Airport Spotting Blog Blog

Madrid Terminal 1 Spotting 0

Madrid Terminal 1 Spotting

Earlier this week I was in Madrid on business, flying with Jet2 through Terminal 1. Since Terminal 4 is now the focus of this huge airport, I thought I’d update you on the spotting...

BBC Report on Plane Spotters 1

BBC Report on Plane Spotters

This video report was made yesterday for the UEFA Cup Final at Manchester and the influx of spotters to the airport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7401713.stm I’m not particularly impressed with the seeming lack of respect from the...

Paris Photography Permits 2

Paris Photography Permits

There has been some discussion on the Civil Spotters group about the best e-mail address to use if you want to obtain a photography permit for visiting Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. The best...

Christchurch Viewing Deck 0

Christchurch Viewing Deck

Christchurch Airport in New Zealand has had an excellent outdoor viewing deck for many years. This is now under threat, however, according to a report by Geoff Pierce. Improvements to the terminal are likely...

Perpignan Spotting 0

Perpignan Spotting

Andy ‘Smudger’ Smith has also given a bit of information about Perpignan – a small regional airport in France just inside the border with Spain. Perpignan is known for having a small collection of...

Southern France Spotting Notes 0

Southern France Spotting Notes

Andy ‘Smudger’ Smith has recently posted an insightful guide into some of southern France’s main airports and airfields from a spotting point of view. Here are some of the highlights: Nimes: Has some stored...

Airport Satellite Maps 0

Airport Satellite Maps

A really useful site for quickly viewing aerial satellite maps of airports around the world is http://www.aopa.it/maps-apt.asp These are essentially Google Earth maps, but this saves all of the effort in finding them. The...

Newcastle Spotters Petition for Viewing Facilities 0

Newcastle Spotters Petition for Viewing Facilities

Aircraft spotters at Newcastle Airport in the UK have set up a petition to bring back viewing facilities at the airport. It once had a dedicated roof gallery, and indoor areas to watch aircraft....

Save Helsinki Malmi Airport 1

Save Helsinki Malmi Airport

Helsinki’s historic Malmi Airport is under threat. The local authorities want to close the airport to build a new residential area. The airport is wonderfully preserved and has its original pre-war terminal in place....

Durham Tees Valley Flights 0

Durham Tees Valley Flights

For those of you in the North East of England, or planning on visiting the area, there’s an excellent website for Durham Tees Valley (formerly Teesside) Airport, run by Dave Anderson. It lists all...