A new scheme has been launched at London Luton airport to allow aircraft enthusiasts to register and receive an identity card.
The scheme is run between local enthusiasts and aims to share knowledge with anyone else who is interested and promote good relations between the enthusiast community, London Luton International Airport (LLIA) and the dedicated team of community Police officers who serve the Airport.
Enthusiasts both local and far who use Luton airport for spotting are encouraged to join for free. Applications usually take around 2 weeks to process, with the applicant receiving a card.
The group also runs a Facebook page where members can join and contribute. It can be accessed here: https://www.facebook.com/Luton-Airport-Enthusiasts-1991879494396087/
The scheme does not, however, permit members to trespass at the airport or use areas which are not publicly accessible.
Anyone wishing to join the scheme or ask any questions should send an email to Bedfordshire Police. Email address: LutonAirport.Enthusiasts@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk
This is a welcome move which acknowledges how local enthusiasts can be useful to airports and the local police, in turn giving them an identity as genuine users of the airport site.
Luton is one of the best airports for spotting in the UK if you love biz jets. Further details on where to spot can be found in our guide, Airport Spotting Guides UK & Ireland.