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 so BAS was born, from a basic website and social media presence it has grown to what it is today with thousands of members and the website receiving thousands of hits a month to become one of the best spotting websites in the UK. I am not actively involved in BAS as much as I was due to training for my ATPL and CPL.
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.
I started spotting at Bristol in the early 2000’s with my dad and took up photography not long after. I’m interested in both civil and military photography which can be found on my Flickr. I have joined the BAS admin team in Autumn 2019 but do come and say hello if you see me up Winters Lane.
Previous Team Members
My main role was to keep the website and Facebook group up-to-date with the latest information for the community of spotters. I recieved and uploaded the airport schedule to our website when it was available and would also check through to see if there were any rare aircraft scheduled. I have also created many of the tools under the ‘Spotters Tools’ page, and part of my role was to maintain these to ensure they are in full working order. I am now working as an aircraft engineer for British Airways and had to leave my role here at BAS.
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.