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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2446 times:

I am interested in finding out the legality of aviation spotting and photography in India. What is the general feeling of people taking pictures of airplanes or hanging around the airports?
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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Where are all the Indians on anet? Did India experience a power outage in the last 18 Hours?  Big grin


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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Thread starter):
I am interested in finding out the legality of aviation spotting and photography in India. What is the general feeling of people taking pictures of airplanes or hanging around the airports?

Photography is now permitted on the ground on non-defense airports. However it's still not a "mainstream" activity, and you're generally still hassled quite a bit when taking pictures. There were a couple of threads on this on http://www.airliners-india.net



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User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

What would be a good spotting location at DEL??


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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

I would second Nimish opinion, as a spotter in BOM, it is getting real difficult to find new locations to spot since more and more land is being taken in by Mumbai International Airpots Authority.

PM me if you have any queries

Karan


User currently offlineVivek0072 From India, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Thread starter):
I am interested in finding out the legality of aviation spotting and photography in India.

As Nimish said , you can take pictures at non defense shared airports but you may still get be stopped from doing so.
In flight photography is fine though.

Secondly most of the international flights are late in the night , or way too early in the morning, when you are just too tired or not in the mood for anything. So if you want to take pics of the big birds it may be difficult.

Some official links for you, you may want to take a print out.

http://dgca.nic.in/aic/aic7_2004.pdf

http://dgca.nic.in/airrule/order-967.pdf

A link to a newspaper article for the same.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/961359.cms



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User currently offlineAarbee From India, joined Aug 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Quoting Vivek0072 (Reply 5):
Secondly most of the international flights are late in the night , or way too early in the morning, when you are just too tired or not in the mood for anything. So if you want to take pics of the big birds it may be difficult.

Forget the mood/strength. Most likely the light is not at all good enough for the taking pics.



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