Letter: Aircraft-spotting on a wing and a prayer

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The Independent Online
Sir: David McKeown says in his article on obsessions (24 March) that plane-spotters are 'almost exclusively white, male and British. There is no such thing as a black female plane-spotter from Uganda.'

Not so. Some of us know our 200 series from our 400, our Big Tops from our Megatops, from years of walking over the many models in a son's bedroom. And how can you write about aircraft-spotting (planes are for draughtsmen) without any mention of a radio frequency monitor?

Over and out,


London, SE18

28 March