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Aviation Fans Could Be Seen As Terrorist?  
User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

I was just thinking, at what point do you think an aviation enthusiast could be considered a terrorist. I have a scanner, charts of ABZ,flight simulator, printed out flight schedules in my room.
If the police raided my house, what do you think they'd consider me as? Aviation fan or terrorist?
Thanks

The Sorcerer


ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

In terms of their initial approach?

Depends on your skin colour, I suspect. Sad



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Quoting TheSorcerer (Thread starter):
an aviation enthusiast could be considered a terrorist

Had that in the past. In mid-2003 I wanted to go to Milan-Malpensa from Lugano by car. Got into a control of the anti-terror-squad of the Carabinieri in PonteTresa, who found such "material" with me. As a result I was "interviewed" for five or six hours, and my car searched through totally, and everything photocopied. I in the end could get out, but the day of course was ruined.
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Farther back, after the Zerqa-matter in 1970, I got controlled by police when photographing at ZRH-airport up to four times per day. And during the years fairly often had that kind of problem.


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

I would just show them my high quality images available at very reasonable prices.  Big grin

User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 2):
In mid-2003 I wanted to go to Milan-Malpensa from Lugano by car. Got into a control of the anti-terror-squad of the Carabinieri in PonteTresa, who found such "material" with me. As a result I was "interviewed" for five or six hours, and my car searched through totally, and everything photocopied. I in the end could get out, but the day of course was ruined.

The Italians are notorious for their treatment of aviation enthusiasts - I know several people who have been arrested for simply taking photographs out of the airport windows and writing down registrations.

Certainly not on my top list of spotting destinations!


User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

How come the Italians are SO harsh?
Have they had any major terrorist attacks involving aviation in any way in the past?
The Sorcerer



ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 5):
Have they had any major terrorist attacks involving aviation in any way in the past?

Isn't the Achille Lauro a widebody?

My son just came through Fiumicino after we had talked about this. He said there were uniformed troops up on the balconies and some of them were pointing their weapons directly at the crowd.

Pretty damn scary!



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 6):

Can you please explain slamclick?
Thanks
The Sorcerer



ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

depends on your name  biggrin 
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 3):
show them my high quality images available at very reasonable prices

might well make matters worse !  worried 

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 5):
Have they had any major terrorist attacks involving aviation in any way in the past?

NOT aviation involved, but some things have almost occurred in Italy

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 6):
there were uniformed troops up on the balconies and some of them were pointing their weapons directly at the crowd.
Pretty damn scary!

Fiumicino ? they possibly just are angry that the major civil aviation hub of Italy has changed up to Malpensa !


User currently offlineJetMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 5):
How come the Italians are SO harsh?

They take themselves too serious it seems...


Regards,
JM


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 7):
Can you please explain slamclick?

Explain what?

Explain "slamclick?"
Explain the dumb Achille Lauro joke?
Explain what my son was doing in Rome?
Explain explain why I think it is scary?



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Not exactly terrorism,

There was an incident in Greece in 2000 where 12 British planespotters were arrested for charges of espionage, IIRC.

I'll post some links about this later.


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