Jetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
While doing a flight at around 10am this morning very strong thunderstroms over-ran JFK today puting us into a ground delay program which then put our operation into a hault. Cloud to ground lighting covered the air field. More strikes then I can count which then brought all ground agents inside until the storm passed. The airport looked like a giant airplane parking-lot with 10's of airplanes either idle on the taxi-ways or holding on the ramp and gets like most of our aircraft. Very interesting couple of hours. As far as I know 6 flights for us have been cancelled. Mostly west coast and upstate flights. Just another day at the office here at JFK.
Jetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2424 times:
No planes were hit. At least non of ours and there were pleanty of them stuck out there. The strikes were well away from the terminal area. They were by 22R and 22L. Thats the only part of the airfield I can see from where I was during the storm. I"ve been at JFK now for 3 years and have never seen a storm like that. The thunder sounded like a bomb going off.
Yhz78 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2224 times:
Yeah! We had an outbound and an inbound cancelled today and I had all passengers on the jetway in the process of boarding when the call for a groundstop came at about 2130Z. Made my day a barrell of laughs. YHZ has been getting slammed enough lately, we don't need JFK adding to our problems. Oh well, just another day at the office.
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