That's definately not an aircraft on the Visual to 13, as they haven't used the visual to 13 in a long long time, and that aircraft is too far behind the ESB to be inbound to LGA. My guess is that it's an inbound or outbound EWR flight, as it looks too low for the LDA or ILS to RWY22.
Actually, That day, Toma nd I saw a US Airways ERJ invent his own "Runway 4 Visual Approach" as he cut the ILS line and banked a hard right to line himself up. HE
didn't make it and ended up going around, passing PERFECTLY in front of the skyline that we had been grabbing shots in front of all day. Tom unfortunately missed that shot, as it was somethign we were not expecting.
But as for that AA MD
-80 pic, that aircraft is certainly EWR
traffic, I believe right after takeoff. From this view, planes on River Visual 13 Approach would be even at the height of the bottom of the antenna on the ESB.
They used RV
13 a few times in the past few weeks, although there had been a few month gap that they didn'ty use it, I have since it a few times recently. :p
Phil Derner Jr.