Updated: Aug 5
10 Questions With Jered Lim
AUG 1 2020
Welcome to “10 Questions With”, a weekly segment on APP's website showcasing aviation spotters & enthusiasts based in Singapore. The concept and motivation behind this project is to bring the community together, and to shine a light on all the different spotters here on our sunny island, raising awareness of our hobby in Singapore and to provide a chance for all spotters to be seen both locally & internationally.
Our first spotter featured is 19 year old Jered Lim (https://www.instagram.com/j2_aviation). Born in Singapore, Jered is a member of Radar Photography and has been an avid plane spotter for the last 5 years.
1: A quick self intro, name, where are you from, and what do you do?
Hello, My name is Jered, and I am currently a student pursuing my Diploma in a local Polytechnic. I started spotting ever since June 2015. Apart from aviation photography, I also do enjoy doing other genres of photography as well. Do check out my Aviation Instagram page @j2_aviation .
2: What sparked your interest in aviation?
I wasn’t really into aviation until the year 2011 when I flew my first flight out of Singapore to Taiwan on TransAsia Airways. Being an excited 10-year-old individual back then, I would search up for flight reviews on YouTube so that I would know what to anticipate when I am flying. As I watch more flight reviews that were up on YouTube, I started to realise the true beauty of aviation - the picturesque view that can be seen out of the aircraft windows while flying, as well as the variety of aircraft that airlines are operating. Ever since then, my love of Aviation has been constantly growing. I spent my free time watching aviation related videos and documentaries like Air Crash Investigations. As I picked up photography in 2015, I further ventured into plane spotting/aviation photography, which was when I started to take note of aircraft registrations and also special liveries painted on certain aircraft.
3: You Favourite Airline is....?
4: And Your Favourite Airplane is....?
It has to be the Boeing 777-300ER
5: Best spotting location in your opinion?
There is no specific airport that I would call it the BEST for spotting. It really depends on what kind of movements or angles a spotter wants to get. For instance, London Heathrow has multiple airline traffic coming in and out constantly. On the other hand, airports like Vancouver or Sydney provides a very unique backdrop to the photos. Each airport has its pros and cons when it comes to spotting.
6: Window, Middle or Aisle Seat?
Definitely a window seat!
7: Looking back, any tips or advice you would give your younger self?
I would tell myself "It doesn’t matter what kind of camera gear you have, it is the edits of the photo that counts".
8: out Of all your images, which is your fave photo and tell us why?
Tough choice I would say, but the photo that I like the most is this China Airlines Airbus A330. I snapped this photo last year in June, and the lighting condition was really gorgeous that evening. This photo was my favourite for that evening’s session. Another reason why I picked out this photo is that I flew on this particular aircraft back home later in the year as CI 753. As such, this is my favourite photo.
9 :Must have items in your bag while spotting?
Portable charger, as well as a camera obviously!
10: If there is one thing that sets you apart from the next spotter, what would it be?
For me personally, my main aim of plane spotting is not to get all the movements that come in and out of the airport. It is more about spending time with the people I meet along the way, bonding with them. Apart from plane spotting, we do occasionally meet up to eat and chat. Ultimately, they are the people that makes every spotting session a fun and enjoyable one.
Do check out Jered's Instagram profile, and stay tuned next Saturday as we feature our next Spotter from Singapore.