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User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Does anyone know actually which is the maximum capacity of moviment per hour in JFK, EWR and LGA??

Thanks to everyone

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User currently offlineHighflyer16 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Check out this website, Airblue. It gives capacity benchmarks for the 31 major airports in the country, along with some traffic stats. All three New York Airports are there.
http://222.faa.gov/events/benchmarks/

Enjoy!

And yep, you guessed it right, all three NYC airports handle way more than their capacity. Surprise, surprise!


User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Thanks a lot Highflyer16 Smile

Airblue


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

A while ago, National Geographic Channel, (re)aired a documentary called 'Near Miss'. I think this also should have been aired by something called 'The Learning Channel' or so (I don't know this TV channel, since I live in Belgium, Europe). It reported about the air traffic in the New-York Area, and about the life of the controllers over there. I can only tell you that I was amazed by the amount of traffic handled each day by JFK, Newark and LaGuardia.

Ivan



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User currently offlineMightyFalcon From Oman, joined Jun 2001, 384 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

Yes, the amount of traffic an air traffic controller (ATCO) can take is amazing but the tower controller is not the busiest one: sure he (or she) gets lots of traffic but all sequenced, one behind another under speed control.
The busiest controller is the one working in a TRACON as he is the one doing the sequence: he gets traffic coming from everywhere and has to get it in line!
But please, do me a favor, DO NOT take the movie "Pushing Tin" as an example of what's being an ATCO; althought some parts look credible, this movie is full of mistakes and "cowboy stuff"!!

Kind Regards.
MightyFalcon



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User currently offlineAF007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

"Pushing Tin" was a horrible movie from many angles.

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