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    NYC Transit Museum Tour at JFK

    The NYC Transit Museum used to have an annual JFK tour at a minimal cost. We would meet at the old IAB (now T4). They would take us through security and then up to the new Control Tower where we could speak to the controllers. Photography was allowed. We would then board buses which took us around the ramp area. Unfortunately, even before 9-11, we weren't permitted to leave the buses but you could take lots of photos through the windows. We were supposed to also watch a Concorde departure from Rwy 31L but due to a delay, that was canceled. The tour was great but was too limited. I guess we couldn't be allowed to board international aircraft.

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    Re: NYC Transit Museum Tour at JFK

    Do they still have this?
    Patrick O --- Staten Island, NY

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    Re: NYC Transit Museum Tour at JFK

    I've searched without success. I went on a similar tour offered by the Hall of Science in the late-80s when I was 9 or 10 years old and it was amazing.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Re: NYC Transit Museum Tour at JFK

    Correction, I found this, not sure how up to date it is:

    http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/82444182.htm
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Re: NYC Transit Museum Tour at JFK

    oooo I want a make believe passport!

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    Re: NYC Transit Museum Tour at JFK

    I remember my elementary school used to take class trips to JFK. (I went to P.S. 193 in Brooklyn). My class never got to go. :cry: I remember one year (I think it was 1992 or around then) I saw a class that just got back, and they all had plastic gift bags that said JFK on them...I wonder what was inside!
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    Re: NYC Transit Museum Tour at JFK

    No, the tours have been suspended for quite a while.

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