I have seen a couple of you guys with problems at Andrews......I have been going to Andrews since 2001 and have never had a problem. The guys at the checkpoint before I get on the bus always take it out of my bag and make me turn it on and look it over really well. I have even had people that weren't sure about it call someone over to approve it, but I have never had a problem bringing it onto the base for the show. I do get bugged about the size of my camera bag every year, but after they see my camera gear they let me through.i could not bring my scanner to Andrews AFB jsoh. i was blocked by the army military police soldiers. i was not happy that they did not allow my scanner. i was not going to any police activity just the ground and air chatter.. well i will be attending the westfield/barnes international airshow up in massachusetts in august. i hope they allow my scanner onto the base
I just went to the JSOH website and scanners are not on the "Not Allowed" list:
All other Coolers (Hard or Soft, unless medically required)
Narcotics and Paraphernalia
Camera Bags (Larger than 1 cubic foot)
Roller Blades, Skates, and Skateboards
(including, but not limited to knives, firearms, explosives, bio/radiological substances)
Beverages, Open or Closed (except baby formula)
No Political Activity
I have been to about 50 air shows since the late '80's and have only been turned away once b/c of my scanner (had to put it back in my car) and that was just a small show at the local airport. If you're nice to the security people they are typically nice to you....they are just doing their jobs.
CalebATC, I don't recommend telling security at an AFB what you think....not the best way to get people to know you.