Julian Mittnacht

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About: Julian (born 1982) is an aviation freak since he was born. His passion began with collecting diecast model aircrafts 30 years ago. 2004 was his first visit to the spotter platform in Frankfurt and since that he fall in love with plane spotting. He started pretty soon to get a DSLR Camera (a Nikon D70) and always wants the best quality for his pictures. He is hunting for the perfect photo positions, always to get the planes ideal in frame. Julian is always traveling all around the globe to visit new airports. His favorite country is the USA and he already visited a couple of airports there and wrote some guides about.

Base: Giebelstadt EDQG, Frankfurt EDDF

Equipment: Nikon D7500, Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 VR, Nikkor 18-200 VR, Sigma 120-400 mm

Favourite Spotting Airports: Los Angeles, Miami, Corfu

Click Here to view his aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!

Maximilian Ono

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About: Maxi’s (born 1983) father is from Japan, so he began flying pretty early to visit his family. Aircrafts are very impressive to young boys and in 1990 (shortly before his 7th birthday) he started visiting Hamburg airport regularly. While he just observed the planes in the first years, the first camera joined as usual equipment in 1995. At the age of 20 he met Julian Mittnacht during an Aviation Collectors’ Convention at Frankfurt. In the meantime, he visited various European airports. Besides, he has been going on visiting Japan frequently and therefore he is the team’s “expert” for guides to Japanese airports.

Base: Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel EDDH, Osaka Kansai RJBB

Equipment: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 55-300 VR

Favourite Spotting Airports: Barcelona, London Heathrow

Jan Seba

- Editor/Author -

About: Jan (born 1987) has only recently become an aviation enthusiast and planespotter. His interest in aviation started to rise in 2011 and he seriously started taking pictures in 2012 when he first spotted at the Airbus plant in Finkenwerder. Afterwards he quickly tried to learn as much as he could about improving his images and also started to travel a lot to visit different airports in the world. Because he started so late there are still lots of places, which he has not visited yet and he is trying to catch up as best as he can.

Base: Hamburg EDDH, Finkenwerder EDHI

Equipment: Canon EOS 70D, Canon EOS 600D, Canon 15-85, Canon 70-200, Canon 100-400

Favourite Spotting Airports: Los Angeles, MIiami/Fort Lauderdale, London, Amsterdam, Beijing

Click Here to view his aircraft photos at planespotters.net!

Patrick Weis

- Editor/Author -

About: Patrick (born 1992) is an aviation freak since he is six years. 2002 he has been the first time in Frankfurt on the observation deck just to watch for some planes. The first time he was photographing planes was 2005 in Stuttgart with a digital camera. After a few years with a digital camera he upgraded to Digital Reflex Camera (a Canon Eos 1000d in 2011 Canon 600d). Since then aim to get high quality photos was the main target. Patrick is travelling around Europe but also a few times worldwide including a gab year in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. His favorite Country is New Zealand and he has the most of the larger airports there and wrote the Guide about Christchurch.

Base: Giebelstadt EDQG, Niederstetten ETHN, Frankfurt EDDF, Stuttgart EDDS

Equipment: Canon 1000d+600d, Canon 70-200 4.0L, 100-400 4,5-5,6L and 18-55 4,5-5,6IS

Favourite Spotting Airports: Sydney, Subang, Auckland, Samedan

Click Here to view his aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!

Jeremy Denton

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About: Jeremy (born 1995) started spotting in 2006 at 10 years old due to his father Paul Denton who is also spotter. He really likes aviation so he decided to learn more everyday. He was studding from 2012 until 2015 at Skyguide Swiss Air Navigation Services which is the air traffic control of Switzerland in the marketing and communication services. Then he did it’s military services in Switzerland as an aviation soldier at Sion Air Force Base.

Base: Geneva, Switzerland

Equipment: Nikon D7100, Nikon DX 18-105mm & Sigma APO DG 50-500mm

Favourite Spotting Airports: Geneva, London, Istanbul and Dubaï.

Click Here to view his aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!

Bas Velders

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About: Bas (born 1986) started spotting in 1997 when his dad took him to Schiphol Airport, alongside the runway. The first photos were taken with a Minolta X-700. A few years later, when his interest in aviation developed more, he switched to a Nikon F65. Later on, Bas entered the digital era by buying his first digital camera, a D70S, in 2006. Bas is an all-round spotter, spotting almost everything: commercial aviation, military aviation, general aviation and wrecks & relics. He is always searching and travelling the world for new airports, airbases and museums to spot new aircraft, aircraft types and new registrations. His collection of photos has grown significant over the years.

Base: Amsterdam Schiphol AMS/EHAM

Equipment: Nikon D7200, Nikon 16-80mm, Nikon 80-400mm

Favourite Spotting Airports: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Anchorage and Sint Maarten

Severin Hackenberger

- Editor/Author -

About: Severin has been interested in planes since he was a little boy. He started spotting in 2011 due to his father, who is a spotter, too. He really likes his hobby, so he got his first DSLR Body back in 2015. One Year later he started to upload his pictures onto different databases. Back in 2017 he decided to support Spotterguides.net and started writing guides. Severin ist still studying, but already looking forward to his aviation-internships in the future.

Base: Near Paderborn/Lippstadt (PAD/EDLP)

Equipment: Canon 6D Mark I, Canon 24-105mm, Canon 100-400mm L

Favourite Spotting Airports: Amsterdam, Paderborn, Salzburg

More of his pictures can be found here.

Clive Grant

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About: Clive was born in 1954 in Kent, southeast England and for his entire adult life he has been based in London. For the last twenty two years he has lived in Ealing, West London with fast access to Heathrow Airport, so that he can get away easily on his many aviation trips. Clive has had an interest in aviation, particularly civil aviation, since his early teens when he and his best friend would regularly head off to Heathrow or Gatwick to watch the activities and log the registrations. He bought his first camera, an East German Zenit-B, in 1973 and photography became the focus of his aviation hobby shortly after that. His working life was spent almost entirely within the field of aviation. He started out as an air traffic control assistant in 1973, progressing to become an air traffic controller in 1980. In his later working years, Clive moved on to airspace design and finally airspace regulation rôles before his retirement in June 2016. Unfortunately for him, during all that time he never worked at an airport, so his hobby could only be pursued in his time off. However, since his retirement, and in fact for several years before, Clive has been fulfilling his dream of travelling the world to take photos of aircraft at every available opportunity and he intends to carry on doing so for as long as he possibly can.

Base: Ealing, near Heathrow EGLL

Equipment: Nikon D7200 camera plus spare, Nikkor DX 18-55mm and 55-300mm lenses. Clive also keeps a Nikkor 55-200mm lens in case of emergencies, but his most expensive lens, a Sigma DG 50-500mm, tends to get left at home, as its size and weight doesn’t easily fit with the sort of action photography that Clive prefers.

Favourite Spotting Airports: In Europe : Amsterdam, Corfu, Düsseldorf and Lisbon.
Elsewhere: Anchorage, Rio Santos Dumont, Tokyo Haneda and San José, Costa Rica.

Find more of his pictures on the Facebook ‘Plane Mad’ site.

Thomas Okaty

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About: Thomas (born 1976) grew up near Frankfurt Airport and visited the airport’s observation deck on numerous occasions as a kid and a teenager. An Aviation Geek ever since, all those visits fueled the desire to pursuing a career in aviation, which he eventually did (Airport Ops, Aircraft Manufacturing/Engineering, Jet Engine MRO), but he only got into serious plane spotting when he finally decided to get his first DSLR Camera (Nikon D5300) back in 2015 and it makes him go really mad that he has missed all those years, where Tri-Jets and 747's were regulars in the sky! Since then he has been to many airports around the globe and uses every occasion to go spotting while traveling. He also enjoys wandering around and exploring desert scrap yards.

Base: Hannover EDDV, currently also Hartford KBDL (until 07/2019)

Equipment:Nikon D750, Nikon 24-120, Sigma 100-400

Favourite Spotting Airports: Frankfurt, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong.

Find more of his pictures at Instagramor Flickr

Ediney Ribeiro

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About: Ediney (born 1967) at age 8 saw a plane shot for the first time, and it was love at first sight. He started taking serious photography from the year 2000, since then he has been visiting airports around the world to record everything he can and learn more about the art of photography.

Base:Maringa - SBMG - Brazil

Equipment:Canon G15, 7D and 5D mark II, 28-105mm and 100-400mm lenses

Favourite Spotting Airports:Los Angeles, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Dubai

Find more of his pictures at Flickr



Without YOUR support we were never able to publish so many guides.
Many thanks for their help to:

  • Randall Johnson (Las Vegas)
  • Richard Stretton (Auckland, Melbourne, Rarotonga)
  • Gary Culpan (Manchester, Miami, Manchester)
  • Ruud Bouwknegt (Eindhoven)
  • Kevin Perry (Johannesburg, Las Vegas)
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  • Hendra Barnes (Tokyo Narita)
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  • John (Las Vegas)
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  • Jérôme Bonniel (Lyon, Gifu)
  • Eric F. (Maastricht)
  • Cristian Baló (London Heathrow)
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  • Alan Edwards  (Gatwick, Heathrow)
  • Maria Lu (Columbus, OH)
  • Giorgio Varisco (Milan Linate)
  • Gerrit Griem (Karlsruhe, provided many infos to different airports)
  • Ruoyang Yan (Washington Dulles, Reagan)
  • Luciano Manara (Toronto, Vancouver, Bangkok)
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  • Dieter Müller (Madrid)
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