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Speedbird1
10-04-2007, 11:06 AM
The NYC Transit Museum used to have an annual JFK tour at a minimal cost. We would meet at the old IAB (now T4). They would take us through security and then up to the new Control Tower where we could speak to the controllers. Photography was allowed. We would then board buses which took us around the ramp area. Unfortunately, even before 9-11, we weren't permitted to leave the buses but you could take lots of photos through the windows. We were supposed to also watch a Concorde departure from Rwy 31L but due to a delay, that was canceled. The tour was great but was too limited. I guess we couldn't be allowed to board international aircraft.

nikon50bigma
10-04-2007, 02:30 PM
Do they still have this?

Matt Molnar
10-04-2007, 04:09 PM
I've searched without success. I went on a similar tour offered by the Hall of Science in the late-80s when I was 9 or 10 years old and it was amazing.

Matt Molnar
10-04-2007, 04:13 PM
Correction, I found this, not sure how up to date it is:

http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/82444182.htm

T-Bird76
10-04-2007, 07:16 PM
oooo I want a make believe passport!

RDU-JFK
10-05-2007, 09:22 AM
I remember my elementary school used to take class trips to JFK. (I went to P.S. 193 in Brooklyn). My class never got to go. :cry: I remember one year (I think it was 1992 or around then) I saw a class that just got back, and they all had plastic gift bags that said JFK on them...I wonder what was inside!

Speedbird1
10-05-2007, 11:43 AM
No, the tours have been suspended for quite a while.