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Approach Lights To JFK 13L  
User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

What ever happened to the flashing/blinking approach lights along the Belt Parkway leading to 13L? I hadn't really thought about it in a while, but it seems like they are no longer in use. Or am I wrong and just oblivious to it?

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User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3508 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 2390 times:

They're on all the time...they just put an environmental "blinder" on them so you can not see them from the ground.

Used to be kinda cool and kinda spooky at night...from a kids perspective


User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 1):
They're on all the time...they just put an environmental "blinder" on them so you can not see them from the ground.

Ahh that explains it. Do you know when they did this? Sometimes I think every aspect of aviation is less fun than it once was  
Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 1):
Used to be kinda cool and kinda spooky at night...from a kids perspective

Indeed!!! I have many memories of this.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

Quoting washingtonian (Reply 2):
Do you know when they did this?

Not recently - they've been that way for several years at least.

-Mir



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User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
Not recently - they've been that way for several years at least.

Yeah, I just thought about it the other day and realized I hadn't seen it in a few years...


User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3038 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Is 13L the Canarsie curve?

Quoting washingtonian (Reply 2):
ometimes I think every aspect of aviation is less fun than it once was

Amen brother. You said it.


User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 5):
Is 13L the Canarsie curve?

Yup, that's it.


User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3508 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Funny, last night I was driving by the belt and they were on...and even with the blinders, I realized they are still quite visible!

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