I’ve recently written about the great planespotting opportunities on Bonaire. At Flamingo Airport, getting up close and personal with arriving jumbo jets is as easy as pulling your vehicle off of the road.
Yesterday I went to photograph Arkefly’s Dreamliner as it arrived on Bonaire from Amsterdam. Apparently, I’m not the only planespotting
geek enthusiast on the island, because several others were waiting, camera in hand, for its arrival. Since I arrived several minutes early, I took some shots of Windsock beach, which lies just on the airport’s outskirts.
After a few minutes, I spotted the Dreamliner on its final approach.
I wonder if the pilots notice the camera wielding people waiting at the start of the runway? It’s likely they have more important things on which to concentrate,
I hope I suppose.
My favorite tool for tracking incoming flights is Flight Aware. It’s a helpful tool for real time flight data, so you don’t have to miss a photo op for those pesky early arrivals.