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    JFK 5-6-13 [T5 Garage]

    Here we go again! Basically the same story but with a twist:

    Was getting the 13L arrivals from the garage with Mark, and I noticed an FJC employee pass by us in a circle a few times. 5, 6, 7 times, I lost count after 10. Eventually, he stops (gathered the courage?) and tells us no photography. We rebutted something along the lines of "there is no rule against photography here," but of course that didn't matter to Mr. FJC. There was some back and forth with the guy about port authority "authorization," or that we needed authority to take pictures, which we know is bunk.
    After a while, the guy calls his supervisor on his personal cell phone, comes back and tells us he spoke to the port authority and they said no photography. Sure he did. He spoke to an FJC supervisior, I'm sure.
    Said supervisor was called up to the garage, who echoed the same nonsense as the first guy. "No photography without authorization." We kept doing our thing, and the supervisor called the PAPD.
    About 5 minutes later, PAPD responded and talked to us. We explained what we were doing and that we know we were within our rights, and the officer had no problems with it. He was just responding to FJCs call of "suspicious persons."
    We chatted for a few moments, and the PAPD officer agreed that we were well within our rights to photograph from where we were, and that FJC is a pain in the ass. He did not kick us out, and said we could stay where we were, but maybe find another spot, away from the FJC drones.
    On his way out, the PAPD officer talked to the FJC guys for a few moments, but no idea what they said.

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    A hassle for sure, but at least the PAPD officer knew the real deal. That's a good sign!

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    I wish there were more PAPD guys like the guy that came up to T5! I am glad Jason and I stood strong and didn't give in as we knew we were doing nothing wrong. Another win for the spotters!
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    You have a great arse Mark lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wunaladreamin View Post
    You have a great arse Mark lol.
    OMG LOL

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    NYCA Spotters: +1
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    Spotters Win!!! final score: unknown
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    Glad to hear the real officer set things straight!

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    if they could remind FJC more often that it was ok, things would be sweet
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    Great job by PAPD, FJC is not the brightest batch out there.
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    I figured in a way that e FJC pretty much see the same people up on T5. Why in a way continue to break our guts
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    AMEN!
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    Awesome!!!
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    I was glad to see a positive resolution to this over Twitter yesterday evening. This "authorization" thing seems to be their new mantra, and may come from a requirement that MEDIA pre-register with PANYNJ and receive permission before using Port facilities, something which was pointed out to me by another NYCAer. We are obviously not media except in the absolute broadest sense of the word.

    Great job Jason and Mark, thanks for fighting the good fight.
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    If anyone wants to have a discussion with FJC, here is their info for JFK:

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