Yorkie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2174 times:
They were jumping on people on the perimeter road by the landing lights. This is the first time I've been hassled here. A shame too, since there was a clear sky background and SKYVIEW isn't exactly brilliant.
I don't think there was a connection with the CDG-MIA nutter as they were turning people away all morning.
Yorkie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1967 times:
I was under 26. There's normally quite a few people there if the weather's good. A BAA vehicle was patrolling and moving on anyone loitering. I can't say the guy was unpleasant about it, he was just really doing what he'd been instructed. I regard it as a public road, you get lots of private cars and several bus services but I decided not to be awkward.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1963 times:
Is it a public road at the 26 end? I suspect it might not be (unlike the 08 end which is certainly a public road). But if it is a public road, I'd be tempted to tell them to foxtrot oscar. Whatever, its a pity they haven't got anything better to do than [try to] move people on, sad folks that they are.
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1966 times:
Hmmm. That isn't strictly a public road - at each end there are signs saying " no vehicles except for access", so I guess it's airport property. Having said this, I know it's a popular place to photograph arrivals on rwy 26. I guess if you went the other side of the trees near the dual carriageway then you would be off the property, and airport security couldn't ask you to leave. It's pretty disappointing that things seem to be going this way though.
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 9 Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
I thought you might be interested in this: I was at LHR yesterday (27th Dec.), and shooting by the fence, standing on the crappy yellow plastic stool I use to see over the barriers, when a security guy turned up in his van. "Uh-oh!" thinks I, "he's come to boot me off". In actual fact, it was nothing of the sort - I was by one of the gates where they have a security check tag that they have to swipe as they go round. Anyway, as he wasn't there specifically to get rid of me, I took the opportunity to talk to him to ask what the situation was for spotters/photographers. His answer - "no change". He said as far as he was concerned, as long as I wasn't damaging the fence, climbing the fence or using ladders then it was quite OK to be there taking photographs. He went on to say "we've got more important things to worry about"
Yet again, LHR & LGW seem to be poles apart as far as their security guys are concerned.