Plane Spotting - Aircraft Spotting
There probably are not many People who have not heard of Plane Spotting or Aircraft Spotting!
It may even seem a strange hobby to some people but there are many ardent enthusiasts who enjoy the thrill of seeking out different aircraft's, visiting airports and associating with others who share the same interests.
This is a hobby which can be done purely on an individual basis and can be a good way to take time out from the everyday routines, giving a break from the mundane but equally, as with most hobbies, it can be shared with family and friends should they so wish, and these group outings then can turn into a sociable event whilst marvelling at the different types of planes which are visible. There are many people who marvel at the wonders of the modern planes and those who equally admire the early designs which now mainly reside in museums and are an integral part of aviation history.
Many dedicated plane spotters travel all around the world in the hopes of seeing different types of plane and come prepared with journals so that they can make notes and with binoculars so as to afford the best views. Some plane spotters are enthusiastic photographers in addition and take some incredible shots of planes on take off or landing or equally as the plane soars overhead.
Plane spotting or aircraft spotting is a unique hobby and all who share a fondness for the many different types of aircraft will view their hobby in an individual way. This is because many people note the key attributes of a particular plane; they may assess the actual size of the aeroplane, number of engines, position of the wings, colour scheme and speed as these all aid in recognition.
Others just enjoy the thrill of the power of the engines, the style, and the beauty of all aircrafts and marvel that we have conquered flight.
Plane spotting or aircraft spotting can become very competitive as interest, knowledge and enthusiasm grows and with the multitude of information that is readily available on aeroplanes currently in books and on the internet, it is easy to see why some enthusiasts become so passionate and so knowledgeable about their hobby.