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Zee71
03-03-2014, 11:04 AM
http://www.jfkrunwayrun.org/main/

This year's runway run is scheduled for early, April 6th to be exact. Hopefully it won't be snowing!!!

gonzalu
03-03-2014, 12:53 PM
I am registered and ready to walk :tongue:

eric8669
03-03-2014, 01:09 PM
As much as I want to run in this years event I am having a yet unresolved issue from last years event. It has been very frustrating.

Gintaras B.
03-03-2014, 04:42 PM
I am registered and ready to walk :tongue:
I want to walk too...with a camera...can I?

NIKV69
03-03-2014, 06:21 PM
I want to walk too...with a camera...can I?

ROFL, do you think anyone here would do this if you couldn't?

megatop412
03-03-2014, 10:06 PM
ROFL, do you think anyone here would do this if you couldn't?

I did. Photography is not the be-all end-all of life, sometimes you need to kick ass without cameras

lijk604
03-03-2014, 10:19 PM
I did. Photography is not the be-all end-all of life, sometimes you need to kick ass without cameras

Well said William! Where is the "like" button?

NIKV69
03-03-2014, 10:52 PM
Well said William! Where is the "like" button? Found it! http://s2.postimg.org/igs137xdl/images7_JA07_JXA.jpg

727C47
03-04-2014, 12:05 AM
if it wasnt my daughters birthday I would love to run it !!!

ANITIX87
03-04-2014, 12:12 PM
Any pics from last year? Curious how good the spotting is during this event...that will sway my decision.

TIS

Landing Lights
03-04-2014, 01:14 PM
The 2 photos used in this article (http://www.nycaviation.com/2014/02/crosswind-landings/) were from last year's runway run. There was a stiff crosswind across the 31s but 22L/4R was in use by the run. They landed on 31R the entire time we were out there, flying right over our heads.

Delta777LR
03-05-2014, 12:24 PM
im about to register.. im in for it

Zee71
03-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Tis ..... here are a few photo's from last years event:

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/Airplanes-and-Spotting/Kennedy-JFK/i-dgtQZJr/0/L/Interjet_05_JFK_14JFK2013_Taxi_XA_XII_80-400mm-L.jpg

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/Airplanes-and-Spotting/Kennedy-JFK/i-BLHcRkc/0/L/JetBlue_01_JFK_14JFK2013_31R_N534JB_80-400mm-L.jpg

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/JFK-5K-Runway-Run-2013/i-34tC3S6/0/L/5KRunwayRun_07_JFK_14JFK2013_80-400mm-L.jpg

http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/JFK-5K-Runway-Run-2013/i-4cKbdxT/0/L/5KRunwayRun_03_JFK_14JFK2013_24-120mm-L.jpg

Zee71
03-29-2014, 02:10 PM
I'm registered! Looking for the event next weekend.

Aviation.High.Guy
03-30-2014, 07:08 PM
See y'all there. And looking forward to some hearty competition for last place this year. I think I came in like 4th from dead last in 2013.

Landing Lights
03-31-2014, 06:19 AM
See y'all there. And looking forward to some hearty competition for last place this year. I think I came in like 4th from dead last in 2013.

I'll be more than happy to race you for the bottom, Don. I've been working on my moonwalk for months! I believe last year's "winner" and "runner-up" are not participating this year.

Jhenriquez28
03-31-2014, 12:56 PM
Hello Guys,
General question, my understanding from last year event is that there is a designated are for spectator. Is this a good spot to do some spotting?
Thanks,

Landing Lights
03-31-2014, 01:31 PM
Last year's spectator area would have been great for spotting. However the course changes from year to year, so there are no guarantees.

Jhenriquez28
03-31-2014, 09:28 PM
Last year's spectator area would have been great for spotting. However the course changes from year to year, so there are no guarantees.

Thanks Ben

Landing Lights
04-02-2014, 11:52 AM
Bad news. As of a little while ago, it was announced that cameras and bags will not be allowed this year due to "security concerns".

moose135
04-02-2014, 12:29 PM
Bad news. As of a little while ago, it was announced that cameras and bags will not be allowed this year due to "security concerns".
There goes the NYCA contingent...

Aviation.High.Guy
04-02-2014, 12:56 PM
I wonder if they made this decision because they feel spotters hold up the completion of the race? I do remember the security trucks honking at photographers to move it along
and cross the finish line. This really sucks.

Aviation.High.Guy
04-02-2014, 12:58 PM
I may just go regular JFK spotting since wx looks promising.

Jared Blech
04-02-2014, 01:28 PM
What a bunch of crap... At least it was for a good cause.

moose135
04-02-2014, 01:32 PM
I wouldn't be surprised - I'm sure this isn't what they mean by a "Runway Run".



http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com/Aviation/JFK-5K-Runway-Run-2013/i-4cKbdxT/0/L/5KRunwayRun_03_JFK_14JFK2013_24-120mm-L.jpg

Landing Lights
04-02-2014, 02:21 PM
As I recall from last year, it was really only 1 ops person who seemed to have an issue with the speed we were moving at. The other ops folks, along with PAPD seemed to have absolutely no problem with us whatsoever. Heck, one of the PAPD cars even started pushing Kennedy Ground over their loudspeaker.

The event organizers publicly state that walkers are welcome and that was exactly what we were last year. We were always considerate to other participants, including encouraging them to start ahead of us because we knew we would be walking slowly. If a plane came along, we would stop, line up a shot, and then keep moving for the most part. The only time I remember stopping for anything more than a few seconds was when one of the ops guys called us over to his SUV for a friendly chat.

I have emails out to both the organizers and Port, we will see what comes of it. But I am not optimistic.