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2nd Annual LAX Spotters Weekend

By: Category: PhorocallsRoad tripsSpotting

China Airlines   The weekend of June 1st will see Los Angeles International Airport play host to, what is an ever increasing, group of aviation and photography enthusiasts also known as “Spotters”, for what promises to be a fun-filled weekend chocked full of photography opportunities of the world’s leading airlines that operate in and out of LAX. Originally started a few years ago by PHXSpotters, this event has ever increasingly become popular due to the numerous spots for photography (not to mention Helicopter overflights!!!), and the large variety of aircraft and airlines that fly here...Read More

Night Spotting at KPHX

By: Category: Uncategorized

After dropping a friend off at Sky Harbor, I decided to take a minute to snap some photos from Terminal 4. Shooting at night is completely different from daytime. With daylight, it’s a lot easier to capture the image you want, with night, a whole new set of challenges arise. With some photos taking up to 30 seconds to capture, everything has to go right in order to make that perfect shot. A steady tripod is a must and a wireless shutter release could also be a big help (I found that out the hard way). Although I didn’t get many usable photos, I definitely enjoyed the new experience and I plan on making more night trips out to Sky Harbor in the near future! Story and Photos by: Kyle BoydRead More

So what’s your angle?

By: Category: FriendsPHXUncategorized

About 2 years ago I picked up my first DSLR camera, and took it to one place I knew that I would get the most use and enjoyment out of it. So I hoped in my truck and headed to  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX) and started clicking the shutter button on my Nikon D3000. There was not a care in the world about how my photos were going to turn out.  I just wanted to capture every aircraft that I saw on my camera. It was just over a year, when I decided to take my aviation photography more seriously. With the cost of gas going up, it was harder to get out to the surrounding Airports across the valley. That is when I decided to make all my photos count.  Now don't get me wrong I still take a massive amount of photos when I go out spotting...Read More

Spotting at (KIWA) Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

By: Category: FriendsRoad tripsUncategorizedWillie

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport was built in 1941 and opened as Williams Air Base.  It was used to train military pilots during World War II, and converted to training of jet pilots until the decision to close the base was made in 1991.  Prior to closing in 1993, growing traffic at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport lead to the consideration of keeping the airport in operation for civilian use.  The airport was opened in 1994 as Williams Gateway airport, eventually being designated by the FAA as a “reliever” airport to address growing congestion at Sky Harbor. Today the airport is used for a multitude of purposes, and offers spotting opportunities unlike those available at the Valley’s largest airport – Sky Harbor...Read More