A.netters live by the belief that everyone should be comfortable with their habit (hobby, past time, whatever) of spotting. As such, the seem to believe that they are exempt from all laws and regulations. That is the feeling one gets from reading these posts.
For those who don't know, there are laws that deal with "loitering" in the United States (where BFI
is located). If you are in a parking lot, be it public or private, you are loitering. For those who don't understand, it simply means that you cannot just sit around a place with no purpose (I'm not a cop or lawyer). Think about it, if there was someone standing around your house, doing nothing in particular, you would call the police. If there was a person sitting in a restaurant but not eating, they would be asked to leave. It's the same principle (again, I'm not a lawyer).
People here obviously don't understand the word "harass" very well. Being asked for ID
, even if they use a stern voice, does not mean you are being "harassed". Remember, you don't own the property where you spot and you are subject to removal if the owner (or operator) deems it necessary.
As far as this country being paranoid, it simply is too easy to bring a jet down these days, so the authorities have to take matters into their own hands to prevent this. It's reality and anyone who disagrees doesn't realize the severity of the situation.
Funny how those who bash police are the same ones who would call them incompetent if a plane was brought down by a missile, or if their house caught fire and burned to the ground.
Some people need to grow up.
Faucett. La primera linea aerea del Peru.