Airport Spotting Websites & Resources
On this website we concentrate on spotting tips for airliners, not spotting tips for individual locations and airports. There are dozens of excellent websites dedicated to helping spotters find the perfect location for the best photos at any time of the day. In addition, many major airports around the world offer observation decks, terraces and parks which offer easy, safe airliner spotting.
Some Favorite Airport and Spotting Resources
Listed below are some of our favorite airport spotting resources.
|Plane Spotting Hotels||Plane-Spotting-Hotels.com|
|Thirty Thousand Feet||ThirtyThousandFeet.com|
|Phoenix, AZ||Phoenix Spotters on Facebook|
London Heathrow (LHR) Daily Movements
|Birmingham||Birmingham Airport (BHX) Daily Movements|
|Luton||London Luton Airport (LTN) Daily Movements|
|Farnborough||Farnborough Airport (FAB) Daily Movements|
|Paris Charles de Gaulle||Paris Airport Spotting|
|Paris Orly||Paris-Orly Aeroport - Information, history, companies, airplanes, photos, etc.
|Frankfurt, Germany||Frankfurt Airport (FRA)|
|Zurich||Zurich Airport (ZRH)|
|Sydney||Sydney Airport (SYD)|
|LAX & Southern California||SoCalSpotters.net|
|Tokyo, Japan Narita Intl||Tokyo Airport (NRT) Spotting|
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Shown below are some popular, publicly-accessible spotting sights around major airports.
LAX in Los Angeles
|LAX plane spotting at the In-N-Out Burger, 9149 S. Supulveda Boulevard, in Los Angeles|
|Shep's Mound plane spotters lookout at the Sydney Airport. It features two raised platforms overlooking the airfield, expansive grassed areas, undercover shelter and dedicated car parking. Details at the Sydney Airport website|
Narita Airport in Tokyo
|Tokyo's Narita Airport offers observation decks in Terminal 1 (5th floor) and Terminal 2 (4th floor) . Details, times and maps at the Narita Airport website|
Dallas - Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Texas
|Entrance area at Founders' Plaza Airport Observation Area at the north side of the DFW Airport in Grapevine, Texas Details about DFW Founders' Plaza|
|Founders' Plaza operated by the DFW International Airport Board|
Founders' Plaza at DFW Airport ... the area features ample free parking, covered picnic tables and live ATC broadcasts ... plus these playful sculptures!
|An American Airlines Boeing 777 on final approach seen from Founders' Plaza|
Vancouver, British Columbia Airport
|Larry Berg Flight Path Park at YVR Airport, Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Larry Berg Flight Path Park at YVR Airport in Vancouver|
The transit zone of Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1 now offers a roof terrace. Besides fresh air, it boasts a spectacular view of the bustling activity at Germany’s largest aviation hub: ground handling, takeoffs and landings.
Covering an area of 138 square meters, the Open Air Deck is well worth a visit. It can be accessed by all passengers in the non-Schengen zone.
|Observation Deck B at the Zurich Airport, one of Switzerland’s most popular excursion destinations, attracting 300,000 visitors a year. Details at the Zurich Airport website|