Waving Pilots at KBUF - August 2019

Hello IFC!

In the summer of 2019, I spent the week in Buffalo. Along with visiting Niagara Falls, I spent a few afternoons spotting at Buffalo (KBUF).

I spotted at a small picnic area by the Mercy Flight facility.
KBUF Spotting Location

The spotting location at KBUF offers a very up-close view of the aircrafts, and pilots can easily see the people taxiing by. Quite a lot of pilots waved towards us, and here are the best photos I took.

Enjoy the photos, and I would appreciate your feedback!

Delta Connection Embraer ERJ-170 (N869RW) operated by Republic Airways

United Express Embraer ERJ-145 (N17984) operated by ExpressJet Airlines

JetBlue Embraer ERJ-190 “Peek-A-Blue” (N193JB)

Flexjet Bombardier Challenger 350 (N579FX)

Private Piper Cherokee (N8334Y)

United Boeing 737-900 (N73445)

American Eagle Bombardier CRJ-900 operated by PSA Airlines (N576NN)

Southwest Boeing 737-700 (N7878A)

A Learjet 45 owned by GEICO (N366LV)

JetBlue A320-200 “Blue Look Maahvelous” (N612JB)

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I think this should be in #real-world-aviation:spotting

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This should be in the #real-world-aviation:spotting category.

Edit: Just beat me @dca.iad.aviation

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Whoops, I’ll change it.

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The pilots: 🙋‍♂️
Cool shots man!


Really cool shots! Your super lucky for them to wave at you 😂

Did I see Buffalo in the title?!👀

That is the spot I go to when I go spotting at Buffalo! Awesome photos!
Btw what day was this on?

Thank you! @RTG113 @Sashaz55

Thanks! I spotted 8/12-8/14. @MJP_27


Wait! What’s the photo date of the JetBlue A320?

Sorry for the late reply! I took the JetBlue A320 8/13/19.

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Oh! I flew on MCO-BUF the day before you took that photo!

I spotted the day before too… Do you remember around what time your plane departed or the registration? Or the JetBlue livery?

Edit: Was it N663JB?

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In number 2 the pilot’s window is open.

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I love these kind of up close shots, nice work! :)

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Thank you! @Aero

I didn’t realize the window was open until you just said it… that’s pretty cool! @StormyAviation

Must admit on nice days its quite nice taxying to and from the runway with the canopy open and waving at children and spotters :)

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The pilots do like to wave 👋🌊. Great shots 😉

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I wonder if the lizard himself is on board.

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Quite possible haha @SimCaptain

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