Thanks for Coming to Cranky Dorkfest

Thanks to everyone who came to Cranky Dorkfest at the In ‘n Out at LAX yesterday. It was a great gathering of probably about 40 people in total, if not a few more than that. And special thanks to WestJet for actually arranging to have a special liveried-aircraft land at LAX while we were there.

Though we started with a few sprinkles (thanks, Hurricane Linda), that stopped quickly. And the high overcast that remained kept things comfortable.

This year, with runway 24R closed, most of us congregated toward the far end of the park to watch the airplanes come and and go. Here’s a photo that Seth from Wandering Aramean took of many of us gathered together.


All the #AvGeek fun at @crankyflier #DorkFest at @flyLAXairport. (Too many to tag everyone; sorry). pic.twitter.com/wjaP8hKLOp — Seth Miller (@WandrMe) September 12, 2015

That pose didn’t last long, however. It was back to watching airplanes immediately after.

WestJet gave us a pretty awesome surprise by arranging for the airline’s Magic Plane to operate flight 1422 into LAX today just for Dorkfest.


@crankyflier We've arranged a little surprise. #MagicPlane is en route to @flyLAXairport as WS1422. EON around 11:30 a.m. #Dorkfest — WestJet (@WestJet) September 12, 2015

Sure enough, the airplane came in right as promised.


Nor a great photo, but thanks for sending the magic plane @WestJet! pic.twitter.com/4wlcUlshdZ — Brett Snyder (@crankyflier) September 12, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came this year. We’ll do it again next September to celebrate the blog’s 10 year anniversary. I’ll post here once the date is finalized.

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