Phxspotters Welcomes Josh Akbar

By: Category: PHXUncategorized

Phxspotters is happy to announce that Josh Akbar has joined the ranks of Phxspotters.

Josh, a lifetime aviation enthusiast, became fascinated with airplanes when he was just a toddler in Massapequa, New York and his parents would take him outside to watch the Concorde fly over his house on its way to JFK.  Three decades later, Josh still automatically turns his head toward the sky whenever he hears the sound of engines overhead.  Josh has been an avid aviation photographer for more than ten years, first using a film camera, but then making the switch to digital with a Nikon D100 and then later a Nikon D200...

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Phxspotters wants you.

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When did you know you had a love for aviation? We all know that we didnt just come into this world and start chasing those planes. Everyone has a story of when they knew they cought the spotting bug. And here is my story.

My story starts when I was just 8 yrs old and me and my mom were flying out of Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK). We were standing at the gate prior to boarding and I was just staring out the window of all the arriving and departing airliners. I didnt catch the bug till we boarded TWA 747-100 in KJFK to Franfurt Internation Airport (EDDF). I was allowed to sit in the captains seat and recieved my first set of golden wings. At that moment all I could think about was airplanes...

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Phxspotters Day

By: Category: HelicoptersPHX

About a week ago we recieved a email from a crew member of British Airways who wanted to do some spotting of KPHX and surrounding areas. They arrived late last night and we picked them up early this morning and our journey begins. First stop Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX). This spotter was Helicopter Enthusiast and wanted primarily rotor shots.  So I called Joe Kates and he made it happen. We were able to get out to the Maricopa County Sheriffs hanger out at Deer Valley (KDVT) and got some outstanding photos. After that we headed to Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU) and were able to get access to Airwest Helicopters, LLC. David who is the Director of Maintenance was kind of enough to gave us a nice tour of there facility...

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