Carlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 52 Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5139 times:
Mike McLaughlin, Bill Hough, Art Brett and Mark Bess are all NYC area a.net photogs that come to mind... also Guido "Fleet Boy" Latz who's an honorary member of the NYC clan.
Guido spent about 4 years living here in NJ fleeting everything in sight @ EWR/JFK/LGA/PHL, but now his job sent him back home in FRA.
Carlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5032 times:
Matt- then you qualify as a "NYC a.netter" too!
Your profile says your 13-15 years old... with shot like the ones you've uploaded thus far I'd say your on the right track with your photo skills at such a young age. Keep up the nice work...
AA 777 writes:
I take pics too but they not like any pics you, Joe, Tom, Mike and Yevgeny take
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4879 times:
Well I am not a NY area spotter...But I will be in NY in February thanks to the great customer service at SOuthwest Airlines...(broke their airplane 3 times on a trip we were taking...Turned a 70 minute flight into 8 hours....SO they gave us 3 passes where ever they fly...not a bad deal. )
ANyway....Are there good spotting locations which are available to me without having a car? (I would rather not rent a car in the city...) Any info appreciated.
Msh744 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 463 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4853 times:
I am from the NYC area (SW Connecticut), but I don't go spotting that often. When I get a digital camera (hopefully soon), I hope to do more aviation photography and spotting. As of now, I take most of my pictures at airshows or during trips.
Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 996 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4838 times:
Take it from a NY'er w/o a car; you definately do not need to rent a car for spotting. LGA is by far the easiest airport to spot at, with some really great spots. All you'll need is a metrocard (preferably a $4 fun pass). JFK gets a little more tricky for spotting w/o a car, but it can be done (it's long to get to) by taking public transportation and then the JFK shuttle bus. IF you need any help, you can contact me, and I can give you some good spots etc...
A lot will just depend on runway utilization...
Airplanekid2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4819 times:
Whenever I am visiting in the New York Area I try and do some spotting and photography. I've been to Islip, Westchester, Newark, LGA, JFK, Newburgh, and Poughipsee back when they had commutair 1900's. How is spotting these days in the area, post 9/11? It's bad in Boston, last time I went they booted me out and threatened arrest.
Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 996 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4788 times:
At LGA it's pretty lax. If you're not on airport property, no one can really do anything to you, and even if people come over to you, unless you look arab, if you're up front with them, they're usually cool. (i.e. the dock is on a concrete site and no one has ever said anything)...
At JFK, you run into many more difficulties. I was kicked off the roof of DL's parking lot, and I've heard about people getting kicked out of the customs area etc...
Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 996 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4763 times:
You should come out to LGA, and check out some of the spots mentioned on the site before. I assume you've been to planeview, but there is also "the dock" which Phil and I discovered, which offers a great view of 13/31 traffic....
Zebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 412 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4752 times:
You guys are making me home sick!! I grew up on the threshold of runway's 22R & 22L. When I'm back home in NYC, I generally spot from my Mom's front yard when a/c land on 22L & I get to see how dirty they are when they land on 22R @ JFK since they fly directly over the house. If you go to the parking lot at Costco near Rockaway Blvd, you can get good shots of a/c landing on 31R. Also if you survey the neighborhood in Rochdale you can find corners that are not obstructed by trees and you can get good shots when they land on 22R & 22L. You might get some crazy looks from people living in the area. Unfortunately, gone are the days when you could pull over on Rockaway Blvd. and practically "FEEL THE SENSATION" of a/c landing on 22R & 22L!! Ah,those were the good old days
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Zebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 412 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4727 times:
Mike, I didn't think that you could pull over nowadays with the heighten alert for terrorism. I didn't want to take a chance. There were times when I was home I would drive on Rockaway and didn't see anyone on the side of the road. Which side are you able to pull over w/o being harrased, east bound towards LI or west bound towards Jamaica? Thanks for the heads up.
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