• Spotting Guides

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

    by  • July 25, 2012 • Airports, Spotting Guides • 8 Comments

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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...

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    Spotting Guide: Montreal-Trudeau (CYUL)

    by  • July 23, 2012 • Spotting Guides • 5 Comments

    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……...

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

    by  • July 7, 2012 • Airports, Spotting Guides • 2 Comments

    // ]]> 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...

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    Spotting Guide: Houston Hobby (KHOU)

    by  • June 14, 2012 • Spotting Guides • 0 Comments

    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...

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    Spotting Guide: Houston George Bush Intercontinental (KIAH)

    by  • March 16, 2012 • Spotting Guides • 0 Comments

    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...

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

    by  • January 1, 2012 • Spotting Guides • 0 Comments

    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...

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    Spotting Spot: JFK’s Terminal 5

    by  • December 19, 2011 • Spotting Guides • 0 Comments

    This spring I had a layover in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport while traveling on JetBlue from Rochester, NY to Charlotte, NC. At the end of Terminal 5 there is an area with big windows that provide an excellent view of aircraft landing on 31 Right and Departing from Runway 22R. Also,...

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