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LGA777
07-31-2005, 08:16 AM
Seems like every time I work a morning shift (my normal shift is 1300-2130) I get a nice surprise. Today (Sunday 7-31) i saw an AA762 rolling out on 4, turned on the Tower freq, call sign AA9679, checked flight tracker, ferry from JFK. Called AA tower.all my contacts where off but got a friendly woman to give me details, due to a broken 757 at LGA, the 762 ferried over to run delayed 953 (new ETD 0930) to MIA, then 986 back to LGA, ETA 1619, then ferry back to JFK. I will update this thread with an ETA when 986 is enroute , if we stay on 4 someone should be at Plaineview for this one, I am giving 7 hours advance notice

Cheers

LGA777!

jakbar
07-31-2005, 11:32 AM
Ron, I might make a quick run over to Planeview to catch the AA 762 if arrivals stay on 04. Keep me posted....I'd have to leave here around 3:30ish to guarantee that I don't miss it arrive at 4:19.

LGA777
07-31-2005, 11:43 AM
For Josh and anyone else who wants to catch this, based on the updated forecasted winds LGA should stay on a depart 13 land 4 configuiration. And as an added bonus AC 748 from YUL ETA 1617 is showing a sub from a 319 to a E-175, I predict F/N 372, not the mostly photographed 371.

Cheers

LGA777

jakbar
07-31-2005, 11:53 AM
Wow, it sounds like the 762 could theoretically follow right behind the AC E175. Now I'll definitely be out there! Ron, would you mind posting an updated ETA at around 3:15? Thanks!

Futterman
07-31-2005, 11:57 AM
Correction, Ron, AC's website is showing AC748 as delayed with an ETA of 1657...but the timetable for today does list the flight as an E175.

LGA777
07-31-2005, 01:25 PM
Little biit of bad news, the winds have shifted to the SE so LGA is now landing on 22. They may swing back to the NE so I will keep you posted. AA 986 is enroute from MIA with an early ETA of 1606, probably ferry out around 1630-1700 Below is the flight tracker from this mornings ferry from JFK, note the total flight time.

LGA777

Detailed Flight Information:
American Flight 9679 to New York, NY
(LGA-La Guardia Airport)
82 F
Sunny
Airline American
Flight Number 9679
Departure City (Airport) New York, NY (JFK)
Departure Time 07/31/2005 08:22 AM
Arrival City (Airport) New York, NY (LGA)
Arrival Time 07/31/2005 08:25 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 767-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

jakbar
07-31-2005, 02:06 PM
Little biit of bad news, the winds have shifted to the SE so LGA is now landing on 22. They may swing back to the NE so I will keep you posted. AA 986 is enroute from MIA with an early ETA of 1606, probably ferry out around 1630-1700.

Oh well....I'll check back here around 3:30 to see if there's a chance arrivals will switch back to 04. Thanks for the update, Ron.

Josh

LGA777
07-31-2005, 02:22 PM
Sorry Josh winds are right aroun 170 so despite the forecast in Metar looks land 22 for now. Sorry for the hype, with the Metar TAF forecast I thought for sure we would be landing 4 all day.

Ron

jakbar
07-31-2005, 02:26 PM
Ron, what's the ETD for the ferry flight back to JFK? If 13 is the departure runway, I might still be interested in grabbing one of those classic banking departure shots from the pedestrian walkway over the GCP.

LGA777
07-31-2005, 02:40 PM
Josh, have not been able to find it yet but I am guessing between 1630-1700, should be a SUPER short takeoff and steep climbout. Will post if I can find out.

Ron

LGA777
07-31-2005, 03:42 PM
OKay the AA Ferry is built Flt 9600 at 1740L and as an added bonus F9 departs to DEN at 1735 and it is BRAND NEW 319 N943FR which only has one photo on a.net so far.. N102DA Spirit of Delta just pushed back and two E-175's headed our way, starting to get interesting,
come on out guys, still landing 22 .

LGA777

PhilDernerJr
07-31-2005, 03:46 PM
22 landings are good from College Point's Herman MacNeil Park in the town's northwestern tip.

If you need directions, call me. Want me to come along...call me ;)

-Phil

LGA777
07-31-2005, 03:49 PM
The AA 762 is now in line for takeoff at 1650L flight tracker is wrong, sorry Josh

Ron

LGA777
07-31-2005, 04:17 PM
Detailed Flight Information:
American Flight 9600 to New York, NY
(JFK-John F. Kennedy International Airport)
77 F
Sunny
American flight 9600
Airline American
Flight Number 9600
Departure City (Airport) New York, NY (LGA)
Departure Time 07/31/2005 05:00 PM
Arrival City (Airport) New York, NY (JFK)
Arrival Time 07/31/2005 05:05 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 767-200
Current Altitude 2,800 feet
Current Groundspeed 243 mph
Flight Status In Flight

LGA777
07-31-2005, 04:29 PM
Well she is in JFK now after a slow 12 minute flight over to JFK. Think I got a couple of nice shots, when she passed my location she was allready in the right bank with the gear up and doors closing, very pretty sight and departed only 5 mins behind N102DA.

Cheers LGA777

fly.mcs
07-31-2005, 10:35 PM
Now I'm upset..
I mean yesterday I miss the AA738 Astrojet.
But now I miss the AA762 at LGA!!
AA is one of my favorite airlines, if not my favorite of all, and I missed two special visitors.
Shame on me..
(I'm so sorry AA..i'll never do it again :()

LGA777
08-09-2005, 08:01 PM
Here is one of my photo's from last Sunday of the AA 762 at LGA

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=522168


Ron Peel

jakbar
08-09-2005, 08:22 PM
Sweet shot, Ron. That bird really rocketed up off the runway!