Humans of Gatwick | Gatwick Airport

Nabeel - ground handler

"I’m Nabeel, I work as a ground handler at GGS for British Airways at Gatwick, but you might know me better for my photography.

"I started taking pictures of planes for my family - to show them everything I was seeing as part of my job. But then I thought that I could share my photos more widely, so I started my Instagram account. Now I'd say I'm a bit of an AV geek!

"I've always loved the airport, and get such a buzz from seeing people go on holiday. That’s why I picked Airport Management as a degree. Despite having qualifications it’s really important to get some hands on experience, so I applied for a job at Gatwick. As for my future, I’d really like to explore a career in air traffic control.

"I sit in a team of 200 ground staff and work closely with other teams across the airport like the flight dispatch team, special assistance, and WFS who manage the cargo operation here. We make sure everything runs smoothly.

I've always loved the airport, and get such a buzz from seeing people go on holiday. That’s why I picked Airport Management as a degree.

"There is a real family atmosphere at Gatwick and now with my Instagram account, I’ve been welcomed into a community within a community. I meet up with others who have aviation accounts on my lunch break - it’s cool that my hobby has allowed me to meet new people."

Nabeel - also known as @nabz_fly - carries his passion for planes from work to home. He loves travelling and always has his next holiday planned. It’s off to Israel next, in case you were wondering. We love sharing your cool content on our Instagram!