Plane Spotting Meets the 21st Century

As a kid I would love going to the airport and seeing all of the different types of planes, and the branding, and would always wonder where they were all going. Planespotting.

Now, you can go onto Youtube and enter “planespotting” and any of a number of different streams will populate, many of them live, that will take you all over the world to see all types of different planes from passenger to cargo to pleasure. Many have a revenue stream and are dependent on eyeballs and donations/subscriptions and many are just a guy and a camera set up on a hill.

Probably one of the biggest and best is Airline Videos Live, and they are usually planted around LAX. This week they are in ANC and the video from yesterday is absolutely stunning. They even had a DreamLifter show up.

If you like this sort of thing, the world is your oyster now.

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1 thought on “Plane Spotting Meets the 21st Century”

  1. Back in the olden days, around 1960, my dad would occasionally take us out to supper at Denver Stapleton at the restaurant that overlooked the flight line. Woohoo, eating in a restaurant and getting to see the airplanes land and take off, didn’t get better than that. I can still remember looking up from our front yard while, I believe, a DC-6 passed over low enough to see the passengers silhouetted in the windows.You could feel those radial engines in your bones.

    If you feel like a little modern eye candy, here’s this year’s Paris Air Show:

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