About Us

My name is Matt Falcus. I’m a UK-based aviation writer and enthusiast.

I have been an aviation enthusiast since I was young. Alongside the Airport Spotting Blog, I’m an author of a number of aviation books, and regularly write for aviation magazines in the UK and USA. I’m a private pilot and spend a lot of my time travelling around the world flying on many different airlines and through most of the world’s major (and minor!) airports.

I started the Airport Spotting Blog in 2006 as a way to report on news and airports from around the world and to be a resource to aviation enthusiasts and aviation professionals.

I can write for you

Please send me your latest press releases and news of airport and airline events. As you will see from posts on this blog, I have regularly covered news stores and worked with clients such as British Airways, Airbus, Boeing, Transaero and many more.

I am available to cover airport ceremonies, route openings, delivery flights, and enthusiast events. Feature your airport and the great work you do! Please contact me.

As a freelance aviation writer and expert, my work has appeared on outlets such as:

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Matt in a VC-10
Buy my Books

I have written a number guidebooks on airport spotting through Destinworld Publishing. They are the best companions for visiting many of the most interesting airports around the world:

Airport Spotting Guides Europe
Guides to over 30 of Europe’s best airports for spotting, with maps, spotting locations, hotels and more.

Airport Spotting Guides USA
Guides to 67 of the best airports in the USA for spotting. With maps, spotting locations, nearby attractions, museums, hotels and more.

Airport Spotting Guides Far East and Australasia
Guides to almost 40 airports in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan. With maps, spotting locations, nearby attractions, museums, hotels and more.

Airlines of the USA
A comprehensive guide to America’s most significant airlines, from the early air mail carriers through to the famous legacy airlines, cargo companies, and low-cost carriers. Full fleet details, histories, routes and colour photographs.

I also write regularly for consumer magazines such as Airports of the World, Airliner World, and Airways.

If you have a report or some information from an airport that you think would be of interest to spotters, or a trip report, please contact me



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Matt Falcus
mattfalcus @ hotmail.com