OMG! 20 minutes into spotting at Miami International and I run in to LEOs. I still don't know what agency but, while standing on the rock taking pics of a Southern Air 747, about 5 unmarked Crown Vic's and an Tahoe SUV rolled up around me and with the friendliest of attitudes all with smiles on their faces, jumped out and literally ran towards me. One officer in plain clothes spoke to me directly and asked me to point the lens at him to make sure it was a legit camera
Apparently my 200-400mm f/4 was a little out of place and looked suspicious enough. He then quickly brushed me off as I tried to apologize for bothering them and ran back to his RMP and sped off with the rest of the Cavalry! It was early and I was the only spotter.
About 30 minutes later, three other spotters showed up and one Miami Dade officer in a marked car who remained about 50 yards away from the barrier.
Absolutely amazing spot, except for the traffic taking off 27 the view and proximity to the RWY is delicious. Cargo traffic here is just amazing.
Ok, back to spotting!