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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    I believe their support bird is a C17. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it out to SI either, but I definitely want to catch them at FRG.
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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

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    What I will probably do is hang out around southern Manhattan for the day, then eventually take the ferry over to Staten Island, ride the rails to Old Town station, then walk about a mile and a half from there to the beach. I've never been to SI, does this itinerary sound reasonable?
    Grummanfan - That'll work, but I would suggest taking one of the buses from the St George Ferry Terminal....

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    51, 52, 81 ... but give yourself extra time. I am not familiar with them in recent years, but the buses and trains are not as frequent as they are in Brooklyn or Manhattan, etc.

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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    Quote Originally Posted by wunaladreamin
    I believe their support bird is a C17. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it out to SI either, but I definitely want to catch them at FRG.

    Support aircraft is indeed a C-17 from RAF 99 Squadron. Doubt we'll see her at Republic though.
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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    Quote Originally Posted by MORS-AB-ALTO
    Quote Originally Posted by wunaladreamin
    I believe their support bird is a C17. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it out to SI either, but I definitely want to catch them at FRG.

    Support aircraft is indeed a C-17 from RAF 99 Squadron. Doubt we'll see her at Republic though.
    i wouldn't be so quick to say no. the longest runway at SNS is only 6004 ft and there are going to be 24/7 C-17 operations there for two weeks in july. FRG's 6827 ft-long 14/32 can easily lauch and recover the C-17, the only factor there would be ramp space.







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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    Can't believe I have the day off... so that means I'm heading up to see them fly! To make things go full circle, I will be covering ALL of the Reds' performances in North America this year!!

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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    I have been picking up these Red Arrow Aircraft on ACARS.


    ACARS mode: B Aircraft reg: HAWK01D
    Message label: _ Block id: 5 Msg. no: S21A
    Flight id: UV0001
    -----------------------------------------------------------[11/06/2008 09:52]
    ACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg: HAWK1 [-]
    Message label: 5V Block id: 5 Msg no: S34A
    Flight id: UV0001 [unknown] [Universal Aviation]
    ----------------------------------------------------------[ 31/05/2008 11:49 ]-
    ACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg: HAWK1 [-]
    Message label: 5V Block id: 4 Msg no: S10A
    Flight id: UV0001 [unknown] [Universal Aviation]
    ----------------------------------------------------------[ 18/06/2008 11:01 ]-

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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    No doubt the Republic runway is long enough with the T-birds support C-17's landed in Farmingdale last year. I just don't think it make logistical sense for Reds C-17 to make the trip to KFRG for one day. I do hope I'm wrong though.
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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    I was told a 4 day stay at Farmingdale...hmmm
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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Holzinger
    Can't believe I have the day off... so that means I'm heading up to see them fly! To make things go full circle, I will be covering ALL of the Reds' performances in North America this year!!

    I'm guessing you'll be over at the Rhode Island show?

    So whos heading out to Staten Island for the show?
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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    Quote Originally Posted by MORS-AB-ALTO
    No doubt the Republic runway is long enough with the T-birds support C-17's landed in Farmingdale last year. I just don't think it make logistical sense for Reds C-17 to make the trip to KFRG for one day. I do hope I'm wrong though.
    i would say it does make sense for them. while i don't know what support staff they have on hand when they travel, but if it's anything like that the USN Blues have then with all the mx staff, spares and equip then having that wherever they go would be essential. then again, the blues F-18s are rater dated...
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    I was told a 4 day stay at Farmingdale...hmmm
    I wonder if they'll do any "practice" run throughs? Or "orientation" flights to familiarize them with the airspace?

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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    I talked to someone today who said that the Reds arrive in FRG that morning, fly their show, return, and depart back to OQU Thursday morning. I'll try and ask a member of the team tomorrow to find out for sure.

    BTW they flew a fantastic performance but it was hindered by high winds from the south and as a result of the wildfires near the VA/NC border, the smoke from the said fires really brought down the visibility. Their support C-17 is on static display here... it's ZZ176 and is a brand spanking new C-17!!

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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Holzinger
    I talked to someone today who said that the Reds arrive in FRG that morning, fly their show, return, and depart back to OQU Thursday morning. I'll try and ask a member of the team tomorrow to find out for sure.

    17!!
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    Re: Red Arrows to visit Republic Airport

    Any idea of the runway(s) they will use?

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