Okee dokey...here's what the FAA says:
"The FAA does not have regulations that relate directly to photography at
airports. 49 CFR
Part 150, Protection of Sensitive Information, states in
part, "Information that could help someone determine how to defeat security
systems is protected from public disclosure under Part 1520."
Photographing airports or equipment could fall under this CFR
. This rule
allows airports to include a provision in their airport security programs
to prohibit people from taking pictures of security equipment or areas
defined as "security sensitive." You should contact airport management
before taking photographs at a particular airport."
Pretty much gives the airports carte blanche. I wonder how they'll prevent us shutter bugs from taking pictures through the windows of the aircraft we're sitting in? Seems to me the subject would be the same.
At this stage, it's mattering less and less. BDL
, last time I checked, the little viewing area on the NW
side of the airport (really no more than a wide spot in the road on a small hill overlooking the North-South runway) has been a favorite harassment area for the CT
State Police for some time now. Last time I was up there, they enforced the No Parking regulation, so I drove off property, parked my car, and walked back in. Then, when the same trooper came back, I was all of a sudden trespassing. I'm starting to think they don't want us there. LOL
Anyway, good luck and be safe out there.
United States Navy submarine sailor turned aviation photography geek.