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Recommended Altitudes
Except on the Meadowland Route, helicopters are requested to use at least 1000 feet MSL as long as possible for arrival and as soon as possible for departures. Helicopters using the Meadowlands Route should maintain 500 feet MSL and 1000 MSL when advised by Air Traffic Control.

Helicopter Routes - Unless noted, maneuver to/from runway extended centerlines:*
Echo North through East
ARRIVAL: From the George Washington Bridge (GWB) to I-80 and south to TEB.
DEPARTURE: Depart north to I-80 and east to GWB. NOTE: LGA tower 126.05 or 263.0.

Meadowlands (Preferred between 2200 and 0700L) AVOID RESIDENTIAL AREAS
ARRIVAL: From the Lincoln Tunnel, proceed west via Rt. 3 and north along the east extension of I-95 to the Vincent Lombardi Service Area; southwest to the Meadowlands Sports Complex and cross between Giants Stadium and the Race Track and intercept Berry’s Creek; north to TEB.
DEPARTURE: Follow Berry’s Creek south to the Sports Complex, turn northeast between Giants Stadium and the Race Track to the Vincent Lombardi Service Area, then south along the east extension of I-95 and east along Rt. 3 to the Lincoln Tunnel.

November – North/Northwest
ARRIVAL: From Garden State Plaza (Routes 4 and 17), proceed south along Rt. 17 until abeam the WABC-AM antenna and then direct to TEB; remain west of the runways.
DEPARTURE: Remain west of the runways and proceed north along Rt. 17 to Garden State Plaza.

Sierra – South/Southeast AVOID RESIDENTIAL AREAS; Stay South of Moonachie Avenue
ARRIVAL: For helicopters below 6,000 pounds MTOGW, or low noise exposure profiles, proceed west from the Lincoln Tunnel or North Hudson Park to the Vincent Lombardi Service Area and direct to the Coca-Cola wind sock—400 50' 04" N/740 03' 26" W—then direct to TEB.
DEPARTURE: Direct to the "Coke" wind sock; direct to the Vincent Lombardi Service Area and then to the Lincoln Tunnel or North Hudson Park** via I-95 east extension and Route 3.
**Helicopters over 6,000 pounds MTOGW, or with high noise profiles, should avoid the Park.

Whiskey – South through West
ARRIVAL: From the intersection of Route 3 and the Garden State Parkway, proceed east along Route 3 to Berry's Creek Bridge then north/direct to TEB (generally over or parallel to Rt. 17).
DEPARTURE: Depart south to Berry's Creek Bridge; proceed west along Rt. 3 and as needed to Garden State Parkway/on course. Requests for Whiskey direct to EWR must advise TEB tower.

Other reference coordinates (approximate)

GWB (NJ): 400 51' 13" N/730 57' 49" W
Gray Cliff (aka, George’s): 400 50' 03" N/740 03' 12" W
Lincoln Tunnel (NJ): 400 45' 45" N/740 01' 25" W
Lombardi Service Area: 400 49' 29" N/740 01' 45" W
Meadowlands Sports Complex: 400 48' 57" N/740 04' 31" W
North Hudson Park: 400 48' 11" N/740 00' 01" W
WABC-AM tower: 400 52' 50" N/740 04' 10" W

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