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PhilDernerJr
07-05-2005, 12:43 AM
Well, it was a busy weekend for the locals! About 17 of us turned out at the airports in total from Saturday to Sunday. Those who were out for all three logged a total of 31 hours there.

I got myself about 1,300 shots. Here is a sneak peak:

Of course I had an ATA 738 in the mix. This one taken on Saturday from Landing Lights Park.

http://nycaviation.com/pichost/weekend1.jpg

Before this weekend, I never had a shot of an Icelandair 752, a plane I've always loved to admire from the Customs Building parking lot. Seen here from the cargo area near 13L at JFK.

http://nycaviation.com/pichost/weekend3.jpg

I liked this shot a lot. United 757 with a NW A319 departing off of 4 in the background. Just kinda shows a busy day at the airport to me.

http://nycaviation.com/pichost/weekend4.jpg

Probably my favorite shot from the weekend. I had been wanting a shot like this for a long time, and I finally grabbed it. A heavy over the Grand Central Parkway with a little height on my side. Thanks to Tommy's step ladder!

http://nycaviation.com/pichost/weekend2.jpg

Here are some group pics I took on Sunday:

Here are some of the folks that went to the mounds.

http://nycaviation.com/pichost/group1_800_070305.jpg

Here are people enjoying the spot with an Iberia A346 approaching 22L.
http://nycaviation.com/pichost/group2_800_070305.jpg

I have no idea why Chris is falling over. lol

http://nycaviation.com/pichost/group3_800_070305.jpg

It was a really great time. A friend asked me what I did this weekend and I explained how I got a total of 9 hours of sleep since Thursday, horrible sunburn, had to get up at 5:30 Saturday and Sunday, and yet I still had an amazing time.

To anyone else who came out, post your pics and tell us about your experience. If you need hosting, let me know by PM (private message) or email.

SengaB
07-05-2005, 01:58 AM
I suppose I should share a few of my shots from those 3 days of spotting as well! It was great to meet a some new people during the holiday weekend.
After getting lost in Jungle and escaping from canibals I was greeted by these friendly villagers!

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Group%20JFK%207-3-05-09.jpg

I kept trying to get Eric D to get in the shot but for some reaons he kept popping in and out- so I gave up!
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Group%20JFK%207-3-05-10.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Group%20JFK%207-3-05-02.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Group%20JFK%207-3-05-06.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/UAL%20N502UA%20JFK31R%207-2-05-02.jpg

A few shots from the 3 days.
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/GTI%20N516MC%20JFK13L%207-3-05-01.jpg

The Omni Departed the exact same time the Kuwaiti A310 Arrived!
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/OAE%20N270AX%20JFK%207-2-05-01.jpg

You all know where this was taken
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Ltu%20d-aerk%20jfk13l%207-3-05-02.jpg

The plane I kept missing!

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/IMG_0990.jpg


http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/KAC%209K-AOB%20JFK31R%207-2-05-02.jpg


http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/THT%20F-OLOV%20JFK13L%207-4-05-03.jpg

DNA
07-05-2005, 06:21 AM
the number should be doubled soon. great job phil.
dave :P :P

protonv5
07-05-2005, 08:43 AM
Hey guys, I'm new to the site. It's pretty cool to see you guys hanging out getting together to enjoy some airplane spotting. The pics are fantastic! I really enjoy it myself but need some guidance as to where to go to get up close and personal and get a great view of incoming birds at JFK. I've only been to JFK once in the past several years. I'm a lot closer to EWR and go there a lot but I'm looking forward to getting to know JFK and meeting up with you guys. If anyone can help out a newbie that would be awesome. Thanks.

Pete

eric8669
07-05-2005, 10:11 AM
Did anybody catch the Reg of the Varig 777 that came in on Sunday Night? The only two shots I got I was not able to see it.


thanks


Eric

T-Bird76
07-05-2005, 11:16 AM
Really was a great weekend!!! I was really glad to meet you guys and enjoyed the conversations we shared. Even with only 3 hours sleep Friday night and Saturday night it was just a great time this weekend. I'm sure I'll be seeing you guys again soon. I have to pay special thanks to Phil for taking Brian and I to the peir near his house to get some fantasic LGA departure shots. Here's some of my pics from the weekend.

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/philbrian1.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/philback.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/davelou1aq.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/bphilbrian3.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/group.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/philbbkking.jpg
Would you trust this man with your children??? lol j/k

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/group2.jpg

As for my plane pics, I'll put some up a bit later, still going through some.

SengaB
07-05-2005, 12:42 PM
Great shots Tommy, Phil!
I hope others will post theirs up too.

Senga

Vodkagirlkris
07-05-2005, 01:45 PM
Great pics! I have some from this weekend but they're not aviation related. I decided to go to Niagra Falls...

Waterfalls are great!
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/VodkaGirlKris/HorseShoe.jpg
I'm really white!
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/VodkaGirlKris/vain7.jpg
Canada!
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/VodkaGirlKris/mist2.jpg

AAGold
07-05-2005, 01:46 PM
Sorry I missed being with the big groups on Sat. and Sun, but it was nice getting out with a few on Monday for the Tahiti flight. Thought I'd share some shots (cause Phil said I had to :D ).

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/NYCAviation/EZ_LandingGear_D9916.jpg
It's not like I was wasting film. Terribly backlit approach to 13R overhead so I wasted a minute taking a pic of the main gear.

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/NYCAviation/TN_A340-313X_F-OLOV_JFK_20050704_D9948.jpg
The shot of the approach to 13L. She never banked fully and there's some heat haze, but we expected it.

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/NYCAviation/Egret_D0077.jpg
Just for Mike P. ... a "winged rodent" in his words.

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/NYCAviation/TN_A340-313X_F-OLOV_JFK_20050704_D0032.jpg
Rotation from 15 zillion miles away, but who cares? It's for me.

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/NYCAviation/TN_A340-313X_F-OLOV_JFK_20050704_D0034.jpg
Passing the tower.

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/NYCAviation/TN_A340-313X_F-OLOV_JFK_20050704_D0040.jpg
And giving us that bank we were waiting for. About the only one that did the whole afternoon.

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/NYCAviation/CargoLux_747-4_LX-RCV_JFK_20050704_D9997.jpg
About the only other aircraft that gave us a good bank departing 13R.

http://www.anniebees.com/Photos/Assets/images/NYCAviation/BA_747-436_G-_JFK_20050704_D0106.jpg
And ended the day with a rather lackluster sunset. Oh, well, we enjoyed the time with our friends and that's all that counts.

Art

UrbanExplorer222
07-05-2005, 02:55 PM
hey phil did you edit that Iberia 346 photo? I was driving on Rockaway when that one flew over...and going through all my shots.. I dont have one picture of it...... So whats going on??? HhmmmMMMmmmMMMM??? :wink:

Spencer
07-05-2005, 03:04 PM
Looks like you guys lived it up again! Man, I wish I coulda been there; that Tahiti is one beautiful bird!
Spencer.

PhilDernerJr
07-05-2005, 03:07 PM
haha. Thoguht the Iberia A346 did show up that day, and I did take a pic of it from the mounds there, That phot WAS edited. I put the plane there, as the angle made the planes look too small for the motive I was going for.

JFK is so exciting. A340-600s from Iberia, Cathay and Virgin, equip subs of them with Thai. 777-300s from ANA and Air France.

Doesn't get much better.

moose135
07-05-2005, 04:21 PM
It was a lot of fun Sunday afternoon - great to meet the gang and put faces to the names. Here are a couple of shots:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/moosefedex01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/mooseegypt01.jpg
And for you Futt!
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/mooseqantas01.jpg

I stopped by FRG Saturday morning, and caught this guy leaving:
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/moosebbj01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/moosebbj02.jpg

First time I've seen a BBJ at FRG.

DNA
07-05-2005, 06:26 PM
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/1.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/eric.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/ph.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/bf.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/ec.jpg

T-Bird76
07-05-2005, 07:48 PM
Ok my turn for the plane pics

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/aa3.jpg
Phil thank so much for taking me to this spot!!!!!

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/aa2.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/aa1.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/alt1.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/var1.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/luf1.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/aalga2.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/aalga1.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/at1a.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/jb1.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/at1.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/sp1.jpg

I think its safe to say we all had a great time!!! lol

PhilDernerJr
07-05-2005, 08:07 PM
Woo! Tommy, that Varig shot is gorgeous. Great work!

Futterman
07-05-2005, 09:16 PM
2 airports, 3 days, 9 bug bites (including one the size of Texas) and 1,669 shots. If there was anything so wrong yet so right, this has gotta be it.

Not many people shots from me, but Senga, Phil, and Tommy did an incredible job with those. Still want to see my flex shot, Tom!

Had a few nice S-Turns on Saturday, the DL 732 put on a show but this Saab certainly threw himself around to maintain separation so he didn't have to go around.
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/0760_USAirwaysExpressS340_N339CJ_LGA04arr_BF.jpg

EuroNICE in for 31R...just the start of some incredible light.
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/1223_EuroflyA332_I-EEZJ_JFK31Rarr_BF.jpg

The same incredible light that lit up this BA 744.
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/IMG_1272BF.jpg

Then it started to get darker and brighter at the same time. How odd.
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/1333_Lufthansa744_D-ABVO_JFK31Rarr_BF.jpg

And the light finally faded with a last burst of fire-red...
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/1399_American762_N330AA_JFK31Rarr_BF.jpg

Eric, the Varig 772 from Sunday was PP-VRI.

Come Sunday, we knew we'd been out WAY too long when we realized we could fleet the entire JetBlue fleet not once, but at least twice in one day.
Beantown Blue at LGA:
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/1540_JetBlueA320_N607JB_LGA04arr_BF.jpg
Then passing gas again at JFK:
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2084_JetBlueA320_N607JB_JFK13Larr_BF.jpg

Spot THIS, Brian Stevenson! :)
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/IMG_1834BF.jpg

Aussie Aussie Aussie...
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2151_Qantas744_VH-OEI_JFK13Larr_BF.jpg
Oy Oy Oy!

JAL arrived...
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2233_JAL744_JA08073_JFK13Larr_BF.jpg

Then Senga, our favorite Public Enemy No. 1, coaxed us into staking out El Al Cargo for a few shots.
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2247_IberiaA346_EC-JCZ_JFK13Larr_BF.jpg
We were gone as quickly as we had arrived.

Then the extended weekend concluded with Air Tahiti Nui on Monday. Like Art said, she was almost the only heavy to pull off a right turn, and I'm happy I was able to catch it with Cheez-Doodle fingers.
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/2391_AirTahitiNuiA343_F-OLOV_JFK13Rdep_BF.jpg


So if this past weekend is anything to go by, the camera crews will have loads to shoot. To say "I had a blast" is a sore understatement. I'm burned and bitten, yeah, but I'm also really pumped and can't wait for the next meetup.

I had a blast,
Brian

T-Bird76
07-05-2005, 09:21 PM
oh man Brain I'm sorry, don't know why I didn't post it.
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/philbrian2.jpg
When Fut says jump, you say how high, lol

tipek
07-05-2005, 09:25 PM
WoW. Amazing shots!
I think I'm gonna blew EWR and hit JFK instead. Where were those Air Tahiti shots taken from? WoW again!

Rafal

IslipWN
07-05-2005, 10:50 PM
Amazing shots! Wish I could have gone but I was busy flying Hooters Air! I have some pics from those flights that I will post in a while!

mikephotos
07-05-2005, 11:26 PM
Great shots guys. I was busy with the family on Sun/Mon so missed out. Nice shots of the TN A340, I was at the pool with the boys so skipped it :(

Did manage a few shots at EWR on Saturday. Highlight was the 2 Star Alliance jets and the AS B737-800 with winglets for me.

http://www.rampslides.com/!ewrpic01.jpg
http://www.rampslides.com/!ewrpic02.jpg
http://www.rampslides.com/!ewrpic03.jpg

Oh, and Tommy...show the real pic of Futt :)

http://www.rampslides.com/futtman.jpg

Looking forward to checking out all your shots on ANET/Jetphotos...

Mike

jakbar
07-06-2005, 12:18 AM
Wow, this is the second time I've missed out on the really big group get-together! :) It looks like you guys all had a great time. I'm glad to see that the weather was nice for the long weekend. I have been enjoying my vacation in Scottsdale and have only been doing a little spotting here and there. Tomorrow I'm heading over to DVT for an hour in a C-172, and then I'm heading over to PHX immediately with the hope that I can catch Southwest's Maryland One departing for HOU at 9:25am. I look forward to seeing all of you guys when I get back home...I'll definitely be around for all the filming in July.

Josh

protonv5
07-08-2005, 02:35 PM
Duuuuude! How did you score the great pics at EWR? I go there frequently but can't seem to find a real good spot. Just an OK spot. But I can tell by the pics that you've got a real good one.

rod945
11-11-2005, 01:10 AM
Hey guys, I'm new to the site. It's pretty cool to see you guys hanging out getting together to enjoy some airplane spotting. The pics are fantastic! I really enjoy it myself but need some guidance as to where to go to get up close and personal and get a great view of incoming birds at JFK. I've only been to JFK once in the past several years. I'm a lot closer to EWR and go there a lot but I'm looking forward to getting to know JFK and meeting up with you guys. If anyone can help out a newbie that would be awesome. Thanks.

How can you say that? No way!

protonv5
11-11-2005, 01:51 PM
No way what? I don't get it.

GrummanFan
11-11-2005, 04:58 PM
No way what? I don't get it.

I think i do. After reading all of rod945's posts, it seems that this is some sort of spam computer robot. it has said nothing in regard to ariplanes or spotting, and it quotes random things. Its signature is composed of links to some sort of casino.

and if you really are a person rod945, I am sooo sorry, but please prove me wrong.

Tower Air
11-11-2005, 04:59 PM
Very Nice Pictures

jakbar
11-11-2005, 06:29 PM
How does a spam robot sign itself up for a forum account?

GrummanFan
11-12-2005, 12:06 PM
I dont know exactly how, but I know it can happen. If you have a Yahoo email account, you know that when you sign up, you have to copy a few slightly scrambled letters and numbers from a picture. A computer program cant read these, so therefore it prevents such spam programs from operating under yahoo.