Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in About The Site, Book Reviews | Posted on 20-07-2015
Whilst writing about airports, airlines and spotting on this blog I come across a lot of great information that would help spotters. I have heaps of saved up information which often finds itself into blog posts, or part-completed manuscripts for books. I also do a lot of research when out visiting airports myself.
In the past I’ve published a number of Airport Spotting Guides books, including Europe, Far East & Australasia, and USA.
But recently I’ve been working towards a complete rework and update, figuring it was time to have something new in print for spotters in 2015.
What Spotters Are Looking For
I’m a spotter myself, so I have the insider knowledge of what is useful for planning spotting trips and getting out and about at airports. I know what makes certain airports interesting, and what kind of place makes a good spotting location or hotel.
And like everyone else, I prefer to have all of the information available in handy reference format instead of sifting through lots of website and printouts.
But undertaking this kind of project is pretty complex given the hundreds of thousands of airports out there – especially the many new ones built or expanded since my last books were published. Without thousands of pages available for the book, it takes a bit of work to cram in as much useful information about as many interesting airports as possible.
It also means reviewing what was and was not popular about the last books. Some information dates too quickly, or takes up too much space. Some is simply nice but not necessary. Whilst others are essential. Spotters need to know the best places to spot, the best spotting hotels, information on what they’re likely to see and what’s nearby, and any indications on whether they’re going to be welcome or thrown into a police van!
What’s In The Book
I’ll be publishing Airport Spotting Guides World Airports in August 2015, and it will be available in both printed and Kindle ebook versions.
Here’s what you’ll find inside, and why I think it will be the most useful spotting guide book yet:
The book is broken up into countries and covers the whole world, rather than just one region like the previous books. The main parts are:
1. Detailed spotting guides
2. Guides to all major airports in each country
3. Spotting hotels and museums
Then within each part I go into more detail and set up all of the information useful for spotting at the airports listed.
- Detailed spotting guides to the most popular spotting airports, including extended information about spotting at each airport, and a map in many cases.
- Overviews of all other important commercial airports in each country, with brief description of what you’ll see and where to spot from.
- Overviews of additional aviation attractions worth visiting, such as storage airports, executive airports and museums.
I can’t wait to get this book into people’s hands. It’s got over 300 airports included and I really believe it’s a concise guide that no plane spotter should be without.
I hope that by reading this blog and reading my previous books you’ll know that the information I collate and research is genuinely useful and up-to-date. Airport Spotting Guides World Airports could end up being the ultimate resource for plane spotting. And it’s only £14.99.
How You Can Help
I love being a part of the aviation enthusiast community of spotters, photographers, historians and industry workers who read this blog. It’s a real joy to be able to supply high-quality content and inspiration to help you in your hobby and understanding of the topic.
Now I’d like to ask for your help.
Please spread the word about this new book. It’s going to be a great resource for people like you and hopefully inspire people to take more time for their hobby this year.
I’d love to start off with a bunch of pre-orders for the book, which would really boost it from day one. And I’d love it if you could let other people know about it.
It’s got so much useful information and references for so many great airports out there that you really won’t want to be without it when you’re travelling or planning trips.
Watch out for my post on publication day with all the details, links to retailers. I’ll also be offering an something extra as a reward for helping me out, and the chance to win a special prize. I’ll also share some snippets of the amazing content in the book.
I promise you won’t be disappointed.
So help me out. Go make a preorder now. Here’s the link: Airport Spotting Guides World Airports. Do it today!
(And as a hint, make sure you save the receipt or order confirmation. You’re going to need it!)
Please note, the website below allows you to order using Paypal. But if you’d prefer to order over the phone or pay by another means, please call +44 7980 660446