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Terminal 4 Spotting at Phoenix

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  • This is a huge garage; you can go to any level to get uncluttered shots from either side north/south/east/west. It is a good location to get close-up shots of aircraft taxiing to the gates you can also get shots of aircraft lining up on 25R or landing on 25L. You can also get aircraft touching down on 26 with the Papago Mountains in the backdrop which is a signature shot from Phoenix.
  • Terminal 4: Southwest, US Airways, Air Canada, AeroMexico and British Airways.
  • From the east side, you can catch aircraft taxiing on taxiway Romeo to depart on rwy25R. Shots are well lit from noon to sunset here.
  • From the west side, you can catch aircraft taxiing on taxiways Sierra/Tango with the PHX tower in the background. Shots are well lit from morning to noon here.
  • With the construction of the ...
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Santa’s big helpers

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The Christmas Cargo Rush by Saurabh Patel
During the Christmas holiday season, every Christmas, Phoenix get a bunch of Cargo traffic. Part of which is due to the high parcel volume for customers in Phoenix and also Phoenix has one of the biggest warehouses for Amazon. The week leading up to Christmas day is when all the fun starts.
This year the heavy lifters included increased frequency of FedEx/UPS. They also upgraded most flights to the MD11’s. The additional visitors were Evergreen with their Classic 747-200’s and a brand new visitor in National Cargo Airlines who brought their newest 747-400. Most of the Cargo jets ran a route From Louisville -> Phoenix -> Ontario (CA) and back the same way...
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US Airways vs Southwest Airlines special themes

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While Standing in line waiting to clear the TSA security checkpoint. I overhear a little boy talking to his mom about going to see the “Fishy Plane”. After clearing the  checkpoint, I started thinking about the difference between US Airways and Southwest Airlines and their Special Themed liveries. Being a employee of US Airways, they will always have a special place in my heart. In  my own personal opinion, I believe Southwest Airlines has the best overall paint schemes on a number of their aircraft. Although most of their paint schemes are State related. Southwest Airlines has several special schemes to commemorate their destinations, anniversary`s and various other events. Southwest also has several that have nose art.

Arizona One, California One, Florida One, Illinois One, Lone Sta...

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