Here comes the start of our Airshow season with Southern Wisconsin AirFEST 2012!! Keep an eye on this website for updates, and show reports!!
Check out this news story
This is my response to it:
I have been approached while doing photography at airports. Some who don’t care about me being there, and some who don’t want you there at all, and thinking there is a law about taking pictures of aircraft. Safest thing to do is make sure your in a public area like a PUBLIC street, sidewalk, or if your lucky on your own property like me who lives next to an airport. Keep this in mind IT IS NOT UNLAWFUL TO TAKE PICTURES OF AIRPLANES!!!
Here is a great link to a aircraft video.
My experience that I’ve had with this is different with each airport. For O’Hare airport I don’t get bothered too much, but I have had bad experiences with O’Hare and Rockford Airports.
A great spotting airport around my area (Chicago) is Chicago Regional airport. At the south of the airport there is an observation area for spotters. Also at Milwaukee Mitchell airport there is a spotter parking lot on the north end of the field.
Just my advice is if you go to an airport to watch and photograph airplanes make sure you’re on PUBLIC property. DO NOT TRESPASS!!!