| Spot A: In-N-Out Burger

Views: Runway 24R arrivals.

Directions: On the corner of S Sepulveda Blvd and Lincoln Blvd, aka Route 1/Pacific Coast Highway.

Security: In-N-Out is private property, but there is a public park just a few steps away. There are also nice views from the grassy area on Sepulveda just southeast of In-N-Out, landmarked by a giant LAX sculpture/sign, but it is a very busy road which can lead to worried citizens and a talking-to from the LAPD.

Photography: Planes are low enough for lenses 50mm and up.

Some photos shot from this location:

Photo by Phil Derner Jr.
Photo by Phil Derner Jr.
Photo by Phil Derner Jr.
Photo by Phil Derner Jr.
Photo by Phil Derner Jr.
Photo by Phil Derner Jr.

| Spot B: Imperial Hill

Views: Arrivals and departures on runways 25R and 25L, nice overview of cargo terminals and freight ops.

Directions: From Sepulveda, travel west on W Imperial Highway, then make a left on Main Street and an immediate left onto East Imperial Ave. A few blocks down you’ll see an observation area on your left, between Cypress and Sheldon Streets.

Security: To our knowledge, there have been very few, if any, encounters with law enforcement at this location. As always, carry your ID.

Photography: A 300-400mm lens is recommended here. Anything smaller will probably not give you a fully framed photo. The planes go right to left and offer you a decent side view. Zoom in on the planes once they pass for that engine/nose shot. The light is good in the afternoon until sunset.

Some photos shot from this location:

Photo by Eric Dunetz
Photo by Eric Dunetz
Photo by Eric Dunetz
Photo by Eric Dunetz
Photo by Matt Molnar
Photo by Matt Molnar