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Flight spotting

Arlanda, 2019


There are a lot of spotting you can do, train spotting, flight spotting, ship spotting ... Two years ago we visited a photography club. One photographer held a speech about his hobby. He visited a lot of airports to take photos of the aircrafts. That sounded a little bit exiting to us and now 2 years later we do the same. We don't have any fancy equipment to do this, a 300 mm lens on a full frame camera and a tripod which is to weak to do this, still we got some photos which we share to you here.

Why I don't just bought a Canon 600 mm f/4 lens? There is one big problem, 12'000 Euros!

Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

At Arlanda airport (Sweden) there is a viewpoint with a parking lot. You find it in Eastern direction of the airport and Western to the lake Halmsjön. There is just a short walk up to the viewpoint.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

There is also a shelter at the viewpoint where you can sit if it's windy weather. This day a lot of people sat here and around with there picnic baskets.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

This is the end of runway no 3, there are two others also. Earlier when I have visited this viewpoint there where no aircraft landing or starting. You must check the weather report, the wind direction must be correct, otherwise they choose another runway.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

This afternoon we got it perfect, a lot of aircrafts landing, this is the airBaltic aircraft on the way to the terminal.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

There are just minutes between the aircrafts, here comes the Easyjet aircraft.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

The Swedish SAS aircraft comes close after for landing, we were fully busy taking photos.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

A small propeller aircraft landing immediately after.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

No, the Boing 747 aircraft hasn't landed in the forest, it's an outranged aircraft that service as a hotel nowadays.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

If something with a big red nose is coming it's not the deer Rudolph with the red nose, it's a Norwegian aircraft !


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

Note the aircraft bridge with the cars running below it.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

This time it was the Eurowings aircraft that landed with a Norwegian aircraft behind.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

The tower where all air traffic are controlled from, looks very modern.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

We also tried to take photos of the aircrafts that started, but they where too far away. They always start in the opposite direction relative the aircraft that's landing. Always starting and landing against the wind.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

The Swissair aircraft with four other aircrafts coming in, look carefully and you will see them at top of the right corner.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

The KLM aircraft taxing to the terminal.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

The Blue Air aircraft has just landed.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

Another Norwegian aircraft, Norwegian aircrafts were most common today.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

A turbojet aircraft, turbojet is a jet engine with gearbox and a propeller.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

It's time for us to leave now, but first we want to see the Russian aircraft landing.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

The Aeroflot aircraft landed safe.


Car meeting at Mel's Garage, Enköping in Sweden 2019

The yellow bird behind is DHL aircraft, only cargo flight. This was exiting, maybe we come back with some friends later.

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