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Approach Lights To JFK 13L

Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:27 pm

What ever happened to the flashing/blinking approach lights along the Belt Parkway leading to 13L? I hadn't really thought about it in a while, but it seems like they are no longer in use. Or am I wrong and just oblivious to it?
 
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RE: Approach Lights To JFK 13L

Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:52 pm

They're on all the time...they just put an environmental "blinder" on them so you can not see them from the ground.

Used to be kinda cool and kinda spooky at night...from a kids perspective
 
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RE: Approach Lights To JFK 13L

Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:30 pm

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 1):
They're on all the time...they just put an environmental "blinder" on them so you can not see them from the ground.

Ahh that explains it. Do you know when they did this? Sometimes I think every aspect of aviation is less fun than it once was  
Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 1):
Used to be kinda cool and kinda spooky at night...from a kids perspective

Indeed!!! I have many memories of this.
 
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RE: Approach Lights To JFK 13L

Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:56 pm

Quoting washingtonian (Reply 2):
Do you know when they did this?

Not recently - they've been that way for several years at least.

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RE: Approach Lights To JFK 13L

Thu May 03, 2012 3:10 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
Not recently - they've been that way for several years at least.

Yeah, I just thought about it the other day and realized I hadn't seen it in a few years...
 
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RE: Approach Lights To JFK 13L

Thu May 03, 2012 3:21 am

Is 13L the Canarsie curve?

Quoting washingtonian (Reply 2):
ometimes I think every aspect of aviation is less fun than it once was

Amen brother. You said it.
 
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RE: Approach Lights To JFK 13L

Thu May 03, 2012 3:26 am

Quoting catiii (Reply 5):
Is 13L the Canarsie curve?

Yup, that's it.
 
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RE: Approach Lights To JFK 13L

Thu May 03, 2012 3:38 am

Funny, last night I was driving by the belt and they were on...and even with the blinders, I realized they are still quite visible!

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