BAEG Autumn Forum and BAESS briefing

The Airport Company hosted the local aviation enthusiasts BAEG
- "Birmingham Aviation Enthusiasts Group" - Autumn Forum
and BAESS Briefing at BHX on Monday 10 November 2008
The Forum was opened by Inspector Williams of the Airport Police
Unit who reviewed the success of BAESS - the Birmingham Aviation
Enthusiasts Security Scheme - and the important role it played in
helping Police the airport
A team of his Officers then covered various issues in more detail
Joe Kelly, Director of the Airport Company, then joined the Forum
to review developments at the Airport since his last update back
in January 2008 - topics covered included the Runway extension
planning application, the new Ryanair new base, the impact of
the recession, business aviation facilities on the Elmdon site,
and viewing facilities for enthusiasts
For a more detailed review please see here
BAESS is a joint initiative of the West Midlands Police based at
Birmingham International Airport and the Birmingham Aviation
Enthusiasts Group and is sponsored
by Birmingham International Airport Limited
It has the following aims:
+ The use of enthusiasts' knowledge of the aviation environment
and their observation skills to report any suspicious activity
+ To promote responsible behaviour amongst enthusiasts,
discouraging the small minority that cause damage,
obstructions etc
+ To promote greater understanding of the enthusiast's cause
and consultation on enthusiasts' issues with both
the West Midlands Police and the Airport Company
An ID badge is issued (free of charge)
to all members of the "'BAESS"
Tuesday 11 November 2008


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