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Approach To 13L At JFK  
User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

What is the reason for a strange crooked approch when landing on 13L at JFK. Why not come in straight?!?!?

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User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Because using the whole ILS would conflict with LGA, EWR, NYC helicopter and other traffic. It's also a lot quicker to use the Canarsie Approach... There's a really long thread on the Canarsie Approach (Approach to 13L) like 2 weeks ago...

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17450 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Plus it's a lot cooler than a straight in approach=P


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Yeah i saw this approach on many aircraft when I was waiting for my flight to Korea and then onto Australia with KE. It was quite strange at first when I was looking and the plane was flying a diffrent direction totally and onto the runway minutes later. It does look pretty cool that approach, when I first landed at JFK i was wondering why we took a nice sharp turn and a couple of months later after I flew back out of JFK i realized why.

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