Brisbane Airport plane spotter Lance Broad gives an insight to the interesting hobby
Lance Broad is a plane spotter who is active near the Brisbane airport.
It TAKES a good network of friends and tips to stay ahead of incoming planes at Brisbane Airport.
Plane spotter Lance Broad has been among the action for the past two years with the majority of time spent at Brisbane Airport.
“The best one I’ve seen is the Boeing Dash 787, which they tested out at the start of the year and hasn’t been handed over to any company in Australia,” he said.
Mr Broad said he had a love of planes growing up on the Gold Coast and began spotting at age 23, 2½ years ago, before moving to Brisbane where there was a greater variety of planes.
“We get a lot more variety than Sydney or Melbourne, which is just passenger services,” he said.
He fits in his pursuit around work hours, driving 45 minutes to the airport then checking the Automatic Terminal Information Service to pick the best spot, with his favourite spotting times between 5-9am and 2pm to sunset.
“I prefer inbound planes as they’re a lot lower and it’s a big rush when they come in,” he said.
His preferences are for big and military aircraft but one tops every spotter’s top 10.
“I’ll be looking for Airforce 1 at G20,” he said.
“There’s only two of them in the world.”
Mr Broad said plane spotting was an outlet for photography and he could capture up to 103 planes during a busy morning which he uploaded to Facebook page the YBBN Spotters Group.