My current YouTube jam? Planespotting live streams. There’s a ton of them and it’s a real nice slow tv option to put up on a second screen. It’s as much about the commentary as the planes, although watching the various airliners and liveries is always cool. SpeedbirdTV from London City today and maybe Airline Videos Live from LAX later.
Like with railfanning, there’s a romance to thinking about the stories of the people and things aboard these trains and planes. Humans coming and going from places near and far. Goods in containers from China or natural resources heading from Canada to ports to go overseas.
And of course, there’s the wonderment of considering how these monsters take flight or how two people can be in charge of a train that is miles long.