The Spotter's Blog

All things aviation related.

The Good Old Spotting Days

In August 1971 I was in Bahrain, being a spotter I made my way out to the local airport and after a wander around the place. I came across a number of goodies at the end of their life. All the DC-3's had at some point been shot up and somewhere I have pictures that I...

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Some Time at Last!

Well folks, some good news and like the Nomad above I have returned and might even have time to get on with the original project of the database and logging modules. I have the database built, well the basics of it are - I have been using it for my own personal use...

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Just a Post!

I am a Plane Spotter, I have been a spotter for the best part of 50 years. It has been a great hobby, I have met some great people and been to some great locations. When I started this hobby, you only really needed a pencil and a bit of paper – the truth be told you...

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Fairford 2015

A new way to Fairford. So at short notice, a trip to Fairford was planned. Not the usual minibus trip, but a quickie - the decision was made after the Fairford show had sold out. So alternative spotting arrangements would have to be made, still sometimes you just have...

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Spotting in the San Francisco Area

From the Bay Shore. On a family trip to San Francisco, my wife had booked a hotel in Burlingham. The hotel overlooked San Francisco bay and as it happens the approach. This gave me a chance to get a bit of spotting in almost every day, even if it was just for a few...

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F-16 and Cessna Collide.

An F-16C from Shaw AFB has collided with an as yet unidentified Cessna 150. The collision happened around 50 nautical miles from Shaw over Monks Wood, it is believed that no one was injured on the ground. The pilot safely ejected and the...

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Well anyone that is going to Oshkosh this year could be in for a treat, it would seem that there are some flights in the B-17 still available. But even without it the Oshkosh show is still quite an event, so you...

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Carrier Shots

Some pictures from the US Navy Digital Archive, these photographs are in the public domain and carry with them the full details of the shot. Be aware, it's not the meta data that is encapsulate but the origin data including the...

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Spotting in Skye.

As a plane spotter living in Skye, the options are limited. Although there are two small local air strips and two helicopter landing pads within ten miles, there is a very limited number of visiting aircraft. Consequentially much of my...

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