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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

From a Flight on Sunday, July 10, 2011...

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Once again we take to the skies, this time on a flight originating from Trenton-Robbinsville airport (N87), over the Raritan Bay, along the south shore of Long Island and out to the tip where Montauk airport (MTP) is located. The flight took approx. 75 minutes and we were treated to many astounding sights, which you are about to witness. I hope you enjoy...

The Verrazano Bridge with Manhattan in the background:

Coney Island amusement park:

Beach-front residencies on the south shore of Long Island:

An expansive public beach pavilion with a soon-to-be-filled parking lot:

Impressive residencies / hotel on the Long Island shore:

Jones Beach State Park:

Jones Beach State Park monument:

Massive sandbar near Gardiners Bay within Long Island:

Picturesque bottom of the bay:

Some well-used fishing boats:

The famous "Hamptons" of Long Island...Notice each home with its own in-ground swimming pool and tennis court, not to mention a home the size of a palace:

And these two homes are indeed palaces:

Maidstone Golf Club in East Hampton, NY:

Would you look at that hedge-lined driveway in East Hampton, NY....What an entrance:

Typical housing development east of the Hamptons:

The Plaza Circle in Montauk, NY:

The cliffs along the south shore of Long Island, near Montauk:

Montauk Point State Park:

Montauk Lighthouse:

And finally Montauk airport (MTP), our destination for this mornings flight:

The following three pictures show various views of this unique summer destination airport, with its close proximity to a state park, two beaches (Long Island Sound & Atlantic Ocean), along with the popular fishing/tourist village of Montauk itself, which is also home to a Coast Guard Station:

Fishing / Tourist village of Montauk:

On the flight home we overflew Fishers Island, which happens to have a neat little airport named Elizabeth Field (0B8):

Cross Sound Ferry terminal in Orient, NY (located on the northern tip of Long Island):

Brookhaven National Laboratory in Brookhaven, NY:

Long Island Macarthur airport (ISP) in Ronkonkoma, NY:

Republic airport (FRG) in Farmingdale, NY:

Loop road with Jones Beach State Park in the background:

Lido Golf Club in Lido, NY:

Point Lookout & Town Park, Nassau Beach County Park & Lido Beach Town Park:

And last but not least as we fly back over New Jersey, a layer of clouds had formed near Sandy Hook and the Raritan Bay area at about 6,000 feet. We were already flying at 7,500 feet, so this provided a nice photo opportunity:

Well, another spectacular flight with Dad and I, this time with our motorized Dahon folding bikes in the back of the plane, providing us with a few hours of leisurely transportation around Montauk Point. Stay tuned for more "Highlights" in the near future....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

From a Flight on Monday (Independence Day), July 4, 2011...

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Hi everyone and welcome to my 2011 Independence Day Feast of Summer Photos. A whopping 40 photos await, with many featuring our beloved Jersey Shore. I hope you enjoy.

[NOTE: All Photos, minus (2) of Sesame Place and (1) of a Housing Complex on the Delaware River, were shot within the state of New Jersey]


Merck corporation in Whitehouse Station:

School with Solar Energy Panels covering the roof, near Somerville:

Marshy area near the Raritan River in Edison:

The Driscoll Bridge (Garden State Parkway on the left / Route 9 on the right):

Keansburg Amusement Park in Keansburg, on the south shore of the Raritan Bay:

Earle Naval Weapons Station reaching far into the Raritan Bay (near Sandy Hook):

One of the many Jersey Shore resort pools, this one with an emblem at the bottom:

These next (2) photos show the various larger Condo/Hotel structures present along the Jersey Shore (these were near Long Branch):

Street Festival along Ocean Drive; note the hundreds of small tents set-up next to one another:

Some more impressive Condo/Hotel/Private Residencies along the Jersey Shore (all near Long Branch):

Asbury Park beach, where the famous Casino (you can still see the concrete pad remaining) and Palace Amusements were once present:

Ocean Grove with its Victorian style homes:

Manasquan Inlet & Point Pleasant (right):

Point Pleasant (Jenkinson's Beach) was the most crowd-packed I have ever seen it:

Ocean Beach homes in Lavallette:

And look who we caught up with....The Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blimp nearing Seaside Heights:

The sprawling metropolis of Seaside Heights, complete with Casino Pier/Water Park (lower-left) and Funtown Pier (upper-right):

Casino Pier/Water Park in Seaside Heights:

The distinctly yellow Midway Steak House, midway of course, between Casino and Funtown Piers:

Funtown Pier in Seaside Heights:

Seaside Park (right) ends abruptly at the entrance to Island Beach State Park (left):

The only two beach areas with comfort pavilions and life guards within Island Beach State Park:

And here we have Tice's Shoal, with a record number of boaters present (at least in the past fifteen years we have been flying over this area) on the Barnegat Bay side of Island Beach State Park:

Again, more detail of Tices Shoal:

And zooming-in further at Tices Shoal, we see one of the many Raft-Ups taking place:

Sticking out like a sore thumb in Bayville on Lakeside Blvd is this structure on the shores of a perfectly oval lake...

If anyone can identify this please email me at

A typical Holiday City senior housing complex in Toms River:

Flying away from the Jersey Shore and the Pine Barrens, this field looks like a patch of hardwood flooring in my dining room:

Again, another impressive landscape in southern New Jersey:

Junk Yard and School Bus Yard adjacent to Camden County airport in Berlin (New Jersey, of course):

This here is some sort of lake community where most if not all of the surrounding homes have private sandy beaches. Location is near Cross Keys, due southeast of Camden:

Like I said, private sandy beaches:

I call this shopping area near Cross Keys "Asphalt City"...I'm sure you can see why:

These next (2) colorful photos show Sesame Place children's park in Langhorne, PA:

Of course Sesame Place was packed on July 4th:

An Condo/Townhome complex on the PA side of the Delaware River, south of New Hope:

A future Solar Thermal Energy farm near Frenchtown:

And last but not least, a private estate in Hunterdon County (what a property):

Yes, it was another incredible journey throughout the Garden State, with a slight detour into Pennsylvania. I hope you have enjoyed these photos as much as I enjoyed shooting them. Stay tuned for more Flight Highlights !!!