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Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!  
User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5047 times:
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This afternoon I went to JFK for some spotting and I wanted to find a better spot to get photos. So after driving around for a while I found THE spot!

Well it turns out that Art Brett and Sam Chui were there taking photos. Pretty cool considering that Mirrodie met Art ealier in the day!

Anyway, I had a great time with them, and I hope that it was not a problem that I was there with them!

Thanks for a great time and I hope to sopt with you guys again soon!

AA 777
Matt

P.S. My pics came out great!


CRJ-700 FO
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User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4878 times:

Hi Matt...I believe that's not Sam Chui...that's me, Dennis...although I appreciate that my "beautiful pictures" makes you think of him  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4875 times:

Spotting on Easter, I envy you....I just worked 12 hours  Nuts

User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4833 times:
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Alright Matt tell us where "the spot" is. I went to JFK on Saturday, I guess I should have went on Sunday! I found that Floyd Bennett Field is a great place for 13 arrivals!

Corey



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4815 times:
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Alright, it's not a hidden spot or anything, in fact, it is fairly straightforward.

Let's say you are LEAVING JFK airport. Take the Belt parkway west to Cross Bay Blvd South. Once you come upon a bridge, you go over it and make the first left you can make, on the other side, into a parking lot with a small beach.

Its real easy to see where you are at as the planes will be right there with the tower. Also, you'll see a subway brigde in the mid ground.

peace, m



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User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4795 times:
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Actually this spot is for 22 Arrivals. Ill have to find out how you get there and Ill let you know. Here are some pics from yesterday:



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Matt



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User currently offlineAAGOLD From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 548 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4780 times:
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Matt,

Yes, it was a great day spotting. And, if you're wondering how I could spend the full day spotting at JFK when it was Easter ... easy. 1) I brought Anne along. She enjoys it as much as I do although she might not say so. 2) Sam Chui was inbound from LHR and I was meeting him. So Sam provided, the excuse, and the fact that the Concordes are retiring doesn't hurt.

We had a good day and I met some very nice people, Matt included. And thanks for that thread Matt. It's always nice to be in the field and run into people from our little community.

Mirrodie was also talking about the spot we shot the AF Concorde departure in the early morning while Matt was talking about a spot for 22L approaches. I don't know the exact street names so I'm not posting now, but I'll put it up on my website soon.

Great meeting you Matt. I'm sure we'll do it again someday.

Art


User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4767 times:

Good directions Mario... but its an illegal turn.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Tom



User currently offlineBDLGUY From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 194 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

Hey Matt (AA 777)

What kind of camera did you use right now? Nice photos!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thanks!
John/BDL



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User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4713 times:
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Hey John....not to get off topic but I lost ur e-mail...did you go to BDL on saturday?

Corey



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User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4703 times:
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John,

I have an Olympus C-700, but I am ordering a 10D this week  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

AA 777
Matt



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User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

I wonder besides me...is there any other Asians with the group? I got so involved with the Concorde that I didn't have time to look around!

...if not, I guess you mistake Sam with me  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Dennis Wong


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1709 posts, RR: 65
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4676 times:
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Sorry I don't normally check forum, too many issues with me.

I am real as gold there but not the Concorde in the morning, as I was still at 36000 feet on G-BNLF BA117 inbound JFK. I met Matt and Art in the afternoon at 22L. (I understand Yevgeny took a shot of me)

Here is some EXCLUSIVE shot today, with only myself, no one else to contend. and no other shots to compare. Taken from ERJ spot at JFK, not LGA  Big grin

Sam
Don't ask me why they bank like that, I don't know either but I am happy to shot a few!  Big grin






Is JFK the 2nd Kai Tak now?? (was very lucky, 04L/22R, 04R/22L, 13L/31R all closed this beautiful morning, so only 13R is active for both Arrival and Departures. Planes bank hard because of normally they land 13L, now they closed that one for a while, so planes turn on final for 13R, therefore I was lucky??? prehaps???) Thoughts???

Sam


User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4661 times:
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Sweet pics Sam! Again it was nice to meet you!

AA 777
Matt



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User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4613 times:

Nice shots Sam!

Yes, often times you'd lose much of the more interesting traffic to the 4s.

Wish I could've been out there with you, Lucky guy!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Tom


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4609 times:

Sorry Sam but those are "normal" turns for 13's, both left and right. Nice shots...

Mike


User currently offlineAAGOLD From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 548 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4553 times:
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I saw stuff turning onto 13L for finals are not banking as much as 13R did, and it is far from the Bridge(Cross Bay Blvd) and only 13R arrival are feasible for photos. Anyway, I won yesterday!  Big grin

Sam


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4471 times:

Sam, the normal approach for 13L does the same you just have to know where to be....(trust me, I grew-up under the approach for 13L)

Michael


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1709 posts, RR: 65
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4455 times:
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Michael. I trust you and You're always right  Big grin Got any photos of 13L banking? I saw they bank standing on Cross Bay Blvd, some trees on my left covered the view, prehaps you know where to get them right!
I am out now to JFK/LGA. Its cold today!

Talk to ya soon. Sorry last thread used AAGOLD signin and didn't realize.
Sam


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4428 times:

I'm sure I have a few old prints of those banks to 13L, I'll have to look for them. Don't have any recent shots as you know I prefer the 50mm rampers  Smile

Don't know how to explain where the turn takes place but it's pretty easy to find just keep an eye on the aircraft.

Mike


User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4416 times:
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The place to get the 13L banking is the parking lot of the new Target/Olive garden / Red lobster(off the belt parkway) or to get on top of the garbage dump across the street! Mike your from the area, I forget the name of the road/ exit, do you know it?

Corey



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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

The exit you are referring to is Exit 15 on the Belt Parkway, Erskine St. but it's a bit far from the airport and not what I was referring to. Yes, they probably make a turn there as well but also another as they are closer to the approach end of 13L.

Michael


User currently offline752is From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4397 times:

Hi

I just started getting into spotting. I work at JFK and if you meet out there again it would be nice to see what its all about hanging out with the vets.
Thanks
P


User currently offlineFotodj From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4273 times:

Where can I find Concord's JKF flight schedule ?
Derek



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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

Air France depart-800am arrive-825am (x Tu/Sa)
BA depart-900am arrive 525pm

Mike


25 Post contains images Fotodj : Mike ! now,I am going to go and get this Concord bird ! Mike Derek
26 CcrlR : How far lens did you use for those pictures Sam? What about the other places, how are they for a 70-300mm lens? What about for takoeffs and runway hol
27 Post contains images N178UA : Hi CcrlR You can take a 747 or 777 banking within 400mm (on digital) or effectivly it is 600mm on normal SLR with no cropping necessary to make it ful
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