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    question about gettting stopped

    since i am going spotting soon i am going spotting at krsw since i live there if i get stopped what do i do i don't have i.d i'm 13
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    Smile, and just say that you do not need ID because you are 13 and it is not required that you have one by law! You have the4 best of all worlds but be on bull**** alert! They will make up laws hoping that you have no Idea what the laws are....You will hear some of these great lines, like

    Ever since Sept 11Th, taking pictures of aircraft is illegal

    You are helping terrorists

    If I see you here again you will be arrested

    The esd from your braces is throwing off the navigational systems of the departing aircraft and you are putting thousands of lives at risk. From now on you must call the airport 3 years ahead of time so they can bring in a Boeing fleet of non fbw aircraft to keep the risk to passengers, residents and aircraft down in case of an accidental discharge that may occur if you are standing next to an older gentlemen with a pacemaker/De-fib implant with a battery equal to or over 3.4 volts.
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derf
    The esd from your braces is throwing off the navigational systems of the departing aircraft and you are putting thousands of lives at risk. From now on you must call the airport 3 years ahead of time so they can bring in a Boeing fleet of non fbw aircraft to keep the risk to passengers, residents and aircraft down in case of an accidental discharge that may occur if you are standing next to an older gentlemen with a pacemaker/De-fib implant with a battery equal to or over 3.4 volts.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derf
    The esd from your braces is throwing off the navigational systems of the departing aircraft and you are putting thousands of lives at risk. From now on you must call the airport 3 years ahead of time so they can bring in a Boeing fleet of non fbw aircraft to keep the risk to passengers, residents and aircraft down in case of an accidental discharge that may occur if you are standing next to an older gentlemen with a pacemaker/De-fib implant with a battery equal to or over 3.4 volts.
    What is even more funny about the above quote is that Fred prob just thought this up off the top of his head. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bird76
    Quote Originally Posted by Derf
    The esd from your braces is throwing off the navigational systems of the departing aircraft and you are putting thousands of lives at risk. From now on you must call the airport 3 years ahead of time so they can bring in a Boeing fleet of non fbw aircraft to keep the risk to passengers, residents and aircraft down in case of an accidental discharge that may occur if you are standing next to an older gentlemen with a pacemaker/De-fib implant with a battery equal to or over 3.4 volts.
    What is even more funny about the above quote is that Fred prob just thought this up off the top of his head. lol
    I did Tom, but I was bull****ting about the 3.4 volts.....we all know that a much lower voltage can be used!
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    LOL, too funny fred.

    All kidding aside, stand you ground. Know your rights and don't let them bully you with Gestapo tactics. You are doing nothing wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NIKV69
    All kidding aside, stand you ground. Know your rights and don't let them bully you with Gestapo tactics. You are doing nothing wrong.
    Right you are. Knowing your rights is important, and standing up for them is even more important. One caveat I would add, however, is that people should always act in a respectful and courteous manner even when in an unpleasant situation. One can be respectful yet firm at the same time.

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    And make sure to tell them that you did not know that your braces could be used as weapons of mass distruction.
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    like the others have said , stand your ground. The police are bored whenever they pull up to someone taking pictures ;)
    Two wrongs might not make a right, but three rights make a left!

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    Last time I was stopped at JFK I was still 13 (I'm currently 14) and being the innocent kid I am :twisted: I got off with only a light warning.

    Whenever I go to spot under 13L at JFK I always go out to the field alone while my dad waits in the car because it insurses that I usually don't get questioned by the authorities only wierd looks and honks from the many cabs passing by.

    Being young and spotting are great combos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iberia A340-600
    Last time I was stopped at JFK I was still 13 (I'm currently 14) and being the innocent kid I am :twisted: I got off with only a light warning..........
    Do you have braces???
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Re: question about gettting stopped

    Quote Originally Posted by Tower Air
    since i am going spotting soon i am going spotting at krsw since i live there if i get stopped what do i do i don't have i.d i'm 13
    Can't you go to the DMV to get a Non-Drivers license ID card? I thought they used to give those out?

    Library card?

    Passport?

    You know, that would be a good idea to carry around, your US Passport....
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    Not now, I did when I was 8 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garri767
    The police are bored whenever they pull up to someone taking pictures
    I've been stopped twice, once on JFK property by Port Police, once at Costco by NCPD. Both times they were responding to someone calling me in - around here at least, they have plenty to do to keep from getting bored.

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