If you are an
enthusiast or aircraft-spotter, and you
want to exercise your hobby in Kastrup
Airport, then you have a problem!
In Kastrup Airport, the best
airport of the World, you can spot from a pile of
dirt at a cafeteria.
Thinking about it, however, you can not be
If you have ever been at Kastrup Airport to
meet, or to see off someone, then it is not the
airport where you can find entertainment, comfort,
a place to sit, a cheap place to get a cup of
coffee, or an observation deck.
If you for some
reason have to go to the airport, or you just have
an interest of going there, all you can do is to
stand and look at a monitor showing arrival or
departure times. You can be lucky and find a bench
to sit. If you want to smoke you have to go
If you want a cup of tea or coffee then remember
to bring plenty of money. It is a lousy treatment.
It appears that it is difficult for the
authorities of Kastrup Airport to find out how
(what most other international airports has
done) to treat people in a decent manner.
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, does not
hesitate to publish that the airport has been
elected the best airport of the World. As a
passenger I can very well understand this. For
the relatives or business partners of the
passengers or other visitors to the airport, it
is a quite different matter. In this respect I
would say that it is the worst airport of the
It is said that 50.000 passengers use the
airport every day. It is likely that several
more thousands people, who are not going to fly,
are spending their time in the airport every
day. People who has nothing to do except
It is therefore high time that the Copenhagen
Airport, Kastrup, makes the airport attractive
to all people visiting the airport. For the
waiting relatives and for the enthusiastic
aircraft spotters. Give us an observation deck
with a cafeteria and a playground for the
children - why not negotiate with
'Flyvergrillen' to take part of the project?
In the meantime we have to stand on 'our'
pile of dirt of 'Flyvergrillen', until newly
planted trees grow bigger. Then the pile has to
be made higher!
On a good summer day I counted around 1000
people there - well done to 'Flyvergrillen'.
Why are they so nervous?
As mentioned, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, still
has a long way left to make it an attractive
airport for the users.
And I believe it will remain like that. The
security does not match the need for servicing the
visitors. Only the passengers are taken into
I find it strange, that it is
easier to spot aircrafts at Airbase Vaerloese than
at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup.
the Airport Security expect? Do they expect that
somebody will stand in the middle of a crowdie
cafeteria, ready to shoot down an airliner? When
you drive in a car, you are not allowed to stop on
the roads outside the fence. Do they expect mad
people with bad intentions to respect this?
Why not make a fence around the whole island of
Amager and prevent people to go there?
Lately I observed that employees from the
airport shout at people visiting Flyvergrillen
as "What are you doing there?". Maybe a childish
joke, but annoying to the visitors and a
discredit to the airport.
The measures undertaken around the airport,
leave you with the impression, that
aircraft-spotters are dangerous terrorists, who
are just waiting to hit aircrafts - the
aircrafts that they love to look at again and
If some terrorists want to hit an
aircraft in Copenhagen, it can be easily done at
'better' places than among enthusiasts.
yes - we are dangerous - we are spotting
So get us in at the airport
where you can keep an eye on us!