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Posted by oldtart1942 on 30 January 2018 - 13:29:17
2 posts, 21 aircraft seen at 2 airports. Local Airport: Not specified

Hi there as I'm new to spotting Would love to go out with a spotter and find out more about this hobby I live in Telford all the best the old tart (Mike)

Premium Posted by Dougiehd on 03 February 2018 - 05:17:01
358 posts, 13489 aircraft seen at 145 airports. Local Airport: CMB

Hi Mike welcome to the world of spotting! Would be delighted to join you for a day of spotting but I am based in Sri Lanka. Hope you find someone to go spotting with, it can be very sociable. Dougie

Admin Posted by nighthawk on 03 February 2018 - 10:20:15
364 posts, 197 aircraft seen at 20 airports. Local Airport: CAX

Hi OldTart,

Welcome to PlaneLogger, and the world of spotting!

I'd recommend just heading to the airport. If you go to the popular spotting places, you'll almost always find some spotters there already. They're generally an approachable bunch, just walk up and strike up a conversation, they'll be happy to help you.

I'm guessing your nearest airport is going to be Birmingham or East Midlands, I'm not familiar with those, but if you want to head a bit further to the north, the Aviation Viewing Park (AVP) at Manchester is excellent, and well worth a visit, although it's not easily accessible by public transport, so you might need to drive. You'll always find spotters there.

I'm sure someone else can post some recommendations of where to go around Birmingham and East Midlands.

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