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Watching Concorde At JFK  
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

I might be making a trip up to NYC in the next few weeks, but it will be by car.

Is there any way I can see the Concorde land/takeoff outside of the airport?

Has anyone ever been close to it during takeoff?


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16820 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Yes you can get very close to the runway by the Customs building, I watched the Concorde their before. Hurt my Ears, park by the Customs building.


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User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

You can park at the east end of Rockaway Blvd. and hope that they are using 31R for arrivals. You'll get the BA Rocket for sure and maybe the AF one too.

There is a foot bridge across the Van Wycke (spelling?) that you can probably get a good look if they are using 31L for departures.

Customs is a good choice also.....

JH


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13169 posts, RR: 78
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

If your car has an alarm.....keep it switched on!

User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

I did saw once last (2002) winter, the concorde was less than 1000 feet above me, full afterburner really hurt my ears, trust me, a person standing 30 cm from you can't hear what you said!

you won't regret after you see her!


User currently onlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Is the Concorde again coming on Saturdays or is that flight still on hold?
And, at what time is the Concorde coming in roughly?

Thanks!


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
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The BA Concorde lands at around 9:00 am EST at Kennedy, while AF's lands somewhat the same time, maybe a few minuted earlier.

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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1332 times:
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The BA Concorde lands at around 9:00 am EST at Kennedy, while AF's lands somewhat the same time, maybe a few minutes earlier.

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User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2469 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1288 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.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

Expect Concorde to still be in the skies for 15 years or so.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13169 posts, RR: 78
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1276 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,


User currently offlineAirFranceJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

A couple of additions, no AF concorde service on Tuesday and Saturday, even for the summer.

AF concorde flight arrives at 825am and departs at 8am.


User currently offlinePizzaPolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1222 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.


User currently onlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1175 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!

Good luck!


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