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Am I allowed to take pictures around ILM if I am outside the fence?

F.T. Norton

Q. Am I allowed to stand and take pictures around ILM if I am on the outside of the fence, even if it’s not a designated viewing area? Am I within my rights to stand anywhere not within fenced areas around an airport or is there a certain law prohibiting it?

A. Wilmington International Airport has a designated observation area off North Kerr Avenue, on the east side of the airfield near the control tower, although people do stand along the fence near the terminal building to watch loved ones depart or arrive. Picture taking is allowed, said Gary L. Taylor, airport operations manager.

Taylor said there other areas of the airport where civilians are not allowed.

“There are remote areas of the airport perimeter, that would be deemed suspicious if someone were in those areas. In other areas of the airport perimeter persons may be infringing on tenants’ leased property. Airport security is an all-hands effort and all airport employees and tenant employees are trained and advised to report any suspicious activity, therefore we ask that persons not be alarmed or offended if they are questioned by any employee of the airport or any member of the Airport Public Safety Office,” he said.


Why call it Wilmington International Airport if all commercial flights are domestic?

Now that there two TSA lanes at the airport, will one be a Pre-Check lane for frequent travelers?

Is there a secret underground military base at Wilmington International Airport?

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