Planespotting 101: How To Identify Each Major Commercial Aircraft Type

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Do you struggle to identify the different aircraft types? Some are easy, but many still confuse even experienced plane spotters. With a few tricks and pointers, and plenty of practice, identification gets easier. Let’s point out some ways to identify today’s main commercial aircraft.

We can’t cover every possible way to ID aircraft, or indeed every aircraft model in the world, but this video should give you a solid start on the most common types.

Article link: https://simpleflying.com/how-to-identify-aircraft/

Our special thanks to Vincenzo Pace for his contribution to this week’s video.

Video source links:
A320 Alitalia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrF2fThBjHo
A318 Air France https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nJh0CdpEPY
A319neo ACJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d7PMd4OV6U
A380 Emirates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OkrTy3NaPM
A350 China Eastern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBPICd0C2B0
A320 Delta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs5SUyUyxJE
A321 Aeroflot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dYSANE2V8o
A220 Swiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFd92VNGGwU
A220 Swiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRM-NAj63g8
A220 swiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9yWF9cCVJY
A321neo WizzAir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tbGcbqsLGk
A319 Turkish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNb_aAPmLeo
737 china eastern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLtgmBaKz1Y
777 SWISS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axQ0s-TYCGU
Airbus Formation Flight 50yrs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS6w-DXiZpk
A350 formation flight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI4jWYZLeHQ
A340 COTAM 001 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzNvOi04-9c
A330-300 Delta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmeoASbjWwQ
777 Delta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYPGL4mV0rU
767 Amazon Prime Air https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTY9AYJ-0D0
777 Alitalia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BohSdTFLgj0
787 Oman Air https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxn_41_opiI
A330neo delta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLYVgcsO718
A380 etihad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GB-Ru7AyNA
747 British Airways BA Landor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1bhsj5VcEU
A340 Finnair Santa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrQgvKxrNQY
777 American Airlines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH8X6TibN7s
777-300ER American Airlines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi630LQUNns
777-200 United Airlines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRUCKyrzEP0
787 Hawaiian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTv8mHhVqgQ
787 Etihad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1HvuoTqRFo
747-8 Cathay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFeMmiJBYwY
787-9 737 MAX Norwegian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RkaQK19Y3A
737 MAX Ryanair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExAEDQ26HTE
787 Hainan Airlines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s7lp-hc2-w
787-9 WestJet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSQn4QK8QDY
787-9 Dreamliner First class – British Airways https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5fVcMSjoVM
787 air can https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waK24yPGewE
A380 ANA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imk3XXwxQag
A380 British Airways https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA8BdSlw6vU
747 KLM Schiphol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBjZ1NPaam8
A330 Eurowings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8jN3bNZaVE
737-800 American https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSq3NjHbuu8
Airbus’ A330neo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVahj7VoQNE
a350 air france https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQnILBPN_s
A320 Alaska https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzRbk2yDChQ
A330 Eurowings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPl8I4bWHZo
A320 Brussels airlines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUwL3HsMlZ0
A350 Asiana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sju_9aSUWQo
747 klm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irgpI3PkOf0
747-8 Lufthansa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftDZuoEHDc4
A340 Lufthansa Star Alliance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZebvuMPV0w
Il96 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpZkvKc3YE8
A340 Virgin Atlantic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACr99W81RH8
777-300er cathay pacific https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTQjYNsdDl8
A350-1000 Virgin Atlantic Making https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vVH-4kZI_8
A300 Historical Doc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26I2vOQpZqs
Airbus historical first flights A300 A310 A330 A340 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YjGP0HXkDQ

Aircraft drawings: Norebbo.com

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