I have been reading all these posts about how it seems like everyone is getting harassed at their local airports. I have been a plane spotter so to speak all my life and just recently, I have been a plane photography .I just joined A-net 3 weeks ago and still haven’t gotten any pictures accepted, can’t seem to figure out my camera. Anyways, I have been spotting at FLL
for years and they never seemed to mind. Even after they completed expansion they included a very nice size viewing area along 9L
/27R and a very loud speaker so everyone can hear the tower. And since 9/11 they do close it down when the threat level increases and then they reopen it. I usually go on the weekends and sit on top of my truck; heck people even walk up to the fence and snap shots. The Sheriffs dept swings by about every hour to make sure everything is ok and I have yet to see them even talk to anyone. I guess I /we are either lucky or spoiler with our plane spotting area. But it does go to show airport officials that it is possible that Airports and plane spotters can get along. If anyone would like a few pictures of this so the can show their local airport I would more then glad to take some this weekend.