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NAS Whidbey Island/Oak Harbor Airport Spotting  
User currently offlineFedexL1011 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 142 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5258 times:

Hi all,

Due to the recently predicted nice weather in the Puget Sound Area I thought this weekend would be a nice weekend to Burn some film at NAS Whidbey Island/Oak Harbor Airport. My questions are 1) Is it allowed? 2) If so where do I get good shots like http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA--...y/Grumman-EA-6B-Prowler/1879318/M/ ?

Regards and Thanks in Advance
J.R. In SEA   


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User currently offlinedlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5255 times:

Pretty sure that was taken as part of a photo call, so you'll need an invitation on to the base and airside access to get that close.

User currently offlineFedexL1011 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 1):

Pretty sure that was taken as part of a photo call, so you'll need an invitation on to the base and airside access to get that close.

Can i still spot there?



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User currently offlinedlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5240 times:

Not sure what you are trying to ask.. are you asking if you can go airside to take pictures like the one you linked, or are you asking if you can just hang around outside the perimeter and hope to catch a glimpse of some action at a distance?

User currently offlineFedexL1011 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5200 times:

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 3):

Not sure what you are trying to ask
Quoting dlowwa (Reply 3):
are you asking if you can just hang around outside the perimeter and hope to catch a glimpse of some action at a distance

That is what i am asking



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User currently offlinesluger020889 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 456 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5144 times:

Quoting FedexL1011 (Reply 4):
Quoting dlowwa (Reply 3):

Not sure what you are trying to ask
Quoting dlowwa (Reply 3):
are you asking if you can just hang around outside the perimeter and hope to catch a glimpse of some action at a distance

That is what i am asking

Who's on first?



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User currently onlinedlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5137 times:
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Quoting FedexL1011 (Reply 2):
Can i still spot there?

I wouldn't count on it. Operational bases in the US are sensitive places. I'd recommend contacting the base Public Information Officer.

Quoting FedexL1011 (Reply 4):
Quoting dlowwa (Reply 3):
are you asking if you can just hang around outside the perimeter and hope to catch a glimpse of some action at a distance

That is what i am asking

Be prepared to make the acquaintance of some military police. Hanging around outside military installations in the United States with a camera is generally frowned upon by the authorities. Remember, the US military is currently involved in 2.5 wars.

The one exception is the one day a year an air base hosts an airshow. On that day, you are supposed to hang around with a camera.


User currently offlinesovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5076 times:
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Quoting dlednicer (Reply 6):
Be prepared to make the acquaintance of some military police. Hanging around outside military installations in the United States with a camera is generally frowned upon by the authorities. Remember, the US military is currently involved in 2.5 wars.

This is true however some bases like Nellis and El Centro are pretty friendly to photographers


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