TinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 995 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6516 times:
I work at LGA...when I arrived today around 1430 they were indeed landing rwy 13 which is unusual for a week day. They then changed to landing rwy 4 and departing 13. They then changed again to landing rwy 22 and departing 13 and stayed that way for the remainder of the night.
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DashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1605 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6397 times:
I've taken off from every runway there at different times. The 13/22 combination has been used many times when I've been there.
13 departures with the Whitestone Climb are rather fun.
You guys who frequent the place might know more than me about it, but that doesn't seem irregular to me. I fly a few legs through there every other month, but try to bid trips that keep me out of LGA or PHL.
A3xx900 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6182 times:
So was that also the approach I saw when I was in the financial district (WTC site to be exact) and I saw aircraft passing over Manhattan to the north? It really looked like they were over Manhattan, and not the Hudson...
RJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6096 times:
I think the coolest NYC approach would have to be the rare straight-in approach to 13L at JFK...Aircraft basically start over Manhattan and head straight in...I've only seen this done once in horrible fog over the past few years....
One time I saw a LGA approach where the planes were flying up the Hudson River, made a left hand turn towards New Jersey near but not flying over Teterboro before making a 270 and landing on Runway 13 at LGA.
TWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 647 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5996 times:
Late August and Early September is the U.S Open Tennis tourney - IIRC , so the flt paths may have been altered so they wouldn't go over Flushing Meadows as much.
This also is if the weather/winds allow it.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22179 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5977 times:
Quoting A3xx900 (Reply 8): So was that also the approach I saw when I was in the financial district (WTC site to be exact) and I saw aircraft passing over Manhattan to the north? It really looked like they were over Manhattan, and not the Hudson...
That's also the approach to runway 22. Normally when you see planes in that area, they're going up the river on downwind. Landing on 13 is much more rare.
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