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F-14s At LGA (pictures)  
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Tom turner and Art Brett opted to go to JFK this morning against my urging (I'm exagerrating a little). Either way, I don't know what they saw there, but they might regret missing this.  Smile

I was at Planeview Park next to the College Of Aeronatics, right by the beginning of Runway 4, which is what they were using for both landings and departures.

At one point, I saw the taxiway was packed with no planes turning onto the runway, but none landing either. I counted 11 planes waiting, not moving for some reason, as seen here:

(all pics shown here were taken by me today, and are frames from video, and were further compressed for quicker loading, so please excuse the quality)



Then in the distance, going north, I saw fighters flying in diamond formation to the north over the Bronx:



A few minutes went by, and still no movement at the airport. I thought that it was shut down for the flyover and that things would turn on once they left. I thought they were continuing to land when I saw a few dots in the distance, but no no, they are the 4 F-14s coming in to land.

They came in close to each other, some hitting the deck VERY hard, and I'm shocked that there weren't engine strikes, as the video shows how close it was (sudden last second DROPS to the ground were great to see). They were landing before their shipmates cleared the runway, three of them on runway 4 at once. They then taxied over to the parking area near the Marine Air Terminal.

Here are frames of the landings. They are scrambled as to which of the four planes they were, but still in a landing sequence:













This was EXTREMELY exciting for me to not only witness up close, but also to get on video. I kept missing it when it would happen every few months, but the conditions were perfect today.

The sound on the video is INCREDIBLE. Even going fairly slow, they still shreik on in.

I understnad they were in town for an airshow. Why the stopped at LGA, though, I don't know.

-Phil




Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Very nice! I hope someday I can get to see that video and some of your other ones! Keep up the cool work!

co


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Sweet stills Phil! That last frame is impressive- it does look very close to an engine strike  Wow!

User currently offlineAirhead711 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Wow...that last frame is REAL close to a tail strike! Is there any way we can see the video of the landing?

Scott


User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Hey Phil!

Great shot again man, its great you were there and not JFK to catch the action...I still say, how can I buy your videos?

Ryan



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Email him Rydawg.



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User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 2097 times:

Hey Phil, I'm sure you were closer to the jets at Planeview than whoever was at this whatever airshow !!!

That was a blazing sunset today...best of the year... hope someone made something out of it at JFK/LGA/EWR...

Tom


User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 807 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 2083 times:
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Phil,

They might be F-14's but I opted for this:




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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

"Hi, I'm Matt. Phil didn't really mention me, but I'll shamelessly plug my own anet pics in unrelated forums."

Ok, I'm just jealous that this kid has a 10D, but come on, I don't have a camera, why you gotta steal my thunder?  Big grin




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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

I should also add that the CRAZY sunburn I got today was well worth it.

With the high-sun, I got sunburn on my arms and only the TOP of my face. I'm stil white near my mouth. I kinda look like Dare Devil.



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User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 807 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 2046 times:
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Not really and unrelated forum. I took the picture today when I had the chance to go to LGA!  Smile  Smile

AA 777
Matt



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Thats a real cool picture Matt.


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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

The four F-14s jsut took off on Runway 13 minutes ago. I got 2 of them on tape. REALLY loud. I'll load pics and vid later. Stay tuned.


Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Regarding the "near tail strikes"...remember that Navy aviators are trained a bit differently with landings. They pretty much stick the airplane to the ground as if they were landing on a carrier...no bouncing along. Watch the struts retract as they absorb the hit. (I can always tell which Southwest pilot was trained by the Navy as they land.  Smile )

User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 979 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Basically naval aviators don't flare. - it would take up too much of that 700-foot runway they're trying to put it down on. Plus the Navy aircraft are built for the extra shock and forces associated with no flare landings. Try this with an F-15 or F-16 and I'll venture to guess you'd probably put the main gear thru the wings.

On a different note, I was at Nantucket one day holding short of the runway for takeoff when 4 ANG A-10's did a low fly-by down the runway, did their break and came in for a landing. I wish I had a camera then...

Cheers  Smile
Woodreau / KMVL



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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months ago) and read 1894 times:

So the planes came in yesterday, but form what I heard (by sound and rumor), the F-14s still hadn’t left yet.

I live two blocks form the water across from LGA, and I was getting ready to leave the house this afternoon when I heard a louder plane. I paused for a second and then heard the afterburners. I stay prepared with my video camera there and battery charged, so I grabbed it like a fireman to the sound of the bell.

I ran top speed and managed to catch two of them departing on Runway 13. They took off very early in their roll, and then coasted low over the length of the runway before climbing and banking hard to the right and shooting upward.

Here are some frames from the departure. The frames I grabbed didn’t come out too well since I was panning the camera fast to keep up with the plane.

“La Guardia Tower, request a flyby.”

“Negative Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.”













These guys were SO loud. They make MD-80s sound like a whisper.

-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
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Nice shots phil. That Tomcat looks faster than your sister! Now how do they slow down without arrestor cables?


What's with the Concorde? It was nothing to do with this thread.




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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

"Now how do they slow down without arrestor cables?"

Duh...these are Navy planes...they throw an anchor overboard!


User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Well, Mirrodie, if you loook in the landing pics, I believe that the red thing between the tails is a braking device, and the planes also have those things on the wings like airliners do (wow, i forogt the name, i need sleep, how embarrassing).

And jsut slowing down by decreasing thrust i'm sure is enough.



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User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Bigphil,

you mean Spoilers!


User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

That's it!!! Spoilers! lol. I was about to say shuffles or some crap.

I understnad that these planes were in town for a flyover At Yankee Stadium for the baseball Subway Series between the Mets and Yankees. I heard about an airshow, but after some research, I couldn't find anything out about an airshow.

Couldn't have been for the fourth, because they left already. lol.

I wonder where the pilots stayed overnight. "Hey, man, New York women are slu@$%#@!" lol




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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1816 times:
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Yes, I saw the airbrake and spoilers but thought they mght need more since no reverse thrust is used.

moot point though, very nice video man.


"Hey, man, New York women are slu@$%#@!"----did you introduce the pilots to your....just kidding.  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

I SO knew youd say that! lol


Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1802 times:
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Those are really cool pictures!!!! I saw them too over at Plainview Park and I got a photo of them. It's too bad I didn't get to see you and Mirrodie(and go to JFK) but I had loads of fun! I saw the Midwest 717 several times while I was there and the other usual stuff. Thanks to you all for giving me the info about the different spotting areas and thanks to Mirrodie, Bigphilly and his other friend Louis for talking to me and comming out there to spot. When I was there saturday, I saw a military Gulfstream taxiing to take off and was that part of it or just something else? I am going to put the pictures in and then when I scan some of them I'll show them here.


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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Yeah man, sorry I couldnt get to meet you. I must have left MINUTES before you got there.

I'm edittig the Fighter videos with the Top Gun song "Danger Zone" in the background. lol



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