Most airports in the UK have some form of Aviation Enthusiast’s Society or group. Gatwick is no different with its own Gatwick Aviation Society with some 300 members. Aviation enthusiasts at London Gatwick Airport are valued as the eyes and ears of the Police and airport community.
In conjunction with the Gatwick Aviation Society and The Original Gatwick Spotters News Group on Google, we have set up an Aviation Enthusiasts Photo ID card scheme similar to those at some other airports to promote a closer working relationship with enthusiasts.
The card is available to those who complete an application form, and we ask that you produce it when requested by any Police Officer or Airport Security staff member whilst at the airport. It does not give you any additional rights over any other member of the public but does show your enthusiasm in helping us protect the airport from criminals and defeat the terrorist threat.
It also enables us to have regular contact with yourselves via email or letter giving an overview of what we are looking for and conversely a contact for you to report anything suspicious.
Please complete the ID card application form with your contact details and any suggestions you may have to make this project the best we can for all parties involved and either email it to us or post it to:
Gatwick Airport Police Aviation Enthusiasts Scheme Administrator: Wendy Elliott c/o Police Station Perimeter Road North Gatwick Airport West Sussex RH6 0JE