Aircraft Spotting Pages

By definition, aircraft spotting (or plane spotting, depending on which phrase you use) can comprise of any or all of the following activities:

A.  Sitting somewhere outside an airport or military base for a given period of time and watching what's landing and what's taking off;

B.  Using a scanner, tuned to various airport/military base frequencies and listening to the activities and (if possible) watching those activities take place;

C.  Using definition A and/or B and taking notes of the aircraft you see (writing down registration numbers, serial numbers of the planes, etc.);

D.  Taking photographs of or filming aircraft as they come close to you or pass by you.

Below is a list of airports and military installations with their own respective spotting guides.

As the pages get revised, you will see text in blue and red.  Take note of that text as it will play some importance to that particular section.  Blue text will inform you of key points while red text will inform you of key points and to exercise special attention.

In addition, where possible, there will be information on facilities on these pages, where possible.  The Facilities sections on each spotting page can vary from one section to multiple sections and will describe where you can take a break from spotting to eat, drink, or utilize public restrooms.  It is highly recommended that you patronize these establishments.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE UTILIZING THIS GUIDE, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • The information provided to you on all of the spotting pages is intended ONLY for the purposes of aviation enthusiasts (i.e. spotters) and anyone wishing to take photographs and/or video,

  • That Zinger Aviation Media assumes no responsibility and liability for your actions and any individual's actions, behavior, and/or conduct when at these locations while practicing the hobby,

  • That any form of this hobby, whether it be photography, video, listening in with a scanner, can and will draw attention and suspicion from other individuals unfamiliar with the hobby, no matter the location (civil airport or military installation),

  • That, if approached by any member of a Fixed-Based Operation to cease photographing a certain airplane, to do so,

  • That you are encouraged to act respectful and be very open during any and all encounters with law enforcement officials, no matter the jurisdiction.  This also includes carrying current identification with you at all times,

  • That you are not to question the authority of any law enforcement officer,

  • That if you are asked to leave a spot, you must leave that spot,

  • That in addition to the above, that you are required to report any and all truly suspicious activities to the proper law enforcement agencies.  When doing so, provide as much detail as possible in order to assist with any and all investigations.

Spotting at Atlantic City, Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Langley, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NAS Pensacola, and NAS Key West is pretty much off-limits.

Please visit some of my friends, who run spotting websites that cover specific geographic areas and have been instrumental in helping carve many of the spotting pages you see on Zinger Aviation Media.  If you come across members of these two groups, thank them for taking time out to describe these spots and that you were sent via Zinger Aviation Media.  They will appreciate the kindness!

Click here for the Spotting Videos Page

 

 

California

Long Beach Municipal Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
March Air Reserve Base
Naval Air Station Lemoore
San Francisco International Airport

Delaware

Dover Air Force Base
Georgetown Airport
New Castle County Airport

Pennsylvania

Brandywine Airport
Lehigh Valley International Airport
NAS/JRB Willow Grove
Northeast Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
Pittsburgh International Airport