Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8132 times:
Doesn't look like it according to the flight track - although it's hard to tell since the scale is so small.
It wouldn't be completely unusual though, I've had a few UK-bound departures out of EWR 22R that turned left after takeoff and headed out over Long Island before turning more north. And in any event, it could just have that filed as part of the flight plan but be controlled under ATC vectors for the first portion of the flight.
N864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8007 times:
Nope. It's still out of EWR. The filed flghtplan must have had the flight pass over the JFK VOR after departure and on southeast to YAHOO. From the map, it looks like the flight actually used the MERIT departure, rather than what they originally had filed probably due to weather or something else. Looks like they followed this departure to BOS VOR, where they went to their original plan.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17224 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7701 times:
On the return trip from Montreal a couple years ago our Eagle ERJ-135 passed directly over EWR at a pretty low altitude and headed South towards Lower NY Harbor where we made a 180 over the Leonardo section of Monmouth County back towards JFK.