Plane Spotting

Spotting Report: Quick Sessions at Seoul Incheon and Jeju Airports in South Korea

Spotting Report: Quick Sessions at Seoul Incheon and Jeju Airports in South Korea

When I was in Korea back in October, I had a chance to spend a couple of hours photographing aircraft at the two largest Korean airports – Seoul Incheon and Jeju. A Morning at Seoul Incheon Airport First, let’s take a look at the couple of hours I spent spotting at Seoul Incheon airport. After …

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Air Force One Lands at Yokota Air Base with President Trump Onboard

Air Force One Lands at Yokota Air Base with President Trump Onboard

Shortly before 10:40AM today, Air Force One (92-9000) landed at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo with President Trump onboard. The visit is part of the President’s Asia-tour during which he will also visit South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. First VC-25 to Land: “SAM45” At 10:11AM, before Air Force One itself landed, the back …

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Spotting Report: A Morning at Budapest Airport and the Neighboring Aeropark Budapest

Spotting Report: A Morning at Budapest Airport and the Neighboring Aeropark Budapest

On my recent trip to Europe, I had a morning to spare in Budapest, and so I decided to rent a car and do some spotting – as well as revisit the Aeropark Budapest museum. I arrived from Tokyo via Nagoya and Helsinki the night before, and after getting my car, I went straight to …

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Spotting Report: Twin Jets and a Philippine Airlines A340 at Tokyo Haneda

Spotting Report: Twin Jets and a Philippine Airlines A340 at Tokyo Haneda

Since it’s been a while since I’ve spent more than an hour spotting at Haneda airport and the weather was great yesterday, I decided to spend an afternoon there. While there was a number of movements worth photographing, the main goal was to catch a Philippine Airlines A340-300 that occasionally operates on the Manila-Haneda route. An …

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Spotting Report: Enjoying Hawaiian Traffic at Kahului and Molokai

Spotting Report: Enjoying Hawaiian Traffic at Kahului and Molokai

While the main purpose of my trip to Hawaii was being on the AirAsia X inaugural from Osaka to Honolulu, I also wanted to take the opportunity to try do some island-hopping and a bit of spotting. Luckily, it all worked out almost perfectly – including weather, and on the first day, I did some …

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Airshow Report: Chitose Air Festival 2017

Airshow Report: Chitose Air Festival 2017

Last weekend, I had a chance to visit Chitose Air Base near Sapporo for its annual airshow. As such, I decided to report on that one before continuing with my Hawaii articles. I flew from Narita to Sapporo with Jetstar and then met up with some friends for dinner. After spending a night at Toyoko …

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Spotting Report: Lagoon Drive Parking Lot at Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye Airport

Spotting Report: Lagoon Drive Parking Lot at Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye Airport

After arriving in Honolulu on the AirAsia X inaugural flight from Osaka and making a quick stop at Pacific Marina Inn hotel to drop off my bags and take a quick shower, I headed out to do some Honolulu spotting. Honolulu Spotting: Lagoon Drive Parking Lot The spot of my choice was a parking lot …

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Camera Holes Were Installed in the Bratislava Airport Perimeter Fence

Camera Holes Were Installed in the Bratislava Airport Perimeter Fence

After the news that Austrian is planning to resume its Vienna to Tokyo flights next year, here is one more from my “home turf.” I am happy to report that earlier this month, Bratislava airport in Slovakia became “spotter-friendly” as camera holes were installed in its perimeter fence. The holes were installed by members of Airliners.sk – …

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Spotting Guide: Observation Deck at Kobe Airport

Spotting Guide: Observation Deck at Kobe Airport

As I had some time at Kobe airport during my recent Hawaii trip, I decided to check out the airport’s observation deck. While the airport is not overly interesting for spotters, I decided to write this overview to give you a better idea of what to expect, should you end up there and decide to …

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