Thursday, August 20, 2009

Why I Love Wednesdays

Some people love Fridays, but I would take a Wednesday anytime. Am I crazy? No (at least I don't think so). I'm a plane spotter! If you're looking for some action and enjoy planes, come to YYZ on a Wednesday afternoon and make sure you bring your camera. I frequent the airport and the majority of times I'm there on a Wednesday because of the fantastic line-up of arrivals. Yesterday did not dissapoint, as usual.


  1. Nice photos, on what street did you take these photos and at what time?

  2. Thanks! Pics were taken between 1:00PM and 5:00PM. I parked at the Wendy's/TD Bank parking lot and walked across Airport Rd. to the little grassy spot in front of the Vista Cargo building. It's right along the south side of Runway 23. Great spot! Maybe I'll see you there. :)

  3. Hello Ryan!!

    First of all, nice photographs you got there.

    Secondly, on this sunday the 31st, ill be at CYYZ from 14:00 to 20:00, and I was thinking of going to that spotting location, if we could somehow meet there so you could show me the location. I have a communications receiver Icom IC-R5, and a Camera with 18-55mm and 75-300mm.

    My email is, i`m a spotter from Valencia, in Spain ;)


  4. Hey Ryan,

    Is there any other day I could spot some Jumbo planes? I work from 9 to 5 during the week :(.

    I tried look through flight tracker but there is a lot to check, i was hoping you can give me an idea of maybe which airlines or days.



    P.S. Awesome blog and pics! :) Very useful stuff for planning a date ;P

  5. Hi Daniel. Glad you find the info here useful, and also glad to help a fellow enthusiast!

    Weekends have their share of impressive aircraft too, so don't be discouraged. Not sure what you're looking for specifically, but there's a pretty good mix every day at YYZ. Most of the big boys arrive mid to late afternoon. A few to look into (double check on in case I'm wrong, but I think these are pretty consistent arrivals):

    Earlier in the morning
    • Air India 777
    • Virgin America A320 (not huge, but newer to YYZ)

    Around noon
    • Lan Airlines 767
    • Cathay Pacific 777
    • Transaero 767

    • Alitalia 767
    • British Airways 777
    • Turkish Airlines A340
    • KLM 747
    • Etihad 777
    • Virgin America A320 (another one)
    • Air France A340 (sometimes a 747)
    • Lufthansa A340 (sometimes a 747)

    Hope you see something you like! Good luck and happy spotting!!