How to transport Passion for Aviation
Day by Day the amount of Enthusiasts for Planespotting is growing. The Passion is clear to everyone of them. But how to explain your love for this unique Hobby to Friends and Family? How do you give them a glimpse of the Passion you have for Planespotting and explain to them what makes the fascination about it?
Chantal and Ole, a german couple, seems to have found the perfect Answer to these important Questions. On youtube they simply call themselves “Aileron Aviation Films”. The pieces of Art Films that they create do not leave anybody unemotionally.
Hi Chantal, Hi Ole. How did you both meet?
Ole: Back in 2016 we both began spotting, Chantal around May and me around July. We both had our own YouTube channels where we uploaded our spotting videos. In August 2016 we came in contact the first time by commenting under our videos. Somehow we found out that we live quite near to each other and then started communicating via Twitter PNs. In November 2016 we met the first time at our nearest airport BWE/EDVE.
Which one of you had the Idea to this Project?
Ole: In early 2017 I had the idea to start a second channel to upload aviation films and the most interesting catches. I knew that hosting two channels at the same time is going to be a lot of work so I asked Chantal if she would be interested to join the channel and help me. After some brainstorming about a channel name Chantal came up with Aileron Aviation Films. On March 15, 2017 Aileron Aviation Films was born. In November 2017 we decided to focus entirely on AAF and don’t upload on our old channels anymore.
Who is taking which Role within the Project?
We are filming together, sometimes one of us takes photos and the other one records video but most of the time we‘re both capturing videos. When it comes to editing we alternate with each other and cut for ourselves. The reason for that is, we often have an idea in our mind how the final film should look like and that’s difficult to achieve if we both are cutting at one aviation film.
Where have you already been to get these spectacular Pictures?
Ole: I have been at Brunswick Airport (BWE), Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel (HAM), Hamburg Finkenwerder ( Airbus factory XWF), Leipzig/Halle (LEJ), Hanover (HAJ), Berlin Tegel (TXL), Berlin Schönefeld (SXF), Frankfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC), Dusseldorf (DUS), Amsterdam (AMS), London-Heathrow (LHR), London City (LCY), Lviv (LWO), Toronto (YYZ) and Tokyo Haneda (HND).
Chantal: I have been at Brunswick Airport (BWE), Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel (HAM), Hamburg Finkenwerder ( Airbus factory XWF), Leipzig/Halle (LEJ), Hanover (HAJ), Berlin Tegel (TXL), Berlin Schönefeld (SXF), Frankfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC), Dusseldorf (DUS), Amsterdam (AMS), London-Heathrow (LHR), London City (LCY), Lviv (LWO), Nice (NCE), Krakow (KRK), Flugplatz Hodenhagen (EDVH) and Innsbruck (INN).
And Rzeszow (RZE), Katowice (KTW), Wrocław (WRO) and Dresden (DRS) if photographing out of the car counts as spotting.
As we recently switched to 4K, we only have 4K footage from Brunswick, Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel, Hamburg Finkenwerder and Hanover.
Is there a specific Plan you are following when you start producing a new Film?
After we’ve found a music track which often takes longer than the whole cutting process, we listen carefully to the piece of music and make a rough script with 4-5 points on it. The rest comes to our mind while cutting.
What can we expect in the near Future?
Ole: We really hope to get to more big airports with our new gear this summer as we are missing heavies to cut with. On the top of our bucket list are London Heathrow, Amsterdam and Brussels. We won’t want to tell you too much about it now but there is an event coming up in June that will be a once in a lifetime experience and never happen again, so stay tuned for that! Other than that we have a lot of video ideas in our heads and some music recommendations by our audience.
Chantal: As Ole already said… Northern Germany isn’t the best place for heavy spotting. But we’ll give our best to get some in the near future. Currently I have a small notebook with some ideas for bigger projects in it. Over 10 different ideas I think. But of course there also will be some spontaneous videos in the future.
Last question we ask in every Interview: What’s currently in your trouser pocket?
Ole: Nothing as I am sitting at home with my smartphone charging somewhere else in the room.
Chantal: My sweatpants don’t have pockets, so…
Thanks for the Interview.
To see what Chantal and Ole are creaing just visit their Youtube Channel: