Amsterdam Spotting

This is the third of three posts I’ve written covering our trip to The Netherlands back in February/March. The first, which you can find here, was all about our visits to two aviation museums and some of Flevoland’s oldest and highest bits of land. The second, here was all about our day in Amsterdam itself, whilst this post has a little bit of exploring the wider Netherlands but is mostly about the various spotting opportunities at Schiphol airport.

Southampton – Spotting

Southampton Airport (SOU) is located to the north of the city of Southampton in the town of Eastleigh. With the site’s aviation history starting in 1910, there has been over a century of flying from what is now the largest airport serving the central south coast. The airport handled just under 2 million customers in 2017/18 and in 2019 was ranked third out of 30 UK airports for customer satisfaction by Which?

East Midlands – Spotting at Diseworth Rd

East Midlands Airport (EMA) is centrally located between the East Midlands cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham and has flights to over 70 destinations operated by eight airlines that carry almost five million passengers per year. Although in terms of passenger aircraft movements, EMA is nothing special, the airport is a hub for both DHL and the Royal Mail meaning it is an excellent airport for spotting freight movements.