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    United Nations General Assembly Sept 18-28‏

    I have been trying to be in NY for UN for many years but I am committed this time around. How do the VIPs arrive usually? Meaning all at once on the weekend for Tuesday opening or gradually around the day they speak. I am going to camp at JFK Mon, Tue and Wed so I hope to see folks I haven't seen for some time. Let me know who can come out and any info on the arrivals.

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    It's kind of difficult to determine exactly when VIPs will arrive. They are scattered throughout the days (and even at night). You should have at most four opportunities to catch the aircraft. Once the VIP is dropped off the aircraft turn around quickly and head up to Stewart (upstate NY since JFK can't accomodate all the aircraft), and remain there until they need to return back to JFK. Hopefully, you will see some of us out spotting during UN Week. I plan on being out the 14th at JFK and the 15th at LGA (Kids Day). Unfortunately, I'll miss the bulk of arrivals since I'll be away the week of the 16-22 for business, but upon my return back I'll be out spotting from the 23rd on! I hope to catch some rare visitors. Bring a chair, for the mounds or Bayswater, standing all day will wear you out.

    Check this thread out as well: http://nycaviation.com/forum/threads...ept-18-28-2012

    On another thread on the forum it states President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be attending the UN General Assembly. He may come in and leave quickly. One time he came in, it was on a 707.


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    When was the other thread discussed I missed it. I think it was way too early for this topic. If I shoot the 707 somehow trust me, the whole world will know right away. Thanks for the advise on the mounds.

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    Didn't he come in last year from Germany in a Gulfstream V or something? I hope this year he decides to show off some of his old metal, perhaps escorted by F-14s
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Didn't he come in last year from Germany in a Gulfstream V or something? I hope this year he decides to show off some of his old metal, perhaps escorted by F-14s
    I don't think our F-15's would like that very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Didn't he come in last year from Germany in a Gulfstream V or something? I hope this year he decides to show off some of his old metal, perhaps escorted by F-14s
    I thought the SP was here last year. just in and out at night. I remember him landing an hour or two after sunset.
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    That 707 was from May 2010, and I have a shot of the SP from UN Week 2010.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Didn't he come in last year from Germany in a Gulfstream V or something? I hope this year he decides to show off some of his old metal, perhaps escorted by F-14s
    Don't even tease me like that. *drool*tomcats*drool*

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    hope to see some of you guys out there...very excited... hope i get some good shots!!!!

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    Anyone think there may be some arrivals this Sunday?

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    Well, KU 744 has been around twice already and the Amiri A330 White/Silver Band was behind Triple Hangars last Tuesday so I wouldn't doubt some traffic on Sunday. But, I expect the bulk of the big guys next weekend, just prior to the main event on Tuesday.
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    My impression is that the "busier" weekend will be September 22-23, right? I plan to be at JFK on the Saturday for sure, and maybe the Sunday (my girlfriend has already consented to let me drag her out there, so I'm a go).

    Let's get a whole crew out, it was a blast a couple of years ago when there were 30 of us at the mounds!

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    Well, right now not that many people may want to be up on the mounds :P It is NASTY up there. We need a weed whacker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Well, right now not that many people may want to be up on the mounds :P It is NASTY up there. We need a weed whacker!
    It was a bit overgrown when I was up there in July. I can't imagine what it must be like now.

    I was already planning on being out there that Sunday before I realized it was going to be just prior to UN week. Now I'm definitely planning on spending the full day. I might head over to SWF on Saturday to see if anything good comes in.
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    POTUS coming in Tuesday for a fundraiser with Jay Z. He also will speak on Sept 25 on the final day of Bill Clintons Global Initiative as will Romney. The 25th also is the day POTUS to speak at the UN. Not sure of arrival/departure days but he sometimes stays a few days here.

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