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 events are scheduled for:
|October Meeting||October 6th, 2016 at 6:30pm
Due to scheduling conflicts, this meeing has been pushed back one day.
|Bensenville Village Hall Board Room|
|Training||October 8st, 2016 at 9:00am||850 Building. Please note, parking is limited, so please car pool. You may use the Bensenville Police Station parking loct to meet and leave cars.|
|November Meeting||T.B.A.||T.B.A. (most likely Bensenville Village Hall Board Room)|
|December Meeting||T.B.A.||T.B.A. (most likely Bensenville Village Hall Board Room)|
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.