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US is **very** different from the UK

July 11 2012 at 5:45 PM
MichiganPete  (Login MichiganPete)
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Response to NAS Jacksonville Plane Spotting?

First, no one in the US, other than spotters themselves, has any clue what the term "spotter" even means. Everybody and his brother in the UK is some kind of a spotter (planes, trains, busses, taxis, whatever), and even if they're not, they certainly know the term very well.

Second, as noted, post-9/11 the world is very different. You are assumed to be guilty of something if you're pointing a camera at an airplane (any airplane) if it's not at an air show. Be very careful where you are standing, and **immediately** comply with anything a law enforcement official tells you. These days they don't screw around.

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