Spotting the IFC Mods - Sunset Spotting at Brussels

Hello, IFC

It’s been a hot minute since I haven’t gone spotting so here is a topic because why not.

Let me start with a song about planespotting:

His palms are freezing
Knees weak, arms are heavy
There’s juice on his sweater already, freezing iced tea
He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To take shots
But he keeps on forgetting what plane is next
The GE90s go so loud
He opens his shutter, but the pics won’t come out
He’s missing out, every spotter’s joking now
The SD card, he left it at home, argh!

Now that that musical masterpiece is over, time for spotting.

Our story starts in Brussels Central Station, on a cold, windy day.

TL;DR I waited for an hour in the station because EVERY SINGLE TRAIN KEPT ON GETTING CANCELLED??? WHAT THE HECK, BELGIUM, GET YOUR STUFF TOGETHER

Anyhow

After waiting a bit at the spotting location, I see a familiar face walk out of the elevator and tadaa, the man, the myth, the legend, @T1MMY4L1F3_YT coming to spot with me!

We had a great time, he’s a super nice guy and Brussels is the best airport ever for spotting. We ate candies and the wind spilled my juice everywhere. It was fun.

These pics were taken at Brussels between 5 and 7PM (17-19h)


A BAF A400M landing after a 3 hour training flight over the infinite flatness of northern Belgium


Next up is this Air Belgium A330 P2F with the splendid HongYuan Group livery


Here is @DeerCrusher 's private jet (OO-ELK)


And @Drummer 's private jet (M-USIC) right after!


An Asiana Cargo 747-400F gear tilting its way through life and flaring so hard it floated towards past the terminal


Here is the A330’s big sister, and I NEVER want to see a 747 with a mask EVER AGAIN


A special Tomorrowland livery touching down on the right wheel only


Air Baltic doing Air Baltic things (the front gear door should be white btw)


A tiny Nordica jet (beautiful livery btw) with more passengers aboard than there are pixels in this image

Last but not least…


Emirates absolutely SMASHING the runway and proceeding to do a lil bounce right after.

There were 4 spotters and all of them 'ouch’ed at that moment

Thank you for looking at these pics!

And thank you to @T1MMY4L1F3_YT for this incredible spotting session and for being such a fun and nice guy!

See you guys (very) soon with a LOT more spotting topics!

Robertine

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I’m off to find Cameron’s private plane now :P

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Beautiful shots, as per usual!

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Thank you so much!

The pics are great…but that song was 😮‍💨

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Ayyy, there’s the topic I’ve been dying to see.

My French friend, it was great having you here and finally getting to meet you! Wasn’t as long as we perhaps would’ve liked but there’s always next time ay?

You’ve now put the pressure on me to visit you in Paris. Thanks very much for that…

Anyway, just as I expected, absolutely stunning shots. The light was very much on our side that day. Looking forward to your next topic!

Also thank you for the kind words :) .

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My man robertine absolutely annihilating the competition with his spotting topics 💪💪💪

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I hope to see you again soon! And thanks for the kind words!

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Until someone else posts a topic 🙃

Those are some very cool shots @Robertine!

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Thank you very much!

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Same! I’ll definitely let you know whenever I go to Paris in the future.

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Do the moderators actually have private Jets?

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No, it’s a joke bc of the registrations.

Deer=Elk

And drummer uses M-USIC callsign in the game

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Yup, just a jokeroo


@Tyler_Shelton’s aircraft

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Bro tagged a staff 💀

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The council shall decide his fate

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