Ups763 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
I live in central New Jersey, close to Trenton Mercer airport. Over the past week I have seen a 747 once every other day flying overhead Northeast bound towards the JFK/EWR area. The time was between 4-5pm. Does anyone know what airline this might be, I assume the flight might be from the west coast, stopping in New York and continuing over the N.Atlantic later on in the evening. Any help appreciated.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16937 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1271 times:
Sometimes flights arriving in to EWR from Europe come in over the Beach in Southern Ocean County head West towards Yardley PA and then swing North West towards Bridgewater, Morristown and then head South from the Meadowlands into EWR.
H. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1247 times:
I bet it would be a cargo flt. are you sure it's approaching to New York area? or just overflights, may be you can check http://www.flightarrivals.com they have an excellent flight schedule list and you probably can find your answer there.
Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6922 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1202 times:
...where exactly you're seeing it, and some idea of the altitude. It wasn't at contrail height, was it?
JFK arrivals are ordinarily many miles away from TTN; EWR arrivals from the south used to (and still do?) go over the Robbinsville VOR, which isn't too far east of Trenton. EWR arrivals from the west used to be maybe 20-30 miles north of Trenton-- but conceivably that route has shifted a bit.
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3486 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1136 times:
i live in southern NJ and it is nothing new for me to see planes going to ewr and jfk, however i see many planes heading over the atlantic. i counted 7 european airliners in about 30 min or so right along the same general flt path above my house. i also see many planes heading towards ewr, i can tell because the majority of them are CO.