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We are so low we can see the faces of people walking. We could tell the wind was an issue.
Then we heard the jet engines spool up when the pilot applied full throttle, followed by
the retraction of the landing gear and the slow raising of the flaps. A "Go Around", free flying!

Astoria Blvd at 83rd St & 24th Ave - East Elmhurst, NY - less than 1000 feet (300 meters) from the runway.

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At this point we are climbing with the airport under us, wind shear was the problem.
Those who do not know what
wind shear is, when attempting to land, it's bad.


LaGuardia Airport - LGA

The Whitestone Bridge

The Whitestone Bridge

Liberty National Golf Course in New Jersey

Liberty National Golf Course in New Jersey - Personal Work

Global Terminal in New Jersey

Global Terminal in New Jersey

Global Terminal in New Jersey

Global Terminal in New Jersey - Personal Work

Global Terminal in New Jersey

Global Terminal in New Jersey - Personal Work

On the right end of land is an area called Seagate, on Long Island.

Seagate, on Long Island - Personal Work

Gowanus Expressway - I-278 - The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is just out of sight on the left.

Gowanus Expressway - I-278 - The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is just out of sight on the left - Personal Work

Canarsie is in the foreground and Jamaica Bay is in the distance, Long Island.
Note the plane on the upper right, likely taking off from JFK airport.

Canarsie is in the foreground and Jamaica Bay is in the distance, Long Island - Personal Work

Newtown Creek at Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

Newtown Creek at Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn - Personal Work

69 St. and 39th Ave. at the Ell, Brooklyn

69 St. and 39th Ave. at the Ell, Brooklyn - Personal Work

Broadway crossing over I-278 and intersecting with 37th Ave, Brooklyn

Broadway crossing over I-278 and intersecting with 37th Ave, Brooklyn - Personal Work

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About the images

These were shot on the go around and on the final leg of landing.

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For Photographers

The Gear
Canon 5D MKIII with a 24-70mm lens, all hand held.

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