Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3488 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1853 times:
I went up to see it take-off today from ontop of the Terminal 1 parking garage. To my surprise there were also a few other guys takin pictures as well. It was my first time watching it take-off, and man was it loud. There were a lot of security patrols around the garage but never stopped us.
Keep in mind the last concorde departs JFK at 7am Friday morning while it will still be fairly dark.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
I guess it depends what runway you want to watch - for the southern runway, if you catch the choob to Hatton X, walk out to the left of the roundabout, past the Barclays Bank, turn left and walk into the carpark for the BA technical area (it used to be outside the security cordon, not sure these days), you can get very close to the end of the southern runway eastern end - Concorde taking off used to set off car-alarms there, so its pretty close.
For the other runway, for the Eastern end, as well as to watch aircraft crossing the perimeter road between the TBA//J/K hangars and the main airport area, there's a roundabout about half a mile up the road from Hatton X which is a popular breeding ground for the Lesser-Spotting Anorak.
Qantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1512 times:
On Friday expect the last three Concorde flights to follow one and other onto runway 27R at around 4pm. The road that connects Hatton Cross to the BA maintennance area will be closed from 2pm to all traffic and pedestrians. My advice is make sure you are in the area of 27R before 2pm and then pick your spot, either side of the north perimeter road will be absolutely full of people and the traditional 27R spot will be swamped.
It's gonna be crazy but I hope you get to see what you want.
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