was born when the last piston engines were still to be seen at civil
Our association was born as brotherhood of people from Veneto who
had a passion for aviation photography and to be more specific...spotters.
At that time the association consisted of about 20 member, who were
all young, and you know, male passions are short-lived, thus in
about 20 years span many founders have left and were replaced by
very few newcomers.
Now, together with the "dinosaurs", there are the newcomers
who are turning white, and the late newcomers who will be turning
grey within a few days.
The hang out place of our interests is the airport of Venice, which
is our pain and delight, because it has a very interesting traffic,
but at the same time is practically unaccessible for photographers.
It is also for this reason that perseverance and temperance ( well-know
virtues of spotters ) make us travel a lot, with the "objective"
for both these meanings to obtain interesting chances for a click.
The fact is, let's be realist, AVIAPHOTOS is a very peculiar association,
which is proud to have some exceptional members
.such as for
example: the only accountant with humanistic backgroud that came
out from national schools, then there is the only spotter in the
world who smokes with a cigarette holder, a spotter who looks for
correspondents to exchange slides with once he starts this he realises
he doesn't have enough material
Then again there is the only spotter in the world who takes pictures
of planes from a hangar without any light and no flash!! ( he's
very good at it); then we have a spotter who does not leave Italy
because he is not interested in photographing anything does not
have "MM" or the "I-..." ( however to photograph
ferries he goes to Greece ) there is a spotter determined to break
the world record for writing a book time ( six years so far, but
we hope that by 2008 he'll have two chapters to go ) and, finally,
there is the one who has the luck to work on apron and make us burst
There, this is AVIAPHOTOS is about!!!
Now you can go and take a look at our photo gallery... and remember
the pictures you'll see are beautiful pictures
keep in mind that the most beautiful ones will be the ones we will