Spotting in the good ol' days

Passionate aviation photographer and enthusiast, Dirk Grothe, shares some of his most stunning images from the observation deck at Frankfurt Airport during the mid-1980s –a time filled with colourful airlines and a rich variety of aircraft

Camera at the ready – the author braves the sun at Frankfurt Airport’s observation deck in 1983
The author’s aircraft registration logbook from July 1, 1984

For three years between 1983 and 1985 I was lucky enough to spend three glorious weeks of each school summer holiday on the observation deck at Frankfurt/Rhein-Main Airport’s Terminal 2.

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