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Gatwick G20 Summit Warning 0

Gatwick G20 Summit Warning

The local police have issued a warning to spotters at Gatwick airport around the time of the G20 summit in London next week. It reads: “Over the coming week a Policing operation will commence...

Spotting at Osaka Kansai 4

Spotting at Osaka Kansai

One of Japan’s busiest and most modern airports. Osaka is a great stop-off if you’re spotting in Japan, however it has periods of few traffic movements on afternoons. The actual traffic you get is...

BAA Forced to Sell More Airports 0

BAA Forced to Sell More Airports

It has been announced by the regulators that the British Airports Authority (BAA) must sell more airports. It was already announced that London Gatwick will be sold. However, following this Stansted must be sold,...

Memphis Spotting Guide 3

Memphis Spotting Guide

Derek Oldham has provided this excellent report on spotting at Memphis – a haven for FedEx and Northwest (soon to be Delta) jets. I stayed in the Radisson at the airport. Contrary to what...

Aircraft Storage Yards Booming 1

Aircraft Storage Yards Booming

In this time of global economic downturn, business for the storage boneyards for aircraft in the USA is booming. More and more airlines are parking aircraft, with levels not seen since the year following...

Heathrow Renaissance Hotel Spotters Packages 1

Heathrow Renaissance Hotel Spotters Packages

The Renaissance Hotel at London Heathrow has a special Spotters Day Package available for those wanting to use the facilities. The cost is £20 for spotters to have the use of the Club Longe...

Spotting in the Washington DC Area 1

Spotting in the Washington DC Area

Keishi Nukina recently posted a great overview of the main Washington DC area airports from a spotting perspective, following his recent visit. If you’re planning on heading there, it makes great sense to give...

Orlando Airport Spotting Ban Lifted 0

Orlando Airport Spotting Ban Lifted

The ban on spotting from the parking garage at Orlando MCO airport in Florida has now been lifted by the Director of Security. The airport’s website will soon be updated with such details. They...

Heathrow Airport Webcam 1

Heathrow Airport Webcam

I recently came across this webcam at London Heathrow, which seems to take a shot of every aircraft as it passes. Quite useful for those into desktop spotting 🙂

Qantas A380 to Heathrow Increase 0

Qantas A380 to Heathrow Increase

Qantas will begin flying their Airbus A380 into London Heathrow five days per week from 8 June 2009. This is an increase on the present schedule. The days of operation are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday,...