Gifu Air Field – Spotting Guide

Gifu Air Field – Spotting Guide

The Gifu military air base (IATA: QGU / ICAO: RJNG) is located in the city of Kakamigahara. This base is one of the most important in Japan and therefore one of the most active in the country. The air base is in the center of the Japanese archipelago is home to the Japanese Air Force (JASDF) Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan (JASDF) and one of its four deports military. There is also an aeronautical factory of Kawasaki Heavy Industries which provides maintenance and upgrading of Japanese military aircraft manufactured by the aircraft manufacturer.

Meiringen Air Force Base – Spotting Guide

Meiringen Air Force Base – Spotting Guide

Meiringen Air Base (ICAO: LSMM), is located in the state of Bern. The airport is only used by the Swiss military air force and it’s the second busiest military stations in Switzerland. LSMM is also the only Swiss airbase that uses an aircraft cavern in daily operations. The runway is equipped with retractable arresting gear devices which is mainly used by the FA18 Hornets at some times.

Trivandrum Intl. Airport – Spotting Guide

Trivandrum Intl. Airport – Spotting Guide

Trivandrum International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV). The airport is a primary base for Air India Express operations and is a focus city for Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and IndiGo.Trivandrum International Airport hosts Air India’s Narrow body Maintenance, repair and overhaul unit — MRO consisting of twin hangars for servicing Boeing 737 type aircraft, servicing mostly Air India Express  aircraft. In addition to civil operations, Trivandrum Airport caters to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Coast Guard for their strategic operations. IAF have an exclusive apron to handle all their operations. Trivandrum airport also caters to the Rajiv Gandhi Academy…

Sion Airport Spotting Guide

Sion Airport Spotting Guide

Sion Airport (IATA: SIR, ICAO: LSGS/LSMS), is located in the state of Valais neat the most well-known ski resort of Switzerland. The airport was mainly used by the Swiss Air Force but now due to the coast reduction of the army, the Air Force is leaving the base at the end of this year 2017. Sion will be used by civil aviation only from 2018, acting only as alternate airfield for the Swiss Air Force.

Zaragoza Air Base Spotting Guide

Zaragoza Air Base Spotting Guide

Zaragoza Air Base (LEZG/ZAZ) is a commercial airport near Zaragoza, Spain. It is one of the most important airport in terms of cargo in Spain, with more than 8,000 tonnes that put it each month in the third place of the Spanish airport behind Madrid and Barcelona. With respect to passengers, Ryanair is the most important airline that operates at the airport, along with Wizz Air, Air Europa and Vueling. With regard to the cargo, Zaragoza Airport is notable for a great activity of large air planes, such as Qatar Cargo, Emirates Skycargo, Korean Air Cargo, Air China Cargo, Atlas…

Brisbane Intl. Airport – Spotting Guide

Brisbane Intl. Airport – Spotting Guide

Brisbane International Airport (IATA: BNE / ICAO: YBBN) is the third busiest Australian airport by aircraft movements with roughly 23 million passengers in 2016. Brisbane is a major hub for Virgin Australia and a secondary hub for both Qantas and its low cost Jetstar. Tigerair Australia also opened a base at BNE. The airport has international and domestic flights, a cargo, a general aviation terminal and two runways.

Jandakot Airport – Spotting Guide

Jandakot Airport – Spotting Guide

Jandakot Airport (IATA: JAD, ICAO: YPJT) is an Australian general aviation airport located near Perth International in Western Australia. It’s the major general aviation airport in WA and one of the busiest airfields and largest aviation training bases in Australia. Below you will find the three major spots that local spotters used otherwise you can easily drive around the airport and find places throw the fences where you can take pictures and leave.

Perth International Airport – Spotting Guide

Perth International Airport – Spotting Guide

Perth Airport (IATA: PER, ICAO: YPPH) is a domestic and international airport. It is also the capital, the largest city, the biggest airport of Western Australia and the fourth busiest airport in Australia. Perth deserve some major international cities as Johannesburg, Auckland, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Guangzhou, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lampur, Denpasar, Jakarta and Hong Kong. Perth is mostly interesting for it’s mines flights which are at least more than 50% of the traffics.

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg  (BSL / LFSB)

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL / LFSB)

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg  (BSL / LFSB) is located around 3.5 km north of Basel – 20 km southeast of Mulhouse and 46 km southwest of Freiburg im Breisgau on the French side of the border. BSL/LFSB has one airside pier, splitted into French and Swiss side. The airport has two runways: 16/34 of 3,920 m (12,860 ft) in length, 26/08 of 1,860 m (6,102 ft) in length. For most of the day and in most conditions, runway 15 is used for landings and departures and 26 are used for takeoffs for biz-jets (max size Boeing 737 & 763 / Airbus…

São Paulo-Guarulhos Spotting Guide

São Paulo-Guarulhos Spotting Guide

São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport (IATA: GRU, ICAO: SBGR), popularly known locally as Cumbica Airport after the district where it is located and the Brazilian Air Force base that still exists at the airport complex, is the largest airport in Brazil with a capacity of 42 million passengers and also the Latin America’s largest in number of passengers, 39 537 00 in 2014. GRU is the second after Bogotá (Colombia) for cargo 504 000 tonnes and movements 304,559. With two runways 27L / 09R and 27R / 09L, located 750 meters above sea level. There are forty airlines operating…

Ras Al Khaimah Airport Spotting Guide

Ras Al Khaimah Airport Spotting Guide

Our member Jeremy Denton and his father Paul visited Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT / OMRK) from Dubaï. The airport has a passenger terminal, a cargo terminal and an aircraft maintenance area. Currently, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is being rebranded within efforts to attract legitimate cargo, in particular from establishments under the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone and also passengers traffics mostly charter services. This airport is good if you spend times in Dubai or around that you can managed to go to RKT for a half of day for a ramp tour.

Paine Field, Snohomish Country Spotting Guide

Paine Field, Snohomish Country Spotting Guide

Paine Field, Snohomish Country Airport (PAE/KPAE), is the home of the Boeing Everett Factory, the world’s largest building by volume and the primary assembly location for Boeing’s wide-body 747, 767, 777, 787 aircraft. Paine Field is also home to four flight schools, Chinook Flight Simulations, Regal Air, Northway Aviation and Everett Helicopters making it a popular destination for flight training. There are also a number of flying clubs on the field.

Chambéry Savoie Airport Spotting Guide

Chambéry Savoie Airport Spotting Guide

A hot tip for skiers! There is a little city in the French Alps called Chambéry! And the starting point of those ski adventures in this beautiful landscape is mostly CMF Airport! CMF not only welcomes small bizjets but also biiig aircraft up to the medium-haul-sized Boeing B757-200. As already mentioned, there is also private and business traffic as well as a few helicopter movements. They usually take place as shuttles to the ski resorts. This airport is a perfect stopover on the road journey to Southern France or a lovely daytrip if you stay near Geneva and you have time to go…