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User currently offlineIowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Hey everyone,

I noticed this photo the past day. I was wondering if someone can answer a question for me. I have been looking at the overhead shots of LGA and trying to determine where this road is. I know that there is a small road that runs along the perimeter from the main terminal area over to the Marine Air Terminal (Delta Shuttle) and that the Grand Central Expressway is right up against this. My question is about the location of this road? Is it on the other side of the Grand Central but at a raised level that would give the impression that this aircraft is lower than it really is? Also, do they land on runway 4 very frequently? I have only been to LGA once, and we came in over Flushing Meadows and landed on 31. Thanks.


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Judging from the direction the plane is heading (it appears to be enroute to a landing on runway 4), and with Manhattan visible to the west-southwest, the only major close-to-perpendicular thoroughfare this close to the end of the runway is Astoria Blvd. If you look at a street map, Astoria Blvd points towards mid-town Manhattan.

That's my guess.



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User currently offlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 680 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

With the Empire and Chrysler buildings in the background, that's a westerly view. The a/c is on short final for 04 and the Grand Central Pkwy is just to the right of this road. I can't remember the name of the road but it's just past 94th St. I just flew in and out of LGA last week and we used 4 for both landing and takeoff . This approach really gives a great view of Manhatten if you're on the left side of the a/c.

Ed



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

Judging by the way it points toward the ESB, I think that's 23rd Ave. Astoria Blvd points more toward the Upper East Side.

User currently offlineD950 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

I do not remember the street either, but when 4 is in use (mostly in bad weather w/ NE wind) this should be a spotters panacea. Budget rent a car is on the same street, as well as the Academy of Aeronautics. When DL was still flying 1011's you could just about touch them on really bad weather days with a low ceiling.


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User currently offlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 680 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

D950,
We came in on the 22nd and out the next day with a fairly strong easterly breeze. The takeoff from there heading south is almost as good as 31L at JFK. Immediate left turn and out over the Bronx to west of EWR before turning south again. Really great view of Manahatten.

Ed



Ed
User currently offlineD950 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Clipper002, The 4 takeoff is indeed a great view of the NY/NJ area. They will take off from 4 in clear NW or Easterly conditions when 13/31 is being used for landings, or the LIE approach as pilots refer to it. When tha BAC-111's used to take off from 4 you could go deaf if you were across the GCP.

Frank



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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

This is taken from Plane View Park. To get there take the 94th St exit off the Grand Central Parkway. Go up two blocks and make a right. This will bring you behind the Aeronautical College. Make right at the end of the college building and the grassy area on your left is Plane View Park!

User currently offlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 680 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Frank,
Actually my roots are up that way. Grew up on L.I. and spent 21 years at JFK. Must have flown in/out of LGA close to 50 times over the years and love it every time. The best was on a DL764. Now that's a challenge.

Ed



Ed
User currently offlineD950 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1653 times:

Hi Ed, I believe LGA, and JFK offer the best take off and landing views in the country, especially at night on the 22 approach over Manhattan. I fly UAL 70-80k miles and 80% are out of LGA. Next time at the Renaissance in ATL I will buy you a beer @ Spondivitz!!


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