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PostSubject: Spotters arrested... Brit nationals   Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:56 am

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/7375579/British-plane-spotters-fined-400-for-monitoring-Indian-aircraft.html

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Stephen Hampton and Steven Ayres initially faced up to 10 years in an Indian jail after being arrested over spying claims.

They aroused suspicion after asking hotel staff for a room overlooking a runway at Indira Gandhi International Airport and were carrying an air traffic control scanner, laptop, binoculars and cameras.

Spotters be adviced!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Spotters arrested... Brit nationals   Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:13 am

Its been a while since it happened, and they have been freed after a fine of 25000 rs. Sad, just sad. But its their fault too. Why the heck did they lock themselves up in a room for 2-3 days with equipment such as scanners and stuff. That would obviously give rise to suspicion. They should have contacted the local spotters for further help

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PostSubject: Re: Spotters arrested... Brit nationals   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:35 pm

Ya i know I actually wanted to post it immediately but didnt find time. so posted now. Guess no else has posted it.

Btw you are right, moreover they have asked the hotel staff to provide a room overlooking the airport which by itself tends to make the locals feel uncomfortable, moreover after headley incident every one is extra cautious with foreigners. As you rightly said they should have asked some local spotters for guidance...unneccesary nuisance
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PostSubject: Re: Spotters arrested... Brit nationals   Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:26 am

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ave asked some local spotters for guidance...unneccesary nuisance

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They should have contacted the local spotters for further help

Local spotters?
How will you ever get a hold of them?
I think the only thing they messed up was locking in the room for days.

But it puts us in a bad shape in the spotting arena! [Sad]

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PostSubject: Re: Spotters arrested... Brit nationals   Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:47 pm

Gaurav ur too naive!!! they should have joined Indianpilot.great-forum Wink and got to know some spotters!!! ... double dhamaka!!! some new members + local guidance for the members hehehehehe Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Spotters arrested... Brit nationals   Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:17 am

ha ha ha!
lol!

I guess if they were in Banglore they had a better chance!
They have a designated spotters area and group.
I dont know what happened to Mumbai , I remember me Yash and a few other active guys were planning on approaching the AAI to get us some ID or something but have no idea how far its gone.

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PostSubject: Re: Spotters arrested... Brit nationals   Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:10 am

gauravprakash007 wrote:
ha ha ha!
lol!

I guess if they were in Banglore they had a better chance!
They have a designated spotters area and group.
I dont know what happened to Mumbai , I remember me Yash and a few other active guys were planning on approaching the AAI to get us some ID or something but have no idea how far its gone.

People from BLR are trying to do that...However someone from BOM needs to step up. This thing can't be done from a place which is 300 kms away.

Yash

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