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    My Shortest and Coolest Flight Ever: JFK-LGA (pics)

    First, I am sorry if any of this comes across as bragging, but who else can I share this kind of experience with? I've already been laughed at in the office.

    Today, I got to fly on a repositioning ferry flight from JFK-LGA. I did a LOT of unique flying last year, and when I switched to my office position as opposed to the road, one thing I wished I was able to do was to fly between JFK and LGA. Doing this was one of my big goals as a flying enthusiast.

    Many of us here have looked up these occasional ferry flights from American or whomever and looked at the short flight times and the routes for two airports that are only 9 miles apart. I didn't know what to expect for myself, as runway configurations can send the plane in any direction.

    The flight started off here at Hardstand 61 at JFK's Terminal 4 on one of our 757-200s (view from my plane, I know that a 737).



    We took off on 31L. With only 4 people total on the aircraft, we were airborne well before the threshold. Our left bank once we were climbing brought us over Brooklyn, where I actually got to snap a pic of the Concorde at Floyd Bennett (my pics were taken with a point and shoot, please go easy on me).



    We continued down to the tip of Brooklyn, turned around and made our way northeast to get in line for ILS 22 at LGA. The sun was low and it was just gorgeous getting to see the city.



    That is where we reached our maximum altitude of 4,000ft. I was hoping for better runway configs, and was almost disappointed flying over LGA like that.



    We lined up for 22 and landed in a decent amount of crosswind....right into the blinding sunset. I'd show a pic, but it's all white from the sun. haha

    This is our route:



    It was only 26 minutes, longer than I thought, but a great experience. I am glad I work for the company that I work for. The airline industry can be rough for people, but my company looks out for its employees.

    Here's the rare site itself:



    Thanks for letting me share this experience with you all.
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    Re: My Shortest and Coolest Flight Ever: JFK-LGA (pics)

    Awesome Bro! I know how much that meant to you. What a great experience!

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    Re: My Shortest and Coolest Flight Ever: JFK-LGA (pics)

    SWEET!!!!!! Congrats.....and for getting paid while doing it!!!! :borat:
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    DAMN....ok..anyone that isn't jealous....raise their hand...LOL..Great experience Phil!!

    [Edit] Working from home today, I was listening to the live feed this afternoon - I remember hearing North American 900 now - somwhere around the time of the Shamrock 111 arrival...
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    Re: My Shortest and Coolest Flight Ever: JFK-LGA (pics)

    Great Pics Phil Thanks for the coverage.
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    Re: My Shortest and Coolest Flight Ever: JFK-LGA (pics)

    Here's what it looked like from Howard Beach - Phil's not kidding when he said they were off before the threshold!






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    Nice shots Moose! Now - if someone caught it landing at LGA - that would make a great story - take off to landing...
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    Great report and rare experience Phil, glad you where able to participate. And even with the point and shoot the low light ramp shot with the LGA FAA Tower in the background ROCKS and is probably a first !

    Cheers

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    Re: My Shortest and Coolest Flight Ever: JFK-LGA (pics)

    Moose you're the man!!! I wish I knew you were out there, I'd have tried to get a better view for you.

    Thank for the comments guys. A great way to experience my favorite airport (LGA).
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    Re: My Shortest and Coolest Flight Ever: JFK-LGA (pics)

    Phil, I tried to get you guys a few more minutes of flight time, but NavTech wouldn't let me! You guys actually reached Top of Climb and Top of Decent before you even hit your one and only waypoint (Deer Park). By the way, I defended you to the hecklers in the office!
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    Very awesome Phil! Lucky you!
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    Re: My Shortest and Coolest Flight Ever: JFK-LGA (pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCMedic
    Phil, I tried to get you guys a few more minutes of flight time, but NavTech wouldn't let me! You guys actually reached Top of Climb and Top of Decent before you even hit your one and only waypoint (Deer Park). By the way, I defended you to the hecklers in the office!
    No, no, no! I wanted a SHORTER flight time! haha. You shoulda called LGA Tower and got special runway 31 permission!
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    Re: My Shortest and Coolest Flight Ever: JFK-LGA (pics)

    Thanks ofr posting it Phil. I think it was EXTREMLY COOL, on so many levels!!!


    Just how many NY City commuters can say they took the MTA subway and bus into work and took the plane home?! You are truly in a club of rare individuals.
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    Re: My Shortest and Coolest Flight Ever: JFK-LGA (pics)

    LOL...good one Ron!
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