LOS ANGELES — Jeffry Seba came all the way from Louisville, Kentucky, specifically to visit the In-N-Out burger store next to LAX. But he didn’t come just for a double-double or an order of animal fries.

He also came to watch airplanes. Just a few hundred yards north of the restaurant, aircraft fly low on approach to land on LAX’s “runway two-four, right.”

“It’s a bucket list place for ‘av-geeks’ (aviation geeks) from all around the world to come,” said Seba, who noted that few locations offer such a close view of landing aircraft. 

Once a year “plane spotters,” like Seba, pilgrimage to a park across the street from the In-N-Out to take part in an aviation-themed “dorkfest” and to celebrate their esoteric hobby.