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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedbagel_001 View Post
    It seems that the entire website has become much less active, in general. Not sure where everybody went!
    Thinking the same thing. Usually by this point stuffs up for the airshow but every year its later and or less. A lot of the frequent posters aren't around any more from when I first joined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dekdawg21 View Post
    Thinking the same thing. Usually by this point stuffs up for the airshow but every year its later and or less. A lot of the frequent posters aren't around any more from when I first joined.
    Indeed. This used to be my "go-to" site for updates on anything happening locally. And there is *always* something interesting happening around here (KFRG specifically, LI generally), and that's aside from the Airshow which tends to be the highlight of the year.

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    Shame, this was always such a great thread.
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    Running a volunteer site takes time and money. Matt passed away (RIP), Phil moved on to other adventures and became gradually less involved day to day. I moved on to paid work in the same lane, so did Jason. Ben does a great job, but there's a dearth of new writers and the people to manage them. A lot of the spotting community in NYC that was big at the time moved on too. I'd love to see it reinvigorated, and heck if anyone wants to get more involved the board is always looking for new additions. It can be done, but someone(s) gotta step up.

    That said, NYCA remains very active on Twitter, with a large and respected following.
    Last edited by jerslice; 02-19-2019 at 03:28 PM.

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    Also, we've got the "new" photo hangar and it is woefully under-used...so sign up and start posting!

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    Admin's note:

    Off topic posts have been deleted. If anyone had any questions, comments, or concerns about how this site is run, please feel to reach out. PMs are open, or you can always reach me at [email protected].
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    I can't make it clear enough to others here that personal attacks and name calling are wildly inappropriate and unbecoming of behavior allowed here.

    It will result in a ban.
    Last edited by jerslice; 02-20-2019 at 09:22 PM.

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    Heavy Metal just came in. Just so happened that today's weather allowed me to open a window and not 10 mins later I heard the roar. Someone chime in to correct me if im wrong but it looked like a EA-6.

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    You are correct !! It was the Final flight of the last EA-6B Prowler from VMAQ-2 that flew up from Cherry Point.
    It did a low approach at Republic to honor it's Northrop-Grumman heritage. From there, it headed down to it's
    final destination at Washington-Dulles where it will eventually go on display at the Smithsonian National
    Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center.

    Here's a link about the deactivation of the last USMC Prowler Squadron:

    https://theaviationist.com/2019/03/0...wler-squadron/

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    Thank you Chris!
    I'm so glad I was able to see it's last flight.

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    Here's a video of it's arrival at Dulles yesterday also:


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