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Best Place To See Concorde@JFK?

Sat Jul 05, 2003 5:40 am

i wanted to know from anyone who has taken pictures of concorde at jfk where is a good place to do it from and what times ? i wanted to get some landing/take off shots but any info on this would be much appreciated.

thank you so much,

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RE: Best Place To See Concorde@JFK?

Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:12 am

Landing shots, I don't know.

I was at JFK for the second-to-last AF takeoff on May 30. I was standing at a small park in Howard Beach. Look it up on a map, it's at the northwest end of 31L, which was the runway in use that morning. The Concorde and all other planes departing perform one of three climbs (Bridge, Breezy Point, Canarsie), all of which have an immediate left turn after takeoff. Seeing the Concordes do this turn right in front of me was just incredible. They were about 2 plane-lengths away from where I was and at about 300AGL or less.

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RE: Best Place To See Concorde@JFK?

Sun Jul 13, 2003 12:16 am

The last time I was at JFK shooting was in 1995 and yes a ton of things must have changed but one particular public parking lot was excellent! It is immediately north of the touch down point for 31R. The parking lot is for the US customs building and as long as you are discreet you should be OK. 31R is preferred by BA as after clearing the runway it is a short taxi to their terminal. Look on a map and you should be able to follow the road. I got some of my best shots of BA Concordes here with some very good close ups of the nose. I listen to Kennedy ATC on the net all the time and Speedbird One is usually on around 930am. Morning is the best time as the sun is behind you! Good luck, and let us know how it worked out.

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