About the Spotting Category

The Spotting Category

Please use this category to show the aircraft you have photographed in the real world. This can be any and all types of aircraft ranging from the A380 through to seaplanes and helicopters. Please ensure that you follow the general forum guidelines before posting. They can be found here. As with all categories, there are some specific requirements for posting in #real-world-aviation:spotting:

  1. Create one topic per spotting session, aircraft or event
  2. Give as much detail about the shots as possible. This can be background to the aircraft, information about the location or any other related material such as camera type and set up
  3. Only post pictures you took yourself as the main body of the topic. If you are giving contextual background to the topic and use photos that are not your own, make sure give full credit
  4. Please do not post requests for spotting topics or specific photos of aircraft
  5. 10 pictures maximum per topic

Photo Quality

We ask that the quality of the photos posted are of an adequate standard. There is not a set requirement for this, however, there are a few things that we recommend taking into consideration:

  • How much of the aircraft can you see?
  • Can you see the registration?
  • How pixelated is your photo if you are zoomed in a long way?
  • Is there any way to add to the post to enhance the topic if your photos are not the best quality?

We allow for topics to have links and promotions to social media channels for spotting. Please make sure these are your own and that this is not the main focus of the topic.

Below are some examples of spotting topics you may want to study before posting:

Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt Spotting
DFW Spotting Collection
UPS Spirit of Joe Sutter B747-8F

My Last Virgin America Flight (VX1084)
View From CID ATC Tower
JAL and ANA hangar tour @ RJTT (Tokyo Haneda)
Places to Spot at San Francisco International
Best Spotting Photos Thread
My First High Altitude Aircraft Spots
Spotting at the International Air Show Radom 2018 (August 25, 2018)
View From CID ATC Tower
Best Spotting Photos Thread
Attention all mods
Spotting in Northern Arizona
Icelandair B757
Driving by KEWR
Spotting Emirates @KMIA INTL
My best of Spotting Munich Airport
Can't post in spotting category
Accomplishing a Dream! Spotting at KATL
spotting in france LFPG
My spotting during my travels
Plane Spotting
How do I make a thread?
Editing your pictures! (Accepting a ton)
Quarantine Spotting!
Can I post more then 10 photos if I make 2 posts? (Solved)
Turkish 787-9
Quarantine spotting
Spotting At KORD; My First Time!
O’Hare plane spotting
EIDW spotting!
A day at NAIA airport
Air Canada 787
Muscat International Airport
Nice Airport - Above the scenery
Some news of my spotting day!
Planespotting at YBBN Airport
A little spotting in a Swiss airport and an Italian one aswell
Long Distance Shots
Afternoon far away spotting
Covid Spotting at KSJC
Covid Spotting at KSJC
Dassault Falcon at KDXR
Los Angeles (KLAX) Spotting - With @Matt737 on 12/8/18 (Morning Shots)
Plagarizing Photos on the IFC
Afternoon Spotting At KSRC
Fun in The Sun @ KLAS
Getting into spotting
Spotting at Portland Intl (KPDX) 10/14/18
Spotting in Los Angeles: Special day @ KLAX
Pawa Dominicana
Spotting at Brussels Airport (EBBR)
Who can create spotting topics in infinite flight?
My First Plane Spotting @KBWI PT.1
Google Maps Spotting Chino Airport
My Best IRL Plane Photos
Plane Spotting KSBA 2020
Boeing 747-8 Landing at BFI Airport. August 2011
Spotting time 😁
Ayuda por favor
Plane Spotting at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (1/4/21)
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. December 2010
Pictures from Boston
Plane spotting at KLGA
ERJ-145 takeoff from Waco regional Airport
ERJ-145 takeoff from Waco regional Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Spotting 06-05-2021
London Heathrow LHR photos 2.2
My First Delta Airlines Trip in COVID - Miami to Atlanta
Plane Spotting Edmonton (CYEG/YEG) 8th September 2021
Southend OTT spotting
A Moonshot but on Topaz life support
Spotting from the Frontiers of Flight @KDAL
Specials at Manchester
Spotting at LAX
Spotting at LAX
A Beginners Guide to the Forum
My first spotting topic! @KSFO
Your favorite airline
Flying over Whitehall, Michigan
United Airlines
Spotting pictures
Spotting at LEMD a few months ago
KORD Spotting
Plane spotting trip to Sydney Airport YSSY
Special liveries while plane spotting
China Airlines Airbus a350
Seaplanes in Ketchikan Alaska
spotting at Barcelona airport (LEBL) 10/9/2018
LAX spotting (from terminal)
Plane spotting photos
LLBG Tour in EL AL