Itay747 From Israel, joined Aug 2012, 41 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
Ill be in NYC for the first time this weekend and wanted to meet up with fellow spotters at JFK. I wish to spot on this sunday (November 24th) at JFK (Howard beach mainly). It should be sunny and cold!
moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2774 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2928 times:
I'm heading back to NY this weekend, and may have some time on Sunday for some spotting...you should also check NYCAviation.com for the latest on spotting around the area. Often, folks will post on the forum there if they are planning to head out.
megatop412 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2826 times:
Itay I hope you have an excellent trip, enjoy JFK, I can't make it up there from Philadelphia this weekend unfortunately. You'll love the Howard Beach location if they're on the 31's, especially as departing aircraft begin their banking turns!!!
Itay747 From Israel, joined Aug 2012, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2783 times:
Thanks for the reply. It's my first visit to JFK. So, I must spot with atleast 1 spotter, and I havn't got any positive answer, everyone just said no, they cant make it.. Maybe some of you guys know other JFK spotters and could ask them if they can make it on this weekend.
aagold From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 551 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2658 times:
Sorry the response has been so sparse for you. If the weather promised to be a bit better I'm sure there would have been more responses. Tomorrow is suppose to be very cold and if you are going to Howard Beach that won't be to bad since you can jump in and out of the car to take your pictures. But if they are landing on the 04s and Baywater is the spot you can expect it to be brutally cold with the wind coming off the water. The mounds for 22L approaches should be a bit better, but not all that much. 31R approaches should also be good since you can position yourself so that you can sit in the car out of the wind between flights.
Don't worry to much about the police. I've been taken from Bayswater to the police station before (with Phil Derner), questioned, and then released. We were not handcuffed then, but we were forced to ride in their van to the station. Someone must have reported suspicious activity for the response they had. Back in Sept. we were told to leave Bayswater because the Air Force One was about to land. Bottom line is it's not illegal to take photos of the aircraft from the park.
Good luck tomorrow. Hope someone comes to your rescue.