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TK787
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Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:01 pm

It must be the weather but I see some strange approach pattern to LGA.
Planes crossing from Brooklyn to Manhattan over Manhattan Bridge area to continue to LGA.
Never seen this one before.
Anyone else?
 
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:06 pm

Well,
Back to normal for the time being, but some crazy looking clouds out there.
 
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:26 pm

Storms coming in from Westchester moving NW to SE. There over the Island now at 1825 so they were fast moving. I'm at JFK and things are moving pretty normal although there is no such thing as normal when it hits 1800 at JFK.
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:36 pm

There are four separate storm systems moving across the US right now.

The one which crossed the NYC area and has caused big delays at JFK and EWR.

Another which stretches from Atlanta to Charleston and up to Cape Hatteras - which caused delays at ATL and CLT

Another is north to south from Kentucky up along the Indiana border and into Ohio - with delays at CLE.

We just had one come through the area east of Dallas with delays at DFW

And just for fun - SFO is constrained today by low visibility - creating delays of over 3 hours for many arriving flights.
 
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:31 am

Thankfully I just missed it this morning but ORD had some nasty weather. Tops to 60,000 and hail and winds were reported on the ground at ORD gusting to 53 knots. Our whole operation in Chicago came to a halt because we can't operate when winds excess 50 knots. I fly through LGA tomorrow so I'm hoping things have calmed down. Last week I was delayed over 6 hours after diverting to PHL. Fingers crossed!
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:46 am

Today at around 6pm there was a major storm that slammed where I am in Bay Shore and caused major delays in and out of ISP, JFK, EWR, and the infamous LGA. These storms lasted about 45 minutes and actually got kinda scary for a while. Pea sized hail was hitting where I was and we actually had a few water spouts! I imagine these probably reaked havoc on the airports, and probably created some interesting landings.

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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:34 am

I work for WN on the ramp at ISP, only saw some lighting and rain, but the clouds look pretty cool.. Here's the first "un official" shot of N7730A ( ex N292AT) here on a-net, seen shortly before that "storm" passed through.

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc368/737-8H4/b56d5d36.jpg
 
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:38 am

Quoting Acey559 (Reply 4):
Last week I was delayed over 6 hours after diverting to PHL.

You know life is bad when you divert to PHL.
 
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:47 am

I saw that approach as I was driving across the Whitestone Bridge, and thought that it looked peculiar. The planes flew nearly parallel to the Whitestone Bridge, in between the Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges and over Flushing before turning right for final onto Rwy 31.
 
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:33 am

Quoting silentbob (Reply 7):

That's right just continue the stereotype that PHL is such a terrible airport. At least we don't need an hour long ground stop for arrivals just to switch runways like certain NY area airports.
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:48 pm

Quoting silentbob (Reply 7):

I was actually leery about diverting there and it was our last choice, but to Philly's credit it was New York's fault, and compounded by a medical emergency onboard. The airport was a mess though and I'm glad our CRJs go there and not the ERJ.
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:14 pm

Quoting wagz (Reply 9):
That's right just continue the stereotype that PHL is such a terrible airport. At least we don't need an hour long ground stop for arrivals just to switch runways like certain NY area airports.

Or the daily EWR GDP from 1600 to 0059 just due to "Volume" in VMC conditions.
 
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:43 pm

I was caught in this last night. We arrived on AE from BNA on r/w 22 around 5:30 PM and spent about an hour waiting on AA to get a clear path to cross r/2 4/22 and taxi to our gate (C3). Our approach was normal, but I had a great view of the aircraft flying paralell to r/w 31 and then making a very sharp right turn onto final. I'd say about 7-10 aircraft made this approach; presumably they were already nearing the airport when ATC decided to change runways.
 
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RE: Strange LGA Approach Now! 7/1 6pm

Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:01 pm

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 5):
Today at around 6pm there was a major storm that slammed where I am in Bay Shore

I'm over in W. Babylon and that storm took me by surprise LOL. It started out as a little blob of rain on the radar....and then intensified quite a bit. Definitely some lightning strikes in my area, luckily the electricity only flickered for me, but I had friends lose theirs. My parents up in Commack had nothing LOL.
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