Enthusiasts at London Gatwick airport are encouraged to sign up to the ID scheme operated by Gatwick Police. To date over 200 people have signed up, and it has been free so far.However, now there is a £6 administration fee to sign up and get your ID card.
The police stress that you won’t gain any additional rights over other members of the public by joining the scheme, but it will help them recognise you, and also help their fight against criminals and terrorism.
These schemes are popping up all over the place now, but I’ve yet to hear of any positive benefits of them to either spotters or the police.
You can read more about the Gatwick ID scheme and sign up by clicking on this link.