I posted this info originally on the "HNL
Rarities ..." thread in civil aviation. Please take note of the 1st paragraph:
I just got off the phone with the HNL Manager's office. The operator there said it is AGAINST the law to take any photo of any aircraft on airport property, EVEN from the terminal. So beware & be careful. I called back to verify if it was an airport rule, or state law. The operator said that it is an FAA law at any airport. I will do further research with the state DOT and FAA websites, and let you all know the results.
I saw a guy get stopped by Akal (truck #39 - same guy that stopped me two years back) taking a pic of an HA
763 taxiing back to the gate from 8R, due to an engine bleed warning light. When I saw the truck, I walked back to my car and left. I'm already on record with Akal. Felt sorry for the guy, but ...
Okay, this is my 2¢ about this ... taking pix from the terminal ... there should be gigantic signs around the terminals and gates warning us of this "law-breaking activity". What the heck! Who doesn't take a photo of the plane they are going to ride on. I have never been stopped, nor have I seen anyone get stopped by law enforcement (or facsimile of) taking a pic from the terminal or gate. Seems like paranoia to me. I can understand around the perimeter, but come on there has got to be some common sense applied here.
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