AC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
Quoting ATCme (Reply 4): I'm 15, its kinda tough for me to get onto a ramp.
I think "impossible" was the word you were looking for there, and age has nothing to do with it.
I've only spotted on a couple of occasions (still saving for that pesky 70-200 f/4L!), but the general impression I got was that it wouldn't be a good hobby for those seeking stress releif. I suppose certain airports are better than others, but for the most part if you want to spot, you'd better be ready for "the talk" with Officer Bob.
Sadly, it seems photographers in general are getting the same kind of treatment these days according to an article in this month's pop photo.
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.