Jer32382 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2726 times:
I will be heading down to Naples, Florida for spring break at the end of March and I want to take a day and spot at Atlanta and Miami. Whats the word on these places. Will I get busted for spotting or no? If no, can ya give me some tips on good places to spot?
Tpk From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 188 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2650 times:
I was at ATL last weekend and didn't have any problems. I spent three days there and was only approached one time by a parking garage guard who told me that she didn't mind if I take photos, but that her manager says it's not allowed. When I told her I would be happy to speak to the manager, she said ok, but the manager never showed up. While inside, I wasn't bothered at all, and even was helped by a gate agent when I asked him when a certain aircraft was leaving so I could photograph it.
From outside, I recommend the north parking garage. From there, you can get good views of takeoffs or landings and if you are taking photos, you will be facing away from the sun.
Inside, there are windows all over where you may be able to catch good views. If you are taking pictures, the tint in the windows may affect your results. Delta is pretty active there, so an unoccupied gate will only stay that way for a short while. I found that for afternoon views of the International Concourse E, Concourse D is good because the non-Delta gates there seem to be not as heavily used. I spent quite a bit of time at a US Airways gate there. There are also windows down at the end of Concourses C and D from which you can view the runway.
5280AGL From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
I recently talked to a guy who spent 2 days at MIA. He got hassled a least a couple of times each day. They tried the whole "its illegal" BS. But, he was able to get them to back off. He said all he had to do was show him a printout of an email exchange between he and airport operations.
Interesting ... I am just glad we are finally getting some ammo to work with. If I ever get approached again, I will know what to do. Then, I will just enjoy watching these guys making complete fools of themselves.
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2601 times:
MIA / FLL - FLL is back in business, just keep the ladder 10' away from the fence, and all is well.
MIA - The holes along rwy 12 are open, but most likely they will say something. have to be 6' away from the fence, 10' away, can't be near the fence etc. They are pretty nice about it, just don't act stupid about it.