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eric8669
07-29-2005, 06:56 PM
Saturday spotting anyone?

NIKV69
07-29-2005, 07:07 PM
Wish I could but we got one of the busiest weekends at the club. May go to JFK Monday if the sun cooperates.

LGA777
07-29-2005, 07:33 PM
13-31 at LGA will be closed all day Saturday, based in forecasted winds expect up an down 4 all day !

LGA777

fly.mcs
07-29-2005, 08:01 PM
I think I'll be out at LGA tomorrow.

Matt Molnar
07-29-2005, 08:27 PM
Chance of showers until 1pm, if it clears up and they're using 4 I'll probably head out there.

SengaB
07-29-2005, 09:34 PM
I cant go as my car is Out of Service right now. :(
Senga

jakbar
07-29-2005, 09:49 PM
Brian and I will be out there with Jurgen (from out of town).

Eric, I'll call you in the a.m. to find out where you're at so we can hook up.

Josh

P.S. - Ron, your post re: 13/31 being closed on Saturday is music to my ears! :)

Futterman
07-29-2005, 09:52 PM
Funny, Eric, I was just going to start the same thread. :)

Jurgen Radier is in town and will be meeting up with Josh Akbar and myself (at LGA) at about 10AM. There are a few AC E175s due in as well, the most notable ones being at 0754 and 1237.

We should be out for the whole day, both airports, rain or shine. Anybody feel free to call my cell at 1-917-741-7739. We won't be able to have a conversation, seeing as ATT/Cingular is screwing me up the Gluteus Maximus, but you can call me just to hear me curse.


Brian

LGA777
07-29-2005, 10:00 PM
Futt/Josh I am working 0430-2130 Sat so for me 13-31 being closed sucks as nothing lands or takes off in front of me. All I get is DL/NW (yawn) taxiing by me. The E-175 officallly does not start till Monday, everything so far has been equip subs from YYZ. All the 319's show full tommorow so you may not see one but if I see a 175 is enroute I will call you on your cell with a heads up. Have Fun. Get to do it all over again on Sunday but get to sleep in, only 0600-2130., looks like they are planing a two runway operation for Sunday morning, the 13-31 construction is only scheduled for 18 hours !

LGA777

Futterman
07-29-2005, 10:05 PM
You're right that 175 service doesn't officially start until Monday, but these equipment subs are even listed in the timetables for tomorrow and Sunday...

The airline's site shows the E175s operating AC700, AC708, and AC718 for Saturday 7/30.

Either way, Ron, it'd be great to hear from you. Give me a call and maybe we can all meet up for lunch. :)

LGA777
07-29-2005, 10:21 PM
Thanks Futt, I guess that is why the 319's are full, they shrunk !

LGA777

UrbanExplorer222
07-30-2005, 12:06 AM
normal question.. How bout Sunday?

cancidas
07-30-2005, 12:13 AM
no but i plan on being rampside for the AC EMB-175 arrival tommorow, if it comes in at 1230...

Futterman
07-30-2005, 07:15 AM
In a little bit of a predicament here, as Josh just called me and feels sick. So now I'm out of a ride (oh boohoo), but more importantly, Mr. Jurgen Radier has no one to rendezvous with at LGA.

Who is heading out today? The weather's crap right now, but there are still a few things to do and see. I haven't heard from Jurgen yet, but he should be by LGA (either Planeview or the terminals) between 10 and 11AM...and I'm still good to go meet up...but will need a ride...

Brian

LGA777
07-30-2005, 07:56 AM
Brian. it's 0845 and the weather here is really crap, I have not even taken my camera out of my bag, I would hold off till later. One other tip, there is major construction on taxiway Bravo near the A Concourse, lot of trucks and equipment. If you try and shoot the E-175 from the normal spot in the terminal you will probably get a lot of crap in the background., setting yourself up for a new a.net rejection reason, "Bad Bulldozer"

Good Luck


Ron

eric8669
07-30-2005, 09:58 AM
its about 11 and it looks like the skies are starting to clear.

Futterman
07-30-2005, 10:05 AM
I'm going to be at Planeview around noon for the DL762 and AC E175...what'll happen after that, I don't know.

Again, my cell is 1-917-741-7739.

Brian

LGA777
07-30-2005, 10:24 AM
Well folks its now 1115 and it is beautiful here at LGA, you guys should head on over guys !

LGA777

fly.mcs
07-30-2005, 11:56 AM
Hey I just came back from LGA.
I was taking pictures when Jurgen came by.
Apparently he was waiting for Brian and Josh.
I was hoping they'd show up as well, but they didn't :cry:
The cops eventually came so we left at around 11.
Had a great time spotting though!

jakbar
07-30-2005, 12:48 PM
Hey I just came back from LGA.
I was taking pictures when Jurgen came by.
Apparently he was waiting for Brian and Josh.
I was hoping they'd show up as well, but they didn't :cry:
The cops eventually came so we left at around 11.
Had a great time spotting though!

As Brian said, I woke up feeling like ****, so I didn't get out today.

I'm quite curious as to why you decided you had to leave when the cops showed up. Did they force you to leave? If so, please put something in the Spotter Blotter.

Josh

LGA777
07-30-2005, 04:21 PM
As of about 1600L Saturday LGA is now landing/departing on 22 !


LGA777

fly.mcs
07-30-2005, 04:51 PM
Hey jakbar.
Had no idea you weren't feeling well.
You must've felt like the weather this morning..crap; feel better.

Regarding the police, the officer came with at least two other cop cars and asked to see our IDs.
The man was nice and told us, "I can't tell you to stop taking photographs, but the pilots and drivers passing by might get disturbed and phone in."
He did not tell us to leave, but I did not want to cause any trouble.
Again, this is NYC, and ever since 9-11, things have never been the same.
Sometimes you'll get stuck with a mean cop (I had one experience), so I did not want to risk it at the time.
I enjoyed myself anyhow; was out there from 0800 until 1100.
Got some pretty nice shots too.
And yes, I am definately going back another time.

Futterman
07-30-2005, 05:13 PM
Well, got SOME spotting in today, about an hours worth... The whole day didn't really go as planned, but it worked out to a certain extent.

Did meet up with Jurgen (finally!), and went over to Planeview to meet up with Eric for the 762 and E175. This Tall Dutchie was a freakin' 6'6"! And I was up against the fence with a ladder. :) However, the weather, unlike Jurgen's height, was nothing to gawk at, so the day ended a few hours later.

The light was ugly and the planes were somewhat backlit with that 'glazed-over' look...nothing too fun...

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/4102_Delta762_N106DA_LGA04arr_BF800.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/4116_AirCanadaE175_C-FEIQ_LGA04arr_BF800.jpg
(Already have the E175 shots up on J.P.)

Michael, you left about an hour before I showed up...I trust you got the earlier DL and AC, though. Your run in with the cops was an ideal one--as long as they exhibit a coherent understanding of the law and realize that we're not doing anything wrong, it's all good. Leaving the park was entirely your prerogative (or so I understand it)...and considering the weather and traffic, I may have done the same thing. Regardless, I would've loved to have been there. :)


Brian

NIKV69
07-30-2005, 05:37 PM
Glad you got some sun, if was ****ty all day in Garden City. I am still considering Monday though the weather looks humid which means haze which means I will flag it.

jakbar
07-30-2005, 05:59 PM
. . . went over to Planeview to meet up with Eric for the 762 . . . http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/4102_Delta762_N106DA_LGA04arr_BF800.jpg

Hey, that DL shot looks awfully familiar! :)

I'm glad you got out for a little while today.

Josh

Futterman
07-30-2005, 08:08 PM
Yeah, Josh, I know...almost identical to the one Phil took! :)

I also forgot to mention that Ron called me 15 minutes after I got home...and naturally, the AA 738 Astrojet had just landed.

Brian

LGA777
07-31-2005, 07:28 AM
Futt, nice shots on JP of the 175, the second 175 F/N 372 overnighted at LGA and departed at 0655 to YULon AC 741.Would not be surprised to see this aircraft today (Sunday) operating on the YUL side.

LGA777

jakbar
07-31-2005, 11:11 PM
I also forgot to mention that Ron called me 15 minutes after I got home...and naturally, the AA 738 Astrojet had just landed.

I've been waiting too damn long to have this bird come in on a day that I had to stay home due to being sick. ARGGHHHH!!!!

Josh

08-01-2005, 07:32 AM
Brian,

Super shot of the 175....considering how difficult that light is.

Canon, 2 points
Nikon-0

Mike :o