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FLL Viewing Area Closed Again

Sat May 15, 2004 12:13 am

Tried to do a bit of spotting today at FLL and was disappointed to find
the viewing areas next to 9L were closed off again. Has this become a
permanent closing, or is it just because VP Cheney was due in town today?
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RE: FLL Viewing Area Closed Again

Sat May 15, 2004 2:41 am

It was probably 'cause the Dick was in town (Pun intended). They do that in those cases and when the "ingenious" terror-level scale goes up to Orange or Elevated.

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RE: FLL Viewing Area Closed Again

Sat May 15, 2004 2:45 am

The one close to I/95 North (Perimeter Road)? Since when?

Hope they will open again soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Sad
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RE: FLL Viewing Area Closed Again

Sat May 15, 2004 3:58 am

yea I hope they open it soon before I get down there, as said it probably is closed because of VP. IF some wanted to shoot down his a/c, they could just stand on the perimeter road parallel to I-95.
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RE: FLL Viewing Area Closed Again

Sat May 15, 2004 4:00 am

This is last warning for FLL and there is no terror threat either and leave them open all of the times. I don't want to hear anymore with the viewing area is close either.
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RE: FLL Viewing Area Closed Again

Sat May 15, 2004 5:18 am

I am not in favor of closing down the spotting areas, but I can understand their reasoning. I think that when an event like the Air and Sea show was in town, or in the event of a VIP (Bush or Chaney) because they are the leaders of our country, and I feel that they need to be safe and having the viewing area is not safe....I understand that you can shoot down a plane from pirmeter road or I95, but you cannot close that, obviously. So, I feel if it is done with safety in mind and not with stupid code red or orange or whatever, it is fine by me.

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