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LGA777
08-20-2005, 09:42 PM
I spoke to LGA Port Ops tonite, as a Public Service I wanted to give everyone a chance to mark your calenders, Saturday Sept 24th is the Kiwanis Annual Kids Day at the Marine Air Terminal at LGA. Although last years festivities where unfortunately canceled this year is a go. No word on what will be there, two years ago there was a US 734, DL Shuttle 733, AA MD80, Navy Lockheed Orion, F-18, and some other fun stuff. Some of us on this board met for the first time at that event. Hopefully this will be another fun Saturday and many of the NYC Team will be there, I know I will. Since some on this board have never been to one of these fun and FREE events I would like to invite some of my fellow NYC photographers to post some of there photos from two years ago. I hope to see many of you there. And one tip, come hungry, as all the Hot Dogs and Dunkin Donuts you can eat can be had for FREE.

Ron Peel LGA777

cancidas
08-20-2005, 09:48 PM
sweet! i'll definately make myself available that day. ron, if you're going to be at the airways exhibit (if we spare and airplane) let me know as i'll be able to do the same (even though im piedmont).

PhilDernerJr
08-21-2005, 04:12 AM
Wow, Thanks for the date Ron! This is a really big day for the local guys. It's such an exciting event that often passes below radar.

I hope everyone can make it out there! :)

PhilDernerJr
08-22-2005, 09:38 AM
What time does this start?

LGA777
08-22-2005, 02:29 PM
Normally it's around 1100-1600, the end is the best part as the Military stuff departs. 4-22 has always been closed just in case someone decides to wonder onto the runway.

LGA777

jakbar
08-22-2005, 03:10 PM
Who gives a crap about the planes...free hotdogs and donuts are enough to get me down there... :) Count me in!

Josh

Derf
08-22-2005, 05:12 PM
Who gives a crap about the planes...free hotdogs and donuts are enough to get me down there... :) Count me in!

Josh

ahahahah :wink:

lijk604
08-22-2005, 06:21 PM
Just my luck, I have to depart early that morning on an RJ to Ricmond, VA. Maybe I'll see the static as we takeoff.

Derf
08-25-2005, 06:34 PM
Two years ago Tom and I went....here are some of the
pictures.....cough.....
Ummm, just a few ;)

Tom in the terminal waiting for Kids day to start
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209656.jpg

Not really the entrance, just cool
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209657.jpg

http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209660.jpg

I forget who this plane belongs to
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209664.jpg

I love the old widget
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209668.jpg

Now I am really starting to feel bad for you dialup users ;)
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209669.jpg

Teaching kids how to fly (If you work for homeland security :Note-
SECURITY THREAT!!!!) ;)
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209681.jpg

NICE ASS!
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209685.jpg

Is this one painted yet?
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209689.jpg

Helicopters do not fly...they are sooooo ugly the earth repels them.....
Ohhhh that is soooo old
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209693.jpg

I like the shot I too in flight to LGA better...but that was not kids
day....Oh, And Tom took Me....THE KID!
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209699.jpg

Tom Laying down on the Job again!
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209721.jpg

Ugly guy!
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209728.jpg

A big salad shooter
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209731.jpg

GET A BED man!
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209734.jpg

If this plane were based in LA, it would have had 2 nose jobs!
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209755.jpg

Skytypers
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209762.jpg

Ditto
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209765.jpg

http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209795.jpg

I have NO idea
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209799.jpg

http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209802.jpg

The green screen is where they play Nintendo on long flights...or so I was told
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209830.jpg

I was caught looking for the little bottles!
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209855.jpg

Plane in the backround is singing a song. (Note: the swirl on the tail
design was the motion of a music conductors rod at the end of a
song....really!)
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/lga/kids/P9209859.jpg

I have many more but my ears are ringing from all the dialup users
cursing me out.

Derf

T-Bird76
08-25-2005, 06:37 PM
Hey I had hair then, ahahahahahaha, I can't wait for this years Kid's Day.

Derf
08-25-2005, 06:40 PM
Come on man, do not leave us hanging! You have some pics too right? And do not lie! I posted proof that you had a camera!

moose135
08-25-2005, 06:49 PM
What's that 4-engine cockpit? Is that from the P-3 I see poking it's tail out from behind that US 737 above?

Derf
08-25-2005, 07:07 PM
yessir

LGA777
08-28-2005, 04:53 PM
Just a little update on what I have heard so far. US will have an aircraft on display, not sure what type yet. AA plans on having a MD80. The Texans will be there and will probably do flybys on arrival and departure. Rumors of two Navy F-18's, nothing confirmed as far as large Military aircraft yet, perhaps an Orion again or C-130, personally I would love to see a C-17 but I am probably dreaming !

LGA777

PhilDernerJr
08-28-2005, 04:58 PM
Wow, a C-130 would be very f'in cool.

Matt Molnar
08-28-2005, 05:05 PM
Being "Kids Day", do you need a kid to get in?

PhilDernerJr
08-28-2005, 05:06 PM
Nope.

Just walk right in.

cancidas
08-28-2005, 10:35 PM
i'm so there. no word on working or not. ron you think loretta would mind?

N790SW
08-30-2005, 10:56 AM
ill try to be there but my ? is WHERES THE WN PLANE -LOL!!!!!

jakbar
09-02-2005, 11:45 AM
Where do you park your car for Kids Day?

PhilDernerJr
09-02-2005, 11:50 AM
Last time, people parked over by Planeview Park or Landing Lights Park and just walked over the overpass. It's right there.

T-Bird76
09-02-2005, 11:53 AM
The one parking lot right near the event was allowing people to park there for free, that's where I parked the last time.

Futterman
09-02-2005, 12:16 PM
This is awesome, I'll definitely be there too!

Josh, two years ago we parked our car by Planeview and walked down by the MAT. I remember Art putting his in the lot by the BP (is this what you're talking about, Tommy?).

T-Bird76
09-02-2005, 01:14 PM
We parked in LGA lot 6 or 7 don't remember I'm almost positive it was 7. Again the parking was free and the lot was real close to the festivities.

Alex T
09-03-2005, 06:25 PM
DOH!! I will be on vacation that weekend. I will actually be in Baltimore. Not toooo far from where you guys are. I will definetly have to do it another time, when I am 21, so tommy and I can hit the "places" but thats another story, time and place.:-D

Looking forward to the pics, be sure to have some great ones!

Alex

fly.mcs
09-03-2005, 11:46 PM
WOW, that looks AWESOME.
I've heard of the Marine Air Terminal, but I have no idea what it is. Is that the Terminal that's all the way on the other side of runway 4, positioned by runway 13?

Anyway, I would love to be there for Kids Day. Everythign looks great. And they let you tour the aircraft and actually see the interior?? And let you close to those engines?? That's real real awesome.

777heavy
09-05-2005, 05:48 PM
Hi,
What time would the event take place?
Is there a weblink for it?

PhilDernerJr
09-05-2005, 06:14 PM
11am-4pm

Also, what do you folks want to do afterwards? Since there will be a lot of us out there, I'm thinking maybe going out to dinner or something like that.

777heavy
09-05-2005, 08:58 PM
Anymore pictures?

777heavy
09-05-2005, 09:48 PM
How much is it?

PhilDernerJr
09-05-2005, 09:53 PM
Assuming that the rules that have been in place in the past are still in place, the event is FREE and it is open to the public, child or not.

dlx737200
09-06-2005, 07:40 AM
Hey Guys! First post here but I've been reading the forums for quite a while now. Last year I tried to come up for kids day but one of the many hurricanes brought remnants up to NYC that weekend and I had to cancel my bookings because there was no point in coming up to a rainy, soaked LGA by myself. Luckily DL was offering changing of destinations and dates free of charge due to all the hurricanes that month. Anyway... I'd like to come back again this year but I'm weary of bad weather again. For you all, if it rains, no biggy, you just stay home. For me, its a wasted $200. I found a fare for $180 on Delta that would be perfect with times/dates but I'm not sure. If I came, it'd be a weekend trip. Hopefully Sunday would be used to do JFK but I can't do JFK by myself so I'd need someone from the NYC crew to show me around. Chances are I won't be able to afford this trip due to the fact I just bought an LAX trip for October but I'll look at my budget.

-Justin

dlx737200
09-06-2005, 08:10 AM
Ok guys... I just looked at prices and my budget and unfortunately there is no way I could do a weekend trip, unless someone would be willing enough to open their couch to me or somethin for the night. Best hotel price I found for the night of the 24th is $130 around LGA. That's almost as much as the airfare. I could POSSIBLY swing a day trip but I hate to go to NYC for only a day. I did that last time I was there and I said that next time I come up, it'd be for a longer time. I'm not sure yet. I'll see what happens. DL for the day is $150 and $180 for the weekend. What do you all think?

tipek
09-06-2005, 10:02 AM
Guys,

Few questions:
-Do they allow camera bags inside?
-How to get there from DLS terminal?
-Do they have website?
-Are there any places where you can shoot taxing/landing/departing airplanes?

I would love to come to LGA. I have $100 voucher from DL to use it by the end of this year. If somebody can answer to my questions I can start thinking about trip to NYC again.

Now, little bit advertisement for my home town airport :) I'm inviting all of you :)

Also, if you are insterested. IAD has Plane Pull every year. They are collecting money for special olympics for kids. This year it will take place on October 1st, starting at 11am until 4pm. You are on the FedEx ramp right next to active runway 1L/19R. Great place for pictures.
On this picture you can actually see where exactly it takes place. Those construction guys are in the spot where you can walk without police harrasing you
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/450888/L/
And here are pictures from that spot
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/481523/M/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/670212/M/

And here is the address to the official website:
http://www.planepull.com/


Take care,
Rafal

T-Bird76
09-06-2005, 11:02 AM
To answer some of your questions

Do they allow camera bags inside? Yes

-How to get there from DLS terminal? I'd be more then willing to pick you up and drop you off, there is also a free shuttle between terminals at LGA, U could take the shuttle to the Marine Air Terminal, the show is very close to that terminal.

-Do they have website? Not Sure

-Are there any places where you can shoot taxing/landing/departing airplanes? Depends on what runways they are using.

PhilDernerJr
09-06-2005, 12:02 PM
The DLS terminal is the Delta Shuttle Terminal.....it's about a 40 second walk from the Marine Air Terminal to the Kids Day entrance. ;)

No need for Tommy to pick you up.

T-Bird76
09-06-2005, 01:34 PM
The DLS terminal is the Delta Shuttle Terminal.....it's about a 40 second walk from the Marine Air Terminal to the Kids Day entrance. ;)

No need for Tommy to pick you up.

Ok I'm a bit slow "DLS" Delta "S"huttle. Yeah U can walk., lol :lol:

Alex T
09-06-2005, 01:39 PM
[quote="Phil D.":d94e1]The DLS terminal is the Delta Shuttle Terminal.....it's about a 40 second walk from the Marine Air Terminal to the Kids Day entrance. ;)

No need for Tommy to pick you up.

Ok I'm a bit slow "DLS" Delta "S"huttle. Yeah U can walk., lol :lol:[/quote:d94e1]
sheeesh tommy, a LITTLE slow? im not from NYC and even I KNEW that it was walkable. hahaha

Alex

777heavy
09-06-2005, 05:04 PM
Is 432mm good enough of a lens to bring that day?
How close can we get to the planes?
From the spotting spots near LGA is a 432mm lens good enough? (disregarding kids day).
Thanks

PhilDernerJr
09-06-2005, 05:10 PM
777heavy,

You'll be so close to the planes that you can touch them. 432mm is too much for this kinda of event. I'd recommend a lens that is anything under 100mm.

All of this is with the exception of the Skytypers show.

777heavy
09-08-2005, 07:29 AM
Woulld i be able to get a net quality shots from this show or will there be to many people blocking the view?

PhilDernerJr
09-08-2005, 11:27 AM
Well, there will be people all around the planes, so you'll have to be creative.

jakbar
09-08-2005, 11:29 AM
. . . so you'll have to be creative.

But didn't he say he wants "a.net quality" shots? :)

777heavy
09-08-2005, 04:56 PM
Hi,
Most the landing at LGA-are they comming in on the 04 runway or the 31?

fly.mcs
09-08-2005, 05:41 PM
777heavy, are you talking in general or are you talking about on September 24th?
For a fact, I know that runway 13-31 will be closed on September 24th so runway 4-22 will be the only one in use.

jakbar
09-08-2005, 05:57 PM
How can they possibly use 4-22 with so many people so close to the runway? That's pretty dangerous. However, if 4-22 is in use while we're at Kids Day....all I can say is that people had better bring a lot of memory cards for their cameras! I may have to be escorted out by security after the event is over. :)

Michael, are you gonna be there?

LGA777
09-08-2005, 06:13 PM
I really believe the Port will change, I hope I am wrong but I predict 4-22 will be closed on the 24th. They may have more work to do on 13-31 but there is enough work that they can find something to do on 4-22 !

LGA777

Ethan
09-08-2005, 07:22 PM
Hey great news guys, I AM COMING!!!

I cant wait to meet you all!

I am going to bring my piece of crap 35 mm SLR with 70 mm zoom. (who needs a zoom anyway at kids day ;-)).

fly.mcs
09-08-2005, 07:23 PM
Hey Ron. I think they're going to use 4-22 and close 13-31.
Futterman sent me this link a while back: http://www.laguardiaairport.com/aviatio ... 05_aoa.pdf (http://www.laguardiaairport.com/aviation/lga_2005_aoa.pdf)
The link shows the closures of each runway; the top bar shows 4-22 runway closures and the bottom bar shows 13-31 runway closures.
It looks like 13-31 should be closed Sept. 24; let's hope!

And Josh, I am gonna show up. Hope to see you there, as well as Phil and Ron.

PhilDernerJr
09-08-2005, 07:31 PM
fly.mcs,

Like Ron said, they will probably change that because of the proximity of the show to the runway.

I couldn't possibly imagine them sticking to that schedule. I don't think they took Kids Day into effect when making that schedule. I would not take it as bible.

fly.mcs
09-08-2005, 08:59 PM
Yeah, maybe you guys are right.
Also, I just looked at a diagram of LGA on AirNav, and I had no idea the runway was that close to it!
I thought the Marine Air Terminal was closer to 13 than 4.

777heavy
09-10-2005, 08:44 PM
Do you think the weather will be good that day?
Has anyone goten a net shots from that event?
how far is the planespotting park from there?
Is the park in a bad neighbor hood

fly.mcs
09-10-2005, 10:32 PM
Hey 777heavy.
I'm not sure about the first two questions, but i have answers to the last two.
The planespotting park, aka Planeview Park, is walking distance from the Marine Air Terminal.
All you need to do is walk over the overpass and make a left. However, I'm not sure if LGA will be landing runway 4 that day, so planes might not go by that area.
The answer to your last question...nope. The neighborhood isn't a bad one.

T-Bird76
09-11-2005, 10:33 AM
Well keep your fingers crossed the long range forcast by NOAA looks fantastic, sunny, clear and 75! So bring your NYCAviation shirts, cameras, and prepare for a great time!!

LGA777
09-13-2005, 05:36 PM
There are some signs up for Kids Day in employee area's at work, they say the hours are 12-4, not 11-4 as we originally thought.
And while this could still change, here at US our plans are to have a 319 on Public Display !

I look forward to see many of you there !

LGA777

cancidas
09-13-2005, 08:00 PM
ron, any chance it'll be a star alliance bird?

777heavy
09-14-2005, 08:12 PM
Anyone ever try to upload any of there shots to anet?

UrbanExplorer222
09-18-2005, 02:53 PM
YES!!! Finally i know i will 100% be there!!! Anybody wanna carpool? Like Phil said, and i agree with him. We should do something after

jakbar
09-18-2005, 07:18 PM
I still think a BBQ is the best idea for after Kids Day. If we're gonna do something like that, we need to get an idea of how many people would show up so we can all chip in for the right amount of food, etc. We'd also need to figure out WHERE we'd have this little shindig.

Josh

jakbar
09-18-2005, 07:18 PM
I still think a BBQ is the best idea for after Kids Day. If we're gonna do something like that, we need to get an idea of how many people would show up so we can all chip in for the right amount of food, etc. We'd also need to figure out WHERE we'd have this little shindig.

Josh

777heavy
09-20-2005, 05:27 AM
anyone know the confirmed time?

777heavy
09-20-2005, 05:27 AM
anyone know the confirmed time?

T-Bird76
09-20-2005, 08:47 AM
Well its between 11 and 12 so I'd plan it for 11, worst comes to worst you have to wait outside for a bit.

T-Bird76
09-20-2005, 08:47 AM
Well its between 11 and 12 so I'd plan it for 11, worst comes to worst you have to wait outside for a bit.

Fly1346
09-20-2005, 11:06 AM
just a few questions..... 1. Will we get bothered by police for taking pics?
2. Is the 18-55mm good enough or are we not that close to the planes?

Fly1346
09-20-2005, 11:06 AM
just a few questions..... 1. Will we get bothered by police for taking pics?
2. Is the 18-55mm good enough or are we not that close to the planes?

mirrodie
09-20-2005, 11:27 AM
shindig


well, I didnt clarify with my wife yet, but if y'all need a deck and a grill, we got it. This Saturday, AFAIK, we're free and just chilling.

You'll have to excuse the appearance of hte living room, as its being updated, but our backyard is the way to go.

just need numbers if this is happening.

we are by KFRG.

mirrodie
09-20-2005, 11:27 AM
shindig


well, I didnt clarify with my wife yet, but if y'all need a deck and a grill, we got it. This Saturday, AFAIK, we're free and just chilling.

You'll have to excuse the appearance of hte living room, as its being updated, but our backyard is the way to go.

just need numbers if this is happening.

we are by KFRG.

jakbar
09-20-2005, 11:47 AM
Mario, that would be cool if we had the BBQ in your backyard. I think we need to start a new thread entitled "Post LGA Kids Day BBQ - NYCAviation End-of-Summer Get-Together" and get people to indicate whether they are coming. One suggestion is to only give directions out to people who indicate that they are coming, as opposed to posting directions here, so that we can get a more accurate head-count for the purposes of food, etc.

Speaking of food, my guess is that we should ask everyone who shows up to chip in a little for food ($5? $10?) so that no one or two people are stuck footing the bill.

Let's see if Phil has any other plans in the works before committing to this, but otherwise this could be really fun!

Josh

jakbar
09-20-2005, 11:47 AM
Mario, that would be cool if we had the BBQ in your backyard. I think we need to start a new thread entitled "Post LGA Kids Day BBQ - NYCAviation End-of-Summer Get-Together" and get people to indicate whether they are coming. One suggestion is to only give directions out to people who indicate that they are coming, as opposed to posting directions here, so that we can get a more accurate head-count for the purposes of food, etc.

Speaking of food, my guess is that we should ask everyone who shows up to chip in a little for food ($5? $10?) so that no one or two people are stuck footing the bill.

Let's see if Phil has any other plans in the works before committing to this, but otherwise this could be really fun!

Josh

LGA777
09-20-2005, 01:45 PM
Re the directions they should be e-mailed or pm'd only. Publishing someones home address and how to get there on a public Internet site even one as specialized as this is one is a really BAD IDEA in the world we live in !

Respectfully

LGA777

LGA777
09-20-2005, 01:45 PM
Re the directions they should be e-mailed or pm'd only. Publishing someones home address and how to get there on a public Internet site even one as specialized as this is one is a really BAD IDEA in the world we live in !

Respectfully

LGA777

UrbanExplorer222
09-20-2005, 03:19 PM
One suggestion is to only give directions out to people who indicate that they are coming I agree with Josh. I mean i dont even know which building to go to. :roll: :? I mean i know its the Marine Air Terminal but there are a few buildings over there. The actually terminal itself? That round one ?

UrbanExplorer222
09-20-2005, 03:19 PM
One suggestion is to only give directions out to people who indicate that they are coming I agree with Josh. I mean i dont even know which building to go to. :roll: :? I mean i know its the Marine Air Terminal but there are a few buildings over there. The actually terminal itself? That round one ?

jakbar
09-20-2005, 03:37 PM
One suggestion is to only give directions out to people who indicate that they are coming I agree with Josh. I mean i dont even know which building to go to. :roll: :? I mean i know its the Marine Air Terminal but there are a few buildings over there. The actually terminal itself? That round one ?

I meant only directions to the BBQ, not to Kids Day.

jakbar
09-20-2005, 03:37 PM
One suggestion is to only give directions out to people who indicate that they are coming I agree with Josh. I mean i dont even know which building to go to. :roll: :? I mean i know its the Marine Air Terminal but there are a few buildings over there. The actually terminal itself? That round one ?

I meant only directions to the BBQ, not to Kids Day.

PhilDernerJr
09-20-2005, 06:13 PM
If Mario is willing to host, I say we do it, as long as some people would be willing to help give peopel rides out there and back in the evening.

I just got home and will be running back out soon, but please start a new thread for this.

Thanks Mario!

PhilDernerJr
09-20-2005, 06:13 PM
If Mario is willing to host, I say we do it, as long as some people would be willing to help give peopel rides out there and back in the evening.

I just got home and will be running back out soon, but please start a new thread for this.

Thanks Mario!

cancidas
09-20-2005, 07:05 PM
this could double as mario's house warming party.... remember we were supposed to have one of those a while back too.

cancidas
09-20-2005, 07:05 PM
this could double as mario's house warming party.... remember we were supposed to have one of those a while back too.