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Promotion ian 4/11/2014

The in-house aviation enthusiasts at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel have created a promotion for Facebook where people like our page to go into the draw to win a Plane Spotters Package.

Plane Spotting Rydges Sydney AirportThe Plane Spotters Package is overnight accommodation in a Deluxe King Room with sweeping airport Views, a $50 food & beverage voucher, pair of binoculars to keep, Plane Spotter info sheet, free Wi-Fi plus a late checkout of 1:00pm.

The competition is running until next Friday the 18th April.  The prize cannot be exchanged for cash and the winner will be notified via the Facebook Page on Monday, April 21.

According to my research, many plane spotters will carry their own binoculars… or high powered zoom lens… or a phone with an app that picks up the radar signal and shoots through the registration… which can undoubtedly lead to an argument over the definition of ‘spotting’…

To generalise, the vast majority of plane spotters are male and they come in a variety of stereotypical subspecies under the genus ‘plane geek’.

There are the straight photographers who will have an industrial strength, high-speed digital SLR that can shoot off a trillion snaps a second in search of that one ‘gem’. There are some airports around the world where security guards refer to these plane spotters as ‘spies’…

…then there are the more technical ‘registration jotters’ who carry well-worn notebooks to note the unique series of letters on the back of a plane. Binoculars come in handy, as does a steady hand…

…then there is the ‘professional’ who can multi-task and take fine photos PLUS note the registration – he is known as the ‘professional’ because compared to him, all others are amateurs…

…like the ‘part timers’ – these are like social smokers who go outside at parties and hit a real smoker up for a cigarette – they just don’t want to own up to their weakness/addiction but get a huge buzz out of take offs and landings…

…and, finally, there are the ‘wannabe pilots’. These probably raced around the backyard as kids pretending they were planes but realised that you get locked up as adults when you do that, so plane spotting is the next best thing…

Good luck to you all!

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