Jetpixx From St. Lucia, joined Jul 2004, 942 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7495 times:
It was a member of the ground crew at CVG working for Comair before I boarded a flight to CAK on one of their CRJs....you are probably right! However, I am not sure if there are rules, regulations, etc. and just want to make sure before the next time I have the opportunity. No one said anything to me in ATL or YVR when I did it, nor when I did it at CAK.
ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7445 times:
I've never heard of any specific rules against taking pictures while walking to your plane...seems like that may have been an isolated incident hopefully. Maybe he was just in a hurry to get the plane loaded or something. As long as you are walking as you take the pictures and not holding up the line or something there shouldn't be anything wrong with taking pictures there.
TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3191 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7389 times:
Well in Argentina i know you cannot... in Trelew i was walking to our AR 737-200 to Buenos Aires AEP, stopped to take a picture and a guard with a machine gun suggested i put away the camera and move on... Same thing in Tanzania getting on an Air Kenya DeHavillian DHC-6 at JRO to Nairobi-Wilson...
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Pogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7356 times:
I do not see why there should be a problem as long as you are taking a photo from where you are boarding. I can understand them having a problem if you were to start wandering around the tarmac.
If in doubt ask the airline staff and/or the ground crew.
CosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2268 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7285 times:
Quoting Pogo (Reply 7): I do not see why there should be a problem as long as you are taking a photo from where you are boarding. I can understand them having a problem if you were to start wandering around the tarmac.
It doesn't matter what seems logical, some places for what ever don't allow/want it. I was just in Almaty(Alma Aty) Kz. and you could not take pictures IN the terminal, ON the ramp or anywhere else. All my pictures were made once I was on the plane.
PDXtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7246 times:
On the note of taking photos in places, are there any problems in planes when taking full cabin shots in flight? Like should I ask a flight attendent for permission, or should I be fine as long as I'm not interfering?
Cdeanda From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7140 times:
In January 2003 I was about to board my AM flight back to Mexico from Paris CDG. We had to exit one of the gates, walk down some stairs and then take a bus that would take us to the AM 767. So, while walking down the stairs outside of the gate, I saw an AF Concorde being pushed back and I quickly took my camera but at the same time some security guy saw me and told me not to take any picture...that was the first only time I was so close to an "active" Concorde. Later that year I was able to take a picture of a Concorde but parked at Le Bourget Air Show just after they were grounded. Not the same feeling.
Also, In all mexican airports is strictly prohibited to take any picture of the planes from inside the terminal, from the apron or from any part...don't ask me why because I have been trying to find the legal reason, but apparently only the police officers know
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7968 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7122 times:
I agree, if in doubt ask. The only question I have though is why do some people consider taking pics of airplanes a security threat? I was living in Germany at the time of 9/11 and for the months after everytime I bought an aviation related magazine I got some pretty interesting looks and questions asked like "what my interest is in this subject?"
Can someone please explain to me why someone could think that taking pics of an aviation, especially from inside an airport is deemed "suspicious and a security threat"?
AR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6941 times:
Well,some two weeks ago I was in BRC and right after we left the airplane, an AR MD 80, I started taking pictures.I took as many as I wanted and nobody told me anything.So I went inside the terminal to reach my friends that were waiting for me, and found them waiting fir the luggage, so I decided to go back and take some more pictures.Right after that an officer or wathever came over to me and told me that I wasn't allowed to do that.So my guess is that as long as you snap while you leave the ac even if it takes you half on hour, is ok.But you can't specially go to the tarmac to snap.Just don't find any logic reason for this.
Speedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 900 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6920 times:
Quoting AR1300 (Reply 16): So my guess is that as long as you snap while you leave the ac even if it takes you half on hour, is ok
Your guess would be wrong....no airport worker should allow passengers to stand around taking pictures on the tarmac for an extended period. If you manage to get a few quick pics....which some airports will allow...then fine. However the tarmac can be a dangerous place and unless passengers are boarding or deboarding an aircraft, which means just a brief period on the tarmac, then they should not be out there.
My guess would be that what the security officer was trying to tell you was that you weren't allowed to go back out on the tarmac, if as your post suggests, that is what you were attempting to do.
Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6781 times:
Quoting Speedbird2155 (Reply 17): the tarmac can be a dangerous place and unless passengers are boarding or deboarding an aircraft, which means just a brief period on the tarmac, then they should not be out there.
I think thats how most ramp employees feel. Getting off on the UA Express ramp in ORD they like to keep people moving to the terminal. Besides being dangerous, the tarmac is a secure area. Ramp employees want to keep you moving to the terminal (or to the aircraft) because the ramp really isnt a place for passengers anymore.
If you ask, however, you'll sometimes find that they dont care if you take a quick shot. If you're going to take a photo I think they just like to know what is going on.
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AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6723 times:
At MAD I board a lot of planes useing the tarmac. I have never been told not to take photos. People see my taking photos and smile. I have even layed down on the tarmac and taken photos! On saturday I am flying MAD-BCN-Nice and I think on all of those flights I will be boarding and deplaneing on the tarmac. I have never flown into BCN or Nice and look forward to seeing what I can take photos of!
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2257 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6631 times:
We've had several threads mentioning A.netters questioned about cameras they were using both inflight and on the ground in the US. I've asked local airport police and TSA officials if they had specific rules against it. No one would show me any nor quote from one. One cop I've known for years said as much as their is no hard and fast rule. It's just that "suspicious behavior can be cause for questioning". Now I interpret that as meaning it may depend on whom is doing what and how "suspicious" is determined. Would a dark and swarthy photographer be questioned before a pale skinned blond? Possibly. Is it ambiguous on purpose? Of course.
This is not saying to do anything anywhere but in US but next time it happens to you and you have some spare time ask the questioner to show you specifically what it is your doing wrong and quote the rule you are breaking. Especially some "sky marshall" giving you a hard time about inflight photos. Bare in mind I've had film confiscated in Cambodia for shooting an anthill near an airport, Syria, India, Iran for photographing a guard photographing me. Rwanda and Uganda for having a camera, but in the US or Russia, never a problem. Just ask them what your doing wrong and to prove it.
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Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6545 times:
In COS folks like to snap shots of Pikes Peak and such, props and CRJ's alike not using Jetways, yes you can take shots.
As far as in the airport? I was in LAX changing a disc in my digital camera and a Police Officer came up and said " you don't plan on taking pictures in here do you?" I said no, he said good, it wasn't allowed.