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Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:23 am

This afternoon I went to JFK for some spotting and I wanted to find a better spot to get photos. So after driving around for a while I found THE spot!

Well it turns out that Art Brett and Sam Chui were there taking photos. Pretty cool considering that Mirrodie met Art ealier in the day!

Anyway, I had a great time with them, and I hope that it was not a problem that I was there with them!

Thanks for a great time and I hope to sopt with you guys again soon!

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P.S. My pics came out great!
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Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:16 pm

Hi Matt...I believe that's not Sam Chui...that's me, Dennis...although I appreciate that my "beautiful pictures" makes you think of him  Laugh out loud
 
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Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:19 pm

Spotting on Easter, I envy you....I just worked 12 hours  Nuts
 
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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Mon Apr 21, 2003 9:08 pm

Alright Matt tell us where "the spot" is. I went to JFK on Saturday, I guess I should have went on Sunday! I found that Floyd Bennett Field is a great place for 13 arrivals!

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:23 pm

Alright, it's not a hidden spot or anything, in fact, it is fairly straightforward.

Let's say you are LEAVING JFK airport. Take the Belt parkway west to Cross Bay Blvd South. Once you come upon a bridge, you go over it and make the first left you can make, on the other side, into a parking lot with a small beach.

Its real easy to see where you are at as the planes will be right there with the tower. Also, you'll see a subway brigde in the mid ground.

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:42 pm

Actually this spot is for 22 Arrivals. Ill have to find out how you get there and Ill let you know. Here are some pics from yesterday:



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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Tue Apr 22, 2003 12:42 am

Matt,

Yes, it was a great day spotting. And, if you're wondering how I could spend the full day spotting at JFK when it was Easter ... easy. 1) I brought Anne along. She enjoys it as much as I do although she might not say so. 2) Sam Chui was inbound from LHR and I was meeting him. So Sam provided, the excuse, and the fact that the Concordes are retiring doesn't hurt.

We had a good day and I met some very nice people, Matt included. And thanks for that thread Matt. It's always nice to be in the field and run into people from our little community.

Mirrodie was also talking about the spot we shot the AF Concorde departure in the early morning while Matt was talking about a spot for 22L approaches. I don't know the exact street names so I'm not posting now, but I'll put it up on my website soon.

Great meeting you Matt. I'm sure we'll do it again someday.

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Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:11 am

Good directions Mario... but its an illegal turn.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Tue Apr 22, 2003 6:16 am

Hey Matt (AA 777)

What kind of camera did you use right now? Nice photos!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thanks!
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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Tue Apr 22, 2003 6:28 am

Hey John....not to get off topic but I lost ur e-mail...did you go to BDL on saturday?

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Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:49 am

John,

I have an Olympus C-700, but I am ordering a 10D this week  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Tue Apr 22, 2003 10:16 am

I wonder besides me...is there any other Asians with the group? I got so involved with the Concorde that I didn't have time to look around!

...if not, I guess you mistake Sam with me  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Tue Apr 22, 2003 10:31 am

Sorry I don't normally check forum, too many issues with me.

I am real as gold there but not the Concorde in the morning, as I was still at 36000 feet on G-BNLF BA117 inbound JFK. I met Matt and Art in the afternoon at 22L. (I understand Yevgeny took a shot of me)

Here is some EXCLUSIVE shot today, with only myself, no one else to contend. and no other shots to compare. Taken from ERJ spot at JFK, not LGA  Big grin

Sam
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Is JFK the 2nd Kai Tak now?? (was very lucky, 04L/22R, 04R/22L, 13L/31R all closed this beautiful morning, so only 13R is active for both Arrival and Departures. Planes bank hard because of normally they land 13L, now they closed that one for a while, so planes turn on final for 13R, therefore I was lucky??? prehaps???) Thoughts???

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Tue Apr 22, 2003 10:45 am

Sweet pics Sam! Again it was nice to meet you!

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:28 pm

Nice shots Sam!

Yes, often times you'd lose much of the more interesting traffic to the 4s.

Wish I could've been out there with you, Lucky guy!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:54 pm

Sorry Sam but those are "normal" turns for 13's, both left and right. Nice shots...

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Tue Apr 22, 2003 10:17 pm

I saw stuff turning onto 13L for finals are not banking as much as 13R did, and it is far from the Bridge(Cross Bay Blvd) and only 13R arrival are feasible for photos. Anyway, I won yesterday!  Big grin

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Wed Apr 23, 2003 12:09 am

Sam, the normal approach for 13L does the same you just have to know where to be....(trust me, I grew-up under the approach for 13L)

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Wed Apr 23, 2003 1:13 am

Michael. I trust you and You're always right  Big grin Got any photos of 13L banking? I saw they bank standing on Cross Bay Blvd, some trees on my left covered the view, prehaps you know where to get them right!
I am out now to JFK/LGA. Its cold today!

Talk to ya soon. Sorry last thread used AAGOLD signin and didn't realize.
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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Wed Apr 23, 2003 4:55 am

I'm sure I have a few old prints of those banks to 13L, I'll have to look for them. Don't have any recent shots as you know I prefer the 50mm rampers  Smile

Don't know how to explain where the turn takes place but it's pretty easy to find just keep an eye on the aircraft.

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Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:37 am

The place to get the 13L banking is the parking lot of the new Target/Olive garden / Red lobster(off the belt parkway) or to get on top of the garbage dump across the street! Mike your from the area, I forget the name of the road/ exit, do you know it?

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Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:47 am

The exit you are referring to is Exit 15 on the Belt Parkway, Erskine St. but it's a bit far from the airport and not what I was referring to. Yes, they probably make a turn there as well but also another as they are closer to the approach end of 13L.

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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:30 am

Hi

I just started getting into spotting. I work at JFK and if you meet out there again it would be nice to see what its all about hanging out with the vets.
Thanks
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Thu Apr 24, 2003 1:53 am

Where can I find Concord's JKF flight schedule ?
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Thu Apr 24, 2003 1:59 am

Air France depart-800am arrive-825am (x Tu/Sa)
BA depart-900am arrive 525pm

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Thu Apr 24, 2003 12:59 pm

Mike !



now,I am going to go and get this Concord bird !




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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Thu Apr 24, 2003 11:59 pm

How far lens did you use for those pictures Sam? What about the other places, how are they for a 70-300mm lens? What about for takoeffs and runway hold positions?
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RE: Easter Afternoon Spotting At JFK...Nice Surprise!

Sat Apr 26, 2003 8:38 am

Hi CcrlR

You can take a 747 or 777 banking within 400mm (on digital) or effectivly it is 600mm on normal SLR with no cropping necessary to make it full frame. You need to stand on the lower half of the bridge and it also depends on where they bank. Some planes bank earlier than others, but they all banks. I didn't find any position holds spot other than 04s. Takeoff 31L Howard Beach, sometimes you need a more than 400mm lens, but with the large format of digital, I am sure everyone can crop to make it tight and full frame right  Big grin

Hope it helps, I will make a mega photo report soon on my experience at JFK spots.
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