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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    Sorry no pics to add but lots of great ones from you folks so far, looking fwd to more. I ended up arriving much later than planned around 1400, but as always I had a great time. This was actually around my 7th or 8th Kids Day, when we started US brought a Shuttle 727 followed by a few years of the 734, and this was our 4th year displaying the A-319. It was great seeing lots of old friends and fellow photoags, and meeting Vidiot, Winglets 747, and G-BOAD.

    Starting on Thursday my very cool boss Lou and I started discussing requests from the Port Authority about bringing over one of "those cool Special Scheme planes we see all the time" so after some reconsidertion Lou and I started sending e-mails and making phone calls. The end result was N744P and literally 30 mins after we got approval for the aircraft swap mid-day Friday her APU died in BOS and that really complicated things. But thanks to some great folks in our MTC department and the ramp they agreed to "go the extra mile" as bringing over an aircraft without an APU caused both groups extra work and effort, Thanks Everybody. And BTW late Friday night after tearing down and evaluating the APU the proper parts where ordered. she was closed back up, then after Kids Day with the new parts in LGA the APU repairs where complete and she had a full day of Shuttle flying Sunday with a fully functioning APU. I kept 744's appearance quiet hoping she would not get swapped out at the last minute, and also thought it would be a nice surprise ! And in case your curious plan B would have been N749US.

    Something very cool a lot of you may have missed was the departure of the Sky-Topper Texans. I had just exited the back of the C-130 when two took off from 31 in close formation and banked left and passed directly over our location low and loud. About 45 seconds later the other two repeated the cool flyover. About 5 mins later all 4 in tight formation flew down closed Runway 4 at about 50 feet altitude with a little smoke show. Very, Very Cool.

    Thanks for reading and already looking forward to next year.

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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    It sounds like it was a great time...I think next year, I'll have to bring the family up for this event. My son will love it - well...so will I...:lol: he'll
    love the cockpit access as well - much like a very generous CO Express captain gave us on our return from Amarillo recently:



    It sounds, and looks from the pictures (lucky folks for seeing the Panthers jet - nice work there Ron), like it was a great time! Anyone got pictures from the BBQ???

    Also - nice catch of the new Spirit Ron!
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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    A couple folks were taking BBQ pics. I hope they post them in the thread.
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    When I was at the met game, I saw a blue US Airways plane, thought it was Piedmont, so I didn't bother to really look, but then I saw the tail and indeed it was panthers. Nice surprise to see it fly 1000 feet over me head.
    "lol retart"

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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    Hey Phil, how did the BBQ turn out?
    Here ya go stuart schechter,
    It is a little underexposed, left LGA around like 2:30 (I think):

    One more
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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    A few of the pics I took at Kids Day:

    The Carolina Panthers USAir scheme:


    The Piedmont retro USAir scheme:


    The engine of the Piedmont plane (they opened it up, but it was hard to take pictures of the inside because of the light. And they put rope across to prevent anyone from being Phil's avatar):


    The skywriters. It's hard to tell from this pic how low they are, unfortunately:

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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    Here is the flyby Ron was talking about:


    Piedmont again:


    Once I put on the 80-400mm there is no turning back. ;)
























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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    Hey Iberia A340, was that you who stayed near the A 319 with glasses and nyca shirt on and was hanging out with the blone headed guy ?
    Patrick O --- Staten Island, NY

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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    Was the Navy Beech 200 there for Kid's Day? If so does anyone know the serial, I saw it leave yesterday!

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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    Take the E, F, R or 7 Train to 74th St. Take the Q33 Bus to LGA Airport. To get to the Marine Air Terminal take a A Shuttle Bus.

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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    Quote Originally Posted by markg
    Was the Navy Beech 200 there for Kid's Day? If so does anyone know the serial, I saw it leave yesterday!
    Yes there was, a TC-12B out of NAS Corpus Christi...BuNo 161497



    It was good seeing everyone out on Saturday. It was a great day and a lot of fun. And Ron, thanks so much for your work to get us a couple of special visitors!

    Here are a few of my shots.










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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    Great Pictures everyone! I wish I could have been there but unforeseen events happened in my life that caused me to miss this years celebrations.

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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    I just want to add 8 more shots from the Kids Day show

    Me and the kids i babysit daily.. Vincent & Jason & me with one of the Skytypers, and some take off shots








    And the USAir Force C-130 from the CTB after the show
    Sergio has been a huge Delta Air Lines fan since 1992!!

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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    Quote Originally Posted by nikon50bigma
    Hey Iberia A340, was that you who stayed near the A 319 with glasses and nyca shirt on and was hanging out with the blone headed guy ?

    Yep, that was him.

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    Re: LGA Kids' Day - 9/29/07

    I should have introduced myself, oh well theres always next time.
    Patrick O --- Staten Island, NY

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