Page 3 of 54 FirstFirst 12345671353 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 799

Thread: Shuttle Enterprise to New York April 23rd, 2012

  1. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    272
    Yesterday over DC NASA T-38's did a dry run of the Fly-by route at 1500'.

    http://www.space.com/15176-nasa-t38-...er-photos.html

    I'm wondering if the same will happen for the NYC run?

    Pete.
    ďPassengers should NEVER leave babies in an infant carrier while it goes through the X-ray machine"
    --TSA.GOV website

  2. #32
    Senior Member gonzalu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    The Bronx, New York
    Posts
    6,028
    Oooohhh... T38's in NASA colors over NYC? Nice!
    Manny Gonzalez
    Thrust Images | General Photography | R.I.P. Matt Molnar 1979-2013
    BRING BACK THE KJFK/KLGA OBSERVATION DECKS

  3. #33
    Senior Member yankees368's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,562
    mmmmmm....tacocopter. lol

  4. #34
    Senior Member Chris S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    878
    Here's a link to the Intrepid's website showing a conceptual rendering of how Space Shuttle
    Enterprise will be displayed on Intrepidís flight deck inside a "bubble", beginning Summer 2012.
    http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/shuttle/media.html

  5. #35
    Senior Member yankees368's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,562
    Oh man, just seeing the pictures of the shuttle on that 747 is making me giddy already.

  6. #36
    Senior Member Chris S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    878
    Quote Originally Posted by ch2tdriver View Post
    I'm wondering if the same will happen for the NYC run?

    Pete.
    Usually at least one of NASA's T-38 Talons is used as the chase plane whenever NASA's SCA 747
    is transporting the Space Shuttle inorder to ensure safety and the latest weather observations.

  7. #37
    Senior Member megatop412's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Philadelphia(south Jersey, actually)
    Posts
    3,277
    "All dates and events are subject to change due to weather and operational delays."+ typical April weather=

    >gulp<

  8. #38
    Senior Member moose135's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    8,040
    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post
    "All dates and events are subject to change due to weather and operational delays."+ typical April weather=

    >gulp<
    I told the boss I needed the day off (and she agreed it wasn't something to miss) but I made sure she knew the schedule would be "flexible".

  9. #39
    Senior Member gonzalu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    The Bronx, New York
    Posts
    6,028
    I am prepared to take the month off if I had to
    Manny Gonzalez
    Thrust Images | General Photography | R.I.P. Matt Molnar 1979-2013
    BRING BACK THE KJFK/KLGA OBSERVATION DECKS

  10. #40
    Senior Member Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    about 700 feet west of runway 14-32 in Farmingdale
    Posts
    299
    I have debated keeping my boys home from school that day as it is something that they would never have the chance top see again. Amazingly, the ex didn't shoot it down. We'll see how it plays out, I for one will not miss the event, I have even debated going to DC to see the other shuttle come in as well.

  11. #41
    Senior Member gonzalu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    The Bronx, New York
    Posts
    6,028
    Joe, debate no more... I am going to be in Washington D.C. for the inbound just because you never know. As you said... once in a lifetime and never again!
    Manny Gonzalez
    Thrust Images | General Photography | R.I.P. Matt Molnar 1979-2013
    BRING BACK THE KJFK/KLGA OBSERVATION DECKS

  12. #42
    Senior Member Chris S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    878
    Speaking of DC, I heard they were going to circle Discovery around DC before they land at Dulles.
    I was curious if anyone in the DC area has heard any other specific info about the flight plan yet ?

  13. #43
    Senior Member Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    about 700 feet west of runway 14-32 in Farmingdale
    Posts
    299
    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Joe, debate no more... I am going to be in Washington D.C. for the inbound just because you never know. As you said... once in a lifetime and never again!
    Are you flying in or driving in? And what's your schedule? I ask because if you are driving, and there are others interested, even if they are not, maybe a couple of us could carpool to split the driving time and expenses. I can fit up to seven in my Pathfinder.

  14. #44
    Senior Member Speedbird1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    1,514
    All this talk about the Enterprise is great but what about all those historic aircraft already on the Intrepid Flight Deck? Where will they go? To be honest, they are more historic than a prototype Orbiter with no engines which never even went into Space. Rumor has it that we might lose the Concorde here in NYC to make room on the pier for the other aircraft. That would be a shame as NYC had at least 4 regular Concorde flights daily for over 2 decades. If we lose "Alpha-Delta" the closest Concorde would be in Chantilly Virginia! I understand that the agreement with British Airways expires in 2013 and the aircraft could be removed. That would break my heart! The Intrepid broke their promise to build a shelter for its Concorde so British Airways could remove the beloved aircraft.

  15. #45
    Administrator PhilDernerJr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    12,470
    Ironically, I leave to Orlando on April 17th, and I'll be down there for 5 weeks...gonna miss it all. I'm hoping for steady t-storms in NYC that whole time. :)
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •