f.pier
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Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sat Aug 24, 2002 8:31 pm

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

 
Setjet
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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:14 pm

Are you talking abou the US of A?
 
airblue
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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:24 pm

He was talking about Verona (VRN) Italy.

I also talked with Lorenzo and he confirmed everything. Really unbelievable.
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:24 pm

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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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:28 pm

Ok, there is a Verona California too.
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Setjet
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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:29 pm

I was joking! It sounds more like a typical scene at ANY north american airport. Sad, but true!
 
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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:35 pm

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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pa121
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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sun Aug 25, 2002 7:49 am

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.

 
f.pier
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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sun Aug 25, 2002 8:28 am

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.
 
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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sun Aug 25, 2002 10:58 am

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).

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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sun Aug 25, 2002 11:08 am

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.
 
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RE: Verona Airport: Police Doesn't Want People To Spot

Sun Aug 25, 2002 11:03 pm

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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