"Homo observatoris aeroplanae".

A species of person who likes to see concrete airplanes, such as the ones they like,special new routes, iconic aircraft etc. They often go dressed up with a fishing hat (without hooks), a sleeveless jacket (often bright yellow or orange if they have been selected to be in first line of an airshow). They sometimes carry powerful binoculars, use a radio transmitter so that they can hear conversations between control tower and pilots, and almost always they use a camera and a single lens of the telephoto type (they don't use other types). The ones who can't afford a good gear, usually have an average entry level camera and a cheap zoom. The ones who can afford a good gear or their dada y mama can buy them, usually carry a three kg €2000 professional National Geographic type constant Aperture lens, almost always use a professional camera and despite they have such gear, they don't earn money with the photos they take, and even they may only take airplane photos, think they are professional photographers and take the typical "plane on the blue sky seen from a side" and give a hundred of data that non planespotters don't often freaking care about.
The Planespotters differ from the "average photographer" because they are focused on the information about what they are seeing/portraying, while the photographer tries to take of everything giving the things a little more of sense and integrity with the theme in general.
I was once at the airport with my old Alpha 200 and my crap zoom lens and taking some panning shots of Ryanair airplanes when someone came behind me. It was a Planespotter dressed up with a fancy hat, a very bright fluorescent jacket and was carrying huge Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and a €3500 zoom lens. He said if I was a novice spotter and if I was going to wait for the British Airways flight number BA732 operated by Air Caraïbes, with a Boeing 747-42combi, taking off from Madrid at 6:58 pm bound to Los Angeles.
Me:-"Oh yeah? A Jumbo is coming? Cool!"
Spotter:-"Hyea! And yes, you are a novice."
We both saw the big Jumbo Jet and I took just two hip-sweep panning pictures and since the plane began to run until it disappeared in the high sky I heard that annoying guy shooting a long burst.
I check my pic: "wa nice! the airplane near to the ground looks so heavy and all the background is so smooth, speedy!..."
The planespotter looks his pictures half an hour... "Cool, I will upload this to jetphotos.net, AirplanePictures.net and Planespotters.net so that I may be accepted one.
Me: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Teh Wolfboy January 23, 2018
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The act of jamming your erect penis into the eye of unsuspecting girl with a run up.
"Oh no! I was tying my shoelaces and was suddenly attacked by a planespotter. Now my eye hurts!
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