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Plane spotters asked to help reporting suspicious activity around Brussels Airport

Post by luchtzak » 02 Mar 2017, 09:52

PLANE SPOTTERS ASKED TO HELP REPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY AROUND BRUSSELS AIRPORT

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/brussel ... -activity/

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Post by luchtzak » 02 Mar 2017, 11:02

Het nieuws - het journaal ? With Ivan ;-)
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Post by Apuneger » 02 Mar 2017, 12:25

luchtzak wrote:
02 Mar 2017, 11:02
Het nieuws - het journaal ? With Ivan ;-)

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OMG :o

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Re: Plane spotters asked to help reporting suspicious activity around Brussels Airport

Post by Passenger » 02 Mar 2017, 20:25

VTM was also at Brussels Airport today, to interview a few spotters (including... yes).

The VTM cameras spotted... Amare!

http://nieuws.vtm.be/vtm-nieuws-donderdag-02032017-19u
see as from 25 minutes 25 seconds

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Post by sn26567 » 02 Mar 2017, 22:58

The interviews made by VRT were also on RTBF La Une (Bottie and Apuneger included, and translated in French ! )

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_aeropo ... id=2190963
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Post by luchtzak » 02 Mar 2017, 23:18

sn26567 wrote:
02 Mar 2017, 22:58
The interviews made by VRT were also on RTBF La Une (Bottie and Apuneger included, and translated in French ! )

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_aeropo ... id=2190963
No longer available :? :cry:w
http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/video ... /1.2906176#

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Re: Plane spotters asked to help reporting suspicious activity around Brussels Airport

Post by Passenger » 02 Mar 2017, 23:24

VRT has now published the story in English, to please the non-Belgian Luchtzak members:

http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.engli ... /1.2906151

Belgian police have asked plane spotters for help in securing Brussels Airport. The daily Het Nieuwsblad reports that spotters at Zaventem are well informed about the goings on at the airport and see an awful lot.

Plane spotters enjoy observing and photographing airplanes in the vicinity of the runways. Police believe they could play a crucial role in keeping tabs on the 1,245 hectares of land at the airport. Belgian aviation police have now taken the step of contacting plane spotters and requesting their assistance.

"These guys are there anyway. They possess large telescopic lenses. We're simply asking them to notify us if they see anything suspicious" says the federal police's Peter De Waele. "We're making the same request of everybody working at the airport. For instance if they notice a vehicle in the area with two individuals who are not plane spotting, but keeping an eye on the airport or the runways, people can report this to us. Then we'll take a look to see what is actually happening."




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Re: Plane spotters asked to help reporting suspicious activity around Brussels Airport

Post by MHG » 03 Mar 2017, 20:56

This is certainly a smart idea although not really a new idea.

In München (MUC) this is done for many years already.
Belgian Police should get in touch with Police at MUC airport regarding their experience with Spotters as "vigilant observers".


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