AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2430 posts, RR: 10 Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 814 times:
Worth the trip to the airport alone, what a magnificent sight! Sad to say it's days are numered with no replacement on the horizon; we won't see anything like it for a long time. The Sonic Cruiser, beautiful as it will probably be, just won't be quite the same for both the eyes AND the ears.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12716 posts, RR: 80 Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 802 times:
They'll be around for some time yet, though sadly not for as long as Donder 10 says.
The JFK flights include Saturday, they started when the BGI season finished.
Expect the BA003 and BA004 to restart next year, probably April,
PizzaPolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 748 times:
BE CAREFUL of the customs parking lot. I have been going there for about 11 years now and the police used to chase us out of there all the time. Then for about 6 or 7 years they were ok about it on weekends. But post 9/11 atleast when I went back, they were real strict. Some cop drove up to me and took down my license plate number and then asked if I had been there recently which I said I hadn't since I had not in like a year and then he said in a very menacing rude tone that this was a "bonded area and i needed to get the hell out of here now." So i left and that was that.
Bonded area? If he meant secure area or whatever..uh theres a public road to a parking lot so how "bonded" can it be? Anyway just a heads up.
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1088 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 701 times:
It's really sad thet they care not a bit at JFK, no public viewing area, no terrace, no nothing. Instead: Security watching you.
I just went there today, the customs building is technically OK, I got great shot of SSC departing and arriving, both between 9:00am and 9:20am.
The best place (and easiest) for the Concorde is the BA terminal (8 or 9) where it is parked directly next to the road and you have an elevated position so no fence obstructs your view. Today there was a (charter?) Concorde leaving at around 11:30am, so another opportunity for good shots.
On Saturdays there is also the AF Concorde parked near Terminal 1 during the whole day, you can get good pictures next to the building through the fence!