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Old 08-29-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: New York
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I've learned about "Planeview Park"/Landing Lights Field thru YouTube regarding the "Plane Spotters" thing. I went to both places & actually experienced the Planes flying Very Close to you. Wow!! I took pics & couldn't believe in this experience that you could actually see the Airline name written on the plane, the windows, & whose window has the shade pulled down & who doesn't have the shade pulled down, etc. To understand what I see Please Go to YouTube & type in (Especially THIS 1) "LGA ILS Runway 4 Compilation of Landings During Rain" , or "Planeview Park", "Plane Spotting @ LGA", & "JetBlue A320 Landing R4 LGA". This should give you an idea of how close they fly & how high they fly Over the "Landing Lights Field" w/ those Antenna looking lights & how high they fly right over the Tree just b/f they land on Runway 4.

So here are my questions:
1) I'm SHORT! & I'm 4 ft & 9 inches "Tall". How many Feet would you say these Planes are when they Fly ABOVE ME in "Landing Lights"/"Planeview Park"??

1a) AND How High would it be Flying Over a Person w/an Average Height?

Matter of fact, when a plane snuck up from behind me as I was walking down "Landing Lights" field & Flew Over me I was FREAKED!! & thinking that I was being smart to stand where I thought I could get a pic from the side of the next 1 Again I get Flown Over, but this time I started to run away b/c these Engines Were SO LOUD!!

So here's my last questions:
2) Would Ear Plugs Help in General or Will the Engines Still Damage My Ears?

2a) Would these Soft Foam Ear Plugs (although I do have another diff. kind ) be ok to wear??

Please Don't Be Offended, but I'm a Musician (YES I Also NEED MY EARS!!) & DON'T WANT to LOSE My HEARING (b/c obviously this would Ruin my Career)!! I'm NOT Planning to go to "Landing Lights"/"Planeview Park" as a "Weekly Thing" or making it a "Routine".

I DO Respect All You Pilots in what you do & Respect those who are "Plane Spotters" as well it's just that Music is my passion (& Field) & the Only reason why I went to "Planeview Park"/Landing Lights is to experience the closeness of these Planes (compared to the feet/altitude of the Planes that fly over my house 30mins. away from LaGuardia). I just found it Amazing & fascinating.

Although, after getting over my Freaked Outness I'm planning to lay down in the Field of "Landing Lights" & have someone take of pic of a Plane Flying Over Me. Sounds Crazzy. Huh?? (I know I'm Crazy. That's what Rock Musicians are!).

Anyway, I'm open to any answers (or feedback) to my questions.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I was into watching airplanes when I was a little kid. I am going to take a guess and say that the planes are no more then 200 ft above you at Landing lights field.

When the planes you the east/west runway they are about 600ft over Queens Blvd/58st-61st.

Go here, LaGuardia Airport - AirportMonitor - by Megadata - powered by PASSUR and click on a blue plane(arrivals) you can see at what altitude the plane is. Click the map range at 5 miles, the planes disappear from radar when they get to 200ft.

Most definitely wear ear plugs, hearing loss is irreversible.

LaGuardia Airport - AirportMonitor - by Megadata - powered by PASSUR
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: New York
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Vantastic,

Thank you for your reply. You had suggested:

Go here, LaGuardia Airport - AirportMonitor - by Megadata - powered by PASSUR and click on a blue plane(arrivals) you can see at what altitude the plane is. Click the map range at 5 miles, the planes disappear from radar when they get to 200ft.

Well, I clicked onto "PASSUR" website on my mother's Apple (Leopard) Computer and it didn't go thru. It loaded, but I couldn't find the "Blue Plane Arrivals". All I saw was the Map on the left, the Mileages on right, the "Current", "Pause", or anything on the top & the #'s on the bottom right.

So, I went to the library & tried it on their PC & that too Didn't work. SOME of it loaded (my mother's loaded more of it), but again I didn't get the "Blue Plane Arrivals". It said or had a "Java Script" where the Map usually is, but it only loaded the info. on the top & only parts of the Mileages.

So, I don't know why this website isn't going thru on Both Computers (I know they say that you can't Download stuff on Library computers, but in my experiences I have been able to Download stuff on Library computers b/f.)

(Oh, & by the way, when I showed a couple of pics that I took from "Landing Lights"/"Planeview Park" to my co-worker (who knows math - I'm not good at measuring things) he said that it might be around 200ft. But when I asked him how it could be when I felt that these planes looked & felt CLOSE as they flew by he said that b/c they are HUGE it's gonna feel & look that way even though they are far away. ANYWAY....)

Would you know of any other website besides this one?
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