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    Weird EWR Approach Today (6/2)

    Came back to my apartment in Jersey City and saw a Virgin 747 coming from the direction of the Freedom tower, putting gear down and then turning final to 22L at EWR. I have never, in all my time here, seen that before. A BA777 did the same thing a few minutes later.

    Here's the Flightaware track for the 747: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR1

    Is this necessary when storms are coming from the west? What were LGA and JFK doing at the same time??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANITIX87 View Post
    Came back to my apartment in Jersey City and saw a Virgin 747 coming from the direction of the Freedom tower, putting gear down and then turning final to 22L at EWR. I have never, in all my time here, seen that before. A BA777 did the same thing a few minutes later.

    Here's the Flightaware track for the 747: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR1

    Is this necessary when storms are coming from the west? What were LGA and JFK doing at the same time??

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    I saw the same two planes from Astoria. Thought it was a little odd. One of my teammates even mentioned it too me.
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    I was on the west side of Manhattan and saw the same 2 planes as well. The tenant of apt on W 54 St also said he rarely sees that happen.

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    There were so many planes in holding patterns over Jersey it isn't even funny. Bet that had something to do with it.

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    Certainly abnormal. But with teh weather coming through, a lot of the standard approaches can go out the window and they'll vector planes in as they can.
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    There were certainly some odd approaches last night. This FDX came out of a holding pattern over my house, then proceeded to mimic the western border of NJ :)
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    when the storms are brewing it gets crazy, we once held 3 times on the way into JFK on a bad day(Tstorms) in the 727 back in '03, the only joy was the sight of the Concorde 1k beneath us at 10,000 during our last hold at CAMRN,such a beautiful,beautiful,ship.
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