Category Road trips

VIP Tour of KPHX

By: Category: PHXRoad trips

Editor of PhxSpotters Jason Bong had a VIP tour of KPHX. “This is one of my for my Bucket List” as he crosses this off. Today Jason was able to go behind the scenes at KPHX to see the day to day operations of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. KPHX has 3 terminals and houses over 120 aircraft gates.

Airport development

* A new 33 gate Terminal northwest of the current Terminal 2.
* Phoenix Sky Train:
o Phase one, currently under construction, runs from the 44th and Washington streets and will shuttle travelers to the East Economy Lot and on to Terminal 4. Phase one opening is expected to be complete some time in 2013.
o Phase two will continue on from Terminal 4 to Terminals 3 and the future Terminal 2 replacement terminal and will end at the consolidated rental-car center just west of the airpo...

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Hot Air Expeditions Invites Phx Spotters

By: Category: Deer ValleyFriendsRoad tripsUncategorized

We want to start off by giving the staff at Hot Air Expeditions a Big Thank you for showing us a great time. Our Editor Jason Bong was invited to take a ride with this group on Tuesday. He showed up at 515am and was chauffeured to the launch site were a small percentage of there fleet was waiting for the daily flights.  Jason was paired with Patrick, who is the chief pilot of the company. Capt. Patrick showed Jason how the day to day operations of setting up the Hot Air Balloons. “These guys work harder in three hours then some people work in 8 hours.”

And before we knew it we loaded up our last rider and we are off.  And we have figured out to be a Chief Pilot it is a requirement to have a since of Humor. Because Capt. Patrick is a funny guy...

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Joe (photorecon) Finally gets the A-380 in flight

By: Category: Road tripsUncategorized

Was out at LAX  and got the A-380 twice today 8:00 am and 10:00am same day both on 24rt @LAX. more to come on the LA visit.

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