PUBLISHED Nov 28, 2012
Newark, NJ / Activities / Outdoors
Planespotting is a hobby where fans "spot" planes - either at airports or in flight.
Some just like to note that they have seen an aircraft - verified though aircraft registration - and update the information on their journals.
Others like to take photos and share them with other fans in sites like airliners.net, jetphotos.net, myaviation.net and planespotters.net.
I do most of my planespotting in the three area airports in New York City. I fall in this category.
Here is a quick guide to planespotting at Newark Liberty Airport.
This guide is for the visitor who is not flying. Of course, if you are a flying passenger, you will likely have better access to runway operations and aircraft at gate. This MixSee, however, is a quick guide for those who just want to visit the airport and take photos without having to buy an airline ticket.
There are a few rules you should follow:
a) be safe - if you are in open areas (like parking lot roofs), don't get too excited and run up and down - cars can hit you, or worst, you can get far too close to the edge.
b) get permission if you can - the Port Authority runs the NYC airports and will inform you of what you can take photos of and what you cannot (security, customs areas are off limits)
c) use common sense - even if you have the right to take photos, sometimes you may come across a police officer who is less informed and will insist you cannot take photos. Do not start an argument. If the officer seems calm, you can request him/her to call the public affairs department and verify photography restrictions.
Enjoy spotting. See your photos on the net!
1. Between Station P3 and Terminal A - AirTrain
1 Newark International Airport Brewster Rd Newark, NJ, 07114
The AirTrain runs from the Newark Liberty Airport NJ Transit / Amtrak Station to the terminals and several on-site parking lots and car rental locations.
There are two tracks side-by-side to accommodate out- and in-bound trains from NJ Trainsit / Amtrak station. The track in-bound to NJ Transit Station is closer to airside and therefore, it makes sense to take the AirTrain from the train station to Station P3, and then taking an in-bound AirTrain across the platform.
2. Terminal C - AirTrain Newark
Newark International Airport
3 Newark Liberty International Airport EWR Brewster Rd Newark Liberty International Airport EWR Newark, NJ, 07114
3. Terminal B - AirTrain Newark Airport
Terminal B, Newark International Airport (EWR), Newark, NJ 07114, USA
4. Parking P4 Roof
AirTrain Newark P4
AirTrain Newark P4, Newark International Airport (EWR), Newark, NJ 07114, USA
First stop is to take the AirTrain to Parking P4. Go up to the roof of the lot, then either side of the elevator bank are great location for planespotting.
Between Station P3 and Terminal A - AirTrainNewark International Airport (EWR), 1 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114, USA
Terminal C - AirTrain NewarkNewark Liberty International Airport EWR, Newark International Airport (EWR), 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114, USA
Terminal B - AirTrain Newark AirportTerminal B, Newark International Airport (EWR), Newark, NJ 07114, USA
Parking P4 RoofAirTrain Newark P4, Newark International Airport (EWR), Newark, NJ 07114, USA