Welcome to my website about aircraft spotting!
I have been interested in aviation since I was 12 years old, so it is quite a few years now. My big dream in life was to become an Air Traffic Controller but several circumstances never made it possible, so today I watch them on my own radar instead.
Earlier I have been listening to the communication between the aircraft and the controllers both on VHF and HF and decoding ACARS. In the digital age I have, like many other spotters, started to decode radar instead. I also take pictures of aircraft over my house when it is clear skies and sometimes I go to airshows in my area.
To have my own radar is something I have wanted for a very long time and during 2012 some very clever person discovered that it was possible to decode the signals from aircraft transponders with a very cheap USB-radio, which is originally made for watching TV.
Not long after I discovered the USB-radios I had my own on the table in front of me and that is one of the best things I ever bought.
Since December 2014 I have got more than 12.000 different aircraft registration numbers in my database, including many MIL aircraft and Air Force One.