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Airport Watch amateur plane spotters serve as a safety valve

Aviation enthusiasts with binoculars and cameras have watched planes come and go for many years as a hobby and a passion. For the past few years, though, the Ottawa airport has used these amateur plane spotters as an extra line of defence to protect passengers.
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Aviation enthusiasts with binoculars and cameras have watched planes come and go for many years as a hobby and a passion.

For the past few years, though, the Ottawa airport has used these amateur plane spotters as an extra line of defence to protect passengers.

Tom Parry caught up with a few and you can see his story in the video player.