As it seems that vaiation photography, and general aircraft spotting seems to me to be a very popular sport in many places all over the world, it occured to me that in view of the security risks involved for airport operators, it would be a great idea for ALL airports around the world to organise a viewing area for people to watch and take photo's of aircraft.
My theory is if all airports did this, they could regulate where people went to watch, and even charge for the privalige.
What do you all think? Am I completely mad or would this be a workable idea?
Manchester in the UK has the right idea I believe, they have agreat spot right next to the taxiway where people can go. They charge £1.50 i think for an entire day's parking. That way they know who is there and can keep a closer eye on what's happening etc. They also have a snack bar, toilets and an aviation hobby shop.
Any thoughts on this?