This website uses cookies. By using and further navigating this website, you accept this.
Dismiss
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from FlightAware.com. We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.
Dismiss
Back to Squawk list
  • 21

As Other Paparazzi Chase Kardashians, These Guys Stalk Dreamliners

Submitted
Bernie Leighton, a professional plane-spotter who specializes in aerial photography, talks about his pursuit of Etihad Airways' first Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner. In four-and-a-half years of professional plane-spotting, Leighton has snapped more than 35,000 photos and garnered at least 7 million Internet views. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Sort type: [Top] [Newest]


panam1971
panam1971 3
Railroad buffs derisively call these types of people "foamers"; they figuratively "foam at the mouth" at certain locomotives.
preacher1
preacher1 3
Yeah, just a general rail buff is RAILFAN but FOAMER gets plumb paranoid looking for a particular piece of equipment. Saw one up at 0400 this past week to get a particular heritage unit passing thru LIT
xtoler
Larry Toler 1
Wait, you're making fun of train people, don't we foam at the mouth at aircraft? Just kidding. I've always had a fascination with aviation since I was a kid. While I was stationed at RAF Mildenhall there was a spot outside the perimeter we called "Spy Corner". There would be people their taking pictures, writing down tail numbers and who knows what else. I used why would I want to do this? I deal with aircraft ops all night. I'm still not a serious spotter but, I see the attraction.
Just off the wall, I had a boss that was just as fascinated by tractors like we are with aircraft.
k9wrangler
Karl Scribner 1
To each his own. Foamer is actually the name given by professional railroaders to anyone watching trains. They don't get the facination. Heaven help any fellow employee express any interest in trains.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Not much different with aircrews. Cockpit is a cockpit. They could care less about what they are flying.

Login

Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!