iowa744fan
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Question About LGA

Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:23 am

Hey everyone,

I noticed this photo the past day. I was wondering if someone can answer a question for me. I have been looking at the overhead shots of LGA and trying to determine where this road is. I know that there is a small road that runs along the perimeter from the main terminal area over to the Marine Air Terminal (Delta Shuttle) and that the Grand Central Expressway is right up against this. My question is about the location of this road? Is it on the other side of the Grand Central but at a raised level that would give the impression that this aircraft is lower than it really is? Also, do they land on runway 4 very frequently? I have only been to LGA once, and we came in over Flushing Meadows and landed on 31. Thanks.


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PanAm747
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RE: Question About LGA

Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:32 am

Judging from the direction the plane is heading (it appears to be enroute to a landing on runway 4), and with Manhattan visible to the west-southwest, the only major close-to-perpendicular thoroughfare this close to the end of the runway is Astoria Blvd. If you look at a street map, Astoria Blvd points towards mid-town Manhattan.

That's my guess.
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Clipper002
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RE: Question About LGA

Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:32 am

With the Empire and Chrysler buildings in the background, that's a westerly view. The a/c is on short final for 04 and the Grand Central Pkwy is just to the right of this road. I can't remember the name of the road but it's just past 94th St. I just flew in and out of LGA last week and we used 4 for both landing and takeoff . This approach really gives a great view of Manhatten if you're on the left side of the a/c.

Ed
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exFATboy
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RE: Question About LGA

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:01 am

Judging by the way it points toward the ESB, I think that's 23rd Ave. Astoria Blvd points more toward the Upper East Side.
 
D950
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RE: Question About LGA

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:10 am

I do not remember the street either, but when 4 is in use (mostly in bad weather w/ NE wind) this should be a spotters panacea. Budget rent a car is on the same street, as well as the Academy of Aeronautics. When DL was still flying 1011's you could just about touch them on really bad weather days with a low ceiling.
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Clipper002
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RE: Question About LGA

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:58 am

D950,
We came in on the 22nd and out the next day with a fairly strong easterly breeze. The takeoff from there heading south is almost as good as 31L at JFK. Immediate left turn and out over the Bronx to west of EWR before turning south again. Really great view of Manahatten.

Ed
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D950
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RE: Question About LGA

Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:13 am

Clipper002, The 4 takeoff is indeed a great view of the NY/NJ area. They will take off from 4 in clear NW or Easterly conditions when 13/31 is being used for landings, or the LIE approach as pilots refer to it. When tha BAC-111's used to take off from 4 you could go deaf if you were across the GCP.

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BigOrange
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RE: Question About LGA

Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:36 am

This is taken from Plane View Park. To get there take the 94th St exit off the Grand Central Parkway. Go up two blocks and make a right. This will bring you behind the Aeronautical College. Make right at the end of the college building and the grassy area on your left is Plane View Park!
 
Clipper002
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RE: Question About LGA

Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:21 am

Frank,
Actually my roots are up that way. Grew up on L.I. and spent 21 years at JFK. Must have flown in/out of LGA close to 50 times over the years and love it every time. The best was on a DL764. Now that's a challenge.

Ed
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D950
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RE: Question About LGA

Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:31 am

Hi Ed, I believe LGA, and JFK offer the best take off and landing views in the country, especially at night on the 22 approach over Manhattan. I fly UAL 70-80k miles and 80% are out of LGA. Next time at the Renaissance in ATL I will buy you a beer @ Spondivitz!!
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