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Planespotting Photographs brings New Art Experience to Orlando International Airport

Gallery MCO is open! Stop by to check out amazing shots from local airplane enthusiasts with the airpots first plane spotter exhibit!


Planespotting Photographs brings New Art Experience to Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport (MCO) has been credited with having one of the nation’s most active art programs, and now it has a gallery and new art experience to help it live up to the honor. Gallery MCO is a former retail space transformed to accommodate short exhibits,


“Having the opportunity to enjoy art while traveling is a welcome pastime for many passengers,” said Kevin J. Thibault, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). “The Aviation Authority has a history of supporting art in public spaces and sees the value of engaging passengers for cultural enrichment.”


Passengers are invited to enjoy the debut exhibition of planespotting photographs taken at the airport at the new Gallery MCO in the Main Terminal. The inaugural exhibit features 15 photographs taken by planespotting enthusiasts. The photographs were selected from the entries submitted in a call-to-artists posted through MCO social media channels in August.


The photographs were chosen by a panel of judges from the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and were based on creativity, originality and technical skill.


Planespotting Photographs brings New Art Experience to Orlando International Airport

They include amazing captures such as “A United Love of Aviation and Space” by Pascal Fouquet that features a silhouette of an airplane flying in front of a full moon and “Waiting in the MCO Lounge” by Steven Madow (photo above) that shows eight airplanes simultaneously ascending in front of the iconic MCO Tower like birds in flight.


Dating back to the World War II era, planespotting is now a hobby practiced around the world. Enthusiasts enjoy their love of aviation by taking photographs, tracking “tail numbers” or just sitting back and enjoying the action.


The exhibit continues through Dec. 1 at the temporary gallery located on Level 3 of the Main Terminal on the B-side “South Walk” and is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.


Planespotting Photographs brings New Art Experience to Orlando International Airport

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