Six Right was filmed, probably the greatest GA film of all times.

06-20-2013, 11:06 AM
I am not sure if you guys are following the Facebook event page. But I have been talking with the owners of Star Helicopters to see about getting a discount. Well I was able to secure a discount, but it have some stipulations. How many of you guys would be interested in doing the tour? I am all sure you have seen and heard or the company that has worked out a deal with LAX. The normal price is 550.00 per hour, they have offered a discount to 525.00 which would be $175.00 per person. I just need a head count of how many of you would be interested in doing this.

BTW I have stayed at the Gateway. We will be staying there again. Get a room and share with a buddy, its only 60.00 a night. Although we like to edit photos before hitting the bed. It always makes me laugh seeing 8-10 laptops up and running, seeing everyone charge their cameras. A total AVGEEK fest.

06-20-2013, 01:33 PM
Haha, I know that feeling.

06-23-2013, 07:10 PM
Phil, any update on the hotel situation?

06-23-2013, 07:11 PM
This is going to be for sale for all our guests and members. It will be a limited/250 number available on Tuesday. This is sure going to look great on my office wall.

06-23-2013, 07:14 PM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/9119975239_792a69fe7a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/azspotters/9119975239/)

06-24-2013, 09:05 AM
IM IN!!!! booking the trip next month!!!

Landing Lights
06-24-2013, 09:11 AM
Great news, Sergio! I guess we talked about it enough on Saturday to lure you in.

06-24-2013, 09:24 AM
yea, i saw some low fares for VA and im gonna book for the 715AM flight

06-25-2013, 07:46 PM
First off sorry about the code. But this is how the guy worked it up. It will work with both groups.

PHXSpotters Discount Codes to enter at shopping cart:

Gives members 25% off a single limited edition artwork print.
Either the BA A380 LHR-LAX or the Frontier A318 DEN-PHX

Gives members 35% off 2 or more artwork prints/ limited edition prints
of their choice.

*The offer codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Each limited edition artwork is £25.50 with the 25% off it's about £19 each.
Approx $30 with free delivery.

BA A380 LHR-LAX Limited Edition 500.

FRONTIER DEN-PHX Limited Edition 500.

06-25-2013, 10:30 PM
HOTEL DISCOUNT will be at the Sheraton Gateway at LAX, offering you $110 per night from October 18-20th. Just give them the dates and say you are with the "LAX Spotting Meetup" to get your discount.

06-25-2013, 10:39 PM

06-26-2013, 08:17 AM
Thanks Phil!

06-26-2013, 09:33 AM
If anyone is flying on VA flight 833 at 715AM on 10/18. Ill be on it with Ben.

Landing Lights
06-26-2013, 12:02 PM
Check that flight number, Sergio.

06-26-2013, 02:54 PM
Should be VA399...I'm on it on the 17th.

06-26-2013, 03:39 PM
thanks for the correction

06-26-2013, 08:46 PM
Wow...so just tried booking my room and they said the room rate block is already sold out! Luckily I was still able to get a room there with my AAA discount, but...wow.
Just thought y'all should know.

06-27-2013, 03:35 AM
It will still be PDT when the flight operates in October. </pedantry>

06-27-2013, 01:50 PM
Wow...so just tried booking my room and they said the room rate block is already sold out! Luckily I was still able to get a room there with my AAA discount, but...wow.
Just thought y'all should know.

Someone lied to you, rooms are still available. If the event discount is cheaper, I'd suggest you call them back and explain. Sorry about that.

06-27-2013, 02:19 PM
My trip is all set! Arriving on the 17th and returning on the 20th. Let the countdown begin.

06-27-2013, 05:13 PM
HOTEL UPDATE: Thought he Sheraton Gateway IS the event's hotel and we DO have a discount, they are still processing our contract so the discount hadn't been set up yet. We are told it will be another day or so. Sorry for the confusion, we will let you know once you're good to go! -Phil

06-27-2013, 05:24 PM
Thanks for the update Phil!

07-01-2013, 07:28 PM
UPDATE: Sheraton Gateway discount is finally arranged! You can book over the phone or online at this specially arranged link... https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1307023688&key=84BA1

07-01-2013, 08:09 PM
Strong work Phil, just a update Phil emailed the hotel asking for the two bed option. I know there are several guys that most likely be sharing a room.

07-02-2013, 01:12 PM
LensProtogo.com has given us a 10% off all rentals. All you have to do is use the LAX10 code when renting your gear. There is no deposit and they cost of the rental includes shipping.


07-04-2013, 10:10 AM
You guys have seen that they just moved up the first flights, correct? The LAX service now begins 24 September. Not sure if you want to change your dates as you won't be catching the first daylight arrival into LAX anymore, sadly.



07-04-2013, 10:20 AM
That's UN week around here? don't think anybody wants to go to LA that week.

07-04-2013, 11:46 AM
Haha, it's no big deal. The event will continue as the spotting event that it was intended to be...The BA A380 was just a bonus.

07-05-2013, 11:09 PM
No big Deal at all!!! I may not be there for the start but will be there to catch it during the event!!

07-09-2013, 11:55 PM
I booked a dirt cheap WN ticket that weekend about a month ago. I'll see ya on the Hill.

07-11-2013, 07:16 AM
My flight booked!! All set for the trip!!:smile:

07-14-2013, 04:58 PM
I just bought my tickets - I will be staying in Pasadena though; anyone interested in a Star Helicopters trip?

Kris V
07-15-2013, 04:09 AM
I think I might have to do this trip as well.

07-15-2013, 07:16 AM
Hotel booked... 17-20, now shopping for flights...

07-15-2013, 08:23 AM
Manny! wat time do u fly out? I booked DLflight 763 out of JFK for 7AM oct 17th.

07-15-2013, 12:18 PM
No flights yet. Holding out until Thursday in case a special comes up... once in a while, I get lucky :)

07-15-2013, 12:30 PM
No flights yet. Holding out until Thursday in case a special comes up... once in a while, I get lucky :)

Gotcha boss!

08-14-2013, 09:17 AM
My Flights are now booked.

Would anybody like to share a room? It would be much appreciated.

08-26-2013, 11:24 PM
Ill share a room if anyone wants no biggie

08-27-2013, 08:52 AM
My Flights are now booked.

Would anybody like to share a room? It would be much appreciated.
Two words Eric...ozium.

08-27-2013, 07:13 PM
As much as I am disappointed I cannot join you, I am looking forward to the shots you guys get out there. I was happy to have the few hours I did have at LAX a few weeks ago.

I hope someone can get the one airline I hated missing most, Yangtze River Express, if it even still flies there.

10-08-2013, 11:31 AM
With one week to go, have any of the potential side events been finalized? I know there was talk about a dinner on Friday night...with close to 100 people attending this (probably more that haven't said anything), it would be good to know what is going on before we all get out there.

10-08-2013, 04:57 PM
With one week to go, have any of the potential side events been finalized? I know there was talk about a dinner on Friday night...with close to 100 people attending this (probably more that haven't said anything), it would be good to know what is going on before we all get out there.

Not to mention, if there is a dinner, even if only half go that's 50 people. Any restaurant will be challenged to handle that without a heads up.

10-08-2013, 08:13 PM
I literally just received approval to announce that we will have an event that Friday evening at Proud Bird, hosted by Singapore Airlines. Hors d'oeuvre and cocktails from 7pm-9pm in the LeMay Room, which we will have to cap to the first 75 people that show up. :)

10-08-2013, 08:15 PM
I literally just received approval to announce that we will have an event that Friday evening at Proud Bird, hosted by Singapore Airlines. Hors d'oeuvre and cocktails from 7pm-9pm in the LeMay Room, which we will have to cap to the first 75 people that show up. :)


10-08-2013, 08:40 PM
I literally just received approval to announce that we will have an event that Friday evening at Proud Bird, hosted by Singapore Airlines. Hors d'oeuvre and cocktails from 7pm-9pm in the LeMay Room, which we will have to cap to the first 75 people that show up. :)

Awesome! Thanks!

10-08-2013, 08:58 PM
Great news Phil!

10-11-2013, 08:25 AM
Excellent! We'll give the Proud Bird a proper send off!

10-11-2013, 08:38 PM
My room is finally booked. will be staying at the LAX Radisson, a short walk over to the Sheraton to meetup.

10-11-2013, 08:39 PM
great news Phil!!

Jared Blech
10-12-2013, 12:26 PM
Theres a BA 380 inbound to LAX right now... wasn't the meet-up supposed to be for the inaugural??

10-12-2013, 08:12 PM
Theres a BA 380 inbound to LAX right now... wasn't the meet-up supposed to be for the inaugural??

It was. But BA moved up the inaugural by a month.

10-13-2013, 02:29 PM
I'm trying to fly out from Houston on Thursday night -standby. I booked the Four Points LAX. Short walk from In-N-Out. I will depart Sunday.

10-14-2013, 11:53 AM
The BA A380 is the bonus!!

10-17-2013, 04:42 AM
To all ..... safe travel gents and see you in LAX.

10-17-2013, 05:49 AM
Safe travel to all. BAW A380 comes in after sunset :(. Here is hoping for strong tail winds.... NOT!

Landing Lights
10-17-2013, 06:36 AM
Safe travel to all. BAW A380 comes in after sunset :(. Here is hoping for strong tail winds.... NOT!

Manny, it looks like the BA A380 either arrives in the evening or mid-afternoon, depending on the day. Today (Thursday) is an evening arrival, but tomorrow is a 3:00pm-ish arrival.

10-17-2013, 11:44 AM
Wish I was out there with all you guys!! But - can't wait to see all the pictures! Including the events!!

10-18-2013, 10:03 AM
Have a great time at LAX. Something confuses me, Flight Aware lists the A380 into LAX as an alternate with the regular B744. Let us know as Flight Aware has been mistaken in the past. It lists todays'( Oct 18) flight as the older B744. When I search G-XLEA, the same site lists a 6:04pm A380 arrival into LAX on Oct. 18, which is the sole A380 of BA. If true, the aircraft must be a workhorse as the flight is about 11 hours each way. You guys at LAX please confirm A380 or B744. I am curious. I once waited for the AFR A380 into JFK, Flight Aware listed Flight 6 as the A388 but I saw it and it was the older B777. Where do they get the listings, the flight route is also often incorrect.

10-18-2013, 01:13 PM
It's G-XLEA today; just finished crossing Hudson Bay for a 1540L arrival in Los Angeles.

10-19-2013, 11:12 PM
Great turnout! It was nice to finally put faces to names!

10-21-2013, 08:41 PM
Great turnout! It was nice to finally put faces to names!

Agreed Tim, it was nice to finally meet you.

10-21-2013, 08:51 PM
Firstly, thanks to Phil and the Phoenix Spotters for setting this up. It was a great outing, and it was nice to hang with fellow spotters and meet new spotters as well. You couldn't have asked for better weather and traffic. Hope everyone made it home safely. Now comes the grunge work of post processing. Hope to have a few images uploaded soon. Looking forward to everyones images. John K and I enjoyed a few hours of spotting from the restaurant at LAX while waiting for our return flight home. All good stuff came our way for a change as we were enjoying and feasting on our lunch like the bird below.


10-21-2013, 10:02 PM
I actually just got home not too long ago. Just want to say it was a great few days. Couldn't ask for a better group of people to spend a few days spotting with.

10-22-2013, 06:49 AM
Finally back on the East Coast and the only part that is happy about it is my skin! Multiple full days roasting in the sun beat me up!

I really had a great time. When we set out to do this, my mind went to that week in 2004 during the Airliners International convention, where spotters FILLED every spotting location. I wanted to recreate that so bad and being out there with so many people was just great.

As I've always said, the interest in planes is only half of it. The other half is getting to enjoy them with great people. This past weekend ranks high on my list of aviation experiences :)

There will be more of these, in cities all over the place. So stay tuned :)

10-22-2013, 08:14 AM
Got back Monday morning from LAX RWY 25R to JFK RWY 31L on Delta 1162 (B767-300ER N196DN)

This also ranks high on my list of great turnouts ... even Raj made a last day appearance which is always nice. Love sharing stories and pictures with good friends. Hunting planes in LAX with Mark, Eric, John, Matt and company was terrific. While not nearly as difficult as it can be at JFK, it nevertheless provides enough of a challenge to be exciting!

Finally, hats off to Southwest for PERFECTLY planning all their regular scheme aircraft during the best light hours for photography and sending each and every one of their specials while there was little or no light.

Thanks to Phil and Jason primarily but also to everyone that contributed to the experience. Thanks to the cloud gods for giving us excellent WX throughout ...

Looking forward to when the event is held in DME/UUDD :tongue:

10-22-2013, 11:39 AM
I remember several years ago - we did an unofficial get together here at FLL - Phil and Tom Alfano were a couple of the ones that made it down here - it was a total blast!! I think we should organize a MIA/FLL weekend down here :) (Says he that can't travel at the moment - but REALLY wants to see everyone again). I know Nick V has been wanting to come down here for a trip - I'm sure a few others could do it!! :)

10-22-2013, 02:34 PM
Got back Monday morning from LAX RWY 25R to JFK RWY 31L on Delta 1162 (B767-300ER N196DN)

Looking forward to when the event is held in DME/UUDD :tongue:

N196DN is what we took going to LAX too!! wow!! I came back on a 757 this morning N713TW

10-22-2013, 04:08 PM
Glad you're back Sergio, we were all wondering if you were back safely.

and yes, same exact plane we flew there flew me back home. that was cool.

10-22-2013, 05:17 PM
I thought I would share a few of the ones I was able to get through so far. It'll be months before I am done with my limited photo editing time!






10-22-2013, 06:02 PM
This is photos from Day 1 from me. 10/18/2013

What a great weekend.

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10-22-2013, 06:06 PM
I thought I would share a few of the ones I was able to get through so far. It'll be months before I am done with my limited photo editing time!

Great shots Tim! Love the light on that last Super.

10-22-2013, 06:07 PM
SICK!!! But I am only jealous of one:



So sad I missed it ... aaggghhhrrrrr :)

10-22-2013, 06:08 PM
Tim, I know we must have crossed paths at LAX but sadly I don;t remember ... sorry man :(

10-22-2013, 06:16 PM
Tim ..... Simply awesome!
Eric ..... Great set and like the panning plus Voodoo1
Manny ..... The early birds catch the Voodoo (who knew!)

10-22-2013, 07:40 PM
Manny ..... The early birds catch the Voodoo (who knew!)

Mark, I was out, believe me... just wrong side of the field going to get food... :tongue:

10-22-2013, 08:39 PM
Now those are worthy of planegasm!! :) Voodoo 1 too!!!...DAMN...

10-22-2013, 08:56 PM
Day 2 for me. 10/19/13

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10-22-2013, 09:22 PM
Outstanding work! I'm sorry I wasn't able to join you guys.

10-22-2013, 09:58 PM
I remember several years ago - we did an unofficial get together here at FLL - Phil and Tom Alfano were a couple of the ones that made it down here - it was a total blast!! I think we should organize a MIA/FLL weekend down here :) (Says he that can't travel at the moment - but REALLY wants to see everyone again). I know Nick V has been wanting to come down here for a trip - I'm sure a few others could do it!! :)

I know! It's just when I get to 95 my car refuses to go south and goes west! If I can score cheap airfare I may fly in for a quick day and half deal. I would love to see you and Vic and the gang.

Great catches guys. I plan on hitting PHX, SAN and LAX on my way out for a couple of weeks. Can't beat it.

Kris V
10-22-2013, 10:42 PM
Everyone is posting their LAX shots, so here is a few of mine. And great finally meeting a lot of spotters too!

10-23-2013, 09:16 AM
That AA 777 is amazing with the lighting on it.

Landing Lights
10-23-2013, 12:02 PM
SICK!!! But I am only jealous of one:



So sad I missed it ... aaggghhhrrrrr :)

Same here, Manny. That was not the news I wanted to arrive to. Thanks everybody for a great weekend!

10-23-2013, 03:39 PM
Got plenty to add in. I was glad to have a great time with the crowd and meeting many new faces out there. Im looking forward to another event..
















10-23-2013, 03:51 PM

















10-23-2013, 04:25 PM
Outstanding shots guys! Would absolutely love to visit the other side!

10-23-2013, 07:21 PM
YES!!! You guys caught Yangtze River Express! Excellent catch Sergio

Glad you guys did so well, beautiful shots

10-23-2013, 08:12 PM
Nice work everyone. Here are some more:









Eric arrived on this


10-23-2013, 08:19 PM
Mark, I love what you did to that Korean!

10-23-2013, 08:39 PM
Thanks....as you know, we didn't have much of a choice when it came to the light.

10-24-2013, 06:26 AM
Nice job Mark, WOW... great exposures and solid support on the long exposures... rocking!

10-24-2013, 09:46 AM
Day 3 for me 10/20/13

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Landing Lights
10-24-2013, 09:46 AM
Here's a few that I have processed so far. Friday's shots are here while some of Saturday's are below. Still have a lot more from those two days along with Monday and Tuesday morning's shots to go through.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3696/10443658306_94fe24b36d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443658306/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/10443665245_6a087d7c51_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443665245/)

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http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/10443795643_3eb7ba2c39_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443795643/)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2884/10443643445_e2a7a0a028_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443643445/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7389/10443618876_aa3cec7cb7_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443618876/)

Landing Lights
10-24-2013, 09:47 AM
Here's some from Saturday.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/10458666914_0a9372aa55_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10458666914/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7435/10458724286_89b7b4e4df_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10458724286/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/10443606946_849fa6793c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443606946/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/10443602086_9a1af7f235_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443602086/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10443765313_b43d6a6493_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443765313/)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2875/10443612835_7da63424e6_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443612835/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5505/10458825484_6a2d410ebb_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10458825484/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/10443741153_ef9f096383_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443741153/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/10459085533_6a9c8d132a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10459085533/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10443535764_e8b2dd298a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10443535764/)

10-24-2013, 09:53 AM
Guys, I am interested in making an article with a gallery containing images that people took during the trip. So if you'd like to post more pics, don't hold back. If you specifically want your pics excluded, please let me know. These shots are just too great for the masses to not see.

10-24-2013, 01:36 PM
Phil u r welcome to use any of my photos, np at all.. Here's more to add!!
















ill have more later

10-24-2013, 02:16 PM
Sergio lots of great shots but the LH 748 and especially the Fiji A-330/AA 777 just wonderful.


10-24-2013, 02:48 PM
Sergio lots of great shots but the LH 748 and especially the Fiji A-330/AA 777 just wonderful.


Thanks Ron!

10-24-2013, 02:54 PM
Great. Were you at Imperial Blvd? Wish we had a parallel road by a fence at JFK. Love Fiji tail. Hope somebody saw Alaska "Salmon". What a catch that would be. I recall spotting at LAX; much easier than JFK as all aircraft approach from the east ( no north-south runways).

10-24-2013, 09:53 PM
some more.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures005/IMG_01002-Edit_zps517da060.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures005/IMG_01002-Edit_zps517da060.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures005/IMG_01232-Edit_zpsc5bd56fc.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures005/IMG_01232-Edit_zpsc5bd56fc.jpg.html)

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http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures005/IMG_03652-Edit_zps9ad915b0.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures005/IMG_03652-Edit_zps9ad915b0.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures005/IMG_03392-Edit_zps942bbfc7.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures005/IMG_03392-Edit_zps942bbfc7.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures005/IMG_06522-Edit_zps15d8f6b9.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures005/IMG_06522-Edit_zps15d8f6b9.jpg.html)

10-24-2013, 09:58 PM
Phil u r welcome to use any of my photos, np at all.. Here's more to add!!
ill have more later

Great set Sergio. I love your specials and that line up of tails is fantastic.

10-24-2013, 11:46 PM
Eric nice shots there!!!

Great set Sergio. I love your specials and that line up of tails is fantastic.

Thanks Don!! It was incredible shooting somewhere new as well..

10-25-2013, 11:19 AM
A few from me


http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/LAX-2013/i-ZNWmxPS/0/XL/Bradley terminal afternoon_LAX_101713-2-XL.jpg






10-25-2013, 04:22 PM
Nice set. I so have to go there to shoot.

10-26-2013, 08:05 PM
updated version

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_10851-Edit_zps1221ef08.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/IMG_10851-Edit_zps1221ef08.jpg.html)

10-26-2013, 08:20 PM

LOVE this shot, John!

10-26-2013, 10:05 PM
A few more from my haul


http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/LAX-2013/i-fd6VB6J/0/L/E175 sunset_LAX_101713-L.jpg

10-27-2013, 12:42 AM
Really awesome pictures everyone!!! LAX has some great traffic! (understatement)
Eric, that b&w United 787 looks cool, nice reflections.

10-28-2013, 07:09 PM
Still processing photos from the LAX trip, but here are a few more.






Early morning departure




10-29-2013, 05:56 AM

Gotta say - what a great set of photographs - sounds like a wonderful weekend. I'm sorry I didn't join you all - maybe next time. Mark - you sure have that nighttime photography mastered - simply stunning. Everyones shots are outstanding. Did you all have vehicles to get around or is it possible to do it without transportation?

10-29-2013, 08:09 AM
Thanks! A bunch of us had vehicles and some prearrangements were made for sharing a ride. Depending where one stays a vehicle may not be necessary but your spotting location(s) will be limited.

Jared Blech
10-29-2013, 09:36 AM
Mark, that korean 747f is incredible!
Outstanding work to everyone!
My parents have decided that for my upcoming birthday... I'm going to lax for the weekend for spotting. Is there anyway i can know which airlines use which runways? And which way the sun is this time of year for LA? I'm an east coast kid so bare with me!

10-29-2013, 10:20 AM
Jared, why don't you set up a dedicated thread elsewhere, and those of us who have "done" LAX can chime in there, that way we don't clog up this thread with talk unrelated to the awesome pics that are being posted here.

10-29-2013, 10:27 AM
Thanks! A bunch of us had vehicles and some prearrangements were made for sharing a ride. Depending where one stays a vehicle may not be necessary but your spotting location(s) will be limited.

Great work Mark. I can't believe the volume of fantastic shots everyone captured over just a 3 day period. It really speaks to the passion we all have for this hobby.

10-29-2013, 10:05 PM
A few more from me I edited. I still have a long way to go




The last Singapore A340-500 to ever land at LAX

11-01-2013, 11:17 PM
I finally had time to get to some LAX shots from the meetup. It was great to see everybody out there and hang out. There were some good times had during the course of the meetup.

Here they are.

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-s3QvqCh/0/L/IMG_0346-1-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-s3QvqCh/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-PVNQDvx/0/L/IMG_0194-1-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-PVNQDvx/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-q3bCM9C/0/L/IMG_0097-1-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-q3bCM9C/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-MWXw5D8/0/L/AirNewZealand-777-ZKOKQ-KLAX-10172013-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-MWXw5D8/A)

Finally got her in good light!
http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-K3TWbcg/0/L/American-737-N951AA-KLAX-10172013-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-K3TWbcg/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-MrZGKXd/0/L/AirFrance-A380-FHPJD-KLAX-10172013-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-MrZGKXd/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-xFswwTS/0/L/Transero-777-EIUNX-KLAX-10172013-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Civilian-Aviation-2013/KLAX-2013/i-xFswwTS/A)

And a side trip was had out to VCV on my first day in town
http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-DLv2D4J/1/L/KLM-MD11-unknown-KVCV-10152013-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-DLv2D4J/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-vTzz8ZJ/1/L/United-767-N606UA-KVCV-10152013%282%29-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-vTzz8ZJ/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-XwjggzF/1/L/United-767-N606UA-KVCV-10152013-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-XwjggzF/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-CqXM9SN/1/L/IMG_0315-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-CqXM9SN/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-vn7vbFx/1/L/Deta-DC10-UPDC102-KVCV-10152013-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-vn7vbFx/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-jZ7N6hX/1/L/Saudi-L1011-HZAB1-KVCV-10152013-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-jZ7N6hX/A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-JXM88nC/1/L/IMG_0335-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Vintage-Aircraft/Victorville-Graveyard/i-JXM88nC/A)

11-02-2013, 04:59 AM
Outstanding Steve! The shots from the copter are awesome. I need to visit a bone yard on my need trip or so.

11-02-2013, 06:53 AM
G*ddammit steve! You KILLED those shots. That LH 748 is CHOICE & the Kiwi 773 is Sweet As!

11-02-2013, 09:23 AM
Hey Steve- Awesome, awesome, awesome. The derelicts are fantastic too. Did you get to tour any of the old wrecks?

11-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Great work Steve, love the boneyard shots....so sad to see N606UA like that. I remember her in much better times.

11-02-2013, 12:59 PM
I need to visit that bone yard myself!! great shots steve!!

I was able to snap a few shots while i was on my DL flight heading back to NY. Sorry they didnt come out very clear since we were more directly over



11-05-2013, 01:37 PM
Here are a few that were uploaded to JP.






11-05-2013, 02:43 PM
Nicely done Tim!

11-05-2013, 05:24 PM
Outstanding work Tim!

11-05-2013, 06:07 PM
Awesome Tim!

Here are few more as we're all probably still going through our hordes of images. Enjoy!










Tried to salvage this one as best as I could.






11-06-2013, 11:01 PM
Mark, great variety of WN specials!!

11-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Slowly making my way through the 4000+ shots I took. Here are a few more that I liked, hope you do to...










Jared Blech
11-08-2013, 12:56 PM
The last one, killer! Is that from the hill, and do the aircraft stop on a taxiway, or hold short etc...?

11-08-2013, 01:12 PM
Jared, yes, from Imperial Hill... Sometimes they will stop for exiting aircraft so you must be prepared to take advantage ;)

John, glad you got the bizjet on the GAT ramp ;)

11-08-2013, 07:02 PM
Jared, yes, from Imperial Hill... Sometimes they will stop for exiting aircraft so you must be prepared to take advantage ;)

John, glad you got the bizjet on the GAT ramp ;)

Mark slowed down to a crawl for the shot, and we immediately were asked to move along by LAPD. Never saw them until I pushed the trigger.
Maybe we need a data set? ;P

Thanks Jared, all of those night shots were from the hill.

11-08-2013, 10:09 PM
Data sets? I'm up to my ears in data sets and data-mining!!!! Glad you were able to get the shot.

Jared …. for most night shots (except for those parked at the gate), you have to be in the ready mode, no time to adjust the settings. Try to have your camera set, and the second the aircraft stops, start shooting! Don't be afraid to increase your ISO in order to get a faster shutter speed or open up your aperture and adjust accordingly.

11-10-2013, 08:42 PM
I just just downloaded my first batch of photos from the LAX trip to my main computer... I have about 150GB worth of shots ... those are old D3 file sizes so it is a TON of pictures. Had I had my D800, it would have been more like 500GB :tongue:

Only one for now. Last ever touchdown of a Singapore A340-500 at LAX. What an experience!


11-10-2013, 10:20 PM
I didn't come close to how much I expected to shoot, or to how much I wanted to; unfortunately by the time I decided to go, it was too late to request PTO at work for Friday, to that, add that I hit some bad IRROPS on my way to LAX, got re-routed through ORD, barely made my connection, and got to the gate almost 1 hour later than I originally planned to, and on Sunday the weather was miserable.

I think these two are my only "stellar" shots.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/10376124924_5c000e01f8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10376124924/)
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 G-VBUG KLAX 19OCT13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10376124924/) by FelipeGR90 (http://www.flickr.com/people/garciarf/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7333/10396197253_98dc2f2df9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10396197253/)
United Boeing 787-8 N45905 KLAX 19OCT13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10396197253/) by FelipeGR90 (http://www.flickr.com/people/garciarf/), on Flickr

The regular stuff
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/10469528273_e2dd4a0efc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10469528273/)
547C6831_1200_VQ-BBF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10469528273/) by FelipeGR90 (http://www.flickr.com/people/garciarf/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3696/10469346054_bf60dc4558_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10469346054/)
547C6845_1200_n622va (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10469346054/) by FelipeGR90 (http://www.flickr.com/people/garciarf/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/10451175206_91e4d6a36a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10451175206/)
547C6751_1200_N623VA (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10451175206/) by FelipeGR90 (http://www.flickr.com/people/garciarf/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/10469344995_de2dc7610d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10469344995/)
547C6759_1200_PE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garciarf/10469344995/) by FelipeGR90 (http://www.flickr.com/people/garciarf/), on Flickr

In the end, I definitely enjoyed the company of people I hadn't seen in ages, some In-n-Out, and got to visit LAX after almost 2 years without doing so (awful considering that I was merely 6 hours by car). I got plenty of Virgin America shots, my first 787 (actually, my first 787 sighting ever was at ORD while taxiing to the runway on the way to LAX). After getting to my apartment around 11 PM on Sunday (got hit with yet another delay, this time at DEN) and seeing the first photos, I safely concluded that I regretted nothing.

11-27-2013, 08:09 AM
Here are a few more from the fantastic group outing.





11-28-2013, 09:34 PM
Those night shots from the hill are amazing! Manny, where were you for the A345 touch down? We were in a vacant lot just shy of the piano keys as it flew over. Didn't see the touch down on the ground. I have been uploading all of my keepers to JP.net. I have had 31/33 of my LAX keepers accepted. The two rejects are back in queue after minor adjustments.

My Singapore shot.

05-28-2014, 01:51 PM
....So any word on 2014's Meetup?

05-28-2014, 11:02 PM
Very nice shot Tim... I was over Sepulveda on the overpass used mostly by PD and the shuttles :)

07-14-2016, 08:42 AM
Hello...I am wondering if there was going to be a PHX/NYC meet in LAX this year?