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    Newbie question

    1) I live along Republic's 14 approach and from time to time, I see quite a few planes that have "STATE" along with a number on the underside of the wing. Are those NYS planes that ferry politicians/State Police around?
    2) I noticed most days the air traffic is minimal but there are times there's tons of planes in the area. Are there designated days allowed for recreational/training flights?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixOne View Post
    1) I live along Republic's 14 approach and from time to time, I see quite a few planes that have "STATE" along with a number on the underside of the wing. Are those NYS planes that ferry politicians/State Police around?
    2) I noticed most days the air traffic is minimal but there are times there's tons of planes in the area. Are there designated days allowed for recreational/training flights?
    Thanks!
    The STATE planes are Farmingdale State College planes!! Their Aviation Center is at Republic along Rt 110 and I think I read they own like 22 aircraft!! The NYState Police Aviation Unit are the primary transport for the governor and other state politicians!! They have a fleet of 13 helicopters and 6 Fixed wings (last I saw).
    No designated days but more likely to see more planes on the weekend especially recreational with people not working and heading to the wild blue yonder.

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    Thanks Gerard!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixOne View Post
    Thanks Gerard!!!
    You're welcome!! I'm to the east of the 14s which were in use today!!

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    Welcome to the forum PhoenixOne!
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    Those planes usually contain Jakub too. LOL
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