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By PaulB
#1704618
Nomad63 wrote:
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What is it?


It's a tweet describing the programme named in the thread title.
By Highland Park
#1704619
From the BBC Website:

Planespotting Live

BBC Four

There have never been more planes in our skies - earlier this year 9,000 of them flew over UK airspace in just one day, an all-time record. Now, BBC Four is opening up the skies to give viewers an unprecedented insight into what is flying over their heads at any one time by joining forces with an enthusiastic band of home grown experts: plane spotters.

Live across three nights, Peter Snow, Zoe Laughlin and Andi Peters are starting the country’s biggest mass plane spot. Their mission: To spot as many of the hundreds of different types of plane in UK airspace as possible, from private to cargo to military. And they're asking the British public to help, by sending in their spots.

We’ll also uncover the rich and detailed world of aviation enthusiasts across the country, from the teams lovingly restoring Britain's forgotten planes, to exploring the materials that are at the frontier of more environmentally friendly flying.

This is not just a show for unashamed aviation geeks, this is for anyone with a passion for travel, history and our heritage. With a mixture of archive, personal stories, and remarkable tales of single minded dedication this series is finally giving voice to, and celebrating, those whose passions are planes.

Planespotting Live (3x60’) for BBC Four, is produced by Plum Pictures. The Executive Producers for Plum are Emma Jay and Will Daws. It was commissioned by Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual and Natural History and Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four. The Commissioning Editors are Emeka Onono and Tom Coveney.
By Chris Martyr
#1704643
Nomad63 wrote:What is it?


An A340-300 . [ :oops: no I'm not a spotter]

Just need to get rid of that centre-gear and add in four black trails and it would bear an uncanny resemblance to something else.
By Nomad63
#1704655
Hooligan wrote:People or aircraft? :wink:



Umm depends, TBH interesting is not a word I would use to describe most spotters I have encountered (as opposed to aviation enthusiasts which is an entirely different breed of course) :D
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By Waveflyer
#1704657
Nomad63 wrote:
Hooligan wrote:People or aircraft? :wink:



Umm depends, TBH interesting is not a word I would use to describe most spotters I have encountered (as opposed to aviation enthusiasts which is an entirely different breed of course) :D

Tell us more about your experience please.
By Hooligan
#1704671
Yes, I never described myself as a plane spotter, always an aircraft enthusiast - my enthusiasm is undiminished, I just don't note the reggies any more. Having discovered FR24 et al, I keep an eye on them for anything interesting.
By johnm
#1704810
Hooligan wrote:Was just looking at FR24, nine members of the A320 family in a row between Heathrow's 27R threshold and Bovingdon/Lambourne... :( When I woz a lad they'd be Tridents.


Just be grateful they aren’t all Boeing........
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