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Updated Airport Spotting Guides UK & Ireland Guidebook Available Now

by Matt Falcus

We are pleased to announce the release of our brand new guidebook aimed at aviation enthusiasts visiting the airports and airfields across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Airport Spotting Guides UK & Ireland (2nd edition) has been fully updated from our previous edition, released in 2016, which has sold thousands of copies and received many positive reviews from spotters like you.

Now, as well as offering all the latest information on where to spot at airports and airfields, for the first time this updated guidebook includes details of where to spot at military airfields.


About the Book

Spotting at Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow.

Airport Spotting Guides UK & Ireland is a detailed guide to all of the best airfields, airports and military bases across the United Kingdom & Ireland, including:

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Channel Islands

It also includes a special section on London and its airports and airfields.

This means you’ll have details for 107 different airports and airfields at your fingertips.

Every airport and airfield includes tips such as:

  • The best places to spot and photograph aircraft
  • What you’ll see
  • Where to avoid

Plus, many of the best locations also include:

  • Maps
  • Details of based and regular airlines or military squadrons
  • Spotting hotel details

We’ve also included a section on the best aviation museums to visit in the UK & Ireland!

The beauty of the book is its compact size. Despite packing in all of the information above, you can easily carry it with you in your camera bag or hand luggage while on a spotting trip visiting airports.

So, whether you want to photograph heavy airliners at Heathrow, spot with the seals on Barra, enjoy the majesty of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Coningsby, catch up with retired airliners at St Athan, wander the display halls at the RAF Museum, or enjoy the sound of light aircraft at Wellesbourne Mountford, you’ll find it all here.


Free to Premium Members

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All Premium Members (minimum three months membership required) will receive a free copy of the book very soon.

This is just one of the perks of being a member, along with access to lots of extra content, guides, research, prize draws and our monthly digital magazine.

So, if you want to get a FREE COPY of this book, plus all the extra content and support the work of this site, why not join up today?



Where to Buy the Book

Airport Spotting Guides UK & Ireland (2nd edition) is published on 24 November and available to buy here.

Order your copy today to be the first to receive it, and get planning your future spotting trips, regardless of whether you live in the UK or Ireland, or simply plan to visit soon.



More UK & Ireland Content on Airport Spotting

British Airways 787-9

To mark the launch of this new book, we’ll be starting a series of content to complement it on this website.

New articles, guides and inspiration will introduce you to the best of aviation and spotting in the UK & Ireland, with plenty planned over coming weeks (as well as all of our usual content).

So stay tuned and enjoy all that we produce.





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