I was out at CCR taking pictures with a friend (Matthew Hom) over at the east hangers. The airport fire truck came thundering up towards us. It stopped and a quite intimidating man came out. He asked us who we were, why we were out there, how old we were, and what two "kids" were doing at an airport.
For one we were both on the outside, side of the fence. Two, the driver had seen me doing my preflight many times in the past as he drove by the FBO I fly out of. I had even talked to the guy before, but once we had a camera in our hands we became a "thret" to aviation. It seems that people are afraid of aircraft photographers.
I know how important security is at airports. It keeps people alive and safe but I am tiered of being hassled by airport personel when I just want to get a good shot of an aircraft.
-fly safe and have fun!