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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....