Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
I Want To Start Spotting! (NYC Area)  
User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Hello! I live in NYC. I would like to satisfy my desire to begin spotting aircraft. Can anyone tell me the best way to get started in the NYC area?? I can easily drive to LGA, JFK or EWR, and would have happy to drive to any of them anytime. Can someone familiar with spotting in NYC give me some advice about how to begin??

Thanks in advance!

Benjamin

2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineJakbar From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 442 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Benjamin -

There is a thriving spotting community in and around the NYC area. Feel free to e-mail me at josh_akbar@hotmail.com if you'd like to talk.

As for advice on how to "begin", check out Art Brett's website anniebees.com, which has some useful information for spotting locations around JFK. LGA has some great spots, too, but I can't think of a website off the top of my head that has a list of spotting locations. Unfortunately, I don't know too much about EWR since I have never actually gone there for spotting.

Anyway, like I said, feel free to e-mail me if you'd like to talk more.

One more thing...check out the Aviation Photography forum, which is where you should probably post this kind of message. You'll get lots of responses there.

Josh


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

You need the "Bible" also...

It costs roughly $70.00, but, its well worth it.. When I was spotting airliners back in the late 80's till the mid 90's, I was getting this book annually.

http://mall.miamicity.net/cgi-bin/Airliners.storefront/400f60f900083f72273fd0dad10a064b/Product/View/2975

Also, a good tip.. Dont forget to enjoy the aircraft... I got to the point where I was just looking at the numbers and not the aircraft... Stop and enjoy the aircraft..  Big grin


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
HLX Want To Start NCL-Berlin, Stuttgart & Cologne posted Thu May 6 2004 11:21:01 by GKirk
Want To Start A Forest Fire-land A Robinson Helo posted Mon Jun 24 2002 13:37:46 by L-188
Which NYC Area Airport Is Best For Spotting? posted Tue Sep 14 2004 17:28:02 by 7E72004
Hey Spotters In MIA Area, Want To Catch A340-600? posted Sat Nov 1 2003 06:35:42 by B752fanatic
Best Airport In NYC Area To Florida posted Sat May 5 2001 04:26:37 by Philh83
Anyone In The L.I. Area Want To Go Flying Sat. posted Thu Jul 29 1999 00:31:34 by JETPILOT
You May Just Want To Fly SU Next Time posted Wed Mar 14 2007 06:07:04 by Hjulicher
Russian Carrier To Start ANC-PKC W/ TU-214 posted Wed Mar 14 2007 01:40:01 by Chugach
AC To Start SMF June 15 posted Tue Mar 13 2007 20:59:50 by SANFan
Walsh: BA Wants To Start LHR-Belfast...but Can't! posted Sat Mar 10 2007 19:50:59 by Concorde001