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FLL Viewing Area Closed Again  
User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1558 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Tried to do a bit of spotting today at FLL and was disappointed to find
the viewing areas next to 9L were closed off again. Has this become a
permanent closing, or is it just because VP Cheney was due in town today?

Cargo doesn't whine, moan, or complain
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User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

It was probably 'cause the Dick was in town (Pun intended). They do that in those cases and when the "ingenious" terror-level scale goes up to Orange or Elevated.

KdX in TLH

User currently offlineTaca From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2013, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

The one close to I/95 North (Perimeter Road)? Since when?

Hope they will open again soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Sad

User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1284 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

yea I hope they open it soon before I get down there, as said it probably is closed because of VP. IF some wanted to shoot down his a/c, they could just stand on the perimeter road parallel to I-95.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

This is last warning for FLL and there is no terror threat either and leave them open all of the times. I don't want to hear anymore with the viewing area is close either.

User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

I am not in favor of closing down the spotting areas, but I can understand their reasoning. I think that when an event like the Air and Sea show was in town, or in the event of a VIP (Bush or Chaney) because they are the leaders of our country, and I feel that they need to be safe and having the viewing area is not safe....I understand that you can shoot down a plane from pirmeter road or I95, but you cannot close that, obviously. So, I feel if it is done with safety in mind and not with stupid code red or orange or whatever, it is fine by me.

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