Airliner heading south

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Was in the garden enjoying the sunset and watching the gulls fly over when an airliner flew over.
I pointed the little compact at it and zoomed right in.
I'm guessing its either and Easyjet Airbus or a Jet2.com 737.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/PicsArt_08-18-10.44.46_zpspnkpfcto.jpg

I also made a video.

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Looks more A319 to me that 737, suspect an Easyjet A319.

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Looks more A319 to me that 737, suspect an Easyjet A319.

Thanks. I loved the fact that you can see the orange engines. And it was quite high up

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Yeh it's always fun identifying high flying airliners! many hours spent with my head pointing upwards!

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Yeh it's always fun identifying high flying airliners! many hours spent with my head pointing upwards!

The exact opposite of having the head bent down looking at a phone and much more fulfilling. Shame its peeing down today

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Just down the road last night watching the same things at the model flying club. We were checking ads-b exchange and spotted A319's heading Luton/I think one east mids- Aberdeen/Edinburgh 400 kts, 38000 feet I remember.

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I just wish I could get to see them up close. I dont think plane spotters are allowed in our local airport. ..

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Larry 66,

While it is very true that into today's security conscious world, aviation enthusiasts and aviation photographers are not made welcome at most British Airports, there are usually places outside the airport boundary that spotters and photographers congregate. True a car is a great advantage not only to find the locations, but to shelter from the British summer weather!

Try a "Google" using the Airport name and spotting (or spotters, photography, viewing) as your key words, and you will get links to a number of sites.

For example for DTV (assuming that to be your 'local'):

http://aircraftspotting.co.uk/durham-airports-airfields-viewing-guides.php Not just DTV but two light aerodromes too.

http://www.plane-mad.com/airport-spotting-guides/united-kingdom/durham-tees-valley-mme-egnv.html Note links on right to spot A and spot B.

http://www.dtvmovements.co.uk/Info/Menu.htm Detail daily movements for DTV and more

There is also an excellent Newcastle based paper monthly enthusiast's magazine covering aviation in the North East. http://www.airnorth.org/

There is more to aviation than airliners. Light aircraft airfields, gliding sites and microlight airfields are usually much more friendly, and you are usually reasonably close to the action for photography. Fly-in events (again can be found on a "Goggle") are very weather dependent but a good aviation day out and you often get chatting with some interesting people. Seafront Air Displays eg Sunderland are also a great opportunity to see diverse aircraft being put through their paces. RAF Leeming has a good spotting viewpoint, although is quiet much of time time, does hold exercises eg recent deployment of A-10 Thunderbolts. News of these are often provided by spotters forum - I know as I'm the admin of a very active Merseyside/North West England aviation forum, so find a NE based group forum for local information, don't expect international sites such as this one, excellent as it is, to provide local information.

Ah, no car. Don't despair, with a little planning, map, a rail pass and a bicycle will get you to a number of interesting places - well that is true over in the North West (of England), so I'm sure the North East is the same too.

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Larry 66,

While it is very true that into today's security conscious world, aviation enthusiasts and aviation photographers are not made welcome at most British Airports, there are usually places outside the airport boundary that spotters and photographers congregate. True a car is a great advantage not only to find the locations, but to shelter from the British summer weather!

Try a "Google" using the Airport name and spotting (or spotters, photography, viewing) as your key words, and you will get links to a number of sites.

For example for DTV (assuming that to be your 'local'):

http://aircraftspotting.co.uk/durham-airports-airfields-viewing-guides.php Not just DTV but two light aerodromes too.

http://www.plane-mad.com/airport-spotting-guides/united-kingdom/durham-tees-valley-mme-egnv.html Note links on right to spot A and spot B.

There is more to aviation than airliners. Light aircraft airfields, gliding sites and microlight airfields are usually much more friendly, and you are usually reasonably close to the action for photography. Fly-in events (again can be found on a "Goggle") are very weather dependent but a good day out. Seafront Air Displays eg Sunderland are also a great opportunity to see diverse aircraft being put through their paces. RAF Leeming has a good spotting viewpoint, although is quiet much of time time, does hold exercises eg recent deployment of A-10 Thunderbolts. News of these are often provided by spotters forum - I know I'm the admin of a very active Merseyside/North West England aviation forum, so find a NE based group forum for local information, don't expect international sites such as this one, excellent as it is, to provide local information.

Cool thanks for the info. Sadly I dont drive. Got a pushike tho...