Wednesday, January 30, 2008

EWR, 757, TPK

I saw the COOLEST thing ever driving past the airport today. Under normal circumstances, airplanes land parallel to the turnpike. Its cool because they are landing and taking off next to you as you're cruising down the pike at 80 mph. However, today it was obsurdly windy on the field and the planes were landing PERPENDICULAR to the pike! I was coming over the turnpike bridge from the Jersey City area, facing the airport and a 757 was coming in for a landing, gear down and everything. Then it started to make a big turn towards the bridge, as though it was diverting. I continued over the bridge, turned onto the turnpike south and the next thing I knew a 757 was 30 feet above the turnpike and landed! Not something you see everyday, even in EWR, even as a flight attendant.

1 comment:

Conrad said...

the visual to 29...

we only do it when the wind's howling out of the west. needs to be particularly strong for them to land 75's that way, but it happens...

really fun approach for us pilots ;oP