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September 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
What is Dorkfest? An awesome, laid-back event that our friend Brett Snyder (aka CrankyFlier) hosts each year. As he describes the event, it’s “where you come to the In-N-Out burger right across the street from the northern runways at LAX (9149 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045), grab a burger, and then watch airplanes from the park across the street while talking shop with other dorks. This isn’t an organized event in any way. There is no program. Just show up, eat burgers, and watch the variety of heavy metal coming into LAX.”
It is a great group of folks that show up each year. Even if you are one that normally doesn’t do events like this, or might be a little bit shy, know that this is a great group of people and it is easy to start up a nerdy conversation. I will be heading south again for the day from Seattle to join in on the fun. Hope you make it out and if you do, for sure say hello! (I look a lot like the guy on my Twitter profile).
As a reminder, this is entirely unorganized. No RSVP is needed, and there is no program. It’s hard to even call it an event. Just show up if you’re in the area and talk shop with others who have gathered to do the same.
As in past years, some airlines have sent some swag over to give away. That includes a model from British Airways, retro hats (and more) from American, and this year, for the first time, there are even a couple of free tickets to give away courtesy of Spirit. I hear United is sending something along as well, and if the rumors are true, it’s going to be something REALLY cool. Even DFW got into the act and sent a bunch of swag.
It should be a fun couple of hours. If you’re in the area, swing by and say hello. If you want more, well, then you’re in luck. NYCAviation is putting on its SpotLAX18 the same weekend, just like last year. Get more details here.