I am not a plane spotter myself, but I can kinda see the attraction because I really enjoy running into aircraft I have flown or worked with in the past. There is a spot with a parking lot here in Vegas at the McCarran airport really close to the touchdown zone of runway 26L where you can pretty cool pictures of airliners touching down, I bet. It is always packed, and they give you a frequency to tune on your car radio, so you can listen to tower as well. I think it’s pretty neat actually. And I don’t know of any other airport where you get this close to the runway, especially the touchdown one, with an unrestricted view. As airport security gets tighter every year, it is getting harder for anyone interested in looking at airplanes to get even close to them.
Now that I’m thinking about it; are there different groups of plane spotters? Is there one for airliners, one for helicopters, etc.? Or do plane spotters like to spot ALL planes?
I bet military plane spotting is on a whole other level as well. Especially if you’re trying to spot black aircraft, LOL.
Should I ever actually see a chicken fly a plane, I’d take THAT photo over taking a photo of a C-130 any day, HAHA! Not sure why these guys got so upset in panel 4 …