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Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

A few minutes ago a friend of mine called me and he said that he was at Verona Airport, to spot. He was standing at the side of a public road, so he wasn't in a forbidden area, but (I don't know if the police or the militaries) told him to get out.

It's unbeliavable, I think this is really bad and we can't agree with them.

Why are them so a...oles??

We aren't there to kill or to damage the runway, but only to spot. Where do we live? In a free country or in a dictature. I CAN'T STAND THIS BEHAVIOR

We can't accept these limitations to our personal freedom and consider that this fact happened on a free road (at the top of the runway) and my friend was walking, he didn't park the car on a restricted area or things like these...

I'M ANGRY



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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

Are you talking abou the US of A?

User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

He was talking about Verona (VRN) Italy.

I also talked with Lorenzo and he confirmed everything. Really unbelievable.


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
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Looks as if the september 11th paranoia has hit europe aswell.

He's talking about Verona airport Setjet, it's in Italy.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Ok, there is a Verona California too.


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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

I was joking! It sounds more like a typical scene at ANY north american airport. Sad, but true!

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1508 times:
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If you were positioned on a public area and not airport premises, then the police,military or whoever, have no right to tell you to move away, you have every right to be there! Explain to them you are not breaking any rules or regulations and tell him what you are doing is perfectly legal.




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User currently offlinePA121 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Arsenal@LHR wrote:
Explain to them you are not breaking any rules or regulations and tell him what you are doing is perfectly legal.


Sometimes it is not so easy: many countries in the past (say before ww2) regarded airports and seaports as potential war tagets and forbid anybody to take pictures by law. Italy - given their non democratic regime - is likely to have issued very strict rules.
I would not be surprised if said laws are still valid albeit forgotten and not enforced for a long while - so knowingly or not the police could have the right to ask you not to take pictures and a refusal could get you into trouble.



User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

My friend didn't have any camera, he only was spotting, no pictures, no shout, no noise, no strange acts, nothing.

He was only looking planes.


User currently offlineDaV From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 669 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Always the same attitude of Italian police/military who thinks that they rule the world. Verona has a (small?) military presence as it's in fact a military airfield "lend" to civil traffic, but anyway it's an unbearable act of ignorance and stupidity from that laws enforcer (both civ or mil).

Protect, protect us that way! Now I feel *MUUUUUCH* safer Big grin

DaV



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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

That kind of $hit went on at DTW long before Sept 11, the cops there are power hungry $%*^*#

Somebody needs to build them a donut shop so they can hang out there and leave us alone.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Sometimes it is not so easy: many countries in the past (say before ww2) regarded airports and seaports as potential war tagets and forbid anybody to take pictures by law. Italy - given their non democratic regime - is likely to have issued very strict rules.

Italy is quite democratic, thank you.

Not knowing the conditions under which they were told to leave, I have to seriously consider the possibility that there is more to this story than the original poster wanted to tell.
Many roads along airport perimeters have no-stopping signs. Spotters often ignore these. Sometimes police lets them, sometimes they tell them to move along (depending in large part on traffic on the road and the way the car is parked.
Maybe they were on private land or cutting holes in a fence? Story doesn't tell but spotters are well known to do so.

Without knowing both sides of the story it's far too easy to blame law enforcement. Those guys (and gals these days) are just doing a job made ever harder by people who don't have any respect for the law at all and think it doesn't apply to them.



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