If we make A.net ID
cards, we should also make some A.net secret decoder rings and x-ray glasses too. ID
cards are a great way to make money for the people making them. That's about it. If they're not officially prescribed, they're not worth the paper they're printed on.
Press credentials are hard to get. It takes time and effort to EARN. As it should be.
We should, instead, be discussing about how to properly approach city/state/fed officials about what we do and why. And how we can help with aviation security.
But most importantly, and I can't stress this enough; HOW YOU ACT
when out in the field shooting is how we, as a group, are perceived. All it takes is a couple of boneheads dropping trash at an observation parking lot, or someone getting needlessly combative with a cop, and we all get it in the shorts.
Let's concentrate on those things and not on some facsimile of credibility...