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Thread: LGA Kids Day - September 15, 2012

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    I cheated and already saw PSA (US Airways) arrive at LGA yesterday at 1313. I thought she was staying-put but she made an unbelievable 7 flights total yesterday between DCA, LGA and BOS. Is that a record or something? I never heard of an airliner making 7 flights on the same day. Anyway, she arrived at LGA last night at 9:53. Amazing. I wonder if the same crew made all 7 flights. I love this aircraft but was hoping secretly to see one of US Airways other retro aircraft. But "Smiley" is like an old friend. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    The AAM is planning to bring the C-47 to LGA again this year.
    Thanks John

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    No C-130? that's it, looking doubtful for me.
    Actually had a change to my plans, so I am going to skip this year.

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    KC-135 just arrived at LGA
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    My kids just backed out, I was planning to do the same, however, why not spend a few hours spotting LGA up close and personal on a beautiful day? So I will be heading down by noon, if I recognize anyone, I'll stop by and say hello. I'll be wearing a bright yellow shirt with my 100 - 400 on camera, so if you see me, say hello, I won't bite.

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    The KC-135 landed around 0910, has the cool Black nose but sadly no JTD-3's, this one has CFM's. Looked really cool seeing the silhouette of what is basically a 707 flying the Expressway visual to 31, REAL COOL !

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    three Skytypers just took off from Republic

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    I believe that the C-47 just took off as well (11:00)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LGA777 View Post
    The KC-135 landed around 0910, has the cool Black nose but sadly no JTD-3's, this one has CFM's. Looked really cool seeing the silhouette of what is basically a 707 flying the Expressway visual to 31, REAL COOL !
    I don't think any KC-135Es are flying anymore, only the -R models with the new engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo View Post
    I don't think any KC-135Es are flying anymore, only the -R models with the new engines.
    The last E-model flew to the boneyard three years ago this month.

    Eagerly awaiting photos of the KC-135 at LGA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post

    Eagerly awaiting photos of the KC-135 at LGA...
    Here you go Moose:



    I only took a single image of the statics and as you can see, it wasn't even a full shot and it's blown out at the top. This year seemed very lackluster for me, I only stayed for about an hour. My highlight was checking out an M4 that one of the Police officers were showing. It was nice and had a red dot sight. I took several images of planes taking off as well, but it's LGA, very limited on the type of aircraft flying in.

    Hopefully someone else took a better shot for you Moose.
    Last edited by Joe; 09-15-2012 at 04:09 PM. Reason: typo

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    Here's a close up of the planes info, cropped from the above image.

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    Here are the shots of static displays from today. Spotting shots are in that forum:











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    Thanks, Joe! When I finally sort through the boxes in the garage and come across my logbook, I'll have to see if I ever flew that airplane. I think we had a couple of 58-00xx serial numbers, but I don't remember -0010 offhand.

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    Moose, got some decent shots of the KC-135 arriving and some so-so ones of the departure all the way from the Kids Day Parking lot plus cockpit, interior (if you could call it that) even the boom operators station which was interesting. Surprisingly we were allowed to stay around long enough to even get video of the engine starts. I loved that my little 5 year old was like 50 feet away from all that noise and didn't phase her in the least, she loved it and the whole day. Most of the KC-135 crew are part time with the NJ Air National Guard and this particular crew were mostly AA Pilots in their full time jobs. The Captain or aircraft Commander is a NY based AA 757 driver and super nice guy. Cheers LGA777
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