Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 55 Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2931 times:
I'll help with the JFK spots:
#12: Tough to say since Tom didn't put what runway it was landing but looks like 31R in the afternoon taken from Costco in Five Towns. Or, could be 22L taken in the AM just under the approach on Rockaway Turnpike.
#13: Not accesible to the general public
#14: Approach to 13L in the afternoon. Proceed to the Cargo area just past the rental car agencies. Look for Air France Cargo and you'll see where the planes are approaching. You can then figure it out from there.
#15: Howard Beach, Queens (way) off airport grounds. Look on any map (mapquest.com) and find the bridge that connects Howard Beach to Broad Channel (and further to the Rockaways) and it's the first bridge closest to HB.
#16: This one is tricky and I would not suggest doing it without a "guide" It requires a good hike from the #15 spot and could be difficult/impossible during high-tide. Unless this is a long takeoff and taken from the morning 4R spot I'm not sure, best to email Yevgeny.
You ask: Is the view better than at the end of the USAirways terminal?
This is the view from the end of the US Airways Terminal. Taken before 9/11 when access was given to anyone. Believe you do have to be a ticket-holder now.
H. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2905 times:
3,6,9 and 10:
are taken from the IKEA parking lot and the food court. Pre-9/11 they used to be good, but now the cops are going to chase you away. The food court is OK, but the window brownish tint is just horrible.
I would say this one is actually taken from Inwood area, there are couple other shots by Tom like that, but landing on 31L (opposite end of the 13R). Don't quote me on this one
Matt had stated the spot, but I don't think you can get access to the roof
It's a departure from 31, the shot apparently taken from the terminal (AA side), but you need a real good zoom to get this up close
p.s. I wanna to try planeview park some day soon, any ideas or comments?
#1 and 2 are planes departing RWY13
#3,4,5 are planes arrving on RWY31
and #6 is a plane arriving at Planeview
The best thing about all these spots is that the planes are so close that you don't even really need a zoom lens (although it does help). The first 5 I showed you are taken at a dock that another a.net member and I found last summer. The terrain raises up (it's right accross the river from LGA), and there's a little concrete slab where you can sit or stand on, that gives you these great views...
If you need any help, don't hesitate to e-mail me...
Cicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2781 times:
Parking Lot G is still there..and in use. Now its called something else. Although I spent considerable time there post-911 without a problem, the last time I checked the security company had become very aggressive and you were not allowed to take pictures from there. Upon leaving, you were likely followed out. Maybe this circumstance has or will change, but not that I know of. Forget about Lot H. Too Bad; its a shame because obviously its a senseless sacrafice.
N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 67 Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2752 times:
Hi Art and Michael
I am also going to NewYork for the weekend of 15, 16Feb, so I hope to see any of you NY gangs there! I contacted Joe P. and he is in FL but he said he will arrange something , prehaps a dinner will be cool Shooting somehow depends on the weather I guess but also would like to see his S9000 printer how it works! I would love to meet any of you guys!
JFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 16 Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2750 times:
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I was at EWR today and I sat in a parking lot of a gas station about 1 mile or so from 22L/R. It was awesome, I was there for about three hours and no one bothered me the whole time. I also was at Ikea and that is pretty good for departures but the planes are a little far for my 300mm, and they turn away from you pretty quickly.
AAGOLD From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 545 posts, RR: 51 Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2737 times:
Sam, I was with Joe today and he mentioned that you were coming mid-February and that we might get together for something. I look forward to meeting you also.
Tom is right about parking lot G. I've been there for hours and no problems and then I've been there for under an hour and chased out. The key is to stay low key. We sat in the car and only got out when we saw something approach we wanted to shoot and then back in the car. We also kept a close eye out for security patrols, but they have a way of sneaking up on you. They tell you to leave and call the PA Police. If you leave quickly you get out befor the cops arrive ... in fact, you can watch them go to the spot you were. They've never escorted me out, just told me and left.
N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 67 Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2705 times:
thanks posting back here, were you and Joe in FLL/MIA today? How's the winds going? Do they use 9s or 27s? I was there 1 month ago, found if winds is from W, is not so good. I hope you guys have a great time! I will keep you updated! We will have lot of fun using our D100s blast them out
AAGOLD From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 545 posts, RR: 51 Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
Arrived MIA Friday night and Sat. morning/afternoon they were using the 27's, but we were busy with the ramp tour and got some good shots (last couple accepted for me). Sun. morning they were using the 9's so we went to Opa-locka for the a.m. Noticed there that they changed to the 27's and headed back. Before we could get here they changed to the 9's again. Scouted around and found a place to get some shots or 27R by the Avis Rental return lot. Then they went and changed back to the 9's and we had a great afternoon shooting yesterday. This a.m. they were on the 9's again and we went to FLL for the morning then came back and they were on the 27's again. We've managed a lot more time on the 27s than the 9s. But it really does seem to be a flip/flop kind of time.
727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5912 posts, RR: 18 Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 2604 times:
A question regarding IKEA. How can the cops come and throw you out of a business's lot. Is IKEA telling them to do so? I can't even imagine that down here in Tampa, if I was sitiing in my car at a Walmart or a Publix.
Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
Carlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 52 Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 2593 times:
Correct... when IKEA security askes you to leave and you don't, then Elizabeth Police will come and do it for them "nicely." IKEA is private property, if your Walmart or Publix really wanted you out of their lot they could easily do so. We've also been booted out of IKEA by US Customs Police as well... right behind IKEA is probably one the largest shipping port of entries on the East coast.
Moose From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 53 posts, RR: 4 Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2587 times:
I've been booted from Ikea quite a few time myself. Both EPD and IKEA Security. Damn them. Have done rather well in the Virgin Cargo parking lot by the north area though. PA Police get a little antsy when you're there at times but I usually can hang there for a bit.
727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5912 posts, RR: 18 Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2548 times:
Oh, and what about pulling over on the NJ Turnpike(South) for a quick picture, or will this get you a ticket? BTW, any body willing to spot with me if I come up to New York? I'm kinda thinking March 14-17?
Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.