Posts in category Spotting Guides

A Day at Frankfurt International

The "whale". (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

For me, no trip to Germany is complete without spending at least a few hours at the Frankfurt Airport. Besides the fact that it serves practically every one of the world’s major airlines, it also offers some of the best areas to watch the action up close. I arrived into Frankfurt yesterday morning at about […]

Jacques-De-Lesseps Park: Canada’s Only Official Airport Observation Park

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As most of you other Aviation Enthusiasts out there know, it isn’t rare to be treated like a criminal when spotting and photographing aircraft and airport operations. Whether they are harassed by police or run away by residents or security, aircraft spotters aren’t always welcome at certain airports around the world. One small park in […]

Spotting Guide: Montreal-Trudeau (CYUL)

Just one of the many possible shots available from the Parkfield Location. Here a Qatar 777-300ER passes directly overhead.

The city of Montreal, in the Canadian Province of Quebec, is home to two large airports. Montreal-Mirabel is the smaller of the two and is now utilzed solely for Air Cargo Operations. Montreal’s new hub airport, Trudeau, sees scores of airlines and offers flights to destinations all over Canada, North America, and beyond. Overview…… Montreal […]

Canada’s Hub & The Spotter’s Haven: Lester B. Pearson International Airport

Canada’s Hub & The Spotter’s Haven: Lester B. Pearson International Airport

// ]]> Lester B. Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), located in Toronto, Ontario is not only Canada’s largest and busiest airport; it is also one of the best for aircraft spotting. The hub is home to several domestic and international carriers with flights from all over the world. With over 400,000 aircraft movements and 30 million […]

Spotting Guide: Houston Hobby (KHOU)

Spotting Guide: Houston Hobby (KHOU)

Hobby (KHOU) is the Houston metropolitan area’s smaller major airport, the other being George Bush Intercontinental. Although the vast majority of flights through the airport are operated by Southwest Airlines, Hobby also see’s aircraft from American Eagle, AirTran, Delta, JetBlue, Republic, and Frontier. In addition to commercial operations, Hobby also sees a huge amount of […]

Spotting Guide: Houston George Bush Intercontinental (KIAH)

Spotting Guide: Houston George Bush Intercontinental (KIAH)

Houston George Bush Intercontinental is the Houston Metropolitan area’s largest and busiest airport. The airport serves over 40 million passengers per year to several domestic and international destinations. IAH is now the largest hub for United Airlines with over 800 daily departures. The majority of the aircraft you will see when spotting at Bush are […]

Spotting at Maho Beach, St. Maarten

Spotting at Maho Beach, St. Maarten

I finally made a video of the takeoffs and landings I saw when I went to St. Maarten this Summer. Sorry the quality isn’t great. Notice how low the Insel Air MD-88 gets over the beach.

Spotting Spot: Renaissance Atlanta Concourse Hotel

Spotting Spot: Renaissance Atlanta Concourse Hotel

There is no better way to view the daily operations of the busiest airport in the world than with a room at Renaissance’s Atlanta Concourse Hotel. The hotel is literally one hundred feet from ATL’s northern runway complex consisting of 26R/8L and 26L/8R. It is also right across the street from Delta’s northern parking area. […]

Spotting Spots: St. Maarten, Saba & St. Barth’s

Spotting Spots: St. Maarten, Saba & St. Barth’s

Last month I wrote an article about the spotting opportunities at St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport in the Caribbean. (See post: Spotting Spot: Maho Beach, St. Maarten) Andy Cruickshank was there last November and spent an afternoon watching the various approach techniques. He was nice enough to send in some really great pictures he […]

Spotting Spot: Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook

Spotting Spot: Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook

Although Charlotte Douglas International Airport doesn’t have the best variety of airlines compared to other hubs, it has one of the best spotting locations in the United States. The “Airport Overlook Park” at North Carolina’s largest airport draws many aviation enthusiasts daily. The park sits right at the end of runway 18 Center providing great […]

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I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Aviation Management. I spend my time as an airline industry professional, private pilot, blogger and world traveler. I have visited 36 countries to date and don't plan on slowing down. This blog is my way of sharing the latest developments in the airline industry as well as experiences from my world travels. All views and opinions are strictly my own.

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