pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3119 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3478 times:
Most of the traffic you're seeing, as stated, is going to LGA. They like to use (and I like to fly) the Expressway visual to 31 and as the winds shift you'll see the aircraft flying up the Hudson for a visual approach to 22. The Expressway visual is particularly common. As you fly up the East River, you fly over two tanks, then follow the Long Island Expressway. I follow that to just past Citi Field, swing around the US Open Stadium and the big globe at the World's Fair site pointing towards a Home Depot and finally rolling out on about a 1/2 mile final.
A visual to 22 is usually just vectors to final. It works well for me because I get a great view of Manhattan and Central Park since it's on my side of the aircraft
modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2740 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3205 times:
The approach over the Hudson sounds like the arrivals I've done to LGA's runway 22. When I flew for ExpressJet from CLE, we'd using the Milton STAR arriving from the east. That procedure drops us off near the Statue of Liberty (southern tip of Manhattan). New York Approach then vectors us north along the Hudson and turns us east over the Bronx for the right base to runway 22. One of my favorite approaches!