Originally Posted by pentaxuser
The first sentence is absolutely true. In Australia any photography of restricted areas, including airside aviation features, planes on the tarmac etc., engineering, is prohibited. This also includes passengers inside the plane photographing anything outside the window when taxiing to the terminal. If a photographer photographs something and is stopped by ground or plane crew, he/she will be asked to delete those images (in the presence of those/that staff member). If it is on film, the film will have to be surrendered — there is no second option.You will potentially lose everything on that roll (there have apparently been a lot of this happening in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane!), not just the dramatic angles featuring planes etc. The photography is not allowed, and that's it — there is no half-way point of giving an undertaking to separate the offending photographs from the rest of the benign images on the roll of film. The onus is on the photographer to be aware of regulations and rules and adhere to them. There will always be rambo types in photography thinking they can do what they want — to some extent it is their actions which have painted all other photographers with the same brush.