I noticed today that everyone was doing Flushing climb which doesn't put over the stadium when you depart rwy 13.vnyflyer said:Anybody know what exactly they are changing to the LGA departures to avoid the Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows.
vnyflyer said:Anybody know what exactly they are changing to the LGA departures to avoid the Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows. Also, anybody ever flown into LGA in a Piper Warrior.
as214 said:Because of the ex-NY Mayor David Dinkins, the most incompetent S.O.B. to ever hold public office. That may have been his only accomplishment as Mayor. Apparently some of his rich, important friends complained about the noise at the US OPen so he got the ball rolling on rectifying the situation via departure flight path changes. I'm glad he was such a fuc*up though or else Mayor Giuliani would have never of been elected!
dalegribble said:Didn't Dinkins also authorize the City of New York to pay the US Tenis Assoc a fee for every overflight from LGA during the US OPEN? I though I heard something about that on one of the local stations quite a few years ago.
I am sure the City just has extra $$$$ around to pay that instead of fixing schools, potholes.... the list continues.
Back around the 4th of July I was doing the Whitestone one night right as they were doing the fireworks over the stadium. We kinda delayed the turn and never really made it all the way over to 180, because it sure looked like we'd be going through some flak if we had. ATC was more amused than anything else.LearLove said:Just fly over it, forget the turn and when ATC yells tell them there was a flock of birds or balloons on the 180 heading and you couldn't make the turn. Worked for me anytime I f'd up the Whitestone climb with the Flushing.