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  • Heathrow’s #AvGeek of the Month

    Heathrow's #AvGeek of the Month for October is Kingsley Lee.

    Heathrow’s #AvGeek of the Month – Kingsley Lee

    The winner of Heathrow Airport’s November #AvGeek of the Month is Matt Carter! 

    We’ve caught up with Matt to find out more about his passion and love for aviation.

    Name: Matt Carter

    Where are you from: Wiltshire

    Q&A

    I would say all  three. A spotter with a HUGE passion for aviation, with the moments captured by photography. 

    I have been interested in aviation for as long as I can remember. From childhood memories watching Concorde take off, to flying regularly with airlines like Britannia Airways and Monarch. From the moment I stepped on board, to looking out over the clouds, it has always stayed with me... I guess you could say it was love at first flight!

    Today, I enjoy trying out new and old aircraft types and try fly whenever I can, spotting at airports across the UK and Europe and meeting new avgeeks who share the same passion as I do. 

    Heathrow has always been a special place to me. From the huge variety of airlines that fly in and out of the airport, to the impressive selection of aircraft types that visit.

    A day flying or spotting from Heathrow is never the same as you always see something new, whether that be a new aircraft type, airline livery or inaugural flights like the Qantas Dreamliner connecting the UK and Australia, with the first non stop flight. It truly has an international feel. 

    This is a tough one, but currently there is a clear winner... The British Airways Retro jets. This has been a huge hit and is something exciting as well as seeing the Queen of the skies, the Boeing 747 in BOAC and Landor colours again is truly spectacular. 

    Twitter : mattcarter86

    Instagram : matt_carter

     

    • Go to visit your local airport, take pictures and share them. Many avgeeks love seeing each others photo's and often form friendships through the mutual interest.
    • You don't have to be a professional photographer. There are many talented avgeek photographers out there who create some fantastic photos, however equally an armature photographer can catch a great moment. So, whether you have only just picked up a camera for the first time or have been doing it for a while, don't worry its all good.
    • Download some apps like FlightRadar24 and Plane Finder which will help you keep track around what aircraft are flying in and help you time it right capturing that perfect picture.
    • Enjoy it! There have been times when I was worried about how it would look or come across as sad,  but actually its not. In fact its great and I'm lucky to have a hobby and something I am passionate about. Aviation may not be everyone's thing but its yours so enjoy it. Look up at the sky, visiting your local airport and  enjoy taking and sharing those special pics. 
    Think you know someone who should be Heathrow #AvGeek of the month?