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 Post subject: For A Fun, Cheap Date!!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:44 am 
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Guys, You HAVE to do this when you are in LA. Go to the In-N-Out Burger on Sepulveda, outside LAX, just north of RWY 24R. OMG, it's SO MUCH FUN!! They land literally right on top of you! You can see into the landing gear compartment!!!

I recommend sitting at the tables outside, but for a better view, the small park across the street is fantastic, as is parking on the curb facing Sepulveda looking at the approach. It's even more fun at NIGHT guessing what is coming in next.. a heavy or a commuter. Low and slow with one big light = HEAVY!!! On a Monday or Tuesday night you get LOTS of action... CARGO action that is!! HUGE 747s and stuff... roaring down on you. Then..... REVERSE THRUST that rattles your car windows!!

I was squealing so much that I am sure people thought I was drunk. I didn't care, I LOVED the NOISE!!! Woooooo Hoooooo!!!! If you are really lucky... you might even see VAPOR TRAILS off the wing tips!!!

And get the Double-Double, Animal Style!!! You won't be dissapointed!! :twisted: :shock: :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:11 am 
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Definitely the best In-n-Out location anywhere. Here's a link to a listing of their"secret menu". Mmmmmmmmm, 4x4 burger, animal style fries, and a vanilla shake........You think they'd FedEx it to the east coast?

http://www.badmouth.net/in-n-outs-secret-menu/


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:51 am 
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I've mentioned this In-n-Out a few times here on the forums. It's fantastic to be able to get a burger and fries and then just watch the aircraft land.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:55 am 
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If you're dates not cheap go here.

http://160knots.com/ProudBird.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:19 pm 
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Or cruise down to Santa Monica and have dinner at Typhoon.....

http://www.typhoon.biz/


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:13 pm 
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FlyNYC wrote:
Definitely the best In-n-Out location anywhere. Here's a link to a listing of their"secret menu". Mmmmmmmmm, 4x4 burger, animal style fries, and a vanilla shake........You think they'd FedEx it to the east coast?

http://www.badmouth.net/in-n-outs-secret-menu/


You know what is funny KLAX is not a hub for us...I was shocked to hear that after starting there. I did not have the pleasure during the 2 weeks I spent out in LA to get there. But can anyone tell me the "Point" near the airport a bit West of the Embassy Suites that sits directly accross from EVA Cargo? I noticed some spotters on a little hill with their cams when we were in the van on the way back from lunch. LAX is a cool airport 8)

TKS for the intresting thread as useual :wink:


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@ YKM we have this at the approach end to Rwy 27. Fortunately there are two trauma centers within a mile.

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OMG- I LOVE in-n-out!!

get me a double double with a pink lemon aid and send it to FL for me PLEASE


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:39 pm 
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FED-EX !!! Dude!! We need to get some burgers out to some East Coast guys here!! Where are you? Get on that :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:42 pm 
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@ YKM we have this at the approach end to Rwy 27. Fortunately there are two trauma centers within a mile.

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Notice, the sign says "OPEN", yet there are no cars...hmmm....yeah Wazz, I think I'd be moving along there :) *kiss *kiss!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:50 pm 
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IADFXMD11HVY wrote:
FlyNYC wrote:
Definitely the best In-n-Out location anywhere. Here's a link to a listing of their"secret menu". Mmmmmmmmm, 4x4 burger, animal style fries, and a vanilla shake........You think they'd FedEx it to the east coast?

http://www.badmouth.net/in-n-outs-secret-menu/


You know what is funny KLAX is not a hub for us...I was shocked to hear that after starting there. I did not have the pleasure during the 2 weeks I spent out in LA to get there. But can anyone tell me the "Point" near the airport a bit West of the Embassy Suites that sits directly accross from EVA Cargo? I noticed some spotters on a little hill with their cams when we were in the van on the way back from lunch. LAX is a cool airport 8)

TKS for the intresting thread as useual :wink:


HEY!!! I think you are talking about the overlook at El Segundo. I have been there too. There are benches all along the hill and those "Pay For Play" binocular machine thingys. Great take-off roll action there!!!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/clutters-park-el-segundo


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Satine wrote:
IADFXMD11HVY wrote:
FlyNYC wrote:
Definitely the best In-n-Out location anywhere. Here's a link to a listing of their"secret menu". Mmmmmmmmm, 4x4 burger, animal style fries, and a vanilla shake........You think they'd FedEx it to the east coast?

http://www.badmouth.net/in-n-outs-secret-menu/


You know what is funny KLAX is not a hub for us...I was shocked to hear that after starting there. I did not have the pleasure during the 2 weeks I spent out in LA to get there. But can anyone tell me the "Point" near the airport a bit West of the Embassy Suites that sits directly accross from EVA Cargo? I noticed some spotters on a little hill with their cams when we were in the van on the way back from lunch. LAX is a cool airport 8)

TKS for the intresting thread as useual :wink:


HEY!!! I think you are talking about the overlook at El Segundo. I have been there too. There are benches all along the hill and those "Pay For Play" binocular machine thingys. Great take-off roll action there!!!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/clutters-park-el-segundo


There were quite a few spotters there when I visited LA back in June. I also realized that I never posted any pictures that I took out there.

Be gentle though, it was a brand-spanking-new camera and the weather was not the best for photography. Also, check out the LGB and the SMO folders for the other airports I was able to do some spotting at.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:53 am 
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Sorry guys..

.. but LAS still is (IMHO) the place to beat as far as a cheap date for planespotting goes.

http://www.birdandhike.com/Aircraft/Spo ... Carran.htm

With the parking area next to 25L/7R, you can see just about every commercial plane land (except those that get offloaded to 19L/R). Plus, ATC is piped directly into your car stereo over the radio. Sunset Road parallels the 25L/R final approach course all the way back to Sam Boyd Stadium (about 6 DME from the field), which there's an In-n-Out down that way, plus the major one off of Tropicana. Sure, it's a fair distance, but worth it. On a clear day, you can see the stream coming in, let alone converging to join final for a good 15 DME out!

Love that place. That's my 'Other Office.' If I'm not at home and not at work, I'm there!

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tyketto wrote:
If I'm not at home and not at work, I'm there!

BL.


Do you bring one of them "cheap dates" with you? :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:32 am 
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If I'm not at home and not at work, I'm there!

BL.


Do you bring one of them "cheap dates" with you? :wink:


Yep! I bring my dog. She likes to chase after the planes when they touch down as she sees them as big birds.. Though I might stop, as the pigeons are thinking they can get food there. If she chases them around, one could go too far onto the field and get sucked into an engine..

In fact, I'll take her to VGT instead. They have the same parking area setup there, but theirs is more of an actual park. ATC piped over the radio to that area too. Hit up KVGT on Google Earth or Google Maps, and look for a spade shaped parking area west of the approach end of 12R, north of the approach end of 7, on Decatur.

BL.


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I'll be your "cheap date" Satine...and I like airplanes too.... :wink:


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Good girls go home to meet mom.

Cheap girls go everywhere.


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azav8r wrote:
I'll be your "cheap date" Satine...and I like airplanes too.... :wink:


*Sigh*... *passes out*... and your 4 x 4 Animal Style is on me!! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:48 am 
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fholbert wrote:
Good girls go home to meet mom.

Cheap girls go everywhere.


Frank dahling, I am a luxury few can afford!! Just ask the BF, he can have a GF or a plane...but not both at the same time :) :) (*and* I met Mom! She was a pilot in her younger days who flew a Cherokee!) Yep, I do go everywhere, but it's always in Business First! He says the Proud Bird is great for brunch on Sunday... will be going soon!!

HEY!!! My boss saw you taking off from Big Bear recently in your Bellanca, and now he wants one. If you know any for sale that aren't on Trade-A-Plane, let me know! He has a Cherokee 140 and wants more speed, loves your website too!!! :)


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Satine wrote:
fholbert wrote:
Good girls go home to meet mom.

Cheap girls go everywhere.


Frank dahling, I am a luxury few can afford!! Just ask the BF, he can have a GF or a plane...but not both at the same time :) :) (*and* I met Mom! She was a pilot in her younger days who flew a Cherokee!) Yep, I do go everywhere, but it's always in Business First! He says the Proud Bird is great for brunch on Sunday... will be going soon!!

HEY!!! My boss saw you taking off from Big Bear recently in your Bellanca, and now he wants one. If you know any for sale that aren't on Trade-A-Plane, let me know! He has a Cherokee 140 and wants more speed, loves your website too!!! :)


Milady,

I'd have to agree with the BF. The Proud Bird has great brunch on Sunday, and their dinners are great. I've met many a group of friends there for nights of dinner and planespotting on their deck. You will definitely have to go there! Enjoy it!

BL.


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More Details about this In-N-Out & LAX on this blog.
http://taxiwayalpha.blogspot.com/

In-N-Out LAX Spotters Information:
http://taxiwayalpha.blogspot.com/2008/04/in-n-out.html

Imperial Hill LAX Spotters Information: (Near Embassy Suites)
http://taxiwayalpha.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... -hill.html


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I married the Perfect Woman...

She SUGGESTS getting takeout White Castles and parking by the observation deck at CMH with the laptop to watch the activity.

I'd go to hell and back (on Skybus, no less) for this lady. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:01 am 
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mrsheep wrote:
I married the Perfect Woman...

She SUGGESTS getting takeout White Castles and parking by the observation deck at CMH with the laptop to watch the activity.

I'd go to hell and back (on Skybus, no less) for this lady. :D


OMG!!! This is the sweetest post I have ever read!!
How wonderful for you to say this about your wife!!
I hope she sees it!! I got all misty eyed over this one :)

Simple pleasures are life's finest treasures!!!!


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ahhhh boys, it is a beautiful day!!! / Week!!! / Month!!!! the queen is back and in full posting mode!!!

On a similar note within the same subject, I was on a business trip to SFO. I stayed at a Marriott Suites in Burlingame. There is a park right up the street that looks right across the bay to the airport. I sat there on a bench for a good long while sipping my coffee. The smell of Jet A and fresh coffee...damn that is a combo :wink:


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IADFXMD11HVY wrote:
I stayed at a Marriott Suites in Burlingame.

There's an Embassy Suites right on the water there. On SFO trips I call ahead to specifically book a room facing the water on a high floor. I open the slider to the small balcony, move the chair so that I can prop my feet up on the rail, and enjoy a nightcap...after a nice diiner at the Chart House just a short walk down the shore. :wink: Timing works out perfect for the evening arrival bank.


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