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Spotting Location of the week

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  This week we have decided to select Terminal 2 as our Spotting location of the week. Description : The T2 parking garage is only 2 levels tall and there is no view to the south side (which is where the gates are located) so the only spotting you can do here is on the north side overlooking the landing zone of rwy08. This is where most aircraft will turn off when they land on rwy26. Shots can be taken all year long from this location (won’t be backlit). UPDATE: Be advised that you are no longer able to park on the top level of T2. They have dedicated parking for Airport/Airline employees. You are still able to park on the lower level. And walk up the flight of stairs, and the cost of parking is $4.00 per hour. For a complete list of Spotting areas around PHX visit Read More

PHX Spotters Day 2011

By: Category: EventsFriendsPHXSpottingUncategorized

Our second annual PHX Spotters day 2011 was a complete success. The staff at PHX Spotters started planning this event about 3 months ago. We decided to plan the event for November 5th, 2011. Even with there being a couple other events in the surrounding areas of Phoenix we decided the day must go one. Invites sent out via Facebook and Twitter. There is no turning back. The day before the event and the weather is not looking to good for our event. The forecast for Saturdays event was an expected high of 69 degrees and sunny. Well the morning of the event, I open the garage and all I see is dark clouds and the smell of new rain is in the air. But like I said the show must go one. There is no way this can be cancelled. We have members flying in for the event...Read More

Spotting location of the week

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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

Morning light at KPHX

By: Category: FriendsPHXSpottingUncategorized

In the next couple months, the Valley of the Sun temperatures will be slowing coming down. And when the temperatures come down it make s for some outstanding Aviation Photography. The next couple weeks will be the start of my spotting season. We look forward to seeing all of the Aviation Spotters at our local airports. If you see someone with a camera don't be afraid to walk up to us and say hello. It is a great to be out at the airport taking pictures, but its better when you have great company. Read More