Welcome to ORD Airport Watch
Observe – Record – Report
To all spotters, with the heightened security at all airports after the attack in Brussels we are asking all AW spotter to refrain from photographing at the fence lines in the CDA parking lots that are beyond the guard posts. We know the guards have been very gracious to the AW spotters and we are working with the CDA to make this an official spot but until we get the ok we ask that you do not walk or drive your car into the lots using your AW badge to get clearance, in the long run this will benefit the whole group, thank you.
The next meetings are scheduled for:
7:00pm May 4th, 2016.
The meetings will be held at the Bensenville Village Hall.
We are looking to plan a tour for June 11th from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Spot on the tour will be allocated based on logged hours and volunteer activites for the group. The members selected for this tour will be notified ahead of time. An RSVP will be requiered, otherwise the spot maybe given to another member.
In April 2010, the Village of Bensenville’s Police Department with its Crime Prevention Unit developed the first Airport Watch Program in Illinois. The main focus is the Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD). This crime prevention initiative is composed of people who have an interest in various aspects of aviation and who spend time in the vicinity of the O’Hare Airport to observe the various airport operations.
Airport Watch volunteers provide the same sort of security as the Neighborhood Watch Program. Members monitor aviation procedures, the condition of the fencing, wildlife activity, parking lots, suspicious behaviors and flying debris (FOD) while they enjoy their favorite pastime.