Well, it depends on where aircraft are landing. When I was there the 31's were in use. I'm not an expert on JFK
's operations but I think the only thing you won't be able to see from this spot is the A380. Every time I've seen an A380 at JFK
- landing or taking off - it's been on 31L, and you'll only see 31R from this location. But plenty of stuff will come by. Just in the short time I was there I saw heavies from BA
, UN, and MU
. I didn't take photos of all of them, and most of my photos from that day were honestly pretty bad, but you'll see plenty.
If you're in that spot long enough, you're virtually guaranteed BA, IB, CX, QF, and NH because they all use neighboring T7 and more or less have to taxi past T5 to depart.
is always abuzz with activity. But bring a big lens if you plan on taking A.net quality stuff.
[Edited 2012-01-11 21:27:25]