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Phxspotters wants you.

By: Category: Uncategorized

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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Coolidge Fly-in 2011

By: Category: Road tripsUncategorized

On January 1, 2011 Jason Bong and Joe Kates and new member Jeff Hoffman braved the 20 degree weather and attended the first Coolidge fly-in for 2011. Although the weather was well below par, it was not enough to stop the pilots from flying to Coolidge for the New Year. Coolidge Aviation LLC sponsors the  fly-in, and the Breakfast is provided by Coolidge Lion’s Club in front of the hanger. So if your looking for something to do on the first Saturday of the month drive or fly on over to Coolidge AZ (P08). And if your a Photographer looking for that nice close up shot come on down.

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