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Aircraft spotting or plane spotting is a hobby of tracking the movement of aircraft, which is often accomplished by photography. Besides monitoring aircraft, aircraft spotting enthusiasts (whom are usually called plane spotters) also record information regarding airports, air traffic control communications and airline routes.

[Pics & Interview] Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules Farewell featuring CH-04 honourably discharged after last flight on 23 July 2020

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C-130 Hercules Farewell featuring CH-04 (msn number 09329-20) honourably discharged after last flight on July 23rd 2020. Text and pictures by Martin Gillet & Benoît...

Brussels Airport’s spotting platforms are reopened! Spotters day 2020 cancelled

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Spotting platforms reopened You had to wait, but the spotting platforms are now again open to everyone. As a ban was in effect for groups of...

[WWII Commemorations] “75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge” in Bastogne area (Belgium)

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Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Saint-Hubert. This Friday, December 13th and this weekend December 14th and 15th, the operation Piper Cub...

[75th Anniversary Commemoration] “Piper Cub Ardennes honouring Belgian skies”

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Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Saint-Hubert. September, no doubt, was quite hectic with all celebrations taking place in Belgium in order to...

[75th Anniversary Commemoration] Inauguration of the Monument “L-Birds 1944-1945” in Sibret, in the presence of Mrs Helen Patton, granddaughter of General Patton.

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Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Sibret. Further to the commemoration of the Battle of the Bulge taking place, the Project "Piper Cub...

41st Sanicole Airshow kicks off with stunning Sunset Program

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On Friday 13th, Sanicole kicked off its 41st edition with a stunning Sunset line up. Established in 1977, the award-winning International Sanicole Airshow plans and...

[PICS] The yearly Spotters Day at Brussels Airport allowed 30 spotters to view the airport from the tarmac

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As every year, Brussels Airport invited thirty spotters, selected after a competition with 130 participants, to visit the airport from unusual spots disseminated over...

[Travel Report- Atypical Accommodation] Jumbo Stay in Boeing 747 at Arlanda Airport (Stockholm, Sweden)

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You have flown the Queen of the sky across the globe, you might have been lucky and got granted access to the flight deck...

[Military Plane Spotting] INIOCHOS Exercise 2019 at the Andravida Air Force Base, Greece

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Exercise «INIOCHOS» is an annual medium scale exercise based on the facilities of the Air Tactics Center at the Andravida Air Force Base, located...

[Plane spotting] Beauvechain Air Base Day 2019

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On Wednesday 10 April, the Belgian Air Force held its annual airshow and static display at Beauvechain Air Base. Junior editor Thibault Lapers and...

[Military Plane Spotting] Luke Air Force Base (Glendale, Arizona, U.S.)

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Our business conference was held in Las Vegas, roughly a 7 hours drive to Tucson. To make the most out of this trip, we...

[Plane spotting] Special Olympics World Games decals on Etihad Airways Boeing 787

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To celebrate the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 which will take place between 14 and 21 March, Etihad Airways unveiled decals on...

Different ways of plane spotting at Amsterdam airport Schiphol

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Schiphol is a plane spotter’s paradise, and this wonderful spring sun makes visiting one of our spotting locations even more enjoyable. We have a...

Photo Special: Meet & greet with all five Belgian Icons of Brussels Airlines

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  On Monday 14 January 2019, Brussels Airlines organised a remarkable aviation event. For the first time ever, the Belgian airline lined up all of...

Taking off: Why planespotters are being welcomed by some airports

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Brussels Airport has spent a whopping €650,000 to build viewing platforms and facilities for plane spotting enthusiasts. It says it simply wanted to welcome...

Two new pictograms for plane spotters near spotting platform 25L/07R at Brussels Airport.

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On Wednesday 25 July 2018, two new pictograms appeared on the perimeter fence of Brussels Airport near the new spotting platform 25L/07R. A total of...

Photo Special: Brussels Airport Spotters Day 2018

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On Tuesday 24 July 2018 Brussels Airport organised the fourth edition of the Brussels Airport Spotters Day. Between 4pm-8pm, 25 lucky winners of a contest...

Brussels Airport Spotters Day 2018

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On Tuesday 24 July 2018, Brussels Airport will organize the fourth edition of the Brussels Airport Spotters Day. After three very successful editions in 2015,...

North Korean plane lands in South Korea with Kim Jong-un’s sister on board

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Kim Jong Un is sending his younger sister, 30-year-old Kim Yo Jong, to South Korea for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Today she landed in South...

Construction of plane spotting platforms at Brussels Airport to start week of 8 January

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The week of 8 January, Brussels Airport Company, together with Wegebo and Delobelle architects, will commence the construction of the plane spotting platforms. How...

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