the art of plane spotting


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Video: Courtesy of Qatar Airways, 2016
Logo Design: Ian Webb, 2018


Have you ever seen a picture of a plane before? If you have, you’re already familiar with the art of plane spotting. By textbook definition, plane spotting (or any variation of the term) is a hobby of tracking the movement of aircraft in the air and on the ground, typically through means of photography or videography. Though this is a small definition, the world of plane spotting exists beyond the boundaries of a simple definition. These aircraft spotting enthusiasts (“spotters”) also track and record detailed information about their sightings. Beyond that, the spotting community exists on an incredible, worldwide scale.

Pretty simple right? Think again. Welcome to Livery Livelihood. Come on in—explore the art of plane spotting.