Just came across this website after seeing it mentioned over on jfktower.com. I'm a long time NY area spotter and enthusiast. Growing up in Forest Hills, I used to live under the approach path of the LGA Expressway Visual 31 or the departure path of the 13 Maspeth climb. I remember the days of seeing AA DC-10s (my fave plane), EA, DL and TW L1011s and the not too noisy for me 727s. Used to be a regular visitor to the Customs lot at JFK before they desecrated it. I sometimes hit Planeview Park but sorely miss the heavies. When at ISP, I have the envious privilege of spotting from the flight deck of a C172! The best is when WN737s have to follow me, give way to me or hold position for me! My best spotting experience was landing a C172 at JFK Rwy 31L with a fellow pilot friend and spotter. AA's 777 morning LHR flight was holding short until I landed. A JL 747 cargo couldn't leave the GAT area until I entered. Hope to meet some of you at one of the spotting outings. Hope everyone is having an enjoyable holiday.
Anyone going to JFK to watch the Air Tahiti departure today?