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Derf
08-05-2005, 12:38 AM
I was out by the Marina by LGA and was taking some shots of aircraft last night
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/IMG_3030.jpg

http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/IMG_3132.jpg

When I saw this out in the distance
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/IMG_3186.jpg

He pulled up and stopped and watched me for about 15 minutes

Then it looked like he was starting to continue on his way.

http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/IMG_3202.jpg

but then he pulled into the harbor and questioned one of the small motor
boats that was riding next to the students learning to race. I watched as
he pulled in and tied up. He questioned me and quickly took my licence.
He was kind yet gave me the "After Sept 11th, it is illegal to shoot aircraft"
line, Then he told me that he had to hold me until homeland security
told him what to do.... He also said that I should be in handcuffs. I took
many pictures but this was the bordem shot while they had my ID
Boy did he get mad when he heard the shuttler clap...."NO MORE
PHOTOS"!

http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/IMG_3276.jpg

He also asked if he could see the shots of the boat that I took

http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/IMG_3316.jpg

I have a ton of pictures and more to show...but it is late and I am tired...sorry

PhilDernerJr
08-05-2005, 02:16 AM
Well what was the end result?

How did the rest of the "conversation" go?

What day did this happen? (You should add the date int he beginning of the thread title).

cancidas
08-05-2005, 03:16 AM
oh man do i have a good one... damit!! promised people i would'nt down the NYPD. oooh!!


although it is kinda funny that the boat crew took the time to actually moor to a pier to come and question you, then gave you the usual un-educated banter about aviation photography.

PhilDernerJr
08-05-2005, 03:27 AM
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/IMG_3186.jpg

That there is the famous dock.

I've been on it many times taking photos while the police boat passes. I guess that's another thing that I'll have to worry about now, huh?

UrbanExplorer222
08-05-2005, 07:01 PM
I love the "ilegal to take pictures of planes" crap... So if terrorist used a hot dog stand for an attack...that means no taking pictures of hot dog stands.. But who in the first place would be doing that??? Same with cars, boats, trains, houses, buildings,blimps, cats & dogs, fish, computers, drains,curbs, streets..... think ill stop now ;) They should really be focusing on how to stop people from dumping junk in the water...that oil looks real nice

Derf
08-06-2005, 08:45 AM
Well what was the end result?
Homeland security told them to cut me loose


How did the rest of the "conversation" go?
I kept biting my lip or I would have been arrested....I kept hearing things
like "You should be in handcuffs right now but you are being a
gentlman", "It is illegal to take photos of aircraft here", "You should have
just left and that would have been it, but you stayed when we pulled up!"

I LOVE THAT ONE! I SHOULD HAVE LEFT! I told him "If I was doing
nothing illegal, why should I leave? Then would you not want to call
ground units to intercept to find out why I was running?" DUH!!! I should
have left....ahahahahah That was the funniest statement!


What day did this happen? (You should add the date int he beginning of the thread title).
My first post said yesterday and on the top of the post is shows the local
date and time.... I did not feel it was needed.

Derf
08-06-2005, 09:07 AM
In the 8MP version I have, you can clearly see what I saw in the
eyepiece..... The officer on the right looking directly at me
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/boat/IMG_3194.jpg

They did do lots of things right, I just do not like when the Police make
up their own laws to move you along. I was talking to one officer and
told them how much I dislike when officers make up laws to scare people
off and I knew the laws and what I can and can not do....then the other
officer came out of the boat and started ranting about how what I was
doing was illegal! It was hysterical to see the look on the other officers
face, he was trying to hold back a heavy laugh...trying really hard!
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/boat/IMG_3198.jpg

Here is a close up
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/boat/IMG_3198b.jpg

I covered the face of the officer, the guy on the left started asking me
the questions, the guy on the right was handling the small boat violations.
The other officer stayed on the boat....he was a very nice guy.
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/boat/IMG_3257.jpg

All in all, it was professional...the only thing that I have a problem with is
the same thing we all complain about, the Officers making up laws
to keep us from coming back, but it is the best spot I ever found and I
will be back.

YOU CAN SIT IN A LAWN CHAIR BEHIND THE GAS PUMPS DRINKING
BEERS WITH YOUR CAMERA ON THE TABLE AS THE AIRCRAFT PASS BY!
BEST SPOT!!!!! The person who runs the mini store/Boat gas pump is a
VERY COOL DUDE! The best part is that every beer is ICE cold!

srita95
04-11-2011, 06:12 PM
WHere is this place? I got the same BS at the marina the other day. But I'm 16 and I'm not sure if I can do a couple beers...

megatop412
04-11-2011, 06:33 PM
Cold beer and lawn chairs and landing and departing commercial aircraft??? Only thing missing from this picture is chicks in bikinis.

Hell I'm drinking beer outdoors watching planes land 27L at PHL from my back deck right now jammin my buddy's new album! I can't think of much better combinations of activities.

Sign me up for my un-illegal fun at LGA!

gonzalu
04-11-2011, 07:08 PM
How come MILLIONS of people take pictures of planes, MILITARY ones, at airshows and it is perfectly OK? This is really silly.. BUT, I do like educating directly or indirectly (Port Authority telling my officer it was cool, Homeland telling yours, etc.)

I have been in the Marina parking lot shooting AT THE PLANES with my big lens, monopod and all, for hours, IN FRONT OF an RMP while they ate lunch or took a break.

Really, if the officers had just called their precinct, their captain would have told them it was cool...

Anyway, those guys are just doing their jobs, regardless of us thinking they are wrong or what not... Not everyone shares our knowledge. I am SURE if I went to one of these officer's houses and saw they way they practice safe computing (or not) I would hold them in handcuffs as well :tongue:

As long as my rights are not violated, all I get out of it is a missed opporttunity to shoot yet another JetBlue LOL or an US Air or Conti at LGA lol...

Derf
04-11-2011, 07:13 PM
It was on the east side of the boardwalk as you pass the gate it is to your right. The Beer was Ice cold and it was just soo nice it seemed soo wrong.

emshighway
04-11-2011, 07:36 PM
One of these days you have to tell me when you are going there. You will love the conversation that will go on.

Gerard
04-11-2011, 07:43 PM
Waiting for Aviation to swoop down and grab one of you guys. Now THAT would be awesome!! :biggrin:

Zee71
04-11-2011, 07:52 PM
One of these days we should have a spotting tail gate party over there..........bring your tripods, have the video of "Top Gun" playing, etc., free brochures on plane spotting to inform the public of what plane spotting is, etc.., and maybe a special guest appearance by Al Roker!

emshighway
04-11-2011, 07:53 PM
I would love to turn around the old cop line on them..... "We need to check with Homeland Security", "but I am ...."

Derf
04-11-2011, 07:54 PM
I would love to turn around the old cop line on them..... "We need to check with Homeland Security", "but I am ...."

ahahahahahahahah That is awesome!

srita95
04-11-2011, 10:41 PM
Try that and see how it goes...

Derf
04-11-2011, 10:44 PM
Umm he really is, ya know... His real job

mirrodie
04-11-2011, 10:52 PM
We gotta go spotting with EMS on of these days, with lots of long lenses, some head wraps and a few cold ones.

Could prove to be an interesting afternoon.:cool:

NIKV69
04-11-2011, 11:16 PM
6 year old thread? This is such an

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Derf
04-11-2011, 11:20 PM
We gotta go spotting with EMS on of these days, with lots of long lenses, some head wraps and a few cold ones.

Could prove to be an interesting afternoon.:cool:

Hey, I want to have a good time, not ask for trouble... I plan on going there in the future, beer... Plane and smiles with friends, isint that what a good hobby is about?




6 year old thread? This is such an

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/7981/bumpepic.jpg

You should have seen the look on my face when I saw this pop up! I should re upload the photos!!!! Ahaha

gonzalu
04-12-2011, 03:04 AM
I would love to turn around the old cop line on them..... "We need to check with Homeland Security", "but I am ...."

LOL, that would be sweet... reminds me of when I managed a Tandy Computer Center (if anyone can remember that far back) and someone got really heated with me and DEMANDED to speak to the manager. She was not happy when I told her: "Ma'am, I [am] the manager" hahahaha

megatop412
04-12-2011, 09:35 AM
One of these days we should have a spotting tail gate party over there..........bring your tripods, have the video of "Top Gun" playing, etc., free brochures on plane spotting to inform the public of what plane spotting is, etc.., and maybe a special guest appearance by Al Roker!

AL ROKER LMAO

picturing him explaining us to the po po is hilarious

yankees368
04-12-2011, 11:25 AM
lol, I was wondering what happened to the included pictures, and then looked and saw it was from 2005. Wow, that really is an epic bump.

darlyn
11-10-2011, 09:13 AM
Fix the pics! I have to see this.

wunaladreamin
11-10-2011, 10:21 AM
AL ROKER LMAO

picturing him explaining us to the po po is hilarious
I'd say, "You're just stopping us 'cause he's black!"

Tom_Turner
11-10-2011, 12:56 PM
LOL, that would be sweet... reminds me of when I managed a Tandy Computer Center (if anyone can remember that far back) and someone got really heated with me and DEMANDED to speak to the manager. She was not happy when I told her: "Ma'am, I [am] the manager" hahahaha

Wow Manny..I had almost forgotten, I had a Tandy briefly..didn't last long sorry to say. Think I bought it through American Express at the time. As for customers, I once had one demand my "controller". :biggrin:

megatop412
11-10-2011, 02:23 PM
I'd say, "You're just stopping us 'cause he's black!"


LOL almost fell out of my chair

Just_Lucas
10-24-2012, 07:59 PM
I've Had that in st maarten.... When i was younger My Dad and i was watching the planes come in at sunset... Planning to go to stmaartens college And or Move there And get a Bloody resident only wish my dad Keep His....Doesn't want to give up his danish citizenship The bar Owner is very nice there Kind of funny to Its cheaper to have Tops off For beer and drinks...meh St maaretn is probably the best Island to Visit Screw Philsburg,its the countryside of st maarten that's nice,(: Hell There's always the coast guard around maho beach..
Cold beer and lawn chairs and landing and departing commercial aircraft??? Only thing missing from this picture is chicks in bikinis.

Hell I'm drinking beer outdoors watching planes land 27L at PHL from my back deck right now jammin my buddy's new album! I can't think of much better combinations of activities.

Sign me up for my un-illegal fun at LGA!