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User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

I will go down for a weekend to do some spotting at BUF anf would like to know what the police situation in the US is.... In Canada it is no problem whatsoever but I have heard of some in the US.

Any Info also on BUF spots is appreciated!

Cheers,

Martin


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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

I don't really know too much about spotting at BUF, but there is a helpful site from Anne & Art Brett that may answer your questions about JFK. http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Disclaimer.htm After the disclaimer, you'll find areas for spotting at JFK and LGA. From what I have heard, LGA is pretty much friendly for spotting, but JFK my be rather touchy. There have been a number of photographers that have been stopped and questioned. Somebody from NYC should be able to give you more updated information. Have a great trip!  Smile

Tim



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User currently offlineAagold From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 546 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3738 times:
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JFK really isn't a problem as long as you're prepared to go through an ID check with the local authorities. It's a pain in the ass of course, but most of time harmless. Just a wasted bit of time.

Art


User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

As for BUF go to Flying Tigers. That's a restaurant (closed) at the back of the airport on Aero Drive. You can get really close to the action there and NFTA Police usually have no problem. The best lighting is in the morning.


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User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

Update on Flying Tigers - you will need to have truck or SUV to get there. Since the restaurant is closed the area is not plowed at all. Or park on Aero Drive and walk (in deep snow).

I'll be there tomorrow around 9:30-10  Smile


User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

Update no 2 - NFTA Police now do has a problem. I've had very unpleasant experience today which ended up at Police station.

They got a little smarter and now threaten to prosecute for tresspasing not photographing. They claim that since the restaurant is closed the area is now private property and no one is allowed to go there.


User currently offlineBDLGUY From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 194 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3627 times:

I'm sorry to hear about your ugly incident at BUF. I've been at the Flying Tiger many times since 2000.

I really hope that the new buyer would purchase the property of Flying Tiger and hope to reopening the business again. Maybe our aviation photography would be resume at the Flying Tiger. Who knows?  Laugh out loud

John Perrotta/BDL



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

Update no 2 - NFTA Police now do has a problem. I've had very unpleasant experience today which ended up at Police station.

They got a little smarter and now threaten to prosecute for tresspasing not photographing. They claim that since the restaurant is closed the area is now private property and no one is allowed to go there.



Well,I was there on Sat,and NFTA cop drove by 4 times and didn't stop.



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