Category Spotting

Airport Watch PHX

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Airport Watch First class 2012

A project that started well over a year ago has finally been completed. With the first class to graduate the Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol program (PNP). The Airport Watch first class members include, Jason Bong, Felipe Garcia, Billy Ellison (Wild Bill), Peter Nickerson, Ron McLellan, and Saurabh Patel. Airport Watch AZ has already logged in over 100 hours since the class has been active.

Some information about how the process got started. Just over a year ago, I received some information pertaining to other Airport Watch Programs globally. There were only two Airport Watch Programs in North America, which include Chicago (ORD), Minneapolis St-Paul (MSP) and “coming soon” Phoenix (PHX)...

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Spirit Airlines’ Inaugural Service to Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport

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February 9, 2012 marked Spirit Airlines’ Inaugural Service to Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport.  Spirit Airlines, headquartered in Miramar, FL, launched the $28.79 fare from Phoenix-Mesa to Las Vegas this morning and the event was topped off with a water cannon welcome.  With hundreds in attendance Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Chairman Mayor John Lewis formally welcomed Spirit Airlines to the Valley.  At approximately 12:40pm the Airbus A319, tail number N534NK, touched down at the former Williams Air Force Base.  Crowds were allowed out on the ramp between the terminal and the Gateway Aviation Services FBO.  Lunch was catered by Paradise Bakery for all guests and Vegas showgirls were available for photo ops...
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LAS Spotting – Nov 2011

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Well, almost 2 months late, but better late than never. Unfortunately my plans to write a bunch of articles and reports while I was vacationing in Mexico quickly fell apart due to the not-so-great 2MBPS connection at my parents’.

So last year for Thanksgiving break I planned a trip with some friends. While I insisted on going only to Vegas, one of my friends insisted to visit other places too, so we only had 2 days at LAS. Given that they are rarely up before 9 on non school days, I took this as an opportunity for early morning spotting. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too good on my previous visit to Vegas, in addition to not having too much spare time.

The only location I tried was the viewing area on Sunset Rd...

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