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    Because I couldn't find a rental car that wasn't...

    Because I couldn't find a rental car that wasn't way too expensive, I didn't try to spot at JFK when I had the afternoon off on Saturday, so I went off to Planeview to see if anything was going on at...
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    AF2/AF1F

    I see that VPOTUS and FLOTUS will be attending the Global Citizen Fest concert in Central Park tomorrow evening.

    Not a UN week movement, but another special movement that may be of interest. (Do...
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    F-16 Flyover Tonight: ACY-Yankee Stadium-LGA

    Just got the following notification from the city:


    FYI if someone wants to catch it.[/FONT]
  4. Police Using Air Enthusiasts To Boost Security At MIA

    Saw this story from last week on WTVJ's website:
    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Police-Using-Air-Enthusiasts-To-Boost-Security-At-MIA-257406621.html (warning, the video autoplays.)

    Good for...
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    Here's the press release. Note the date....

    Here's the press release. Note the date.
    http://www.museumofflight.org/press/museum-opens-temporary-exhibit-rare-wonder-woman-airplane-0
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    Nice shots. I went down there to put my parents...

    Nice shots. I went down there to put my parents on a flight and found they were flying on the Delta Habitat for Humanity 767 (N171DZ.) Any chance you caught it?
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    Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane

    On exhibit Monday, April 1, at the Museum of Flight:
    http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/wonder-womans-invisible-plane
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    Exactly. Yeah, a letter saying you can spot...

    Exactly.

    Yeah, a letter saying you can spot would be nice, but what would be even better is if police officers know and respect the law, chiefly the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution....
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    Zero G at LGA 4/6 and 6/29

    I see this outfit will, for the low, low price of $5K, sell you 12-15 zero-g parabolas in their 727, totalling about 8 minutes of weightlessness.

    https://www.gozerog.com/

    (all snark aside? If I...
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    I've never tried this, but apparently you can ask...

    I've never tried this, but apparently you can ask ticket agents for a "gate pass", which will get you through Security. I hear, from various posts on FlyerTalk, that ticket agents are far less likely...
  11. Thread: Sad News

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    I just found out when a pal sent me this thread,...

    I just found out when a pal sent me this thread, and then I found the NYT story. I don't come to NYCA that much but I've enjoyed talking with Matt about Queens, airplanes, media, Midtown, and all...
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    Spectacular job. Thanks for all you've done, and...

    Spectacular job. Thanks for all you've done, and you're making a real, tangible difference. It's much appreciated.
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    Went down to JRB:...

    Went down to JRB:
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/8021236232_39466c1c85_c.jpg

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/8021235410_c3ebdf5336_c.jpg
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    Air Force One will be arriving in the afternoon:...

    Air Force One will be arriving in the afternoon: http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_6071.html
  15. I'm amazed that there's scheduled service for a...

    I'm amazed that there's scheduled service for a 30-mile distance with an interstate highway connecting the two towns. I understand the need for EAS, but this seems ridiculous.

    (Also: I'm no pilot,...
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    I was with the CNN crew in Red Hook (along with...

    I was with the CNN crew in Red Hook (along with one guy from Getty Images and about 40-50 members of the public), where we froze our butts off in 30mph gusts. Shutter finger got numb, but I got some...
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    Here's the C-40: ...

    Here's the C-40:

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8021/6969994474_e749516a9b.jpg
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    Yeah, I was wondering what was going on with the...

    Yeah, I was wondering what was going on with the C-40 -- it landed a few minutes before AF-2 and I thought it might be a press/staff plane or something, but I didn't think Biden warranted that kind...
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    He did indeed: ...

    He did indeed:

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7050/7116077355_51a711b2ed.jpg
    IMG_9197 by Vidiot, on Flickr
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    amazing how they fixed the place on the leading...

    amazing how they fixed the place on the leading edge of the left wing where they removed the chunk to test it...
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    ha! What that map shows is the position of the...

    ha! What that map shows is the position of the sun during the day on Friday, centered on Liberty Island. At 10:30am, the sun will be coming from that orange line going southeast from Liberty Island....
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    SunCalc can be your friend:...

    SunCalc can be your friend: http://www.suncalc.net/#/40.6896,-74.046,10/2012.04.27/10:30
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    VP Biden/Air Force Two to LGA, 4/26

    On Thursday AM, Vice President Biden will be giving a speech at NYU:
    http://www.barackobama.com/press/events/vice-president-biden-to-deliver-remarks-on-the-presidents-commitment-to-kee

    TFR here:...
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    I found a slideshow about the SCA on NASA's site:...

    I found a slideshow about the SCA on NASA's site: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/shuttlecarrier/

    One thing I thought was interesting was the diagram of just where things will happen at JFK once...
  25. Cessna 421 Circling Over Gulf, Pilot Unresponsive

    Happening now, west of Tampa and about 150 miles south of Crestview, FL. Live coverage on CNN as I type.

    CNN reports two F-15s have been scrambled, report windows iced over at 28K feet. Aircraft...
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