Clive A. Grant

- Author -

Blue skies, we will miss you, Clive!❤️😞
04-Aug-1954 - 08-Nov-2023

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.

Julian Mittnacht

- Administrator/Chief Editor -

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. He founded back in 2013 to share his experience with other planespotters.

Base: Giebelstadt EDQG

Equipment: Nikon D7500, Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 VR, Nikkor 18-140 VR, Sigma 100-400 mm

Favourite Spotting Airports: Los Angeles, Miami, Corfu

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

Severin Hackenberger

- Senior Editor/Social Media Manager -

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 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.

Jeremy Denton

- Senior Editor -

About: Jeremy (born 1995) following his father path, Paul Denton, he started spotting in 2006 at 11 years old. He studied from 2012 until 2015 at Skyguide Swiss Air Navigation Services which is the air traffic control of Switzerland. Afterwards he served for a year his country by accomplishing his military service at Sion AFB. Finally after completing his duties he is now working since 2017 in a Private Bank. He was based 3 years at Dubai, UAE therefore he has been able to brought forward some interesting stuff in the Middle East region as well as a 6 months language exchange in Australia he recently reached +10,000 pictures on JP . He is well-known as a Business jets lover :)

Base: Lausanne (LSGL), Switzerland.

Equipment: Nikon D7100, Tamron 15-30mm, Nikon 70-300mm & Nikon 200-500mm.

Favourite Spotting Airports: Buochs, Payerne, Samedan & Sion.

Click Here to view his aircraft photos at Jetphotos!

Patrick Weis

- Author/Editor -

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!

Thomas Okaty

- Author/Editor -

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 exploring aircraft bone yards.

Base: Hartford KBDL

Equipment: Nikon D750 & D7500 with Nikon 18-55, Nikon 55-300 and Sigma 100-400

Favorite Spotting Airports: FRA, MIA, TPA, ANC, LRD

Find more of his pictures at Instagram or Flickr

Ediney Ribeiro

- Author -

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

Tombarelli Federico

- Author/Editor -

About: Federico, known as “Tomba”, (born 1994) has always been a spotter due to his father Alessandro Tombarelli, who is also spotter. His goal is to travel the world, in particular to secondary airports, in order to raise their value showing very nice spotting locations unknown to the majority of the spotter’s community. He mainly travels with slides photographers, so he always looks for the perfect location. He is an all-round spotter with a love for gliders. In 2018 he started writing for Spotterguide and would like to be the point of reference for every spotter that desirers to visit Italy.

Base: Bologna (BLQ/LIPE), Rimini (RMI/LIPR), Italy

Equipment: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 5D, Canon 24-105, Canon 100-400

Favourite Spotting Airports: Bologna (BLQ/LIPE), Hahn (HHN/EDFH), Narita (NRT/RJAA), Paris Orly (ORY/LFPO)

Find more of his pictures at JETPHOTOS.COM

Martin Rogosz

- Author/Editor -

About: Martin (born 1991) started with aviation photography in 2001, when he moved with his family into the final approach of Dresdens Airport RWY04. With his father together he started travelling around Europe and when he was older also to North America, Caribic, Asia, Australia/NZ with a gab year in New Zealand. Since June 2018, Martin is "Photo-Screener" at and joined in January 2020 Spotterguide.

Base: Dresden (DRS/EDDC)

Equipment: Canon 7D Mark II, Canon USM 24-300mm, Canon USM 100-400mm

Favourite Spotting Airports: Funchal/Madeira, Sydney, Amsterdam

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

Anna Zvereva

- Author/Editor -

About: Anna (born in 1977) has been interested in aviation since here childhood. Her summerhouse was located near a military base, so she was used to the sound of MIGs and Sukhoi-s since infancy. Airplanes arriving to Tallinn flew past the balcony of their apartment at an altitude of about 400m. At first she started collecting everything related to aviation: pocket calendars, postcards, and aviation magazines. In early 2000s she learned that there was such a hobby as airplanes spotting, however she started spotting only in 2013. She travels all over the world a lot both for business and pleasure and she use every opportunity to visit as many airports as she can. She is a classical spotter who collects registration numbers.

Base:Tallinn, Estonia (TLL) / Moscow, Russia (MOW)

Equipment:Nikon D5600, Nikkor 10-24mm, Nikkor 55-300mm, Nikkor 18-300mm, Nikkor 16-80mm

Favourite Spotting Airports:Amsterdam, London, New York, Dubai, Paris, Istanbul, Malpensa

Click Here to view here aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!
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Jake M. Youngs

- Author/Editor -

About: Jake (born in 2001) has been an avid aviation freak since 2012. Jake first got bit by the aviation bug in 2009 when he took his first flight on Southwest Airlines from Phoenix to Orlando. Jake started aircraft photography with a cellphone and now Shoots with a fleet of Canon 1D series DSLRs and his 150-600, affectionately known as Big Bertha. Jake has a heart for the smaller airports in the US, and likes to find private jets and GA aircraft. In his spare time, wrecks and relics are also fun to hunt down too.

Base:Phoenix, AZ

Equipment:Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS-1D MARK IV, Tamron 24-70MM F/2.8 DI VC USD G2, Tamron 70-200MM F/2.8 DI VC USD G2, Tamron 150-600MM SP F/5-6.3 DI VC USD G2, Tamron 14MM F/2.8 ASPHERICAL IF

Favourite Spotting Airports:Scottsdale, Santa Ana, Santa Monica, Flabob, Fort Lauderdale Executive

Click Here to view his photos on flickr!

Further team members:

  • Jan Seba
  • Maximilian Ono
  • Ruoyang Yan
  • Peter Adam
  • Cedric Valence
  • Ln Eka Prakasa
  • Marcus
  • Gerrit Griem
  • Wout Goossens
  • Michael Lutzenberger
  • Stefan Bratner
  • Bas Velders


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