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    Any hard details on when its due to return?
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

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    Weather permitting I was told it's due back at FRG sometime tonight
    because it's supposed to be doing more VIP rides tomorrow morning.
    It will be flying over NYC on Sat. night for a party they're hosting and
    again on Sunday to celebrate National Cucumber Day also.

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    Some drama at Republic today around 2:20. A Piper PA-25 (N225AB) was flying a banner tow when he flew into IMC on the south shore and became disoriented!! He contacted Republic Tower and wanted to drop the banner and land!! There was a discussion about where exactly he wouid drop it and they finally decided on the grassy part of the east end of Runway 1-4. Pilot came in dropped low, let the banner loose and came around and landed safely, parking at the Main Terminal. The small ARFF truck went out to the banner then an operations truck drove out the pilot and they retrieved the banner!! They wound up stuffing the banner and some poles in various parts of the Piper Pawnee and after spending some time in the building the pilot came out, cranked up and slowly took off One Nine south.
    Listening to other pilots of the radio there was a lot of haze and a marine layer in areas of the shoreline that dropped the ceiling down to 400 feet!! Pilot looked fairly young and must have decided the hell with this let me drop and land and gather my wits and chill for awhile!!

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    Update: The Flying Cucumber Blimp is getting ready to land at FRG right now.

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    Thanks for the arrival info. I missed this post. But I took a ride out last night at 8:30 and she was beautiful in the twilight. Got some shots. Any news at one time it departs parts today? Looks pretty funny right now and I'm not sure if it would leave this morning
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=187

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    Just drove by. Nice shots and looks like they were prepping for a flight. Perhaps it will still be by later..
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=187

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirrodie View Post
    Just drove by. Nice shots and looks like they were prepping for a flight. Perhaps it will still be by later..
    The blimp was there around 5PM but unfortunately New Highway was closed from 109 to Conklin. I believe there was a very serious auto accident on New Highway south of the tie down area by Sheltair.

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    The accident on New Highway was a double fatality.
    http://fredkopf.smugmug.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by fk6065 View Post
    The accident on New Highway was a double fatality.
    Yeah, read the sad story about the double fatality accident here:

    http://patch.com/new-york/farmingdal...campaign=alert

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    Quote Originally Posted by fk6065 View Post
    The accident on New Highway was a double fatality.
    Curious how this happened as it was a single car incident. That section of New Highway turns into the Daytona 500 for some drivers!! I've been doing 50 (the speed limit) and had clowns speed pass me!! Was he speeding and lost control, did someone speed past him and caused him to panic and lose control? Mechanical or medical? Guess we will find out eventually but very sad for both the father and his son!!

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    The Flying Cucumber was sitting there at 3PM when I went past.

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    The Flying Cucumber Blimp should be based at FRG until Wed. and then I heard it will be heading out to FOK.

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    A USMC UH-1Y "Red Dog Eight One" flew in from the east over the landfill and landed at Sheltair!! Crew of 9 on board!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4LY..._jazpQ&index=1

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    Nice catch Gerard
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    Quote Originally Posted by fk6065 View Post
    Nice catch Gerard
    Thanks Fred!! I was just about to leave and was over by the Talon hangar when I heard the Tower talking to "Dog Eight One". With that call sign just knew it was military but not sure if
    fixed wing or helo. Luckily I wasnt in a rush to go anywhere so got to the lot in the mall just as they were coming in.

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