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    UN Week 2013 - Sept 17 - Oct 1

    The 68th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 17 September 2013.

    The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 24 September 2013.

    General Assembly is scheduled for: 17 September 2013 - 1 October 2013 (according to one website)

    So...........even though it's a couple of months away, it's time to start planning. For those of you whom never shot UN Week, it's a great opportunity to catch some rare visitors/aircraft, and meet local spotters as well as spotters from out of town. For some of us it's an event that lasts from sunrise to sunset for a few days. The weekend of Sept 14-15 looks like the weekend to be at JFK (or even a couple days eariler), as UN traffic should start to trickle in and get into gear.
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    These dates could not be worse for me this year! UGH!
    I'm working the weekend of the 14 & 15, then the following weekend (19 thru 23) I'll be out of town.
    May I'll catch some stragglers the 29th.

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    I have an airshow on the 15th (Ocean City, NJ) but may be able to make it for the 14th...

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    I could be mistaken here, but isn't the peak of UN week action the Saturday and Sunday before the start of General Debate? I know for a fact that was the busy weekend last year. This year, General Debate begins on September 24th, which leads me to think that the prime weekend will be the 21st and 22nd.

    As a side note, the President has already confirmed that he will be attending the Clinton Global Initiative which takes place in Manhattan that same week. Not that it is unexpected, but this confirms that we can expect to see Air Force 1 at some point that week as usual.
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    No, you're right, Ben. Most VIPs fly in around that middle weekend.

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    I've never done UN week before, but promised myself I would this time around. I'll be there, at least on the weekends.

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    I'm getting a Tu-154 this year. Just kidding, I'm not.
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    I was afraid to look up the dates myself and had a bad feeling. As luck would have it the bass player from my old band is getting married the weekend of the 21st-22nd. In Indiana. So...maybe I'll try out the weekend after, no use in coming up the weekend before that. The main action will in fact be the 21st and 22nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mldoc View Post
    I could be mistaken here, but isn't the peak of UN week action the Saturday and Sunday before the start of General Debate? I know for a fact that was the busy weekend last year. This year, General Debate begins on September 24th, which leads me to think that the prime weekend will be the 21st and 22nd.

    As a side note, the President has already confirmed that he will be attending the Clinton Global Initiative which takes place in Manhattan that same week. Not that it is unexpected, but this confirms that we can expect to see Air Force 1 at some point that week as usual.
    Yup, historically POTUS arrives Monday and delivers the speech on Tuesday of the 2nd week. Most of the HOS ( heads of states) arrives that weekend (2 days before the POTUS speech). I am working that weekend so at this point its not looking so good for me :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cary View Post
    I'm getting a Tu-154 this year. Just kidding, I'm not.
    Not if [you] can help it
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    Quote Originally Posted by lijk604 View Post
    These dates could not be worse for me this year! UGH!
    I'm working the weekend of the 14 & 15, then the following weekend (19 thru 23) I'll be out of town.
    May I'll catch some stragglers the 29th.
    I feel your pain John. I have a race that I am obligated to shoot on the 14th in New Hampshire, and will be in Buffalo on the following weekend. Looks like I may be able to salvage at least the 15th.
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    Ill be around!!!!! all week! I can use shots of many rare aircraft this year!! Im in!!
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    Guys, week before the genral debate will SUCK ASS. You may get one or two but will be rare. I took that week off last year and it was a waste. This year, i am taking off 23-26. The weekend before and the friday after were the best last year.

    Looking forward to Cary missing the Tupolev again and me missing the SPs again :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Looking forward to Cary missing the Tupolev again and me missing the SPs again :P
    Dammit, I forgot about the SP's

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    So can POTUS come during the week... or is that not likely? I plan to be out at least one day
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