My first time spotting @ KDFW 7/11/20

I would like to share some of the best photos from my first ever time spotting.
If you have any tips for spotting with an iPhone please let me know!


Trip Details

Date: July 11, 2020
Airport: KDFW(Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport)
Camera: iPhone 11


Photos

Aircraft #1

Airline: Alaska Airlines
Aircraft: 737-900ER
Reg: N409AS
Time: 12:15pm CST

Aircraft #2

Airline: American Airlines
Aircraft: 737-800
Reg: N939NN
Time: 12:03pm CST

Aircraft #3

Airline: Mesa (American Eagle)
Aircraft: CRJ-900
Reg: N905J
Time: 12:08pm CST

Aircraft #4

Airline: American Airlines
Aircraft: 787-9
Reg: N837AN
Time: 12:06pm CST

Aircraft #5

Airline: American Airlines
Aircraft: 737-800
Reg: N992NN
Time: 12:07pm CST


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#4 was dreamy, quite literally.

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Get as close as you possibly can! If it’s allowed to go right to the fence where you are (here in Germany it is), than try to do this. Also some spots are really close to taxiways, which is really a good idea as well.

Great pictures for a first session though!

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As @JulianB said, get as close as possible. You don’t have very much zoom/crop power. And as a general rule with any photographic equipment, get up close to fences (if it’s legal) and shoot through them instead of having them blocking the aircraft.

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Aircraft 3 is a CRJ900 operated by Mesa

Thank you @JulianB and @AndrewWu, where I was located during this trip I could not get any closer but on my second trip, which you will see in a couple of days I was able to get up to the fence and take pictures through it.

@N1RG I might have gotten it mixed up with another aircraft I saw, looking into it.

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About what they said above:

I’m a DFW spotter as well. Getting close is near impossible. I have a spot for you, but it’s one of the only places you can get close. It’s a taxiway but only used by cargo and aircraft heading to the hangars.

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@N1RG Do you happen to know the registration?

Awesome! @Altaria55 do you mind messaging it to me?

Nope. Only thing I can see is the “J” which tells me that its a Mesa bird… Its also a -900 because of the two over wing exits and the two forwarded bins

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The registration is N905J

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Oh I see, thanks for bringing it up.

Thank you!

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