Thank You "distar97" for the awesome footage!
"As a 15 year old kid in 1968, I liked visiting LaGuardia airport. One day a friend and I went out to runway 31 to film takeoffs and landings. We made our way out on the concealed side of the old seawall, filming a few planes along the way. After sunset we hopped over the seawall to the actual runway which put us within a few dozen feet of departing airplanes. The pilots never spotted us. I believe this is the only airport footage actually filmed on a runway. Security was lax back then. If caught, we would have been scolded and released. That's what JFK cops did to us. Please excuse the dim view. This was after dusk, so the ISO 40 speed film appears dim.
Note how heavy the exhaust is. The left engine smoke on the 737 is less dense than the right side. By 1968 the airlines had started replacing the real smokers. This film provides a gra
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Tags: LaGuardia, International, Airport, 1968, Footage, Runway, 31
Location: Queens, New York, United States (load item map)
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