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The Consolidated LAX Plane Spotting/Viewing Thread

The Consolidated LAX Plane Spotting/Viewing Thread

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Old Aug 26, 14, 1:37 pm
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The list above is missing China Southern's daily A380 -

CZ327 which arrives around 7PM during DST (still plenty of daylight for plane spotting)

CZ328 which departs around 12AM during DST (definitely no daylight )
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Old Apr 8, 18, 8:37 pm
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Low-Flying Planes Landing At LAX Today

I was driving down Sepulveda today, and noticed planes making their final approach into LAX flying so low that I thought they would clip the In N Out Burger! Does anybody have any insight?

On the flip side, I timed it right: I got awesome, close-up views of both the QR and EYflights landing, and then a couple of hours later the BR and NZ flights!
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Old Apr 15, 18, 10:32 am
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Probably some sort of optical illusion - planes can't just randomly fly lower.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 2:06 am
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Yeah, probably a perspective thing - they should always be about the same height going over Sepulveda, and given that you're about 1000' from the end of the runway they're really low there. Try walking over the Vicksburg bridge to Lot C when planes are coming in - they'll seem *really* close.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 9:04 am
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I remember vividly the first time I saw a 747. I was getting out of my VW Bus in the parking lot behind a store under the short final flight path of one of the LAX runways. Not being used to the size of those beasts, I thought it was about to land on my head -- which I proceeded to bash against the top of the door frame. That smarted.
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Old Sep 3, 18, 12:16 pm
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Plane watching from LAX In & Out

If you love planes and have some extra time around LAX check out the views from In & Out Burger - aka Airplane Landing View Point. Great place to hang out to watch the planes fly by and a lot of A380's and other jumbo jets!

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Old Sep 3, 18, 1:06 pm
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Old Sep 3, 18, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyinHawaiian View Post
Former LA resident here. Please see my sig line

A lot harder to do on a short layover

Of course if you want to go there just to watch the planes ....
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