Category: Spotting News

Shanghai Opens New Spectator Facility 1

Shanghai Opens New Spectator Facility

Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport opened its new official spectator facility on 16 March 2010 on top of the new Terminal 2 building. Interestingly, this is the first official spotting location to be opened at any...

The BBC on Plane Spotting 0

The BBC on Plane Spotting

The BBC News website today published an article about plane spotting. It has been put together in the wake of the problems in India with Steven Ayers and Stephen Hampton. The article goes on...

Spotters in the news again 0

Spotters in the news again

It’s that time again – some spotters have been arrested for acting ‘suspiciously’ and a newspaper has printed the story (click to read it). Two spotters in India had booked into the Radisson New...

Stansted Plane Enthusiasts Scheme 1

Stansted Plane Enthusiasts Scheme

Essex Police have introduced a new scheme at London Stansted Airport entitled Stansted Plane Enthusiasts Scheme, which aims to collect the names and details of known regular spotters at the airport. This information will...

Coventry Airport to Close 3

Coventry Airport to Close

Breaking news this afternoon surrounds Coventry Airport and its apparent closure with immediate effect. The airport, in the West Midlands of the UK, has been struggling for a number of months, and has been...

Zurich Davos 2010 Ramp Tours 1

Zurich Davos 2010 Ramp Tours

It’s nearly time for that annual event in Switzerland which sees spotters flocking to see an abundance of biz jets in one place, and some of them quite rare! The Davos conference is held...

Mojave Bans Photography 8

Mojave Bans Photography

Following complaints from aircraft owners over the taking and subsequent use of photographs of their stored airliners at Mojave Airport, photography by spotters on their airside tours are now firmly banned. The airport has...

Gatwick Airport Sold 1

Gatwick Airport Sold

The long-awaited news of the sale of London Gatwick Airport was announced today. BAA was told to sell the airport, and has now agreed a deal with Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for £1.5bn. GIP...

Resources for Spotting in Scotland 3

Resources for Spotting in Scotland

Various enthusiasts sites exist for some of the airports in Scotland which can help in planning a trip to any of them, or in simply finding out what’s been happening up there. We have...

East Midlands Fencing Causing a Stir 0

East Midlands Fencing Causing a Stir

Sheet fencing recently erected around parts of the perimeter of East Midlands Airport is causing a stir as one of the most popular locations to view movements on the airfield is now effectively out...