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Spotting Trip To The East Coast Of FL (FLL/MIA)  
User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4304 times:

So today to try out my new 20d and take advantage of my first day off in a while I took a trip over to the other coast and do some spotting. My first stop was the hibiscus garage at FLL. Met a nice english chap who was spotting up there as well and got some great pics. As I was getting ready to leave a guy in a suit walked up to me and called me over to him. He flashed his credentials and said he was with the federal marshals. He asked to see my drivers license and and copied down the information and inquired as to if I had any warrants. To which I replied, "I sure as hell hope not." He was very nice the whole time and was apologetic for having to grill me but said when someone calls we have to respond. After that little experience, I took a trip down to MIA. After spending a short time at the holes and not seeing any thing exciting I headed over to EL Dorado. I spotted there for quite a while, until all of a sudden a Miami Dade Security SUV pulled up on the other side of the fence, accompanied by oddly enough a white Nissan maxima. A guy got out of the maxima and yelled, there are designated photography areas and this is not one of them, leave. Fair enough I got back in my car and spent the rest of the day at the holes. So my only question is since when do cops drive Japanese luxury cars?

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User currently offlineCraviation From Costa Rica, joined Oct 2004, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Did he show you the Police badge? Or identify himself as a MD police Officer? If not probably he was with airport security. Anyways, if you are on the parking lot of El Dorado there's nothing they can do...only the El Dorado people can throw you off their property (but they never did that to me). I had a couple of visits from Airport Security when I was near the rock, but when I was on the El Dorado parking lot no one showed up.
They can be so paranoic sometimes...hope that didn't spoil you trip.!

Andre



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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4250 times:

I always park on the street in front of the rock. Never had problem while taking pictures. I don't take risk and park at the store parking lot.

Rafal


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

I was standing on the rock when i got yelled at.

User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

Quoting Lindy (Reply 2):
in front of the rock



Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 3):
on the rock

Sorry, but which "rock" are you referring to?


User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1265 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4208 times:
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Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 4):
Sorry, but which "rock" are you referring to?

Located to the right of of the road-just where it dead ends- is an 4 foot flat square rock ( seems to be coral rock). It is referred to in the previous MIA spotting thread,too and is a favorite among the spotters here. It gives you extra height over the fence but only has space for one person. see other thread for picture taken giving its view of 9/27.



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

"Located to the right of of the road-just where it dead ends- is an 4 foot flat square rock ( seems to be coral rock). It is referred to in the previous MIA spotting thread,too and is a favorite among the spotters here. It gives you extra height over the fence but only has space for one person. see other thread for picture taken giving its view of 9/27." [reply 5]

Thanks for the information.


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