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Spotting At JFK/Newark  
User currently offlineAeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Does anyone know of any good spots to spot/photograph at JFK and or Newark? I'd appreciate any info. Thanks very much!
-Nikko

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User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

I live 2 minutes from EWR and work there also, but I can't think of any spot where you can spot/photograph without catching some undue attention from the PA or the various security on watch. I'm contemplating contacting the PA or airport management to see if I can get "permission" or a heads up as I have had run ins before.

User currently offlineMilldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Hey, EWRVirgin, I was told to contact PA in building 1 if I wanted to take pics. Haven't tried yet. If it works for you, please let me know!

As for JFK: BE CAREFUL. Cops all over the place.


User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

Milldoh,

Thanks. I think I will try that - probably next week or the one after.


User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Anyway, to answer the original question there are quite a few at EWR:

-you have the south area perimeter (near FedEx, employee parking lot, etc).

-at the other end there is the area around parking lot G.

-there is a new multi-level parking garage in the north area that should be a good spot to photograph (not sure if it's open yet).

-there is the IKEA parking lot across from the turnpike.

-many places within the terminals if you don't mind shooting through glass.

-there is a great spot on a grassy knoll along a road that goes to lot H where you can get great shots of 11/29 dep/arr - however I wouldn't recommend it if your wrists chafe easily.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Again, you'll probably attract some undue attention.


User currently offlineMark2102 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

I go spotting there about twice a month and I always stand in the KidsWorld parking lot. I never had a problem with cops pushing you away. There is just one security car that rides around the parking lot once in a blue moon. You just hide the camera. I get great shots of landings on 4. Don't go on windy days becuase when ever I go there is nothing doing. It is usually a great place to see planes land though. It is also cops safe atleast when I go in the afternoon.

Mark


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1757 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

i'll be looking at these responses as well...i will probably be up in the NYC area for a couple days this summer, so i'm looking to get some shooting in at JFK & EWR...hopefully...
i'm sure mike, joe or carlos could comment on this....

jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

At JFK, there is a COSTCO right on the 4 approach. If you don't believe the view from the ground up... I saw it from a 744 landing and basically said this "DAMN!!! He was right... thats one helluva place to spot).

I was yelled at by the cops at EWR while at IKEA...

In August I got some decent shots walking the JFK perimeter, especially between T3 and 4, and in a few terminals before the gates.

With 9/11, I don't know what has changed there.

Jeremy



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineYevgeny From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 199 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

, joe or carlos could comment on this....

Jonathan
What they could comment on this?
That "ramp" guys don't have a problem with cops, like us!

Yevgeny, New York.



User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

For JFK I would try Howard Beahc, It's a nice little neighbourhood and I THINK you can get kind of close shots of Departing Traffic from 31L, also in the summer times, you can also get traffic landing on rwy 13L/R. Give it a try. I'll try to catch the concorde this weekend.

mike


User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

Here's the Costco on the JFK 31R approach. As you may be able to tell from this pic, aircraft coming in are rather high in the sky, as you are quite a long way from the runway threshold. They're also fairly distant - a 747 will require 200mm, and for Jetblue A320s you'd better have a 400mm lens!



User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1757 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

the ramp guys still know the others spots outside the fence for photography...i'm going to be meeting up with them this summer, and mike and carlos are willing to help me out with the various spots around the fence...

jonathan d.




"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4363 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

The FedEx builiding and US Customs near RWY 31R at JFK. Probably now restricted. I've been to both of these spots and never been hassled by anyone. This was last spring.

Kevin/DCA



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineYevgeny From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 199 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

FedEx builiding and US Customs! Don't even think!
Even spot at Costco parking lot is not safe, two times
cops search my car, and told me to leave from that area!

Yevgeny, New York.


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