Cad West Mach Loop
THIS IS CAD WEST! In this video, I show you where, when and what to expect at CAD WEST!
MACH LOOP The Official guide to Cad West
Over the past 6 months, I have collated video and pictures from my many trips to the Mach Loop. I have created this film to offer a first-hand guide to the Cad West area of the Mach Loop. Cad West is definitely the easiest viewing area to find, park and walk to. It’s arguably the busiest part of the Loop too.
Cad West Mach Loop Viewing areas
Cad West has many areas to view aircraft from. From quite low down to pretty high up. Each area offering different perspectives but all areas are very rewarding (on busy days!)
Cad West LOWER AREA – The lower you are on the mountain the closer you are to the aircraft. The lower you are though means you’ll be shooting slightly up at the aircraft.
Cad West HIGHER AREA – The Higher you go on the mountain the further away you are from the aircraft. But going higher up means you’ll be mainly firing down on the aircraft. This is a very unique perspective. The higher up you go, the longer the lens required for that perfect shot! I recommend a 300-500mm lens from the top.
Cad West Mach Loop Just about Photography?
The Mach Loop isn’t all to do with photography. As you can see in my video just seeing the military aircraft buzzing through the Loop is totally exhilaration.
PLEASE READ: (just a few pointers)
1) Aircraft fly through the Loop Mon-Fri only (anytime it’s light)
2) THERE IS NO TIMETABLE (Ignore the one found online)
3) There are no guarantees of seeing aircraft
(I have been 4 times this year and drew blanks)
4) The weather is unpredictable (It’s a mountain)
5) Aircraft DO NOT fly when visibility is poor (Fog/Low clods etc)
I have created a web page to accompany this video
We cover it all…
WHERE IS IT?
WHERE DO I PARK?
HOW FAR IS TO WALK
WHERE CAN I STAY?
CAN I CAMP THERE?
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