This topic has been created to encourage you to show off your preferred locations for plane spotting with others!
I usually go spotting at my local Prestwick (EGPK), however with the current pandemic it’s been pretty tough. See this quick reference guide for an overview of our various spotting locations and some photos: https://www.spotterguide.net/planespotting/europe/united-kingdom/glasgow-prestwick-pik-egpk/. As you will be able to see there are numerous locations surrounding the airport. I normally go spotting at the mound / mound car park which provides excellent views of aircraft arriving and departing on Prestwick’s main runway (30/12). The mound is raised above the fence providing an excellent advantage for photography. It’s definitely my go to spot whenever I go to the airport, however it can become very packed at times when special / rare planes visit.
Here are some pictures I have taken at Prestwick (apologies for some poor quality):
*These pictures are taken from the mound viewpoint
I also go spotting at the railway bridge area, however doesn’t give as much advantage compared to the mound viewpoint. You get a good view of aircraft on approach to runway 12 though. Occasionally I will spot at Goodrich roundabout / Monkton which provide views of the opposite end including the main terminal. These are good viewpoints for aircraft approaching the 12 end of the main runway from the sea.
I’d love to hear your best spotting locations below!