727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5724 posts, RR: 20 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4228 times:
LET'S SEE WHO HAS THE RECORD!!
Every airport you've had a run-in w/ cops or security!
"*" means you did not have to leave.
That is all, I believe. Incredibly, I haven't been bothered at EWR or JFK. The last time I visited DCA and BWI, I was in a location I KNOW I should've been. But I got away w/ it. LGA is interesting. I parked my car at the Marine Air Terminal lot, the walked over to the police station and spotted through the fence because the aircraft were departing from runway 4. So then I hear this "WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP!!!!" Guess who? "You can't park in here!" I retorted back, "I'm not parked in here!" "Where are you parked?" "Over in lot6." So I had to leave.
CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2204 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4168 times:
Only MDW for me. Twice but the second one was a really good one cause they left when someone showed them their photos of planes he took at MDW while we there there, but we didn't get chased off that time. Thank you Don!
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
AndrewAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 361 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4101 times:
I was hassled by security (or someone like that, they were in normal clothing) and was told to stop taking pictures or leave at SFO. Also at the time I was only 14 years old and I was in the terminal. But 15 minutes later after having a coke I went back to the same spot.
Emmett99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4019 times:
SEA - The Port of Seattle and King County cops have all been cool. They just ask what I'm doing check I.D.s and look at the 4x6 photo album
I made for that very occasion. Only been booted out once and that was two days after Israel Air's Kenya ground to air missle incident.
MCO - Just checked I.D. went on their way.
ATL - To quote the 6'5" 300 lb gentleman from the Fed Bureau of ~~~~~ (I didn't get what the last word was. I was checking out the gun turrets in his Suburban) he said; "We don't like you here. You have to go."
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5447 posts, RR: 53 Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3996 times:
I was on the ramp with a friend....it was pretty stupid. He told us we should take the pilots first etc etc (plus I had just been in the cockpit too). We were leaving anyways becaue it was getting dark.
Petertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3231 posts, RR: 13 Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3944 times:
BRU, 3 x in one day, never been back terrible airport)
AMS, only once by a rent-a-cop so they are to be ignored anyway . Normally the cops wave at us, even the military police!
LHR, 3 or 4 times. All the times during sencitive periods so that's to be expected these days. That day that there where tanks a few months ago I was also there. Got sent of by an officer with a machine gun! You normally do the police armed like that! He even noted down my ID and everything. That's the closest call so far...
STN, terrible airport for photography. I have been there twice and both times I was sent off. Once after 30 min (personnel record) and once after 3 hours.
LCY, the head of security asked what I was doing. Just answered and had a short chat about planes. Quite a nice guy, no problem at all.
DUS, I leaned against the railing but apparently it looked like I was sitting on it which is not allowed. As such the security lady asked me to not sit on the railing.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3939 times:
I've never been "hassled" by cops, mainly because I behave myself and don't get into arguments with them.
I also make sure to always dress smartly and be courteous. A friendly wave when they drive past on patrol can create a lot of goodwill, far more than shouting about your "rights" if they ask you to leave.
I've been asked to leave ONCE, and then only asked to move out of a field because they didn't want many people there and it was getting too busy for comfort. Just move to another spot where there are other people and no problems at all.
The police are there to do a job. As long as you let them do it they're your friends.
Paulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3897 times:
The only place I have ever had any trouble was CDG (surprise surprise!) - it was a coach trip many years ago and a danny de-vito look alike caught us - problem was that we have just gotten off an interterminal transfer bus and were nowhere near any planes.
He kept the four of us there for 90 minutes as they could not find anybody to speak english (very likely!! at a major airport) by which time we had missed the coach and had to pay for ourselves to get to Orly to meet up with the coach again.
No apology when we were allowed to leave and i have not been back to Paris
English First, British Second, european Never!
25 Digital-cavu: STL - parked at a nearby hotel, and walked onto airport property along the perimeter road. I was there for nearly 2 hours when the airport police fina
26 Martin21: For me the were: AMS LHR LIS EWR No problems on the most airports, but I think the cops/security is worse (for spotters) after 9/11. Martin21
27 LHRSIMON: For LGW add the words " x 2 " !!!!!! I was spotting / taking photo's from the car park (a spot i have used for over 15 years without problem) when wha
28 Ryangooner: been hassled most places! the worst was being accused of plotting to hold up the post office at LGW!!! the best was at stanstead when i could not reg
29 United_Fan: ROC-I was sitting in my car in the same place I sat at for years,and right after 9.11 . This was in December 01 when I glanced in my r/v mirror and s
30 Paulinbna: My exprience is this it really all depends on who you get and when. I was at the BNA (Nashville Tn) viewing area and was on the grass in front of the
31 Thom@s: Add another to my list; BGO I was taking pictures from the top level of the car park, afterwords I walked down to the terminal where two police office