Sheet fencing recently erected around parts of the perimeter of East Midlands Airport is causing a stir as one of the most popular locations to view movements on the airfield is now effectively out of action.
The crash gate area around Diseworth Road has been fenced as a result of concerns over safety, speeding cars, litter and the ever present terrorist threat, according to the airport and other sources in the know. Whilst the fencing does not (yet) circle the whole airport perimeter, leaving some areas still with views, the airport has encouraged enthusiasts to use the Aeropark for viewing. This area now has a raised platform giving views over part of the airfield.
In a separate note, it appears a similar sheet fence will be erected around the area spotters gather at Luton airport to prevent damage caused by enthusiasts cutting holes in the fence.