Pizzapolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3711 times:
I was wondering if anyone knew if one could still go to the customs parking lot next to 13L/31R and spot with the orange alert right now. I am in town from LA the next week so I really wanted to go and spot there this weekend, but I was worried about getting booted out. (I know it's definitely not a problem without the "orange" alert.) Thanks.
Planemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3594 times:
I wondered the same, Pizzapolli. Given my background, it may be raise concerns for the authorities. But then again, it is the principle. Same dilemma that made me write the following article http://www.airliners.net/articles/read.main?id=56 in a.net. I am interested in knowing what others here think.
If you do spot, good luck! I have tried the AirTrain -- you can get pretty good view of the tarmac from several points.
Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3473 times:
I'm not sure you're really allowed to spot there, I just think most cops don't care. I know of people who have been kicked out of there with less than code orange conditions, just cause the cop said they couldn't stand there. I'd say go for it, and if you get approached, be very friendly and understanding and help the situation. If nothing, it still might give the cop the notion that planespotters are weird, but at least we can be nice...
FutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3001 times:
JFK is a little rougher to spot at than some of the other Intl AP's in the US. JFK/LGA/EWR are 3 of the hottest targets for the Terrorists and the fuzz will be all over you just like they are now at LAX.
Cicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2907 times:
You cannot take anything for granted at EWR, JFK or LGA.
Where you may have been allowed to continue your hobby a week ago, can be off limits the next time you visit. All the usual spots..whether it be Costco, Customs, Monorail, whatever, have had people ejected at one time or another.
Bigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2662 times:
THE FUZZ! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
But JFk, the Customs Building is a palce i've been kicked out of. They flip about cameras, even though it's perfectly legal to take pictures, but since technically that lot is not public, they can make their own rules for kicking you out on it, but I never heard the specific "Its ok if you dont pull a camera".
Although I do have videos I took of me standing on a car with 31R landings.