I visited Atlanta on Friday. I was hoping I'd run into another spotter. I went to Clark Howell Rd for a little bit and there was nobody there. Then I went to the south Garage. for 4 hours! There were a **few** people who came and went and one guy who stayed an hour or so. he was working for MARTA and had the scanner, headphones, and book showing what different types of planes look like. I asked him if he ever heard of a.net - he said yes, but i doubt he's anyone who is on this board regularly. Some kind of a.net identification would be great!!!
I've got over 100 pics to go thru - one made it past screening already!
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Weather wasn't the greatest - but it was sufficient for shooting.
so anyway, a bicycle "cop" rode over to us and wanted us to go. he said that "customers" might complain. The other guy really got into his face - i kind of laid low. This "cop" was really just a Security Guard type. he said, "there's no law, there's no sign here saying i cant be here. you're gonna have to arrest me and then I'll sue you and the whole airport for violating my civil rights...and what about all the other people who come here? i come here at least once a week and see lots of people" I said, "well I am a customer too...I've got my parking ticket and I'm paying..."
Well, the "cop" reluctantly left us alone. When the other guy left, he told me, "don't let them run you off. you tell 'em you'll sue them. They can't do that to you..."
Planes were leaving on 9L so they were right in front of us. I really didn't want to go. I stayed till the light was no good anymore. I'm not going back till I work thru this load of photos. It would be great to meet up with some ATL spotters though.....