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    Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    http://www.riairshow.org/

    This is always a great show and this year they will have the Blue Angels, the SnowBirds, and for those of us who have never seen one........................................ a USMC V-22 Osprey demo.
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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    i might be there sunday. have a function to attend near HPN on saturday but after that i'm driving to see my cousin in CT. it's only a short hop across the border to OQU.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    Quote Originally Posted by fk6065
    http://www.riairshow.org/

    This is always a great show and this year they will have the Blue Angels, the SnowBirds, and for those of us who have never seen one........................................ a USMC V-22 Osprey demo.
    Man the V-22 is the one aircraft I'm dying to see. Nice.

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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    I'll be there all weekend... it's a 4.5 hour drive, but WORTH IT.

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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    I'll be there! Just like Steven said, that show is well worth the drive.
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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    Think i'm going to take a trip up there myself also....Can't miss to see the
    V-22....

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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    For anyone interested in going... get there early. Gates open at 9 am and there is almost always people lining up before 0730. The flying display usually starts around 9:45 and lasts until 4-4:30. Lighting is a little challenging in the morning, but is AMAZING once noon rolls around. Show runway is 16-34 and you face in the easterly direction as you look out towards show center. Oh, and that runway is at most, 500 feet in front of you. VERY close.

    The performer list on the website is a bit questionable... pretty sure the Super Hornet demo was dropped (the Navy axed about 40% of the Hornet/Super Hornet shows this year because of budget cuts), and I'll believe the Osprey when I see it.

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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Holzinger
    For anyone interested in going... get there early.
    He ain't kidding... In 2007 we rolled into the parking lot before 8:30AM, it was after 10AM before we got past security and into the show!

    We are going back this year and hope that they move the security lines a little more efficiently.

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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    [quote=Greg_NY]
    Quote Originally Posted by "Steven Holzinger":1pzm5dje
    For anyone interested in going... get there early.
    He ain't kidding... In 2007 we rolled into the parking lot before 8:30AM, it was after 10AM before we got past security and into the show!

    We are going back this year and hope that they move the security lines a little more efficiently.[/quote:1pzm5dje]

    The 2007 show was a little tough because of the construction and having to use the shuttle buses. Last year I had no problem at all.

    Definately worth the trip.
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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    I'm being told that the route between the exit from RI Route 4 and the airport is now all highway, rather than having to go through that residential part of North Kingstown.

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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Holzinger
    I'm being told that the route between the exit from RI Route 4 and the airport is now all highway, rather than having to go through that residential part of North Kingstown.
    Yeah, the highway was recently completed about 6 months ago. Most handheld GPS's don't have updated maps so it sends you all over the place on roads that don't exist anymore. Sigh.
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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    OK to add a little fuel to the fire..................rumor has a possible Raptor demo............
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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    i've been told by the Team Oracle staff that i have to be there, and so i will. look for me causing trouble at a bar somewhere in the viscinity of OQU...
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    F-22 reportedly in, and they are removing the F-15 from the show.
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    Re: Rhode Island National Guard Open House June 27th & 28th

    I'll be there as well

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