On Saturday, we flew to Los Angeles for the day to attend Crankflier’s Dorkfest and NYCAviation’s SpotLAX events and we had an amazing time. Thank you to everyone who came out to watch planes and chat about aviation. A huge thank you to Crankyflier Brett Snyder, NYCAviation’s Ben Granucci, Heather Abbott, Andrew Poure, and Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren for making the day possible. If you couldn’t make it this year, here’s a taste of what we saw during the day and we hope you can make it next year. 

Our day began with a quick meet-up at the H Hotel for pre-Dorkfest rooftop spotting. Only a few minutes after we arrived, Delta’s special BCRF 767-400 arrived getting the day off to a great start. We then made our way to the park across from the In-N-Out for Dorkfest. It was a great crowd of avgeeks from around the world. One gentleman was visiting Los Angeles from Johannesburg and told us he came to Dorkfest because he heard about it on our AvTalk podcast! The rest of the day was filled with planes, great conversation, and the obligatory lunch at In-N-Out.

A Day at LAX

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United Airlines 757 (the aircraft that would take us home)

Playback of flights pictured above

AirlineAircraftRegistrationCallsign/Flight NumberOrigin
Delta Air LinesBoeing 767-432(ER)N845MHDAL424/DL424New York
China Eastern AirlinesBoeing 777-39P(ER)B-7343CES583/MU583Shanghai
Korean Air LinesAirbus A380-861HL7622KAL017/KE17Seoul
American AirlinesBoeing 787-9N831AAAAL26/AA26Tokyo
Air CanadaBoeing 787-9C-FNOEACA791/AC791Toronto
Emirates AirlineAirbus A380-861A6-EEVUAE215/EK215Dubai
United AirlinesBoeing 757-33NN57868UAL1231/UA1231Honolulu
Thomas Cook AirlinesAirbus A330-243G-MDBDTCX2622/MT2622Manchester
British AirwaysBoeing 787-9G-ZBKOBAW281/BA281London
Asiana AirlinesAirbus A380-841HL7641AAR202/OZ202Seoul

Video highlights

And if video is your thing, here’s an overview of Dorkfest from @InsideCableNews.

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