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Is Spotting Still Allowed In US Airports?

Tue Nov 20, 2001 3:41 pm

I live in Denver, Colorado and used to spot at Denver Int'l (DEN) all the time.

I was wondering if it is still allowed, or would I get arrested? I photograph planes just as a hobby, I don't sell them or anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Is Spotting Still Allowed In US Airports?

Tue Nov 20, 2001 8:59 pm

If you're in a place that is freely accessible to the public, are not parked illegally, etc, etc, what law would you be breaking if you were taking pictures or just watching airplanes??? If you're not breaking any law, how can you be arrested?

And what difference would selling the pictures make? Actually, I would think that making money selling the pictures might even help - even if the US doesn't understand freedom to persue hobbies such as airplane photography any more, I'm sure they still understand good old capitalism!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Is Spotting Still Allowed In US Airports?

Thu Nov 22, 2001 3:03 am

I've had no problems. In fact no problems at MCO and DFW this past week walking around in the terminals before my flights taking pictures.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Is Spotting Still Allowed In US Airports?

Sat Nov 24, 2001 7:18 am

If you run "down" the "up" escalator nothing will happen to you. If you take pictures from the airport boundaries you will be shot on site.(At least in ATL).
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