It's very sad that the world of terrorism has come to affect a totally harmless hobby.
What have we ever done to cause our hobby to become 'unliked' and a 'security' risk - nothing.
We as a group (a rather large group!) of people are more likely to aid the airport security agencys,than cause it a concern.
If someone wanted to 'down' a plane,they are not going to do it from a spotting vantage point,they will find some remote point on approach or departure and do it from there.
It is time the so called security 'experts' realised our value to assist them than continue to ban us from a peaceful and relaxing hobby.
Whilst I was spotting in Japan,both at NRT
,I was not bothered once,the police made frequent rounds but never once was I bothered,quite a nice experience.
Best wishes to my fellow spotters.