BigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4075 posts, RR: 55 Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 884 times:
Wow. Many of you knwo how I am always tlaking abotu the dock that I always go to for LGA spotting. It gives yuou an OUTRAGEOUS view of Rwy31 approaches and 13 departures.
However, I found a better one.
The dock does not give you a view of the actual runway. When a plane touches down, you can only view the upper half of the plane, as the lower half is hidden by a hill at the end of the runway.
Just 40 feet away from the dock, however, there is an old tractor. The tractor itself is already on a higher elevation about 15 feet higher than the dock. Fellow anetter Mirrodie and I jumped up on the top of the tractor and it turns out there is an amazing view of the whole runway. I thought it was amazing.
But so not to get in trouble by the construction company that it belongs to, we can only go on it on the weekends, when they are not there.
I am really only telling you this because I'm so exicted about it, and need to vent it out. Maybe some of you can appreciate how it feel when you find a new spot.
I'm blown away. Here are some pictures I got form today. They are frames form video, and were shrunken so that I could post here easily.
It looks a lot better when the sun is on it obviously, and Rwy31 Landings are a lot better than that Rwy13 departure you see right there.