Main fundraiser photo

Help Us Upgrade Our Main Camera For Our Live Shows

Donation protected
Help Us Upgrade Our Main Camera for Better Live Plane Spotting Shows!

We are Airliners Live, a passionate and community focused channel dedicated to bringing you the highest quality live plane spotting broadcasts from Manchester Airport. Since 2018, we've been capturing aircraft of all shapes and sizes with our live streams multiple times a week, providing you with a front-row seat to all the action at the Runway Visitor Park and beyond.

In 2020, after many years of using a Panasonic Camcorder, we personally invested in the Sony RX10 Mk4 Bridge Camera, a fantastic bit of kit that has served us extremely well. Over the years, we've bought a total of four of these cameras for various feeds, including our Vancouver shows and the "Matt Cam" remote feeds on our Super Sunday shows. Despite taking very good care of these cameras, these cameras have endured the elements of the likes of Manchester week in and week out, and are now showing signs of wear.

Pictured: Two of our Sony RX10 Mk4's set up for our live shows at Manchester Airport

At this point, we stand at a crossroads, after four years of exceptional work, do we continue to work with equipment that is now becoming increasingly unreliable, or is it time for a new chapter in the channels history, a new main camera? After a lot of prior consideration, we've made our decision.

It's time for an upgrade.

We're looking to raise £2,555 for a new Sony PXW-Z190 XDCAM 4K Camcorder, this price comes with a discount from our partners at This new camera will be our main feed at the Runway Visitor Park, enhancing the quality of our streams and ensuring we continue to deliver top-notch content.

Why We Need This Upgrade

Our current cameras, though still functional, are starting to falter under the strain of years of use in all weather conditions. Replacing them all at once isn't feasible, but by upgrading our main camera, we can significantly improve the quality of our broadcasts.

Pictured: Sony PXW-Z190 XDCAM

Benefits of the New Sony PXW-Z190 XDCAM 4K Camcorder

  • Clearer and Smoother Zoom: Offers a clearer and more detailed zoom, bringing you closer to the action than ever before. The zooming action itself is also much smoother.
  • Robust Build: Designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, ensuring longevity and reliability. The camera is also bigger, and heavier, meaning panning and overall smoothness of the movement should be enhanced.
  • Smoother Panning Experience: Provides a smoother and more professional viewing experience.
  • Stronger Connections: This camera uses SDI video outputs, which are more durable.
  • Better Audio Connections: which would allow for a more robust and potentially better quality, low noise connection for audio via XLR inputs.
  • Variable ND Filter: Allows for creative effects like blurring propellers, adding a new dimension to our streams.
  • Enhanced Features: Includes many more advanced features that will improve the overall quality of our broadcasts.

How You Can Help

Every contribution, no matter the size, brings us closer to our goal. Our community has always been the backbone of Airliners Live, and your support has enabled us to create amazing content over the years. By contributing to this campaign, you're directly helping us to continue delivering the high-quality streams you love.

Thank you for your incredible support! Together, we can make this upgrade a reality and continue to share our passion for aviation with the world.

Donate now and be a part of our journey to better broadcasts! Every £1 helps.

Thank you


  • Henna Kettunen
    • £5 
    • 2 mos
  • Janine Gillespie
    • £5 
    • 2 mos
  • Patrik Rosendahl
    • £10 
    • 2 mos
  • Craig Davies
    • £5 
    • 2 mos
  • jake tadhunter
    • £25 
    • 2 mos


Airliners Live

Your easy, powerful, and trusted home for help

  • Easy

    Donate quickly and easily

  • Powerful

    Send help right to the people and causes you care about

  • Trusted

    Your donation is protected by the GoFundMe Giving Guarantee