The team behind Bristol Airport Spotting are a group of aviation enthusiasts with experience in aviation photography, aircraft spotting, the airline world, business and flying as private pilots.
Back in 2013 there was no website dedicated to spotting at Bristol Airport and during a lightbulb moment BAS was born, from a basic website and social media presence it has grown to what it is today with hundreds of members and followers and the website receiving thousands of hits a month and has become one of the best spotting websites in the UK. I continue to develop and expand the website as well as plan events to interact with members and join in on discussions and photo submissions.
My main role is to keep the website and Facebook group up-to-date with the latest information for our community of spotters. I recieve and upload the airport schedule to our website and will also check through it to see if there are any rare aircraft scheduled. I have also created many of the tools under the ‘Spotters Tools’ page, and part of my role is to maintain these to ensure they are in full working order. Feel free to get in touch on our Facebook group!
My interest in aviation started at a young age, living near to the approach of Bristol Lulsgate Airport. I visit the airport as much as possible from the mid 1980’s to the current date. My interest in aviation covers all aspects from light aircraft through to large military. I have an extensive library of images taken at Bristol Airport back through to the late 1980’s in print and slide format. I am working through scanning these images and posting them to my flickr site and website.
Previous Team Members
Martyn joined the team in early 2016 to assist with the running of the website, social media and events. Using his years of aviation experience and one of the key areas Martyn was working on was the ID card scheme that we will be rolling out later in 2016. Unfortunately Martyn passed away in hospital on the 3rd October 2016.