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Chicago Airport Hilton 0

Chicago Airport Hilton

A recent report from a spotting trip to Chicago O’Hare gave a bit of information about the Hilton Hotel here. This is the best option for spotting hotels in Chicago, and can allow you...

North American Spotting Highlights – May 08 0

North American Spotting Highlights – May 08

New aircraft around North America worth looking out for this month include: N638VA A320-214 – New Virgin America delivery N245DT 737-4B7 – Now stored at Marana after Adam Air lease. N597AS 737-890 – New...

Europe Spotting Highlights – May 08 0

Europe Spotting Highlights – May 08

Some new aircraft around Europe worth looking out for this month include: 9A-CQA DHC-8-400 – First of type for Croatia Airlines PH-MCL 767-300 – Wearing Martinair 50th Anniversary colours D-AHIA 737-73S – Now flying...

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...