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777heavy
10-10-2005, 10:17 AM
?JFK or EWR or lGA

NYARTCCFAN
10-10-2005, 11:16 AM
Being from North Jersey I would have to say EWR. The only other airport in the Metro area I have visited in any capacity has been JFK(Picking and dropping off a friend to and from Germany) and I must say w/out traffic is a good 1.5 hours and w/traff especially during rush hour is 2.5 hours for me. Secondly where would one go to in the JFK to spot IMO it seems to be a hassle in getting around that area. My only other airport I havent been to is LGA which for me would be my second pick since it is only a nhop skop and a vector from me across the GWB and it seems to be easier to get around and to find a nice little nook to spot

Steven Holzinger
10-10-2005, 12:24 PM
I would choose JFK over the three airports mainly because of the variety of international traffic. I've only done EWR once and I got stopped for shooting video (while the Singapore A340-500 was arriving!) so I don't think I wanna go back. LGA is great if the right runways are in use, IMO. This is coming from someone who is used to seeing US Airways all the time, and the only Intl traffic comes from Air Canada, Air France, Air Jamaica, British Airways, and Lufthansa.

NYARTCCFAN
10-10-2005, 01:08 PM
A good EWR spot is if you go down the road where DELTA Air Cargo is and go to the end where the fence is parallel of rwy 11/29 especially when 22l app is in use you get good landing and takeoff traff but that frigging fence is in the way for photo action and i have been told even when delivering pickups and drop offs at the airlines cargo areas to leave by certain airline security personnel. DAMN !!!!!

777heavy
10-10-2005, 02:44 PM
I would choose JFK over the three airports mainly because of the variety of international traffic. I've only done EWR once and I got stopped for shooting video (while the Singapore A340-500 was arriving!) so I don't think I wanna go back. LGA is great if the right runways are in use, IMO. This is coming from someone who is used to seeing US Airways all the time, and the only Intl traffic comes from Air Canada, Air France, Air Jamaica, British Airways, and Lufthansa.

Where do you normally go when you spot at JFK?

Futterman
10-10-2005, 02:51 PM
Where do you normally go when you spot at JFK?

777heavy,

We have many new features on the site, and perhaps the most useful are spotting maps for each airport. Go on to the homepage and select Tools>Spotting Maps>JFK/LGA/EWR.

For quick reference, a list of all the locations we frequent at JFK (with map) can be found here: http://nycaviation.com/jfkspotting

Enjoy,

Brian

PhilDernerJr
10-10-2005, 03:20 PM
I chose LGA.

International traffic or not, I feel that the locations at LGA offer a lot more variety in terms of photographic angles. JFK's spots are further from the airport and you can't get any backgrounds in the shots. LGA offers background and close coverage.

IslipWN
10-10-2005, 03:59 PM
LGA

727C47
10-10-2005, 07:34 PM
JFK ,hands down, on a good day, the world arrives in everything from stretch 8 freighters, to 747-400s, on a great day, anything from a DC-3, to a Tu-154 can be seen. Can't beat the Canarsie approach.

fly.mcs
10-10-2005, 07:48 PM
LGA. I enjoy their setup, especially when they only use one runway. It's crazy..but I love LGA so much I chose to depart/arrive from/to the airport next week! Go me..

AndrewM
10-11-2005, 02:52 AM
Its got to be JFK with the variety of different airlines and aircraft, especially the heavy metal. Atleast for me it also has to do with a certain nostalga that I feel for the place since I have been going there to spot since I was 8. I always loved the fact that you could watch a plane touchdown from a far away land or watch a plane take off and know that the next time it touched ground it would be in Europe or Asia or some other magnificent place. Man I miss the old Customs parking lot.