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Is Spotting Still Allowed In US Airports?  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11200 posts, RR: 57
Posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3306 times:

I live in Denver, Colorado and used to spot at Denver Int'l (DEN) all the time.

I was wondering if it is still allowed, or would I get arrested? I photograph planes just as a hobby, I don't sell them or anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1107 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

If you're in a place that is freely accessible to the public, are not parked illegally, etc, etc, what law would you be breaking if you were taking pictures or just watching airplanes??? If you're not breaking any law, how can you be arrested?

And what difference would selling the pictures make? Actually, I would think that making money selling the pictures might even help - even if the US doesn't understand freedom to persue hobbies such as airplane photography any more, I'm sure they still understand good old capitalism!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineDFW777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

I've had no problems. In fact no problems at MCO and DFW this past week walking around in the terminals before my flights taking pictures.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 688 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

If you run "down" the "up" escalator nothing will happen to you. If you take pictures from the airport boundaries you will be shot on site.(At least in ATL).

CEOs should swim with cement flippers!
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