John F. Kennedy Intl. AIrport - A Comprhensive Guide
As we all know, JFK is featured as an FNF hub today, so I thought I would make a comprehensive guide for when you fly in and out of JFK. I’ll keep things short and sweet so that you don’t have to scroll through a wall of text to find what you’re looking for.
Winds will most likely be favoring the 22s/31s for the entire FNF, so the most efficient layout will be the following: 22R/31L shortened for departures and 22L/22R for arrivals. This is used to maximize efficiency by reducing the number of runway crossings and intersecting runways. 31L shortened is used by aircraft no larger than a 757/A321, taking off before the 22R intersection. 22R is used by heavy aircraft for landing, as 22L may not be long enough. 31R is not used as it is to short for takeoff for before the intersection.
Refer to the following diagram for departure aircraft: The blue circle is for 31L and the red for 22R. This is to keep the taxiways free of congestion for arriving aircraft.
All departures make an immediate left-hand turn after takeoff to CRI to avoid other airspace. For simplicities sake, follow your SID after the initial turn(IRL they would provide radar vectors to the initial fix).
Make a left turn after takeoff after reaching the blue area to follow either red path to your initial fix. This is to deconflict with 31L departures.
All JFK STARs have vectors to final, meaning you can’t go directly from your arrival to approach in some cases.
STARs arriving from blue area:
STARs arriving from yellow area:
STARs arriving from green area:
STARs arriving from red area:
Any and all ATC instructions take priority over any information in this topic.