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  • Some Spotting Statistics

    Okay, first off, I'm going to admit that the idea for this thread was blatantly stolen from a discussion over at Railpictures.net ("Your Stereotypical Shot"), but that discussion got me thinking about all the places I've been spotting, and all the different aircraft types and operators I've captured.

    I've been going through my Jetphotos logbook lately, and I've compiled some data. Additionally, I decided to use Google Map's personalized map function to chart all of the airports I've uploaded from. I compiled a map of the US, tagging all of my photos (and for a little extra fun, rating each airport on a completely arbitrary "spotting quality index"). That map can be found here.

    The results of my logbook number-crunching can be found below, but I also think it would be interesting to see some other spotters' statistics. If you want, go ahead and copy the prompts below and figure out how your shots average out.

    How many Total Shots do you have?
    Actually: 452

    Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of (C172, B737, F-15, etc)?
    Guess:
    Cessna C150
    Actually: Cessna C150 (20 Shots)
    How many unique models do you have? 381

    What state (or country) do you have the most shots in?
    Guess: Florida
    Actually: Florida (301 Shots)
    How many unique states/countries have you photographed in? 10

    What airport do you have the most shots at?
    Guess: Spruce Creek (7FL6)
    Actually: Spruce Creek (7FL6) - 124 Shots
    How many unique airports do you have? 58

    What airline/operator do you have the most shots of?
    Guess: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
    Actually: Private (304)
    How many unique airline/operators do you have? 89

    What year do you have the most photos taken in?
    Guess: 2010
    Actually: 2010 (280)
    How many unique years do you have? 4

    So, statistically my most average photo would be that of a Private Cessna 150, taken in 2010, at the Spruce Creek Airport. It seems that this pretty generic shot fits the bill:



    For priding myself on being a spotter who travels the globe finding exotic aircraft, it seems a little contrary to find that the largest number of my shots are of Cessnas at my home airport... *shrug* The statistics don't lie.
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  • #2
    Funny, I just updated my photo stats Excel file, and luckily I don't travel a lot, so it's fairly easy to guess

    How many Total Shots do you have?
    Actually: 3519

    Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of
    Guess: A330
    Actually: A330 (503)
    How many unique models do you have? 101 (depending on the detail of a model, for example: A332 and A333 are two separate models)

    What state (or country) do you have the most shots in?
    Guess: Switzerland
    Actually: Switzerland (3201 Shots)
    How many unique states/countries have you photographed in? 6 countries

    What airport do you have the most shots at?
    Guess: Zurich (LSZH)
    Actually: Zurich (LSZH) - 3189 Shots
    How many unique airports do you have? 13 (including a Museum and "inflight")

    What airline/operator do you have the most shots of? (now that's easy!! )
    Guess: Swiss International Air Lines
    Actually: Swiss International Air Lines (945)
    How many unique airline/operators do you have? 364

    What year do you have the most photos taken in?
    Guess: 2003
    Actually: 2003 (643)
    How many unique years do you have? 15

    What year do you have the most Airport visits?
    Guess: 2003
    Actually: 2003 (46)
    From how many different dates do you have photos in the db? 256

    So, statistically my most average photo would be that of a Swiss International A332, taken in 2003 at Zurich Airport, like this one, taken with my very first digital camera, a Sony F707:

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    • #3
      Actually: 26

      Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of (C172, B737, F-15, etc)?
      Guess:
      A380
      Actually: A380
      How many unique models do you have? Unknown, probably less than 5

      What state (or country) do you have the most shots in?
      Guess: Australia
      Actually: Australia - Sydney (27 Shots)
      How many unique states/countries have you photographed in? 1

      What airport do you have the most shots at?
      Guess: YSSY (YSSY)
      Actually: YSSY (YSSY) - 26 Shots
      How many unique airports do you have? 1

      What airline/operator do you have the most shots of?
      Guess: Qantas
      Actually: Qantas
      How many unique airline/operators do you have? Unknown

      What year do you have the most photos taken in?
      Guess: 2011
      Actually: 2011 (all of them)
      How many unique years do you have? 2

      Most typical image is probably this kind:

      http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7032005

      I don't have anything more to upload - so my lot will remain at 26. I'm not really interested in plane photography, it has been like that for a while. I don't mind taking the photos, but I'm really bored of editing and uploading them. So that Antonov image is probably my last.

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      • #4
        Funny thread.

        How many Total Shots do you have?
        Actually: 8,122

        Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of
        Guess: Boeing 737 series
        Actually: boeing 737 (911)
        How many unique models do you have? 1506 including airline mods.

        What state (or country) do you have the most shots in?
        Guess: Netherlands
        Actually: Netherlands (3201 Shots)
        How many unique states/countries have you photographed in? 6 countries

        What airport do you have the most shots at?
        Guess: Amsterdam Schiphol EHAM
        Actually: Amsterdam Schiphol EHAM) - 4545 Shots
        How many unique airports do you have? 61 excluding museums and other locations.

        What airline/operator do you have the most shots of? (now that's easy!! )
        Guess: Private/KLM
        Actually: Private and airline KLM
        How many unique airline/operators do you have? 1247

        What year do you have the most photos taken in?
        Guess: 2010
        Actually: 2010 (1,197)
        How many unique years do you have? 8

        What year do you have the most Airport visits?
        Guess: 2009
        Actually: 2010 (18 )
        From how many different dates do you have photos in the db? 1238

        [photoid=6758327]
        Last edited by ErwinS; 2011-02-05, 14:53.
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        • #5
          How many Total Shots do you have?
          Actually: 1.592

          Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of
          Guess: Boeing 737 series
          Actually: Airbus A320 series ( 188 )
          How many unique models do you have? 282

          What state (or country) do you have the most shots in?
          Guess: Germany
          Actually: Germany ( 615 Shots)
          How many unique states/countries have you photographed in? 4

          What airport do you have the most shots at?
          Guess: Amsterdam Schiphol EHAM
          Actually: Amsterdam Schiphol EHAM) - 527 Shots
          How many unique airports do you have? 9

          What airline/operator do you have the most shots of?
          Guess: KLM
          Actually: Air France
          How many unique airline/operators do you have? 251

          What year do you have the most photos taken in?
          Guess: 2010
          Actually: 2010 (880)
          How many unique years do you have? 6

          What year do you have the most Airport visits?
          Guess: 2010
          Actually: 2010 (14 )
          From how many different dates do you have photos in the db? 59
          Last edited by Bjorn1979; 2011-02-05, 15:21.

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          • #6
            How many Total Shots do you have?
            Actually: 2710

            Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of (C172, B737, F-15, etc)?
            Guess: A320
            Actually: A320 (285)
            How many unique models do you have? 631

            What state (or country) do you have the most shots in?
            Guess: Germany
            Actually: Germany
            How many unique states/countries have you photographed in? 5

            What airport do you have the most shots at?
            Guess: Düsseldorf (EDDL)
            Actually: Düsseldorf (1216)
            How many unique airports do you have? 40

            What airline/operator do you have the most shots of?
            Guess: Lufthansa
            Actually: Lufthansa ( 138 )
            How many unique airline/operators do you have? 423

            What year do you have the most photos taken in?
            Guess: 2004
            Actually: 2005 (484)
            How many unique years do you have? 18

            What year do you have the most Airport visits?
            Guess: 2005
            Actually: 2005
            From how many different dates do you have photos in the db? 188
            Last edited by seahawk; 2011-02-05, 18:23.
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            • #7
              How many Total Shots do you have?
              Actually: 614

              Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of (C172, B737, F-15, etc)?
              Guess: A320
              Actually: A330-243 (34)
              How many unique models do you have? 257

              What state (or country) do you have the most shots in?
              Guess: England
              Actually: England
              How many unique states/countries have you photographed in? 5

              What airport do you have the most shots at?
              Guess: Manchester EGCC
              Actually: Manchester (460)
              How many unique airports do you have? 17

              What airline/operator do you have the most shots of?
              Guess: Airbus Air Transport International
              Actually: United kingdom Royal Air Force (54)
              How many unique airline/operators do you have? 149

              What year do you have the most photos taken in?
              Guess: 2007
              Actually: 2007 (127)
              How many unique years do you have? 9

              So statistically this should be an RAF A330 at Manchester But as the RAF don't have any 330s we will have to make do with this.

              [photoid=558047]
              Last edited by cja; 2011-02-05, 19:24.


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              • #8
                How many Total Shots do you have?
                Actually: 49

                Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of (C172, B737, F-15, etc)?
                Guess: Boeing 767
                Actually: Boeing 767 (7)
                How many unique models do you have? (2)

                What state (or country) do you have the most shots in?
                Guess: Canada
                Actually: Canada
                How many unique states/countries have you photographed in? 4

                What airport do you have the most shots at?
                Guess: Ottawa (CYOW)
                Actually: Ottawa (19)
                How many unique airports do you have? 7

                What airline/operator do you have the most shots of?
                Guess: Air Canada
                Actually: Air Canada (7)
                How many unique airline/operators do you have? 22

                What year do you have the most photos taken in?
                Guess: 2010
                Actually: 2010 (41)
                How many unique years do you have? 3

                What year do you have the most Airport visits?
                Guess: 2010
                Actually: 2010
                From how many different dates do you have photos in the db? 18
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                • #9
                  How many Total Shots do you have?
                  Actually: 105

                  Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of (C172, B737, F-15, etc)?
                  Guess: Dash 8 Q-400
                  Actually: Dash 8 Q-400 (6)
                  How many unique models do you have? 74

                  What state (or country) do you have the most shots in?
                  Guess: United Kingdom
                  Actually: United Kingdom
                  How many unique states/countries have you photographed in? 1

                  What airport do you have the most shots at?
                  Guess: Isle of Man Ronaldsway (EGNS)
                  Actually: Isle of Man Ronaldsway - 48
                  How many unique airports do you have? 13 (Including 2 off airports)

                  What airline/operator do you have the most shots of?
                  Guess: Manx2.com
                  Actually: Manx2.com and Flybe - Both 8
                  How many unique airline/operators do you have? 24

                  What year do you have the most photos taken in?
                  Guess: 2010
                  Actually: 2010 (70)
                  How many unique years do you have? 3

                  What year do you have the most Airport visits?
                  Guess: 2010
                  Actually: 2010 (23)
                  From how many different dates do you have photos in the db? 46

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                  • #10
                    Actually: 8778

                    Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of?
                    Guess: A320
                    Actually: A320 (946)
                    How many unique models do you have? 656

                    What country do you have the most shots in?
                    Guess: United Kingdom
                    Actually: United Kingdom (3832)
                    How many unique countries have you photographed in? 13

                    What airport do you have the most shots at?
                    Guess: London Heathrow
                    Actually: London Heathrow (3206)
                    How many unique airports do you have? 43

                    What airline/operator do you have the most shots of?
                    Guess: British Airways
                    Actually: British Airways (878 )
                    How many unique airline/operators do you have? 465

                    What year do you have the most photos taken in?
                    Guess: 2004
                    Actually: 2004 (2286)
                    How many unique years do you have? 12

                    What year do you have the most Airport visits?
                    Guess: 2003
                    Actually: 2003 (84)
                    From how many different dates do you have photos in the db? 279
                    Last edited by egll; 2011-02-13, 16:20.
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                    • #11
                      How many Total Shots do you have?
                      Actually: 95

                      Which aircraft type do you have the most shots of (C172, B737, F-15, etc)?
                      Guess: Airbus A319/20/21
                      Actually: Boeing 737 (12)
                      How many unique models do you have? (62) (considering a 738 different from a 733, A319/20/21 as different, but not considering different versions of military planes like a B-52G different from an NB-52)

                      What state (or country) do you have the most shots in?
                      Guess: US
                      Actually: US
                      How many unique states/countries have you photographed in? 2 countries (Mexico, US), plus 2 inflights (Panama, Nicaragua) and International Airspace

                      What airport do you have the most shots at?
                      Guess: Tucson / Davis Monthan AFB KDMA
                      Actually: KDMA (38 )
                      How many unique airports do you have? 5 airports plus 2 other locations

                      What airline/operator do you have the most shots of?
                      Guess: US Airways
                      Actually: US Airways (8 )
                      How many unique airline/operators do you have? 24

                      What year do you have the most photos taken in?
                      Guess: 2011
                      Actually: 2004 (29)
                      How many unique years do you have? 5

                      What year do you have the most Airport visits?
                      Guess: 2011
                      Actually: 2011
                      From how many different dates do you have photos in the db? 22
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