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Many colors of Phoenix

By: Category: FriendsPHX

  This photo was provided by PhxSpotters member Bryan Snider. This is a perfect example of the many colors that Phoenix has to offer for photographers. This was taken from Terminal 4 SW corner of the top level.Read More

Spotting location of the week

By: Category: PHXSpottingUncategorized

We will be doing a weekly spotting location update for all of our members and visitors. This weeks spotting location is 40th Street.  If you take a look on the map, that is provided below 40th St is #3 on the map. This is a great location in the winter when aircraft on the 25/07’s can’t be snapped from the parking garages. You can get great landing/departing action on both runways all day long. When driving on 40th Street you will notice that the road comes to a dead end. We have had members scrap the undercarriage of their vehicles when attempting to drive up the embankment. So please drive up there at your own risk. For members and visitors that want to park and walk to the location. It is only about 150-300 feet from the road...Read More

Spotlight Photographer- Peter Van Dyke (October 2011)

By: Category: FriendsPHXUncategorized

  I would like to announce Octobers Spotlight Photographer has been selected. Peter Van Dyke has been selected for the month of October.  Peter has been a member of PHX Spotters since March 2011. His photos are top notch. And as usual always happy to help out our members when it comes to spotting locations and anything about commercial airlines. I get the pleasure of working with Peter at US Airways. Here is a little information about Peter Van Dyke My name is Peter Van Dyke, I'm 22 years old living in Phoenix at the moment.  I've had a longtime interest in anything transportation related, mostly photographing trains before moving over to aviation about four years ago...Read More

Coolidge Fly-In October 11

By: Category: Fly-inUncategorized

Well, this last Saturday was the first fly-in of the season. Even with the threat of bad weather, heat haze and low attendance I made the 3 hour drive just to see how it was. Yes, there was less traffic than usual, but still quite a few planes that weren't there before, including a nice looking Cessna 310R that I had seen two weeks before in Sedona. Also, fellow spotter Kyle Boyd flew a C172 from Deer Valley. And it seems like N138FF, the Hercules that sat outside the IAR hangar seems to be slowly being brought back to airworthiness, as the wings are now sitting next to the plane. Now, I do have to say, it did get pretty hot that day, mid 90s or so, but that didn't ruin the photos. Read More