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corellian21
03-04-2008, 10:18 AM
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th
Wantagh, NY



WILL INCLUDE THE BLUE ANGELS AND F-22 DEMO TEAM , SEE YOU THERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

lijk604
03-04-2008, 10:54 AM
PRAYING the F-22 stays in FRG. :!: :!: :!:

pgengler
03-04-2008, 11:13 AM
F-22 demo! Sweet! I was hoping we'd get that last year, but alas, only as a static display at the McGuire show (which, for anyone who doesn't already know, is the weekend after the Jones Beach show this year). It's one of my favorite shots, but I wanna see it flying!

GrummanFan
03-04-2008, 02:51 PM
Current lineup:

Announcer: Rob Reider

Military Participants

US Navy Blue Angels
US Army Golden Knights
F-22A Raptor Demonstration

Civillian Participants

Sean D. Tucker
Ed Hamill
John Klatt
Geico Skytypers
American Airpower Museum
Warbirds Over Long Island
Yankee Air Museum B-17
Commemorative Air Force B-24

As usual, I'll be keeping my blog-style website on the show up-to-date with the latest info. Link is in my signature.

Another visitor to keep an eye on: The V-22 Osprey will be in the area to do flybys at Fleetweek. Hopefully, someone can coax them over to this side of the East River for a little bit.

moose135
03-04-2008, 05:15 PM
Commemorative Air Force B-29
:shock: :shock: :shock:
Is she flying again?

Nick
03-04-2008, 06:08 PM
Can't wait, I'm graduating on the 23rd and driving home just in time! I'm just bummed I won't be around for the arrivals.

cancidas
03-04-2008, 06:38 PM
i'll be there, but probably hanging out in the Team Oracle pit. would love to see a B-29 flying!

stuart schechter
03-04-2008, 07:29 PM
I'll be there finally! Hope to meet up with many of you!

GrummanFan
03-04-2008, 10:39 PM
From their website http://www.cafb29b24.org/index.html

Great News!
For Immediate Release

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum (“CFM”) and the Commemorative Air Force (“CAF”) announced today a Cooperative Agreement that will put the world’s only airworthy B-29 back in the air. Jim Cavanaugh has pledged $1.2 million sponsorship for the re-engine project of FIFI, the CAF’s world famous B-29. “This sponsorship, together with additional donations from CAF members, should go a long way towards completing the project of putting FIFI back in the air again,” said Stephan Brown, President / CEO of the CAF. “Fundraising for FIFI by the CAF will continue, as we still have other restoration maintenance to perform, but Jim Cavanaugh’s generosity will get us a long way down that track,” Brown continued. Cavanaugh is the main financial support for the CFM and has been a long time benefactor of warbird projects and the CAF. “The B-29 played such a significant role in history that it is important that this airplane be preserved. Because of my close relationship with the CAF, I felt the need to get FIFI flying again,” said Cavanaugh.

It doesn't say specifically when she will be back in the air, but it definitely looks like it will happen. Will it be in time for the air show? For some reason, I feel like it won't be, so I should probably change that until I get confirmation.

flyboy 28
03-05-2008, 12:10 PM
Awesome. In years past, has this even been good for photos, lighting-wise?

pgengler
03-05-2008, 12:18 PM
Awesome. In years past, has this even been good for photos, lighting-wise?

At the beach is kinda meh, in my opinion. You can end up with a lot of haze, and since you're mostly facing south, the planes are basically backlit all day (definitely head-on and to one side, varying with the sun). Not to say that you can't get some good shots, but it's better to go to the beach to watch the show than to photograph it.

IMO, Republic Airport (FRG) is the place to be. All day people are parked along the fences and you can get some really nice light with close access. You don't really get the routines, but the T-birds did a little show at the airport last year and I think the Blue Angels did something similar the year before. The downside is that you don't necessarily get everything, as the bigger stuff doesn't base at FRG; last year the B-1 only did the beach, and I think the F-15 demo was out of Southampton (at least two years ago). Fat Albert does FRG though.

I'd love it if the F-22 stayed over at FRG!

Edited to add:

Here are my photos from last year to compare:
* Sat, May 26, at Jones Beach (http://photos.pgengler.net/gallery/2007-05-26)
* Sun, May 27, at Republic (http://photos.pgengler.net/gallery/2007-05-27)

wunaladreamin
03-05-2008, 01:19 PM
[quote="pgengler last year the B-1 only did the beach,

I'd love it if the F-22 stayed over at FRG!

[/quote]
Au contraire, a pair of B-1's did a couple of low fly-by's at FRG the day before the first show, and my camera was at Nikon for a cleaning :twisted: . If the F-22's stayed at FRG, well...you know, I'd be moist. lol

hiss srq
03-06-2008, 04:15 PM
I am VERY fired up for the show this year, I might have a little contribution to it as well. Time will tell. 8)

T-Bird76
03-06-2008, 04:50 PM
The light sucks....its that simple. The light is a$$ on in the morning and then nose on in the afternoon. Plus the crowds blow to...if you want to see the best part of the show go to the practice session on Thursday and Friday. The beach is empty and the practice session is generally longer then what you see on the weekend. I think hanging out on New Highway at FRG is far more enjoyable then the show itself. Bring a cooler a chair and a ladder and your all set. However for pictures if they don't go off early enough its backlit city but again IMO its more enjoyable then going to the beach. I enjoy the Labor Day weekend show better at FRG. This past Labor Day Moose and I sat in the parking lot at Airport Plaza and got some fantastic evening shots of the warbirds going in and out, plus some biz traffic, light was spot on to.

nikon50bigma
03-07-2008, 03:27 PM
Sweet a B-29 and an F-22!

h2opunk1822
03-07-2008, 06:11 PM
Ah.. i couldnt be any more excited for the airshow this year!!!!.. I think i have the best seats in the house esp working at sheltair!!!!.. i hope the F22 is based here to.. my buddy down in ATL.. says there amazing down there!

SCOTYDEMCO
03-09-2008, 09:48 PM
[MODERATOR NOTE: This post was merged into this topic from a separate thread.]

Well guys it's been a while since I've been on the boards and if this topic has been posted please forgive me. I figure it's time we start kicking this topic around.

May 24-25 Memorial Day Weekend.

USN Blue Angels
F-22A Raptor demo
Heritage flight with F-22A & F-86
Golden Knights
Warbirds over Long Island
American Airpower Museum
GEICO Skytypers
John Klatt
Sean D Tucker
Ed Hamill
Yankee Air Museum's B-17 "Yankee Lady" and B-24 "OL-927"

Nick
03-10-2008, 05:13 PM
Hope we get at least one more modern jet demo, will be hard to top the Bone tho.

hiss srq
03-10-2008, 11:28 PM
I am hopeing the bone does a show this year here. I would LOVE to see somthing like an E3 do a display.

hiss srq
03-10-2008, 11:28 PM
I am hopeing the bone does a show this year here. I would LOVE to see somthing like an E3 do a display.

Derf
03-11-2008, 12:08 AM
And an F-14! :borat:

Derf
03-11-2008, 12:08 AM
And an F-14! :borat:

T-Bird76
03-11-2008, 06:31 AM
I thought the Thunderbirds were coming back this year?

T-Bird76
03-11-2008, 06:31 AM
I thought the Thunderbirds were coming back this year?

pgengler
03-11-2008, 07:24 AM
The Thunderbirds did Jones Beach last year; it seems like the T-birds (no, not you, the demo team!) and the Angels alternate the Jones Beach show. The Thunderbirds are doing McGuire and Atlantic City this year, if you want to travel a bit to see them.

pgengler
03-11-2008, 07:24 AM
The Thunderbirds did Jones Beach last year; it seems like the T-birds (no, not you, the demo team!) and the Angels alternate the Jones Beach show. The Thunderbirds are doing McGuire and Atlantic City this year, if you want to travel a bit to see them.

moose135
03-11-2008, 09:11 AM
I would LOVE to see somthing like an E3 do a display.
Really? I can think of lots of other stuff I would rather see do a demo. I think an E-3 would be a rather tame flyby:

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/e_3.jpg

moose135
03-11-2008, 09:11 AM
I would LOVE to see somthing like an E3 do a display.
Really? I can think of lots of other stuff I would rather see do a demo. I think an E-3 would be a rather tame flyby:

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/e_3.jpg

pgengler
03-11-2008, 09:45 AM
The Bone was cool, if for no other reason than how loud it was. There was a Harrier demo at the Atlantic City show last year which was excellent; something like that'd be nice at Jones Beach. I don't know that an E-3 would be a particularly popular thing; it's just not as exciting as fighters and all that. Jones Beach missed out on the stealth planes last year; McGuire had an F-117 and ACY had a B-2.

pgengler
03-11-2008, 09:45 AM
The Bone was cool, if for no other reason than how loud it was. There was a Harrier demo at the Atlantic City show last year which was excellent; something like that'd be nice at Jones Beach. I don't know that an E-3 would be a particularly popular thing; it's just not as exciting as fighters and all that. Jones Beach missed out on the stealth planes last year; McGuire had an F-117 and ACY had a B-2.

hiss srq
03-17-2008, 08:02 PM
I would love a low dirty flyby or three by an E3. That would make me happy. The last time I saw a 707 frame was almost a year ago in SRQ when I was at the airport while a pair of 135's took tuns seeing who could bounce it harder on runway 14.

Greg_NY
03-23-2008, 05:29 PM
Apparently the F-22 will be based out of Gabreski airport.

Having never been there before, is it a photographer/spotter friendly airport?

Thanks

Nick
03-23-2008, 09:22 PM
Apparently the F-22 will be based out of Gabreski airport.

Having never been there before, is it a photographer/spotter friendly airport?

Thanks
Awesome news! Maybe I'll spend my Saturday out there and Sunday at the show. Can you tell me where you heard this from?

GrummanFan
03-23-2008, 09:58 PM
The shows organizer, Karl Koppen, posts updates once in a while on Airshowbuzz.com. This info was in a post a few days back. Also in that post was the confirmation that the Blues will stage from FRG.

Hey Nick...want to arrange an NYCA base visit? :D

Greg_NY
03-23-2008, 10:18 PM
Awesome news! Maybe I'll spend my Saturday out there and Sunday at the show. Can you tell me where you heard this from?

GrummanFan is correct, that is who announced it. He has been a great source of information in the past.

Derf
03-23-2008, 10:34 PM
The Blues were here earlier this year to scope it out! I had posted those pictures already,
but for the guys that have not been around :borat: Gocha covered!

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/234014498_gF3L2-L-1.jpg

This is for h2opunk1822
http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/234014974_2WKLV-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/234015036_aRwBs-L-1.jpg

Nick
03-24-2008, 06:22 AM
The shows organizer, Karl Koppen, posts updates once in a while on Airshowbuzz.com. This info was in a post a few days back. Also in that post was the confirmation that the Blues will stage from FRG.

Hey Nick...want to arrange an NYCA base visit? :D I'll see what I can do, I'd need a headcount.

Derf
03-24-2008, 08:08 AM
#1 :borat:

pgengler
03-24-2008, 08:31 AM
#2 right behind him.

wunaladreamin
03-24-2008, 08:52 AM
Depending on what day and time, I'll be #3.

Greg_NY
03-24-2008, 09:17 AM
I would like to go as well.

Thanks

moose135
03-24-2008, 10:23 AM
I'll be there! TIA

flyboy 28
03-24-2008, 12:03 PM
I'll definitely be there.

GrummanFan
03-24-2008, 01:23 PM
#7 on the list here!

Nick
03-24-2008, 04:34 PM
I'll call them tomorrow, I guess the plan would be to spend Saturday on base and Sunday at the show? Or maybe Sat Am at Gabreski and Pm at FRG catching traffic there as well? LMK.

njgtr82
03-24-2008, 05:04 PM
I would be interested

Bill

lijk604
03-25-2008, 01:30 PM
Count me in!

lijk604
03-25-2008, 01:33 PM
Awesome news! Maybe I'll spend my Saturday out there and Sunday at the show. Can you tell me where you heard this from?

GrummanFan is correct, that is who announced it. He has been a great source of information in the past.

Bill McShane of Sheltair also confirmed the FA22's will not be at FRG.
He said they prefer the 9000ft of pavement at FOK.

moose135
03-25-2008, 01:48 PM
Bill McShane of Sheltair also confirmed the FA22's will not be at FRG.
He said they prefer the 9000ft of pavement at FOK.

Not to mention an ANG hangar they can hide it in when not flying :wink:

GrummanFan
03-25-2008, 01:49 PM
I'll call them tomorrow, I guess the plan would be to spend Saturday on base and Sunday at the show? Or maybe Sat Am at Gabreski and Pm at FRG catching traffic there as well? LMK.

I would say Sat AM on base so we can also catch the Blues and other action at Republic. It's about a one hour drive from Gabreski to FRG, so the earlier we can get out there the better.

nikon50bigma
04-07-2008, 05:16 PM
I'd like to go too please.

stuart schechter
04-07-2008, 06:21 PM
I think it will be too long of a drive for me from northern Westchester. Just a big hassle. I will be attending the airshow though. What day will the visit be, if any, because then I will know if I can go.

Woz
05-12-2008, 04:11 PM
Anyone know if the Blue Angels or other aircraft will be flying photo-ops around Manhattan next week? BA's did it 2 years ago. Thanks

Nick
05-13-2008, 07:07 AM
Hope to see everyone there. And remember, leave your seeing eye ferrets at home!


NO PETS. Of course, this excludes animals that aid the handicapped. Unless that animal happens to be a ferret, and if you are using a ferret to lead you around everywhere, you will probably have trouble getting to the show in the first place.

Derf
05-13-2008, 08:26 AM
Why the hell would a blind man with a ferrett go to an airshow?.........I love it! :borat:

stuart schechter
05-13-2008, 08:32 AM
He likes the sound... :borat:

Gerard
05-15-2008, 05:30 PM
>Plus the crowds blow to...if you want to see the best part of the show go to the practice session on Thursday and Friday. The beach is empty and the practice session is generally longer then what you see on the weekend. I think hanging out on New Highway at FRG is far more enjoyable then the show itself. Bring a cooler a chair and a ladder and your all set. <

No you REALLY have to go to the beach to enjoy the show. The great thing about 2 days is you do one at the beach and one at FRG. And the crowd isnt so bad if you stay to the east or west of the Jones Beach Tower. More room and less congested. There I will pull up my chair and chill out. Usually have my ipod set up for
some good rockin tunes but listened at a level where they dont drown out the sounds of the engines. In fact you guys should check out "If I Could Fly" by Joe Satriani from the "Is There Love In Space" CD. A few other great airshow Satch tunes are "Surfing With the Alien" and "Speed of Light".
Back in 2005 I was finishing up two months of disability due to surgery and didnt even realize they did "practice" shows. But hearing some chatter on my scanner I drove down to Jones Beach and was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately I havent been able to do it again. The one other time I was off that Friday rain cancelled the
practice show.

PhantomII
05-16-2008, 05:17 PM
Word on the street has it that the Raptor will be dodging SWA 737s next weekend, rather than spending time out east. No confirmation of this, but it sounds likely to be the case.

AirtrafficController
05-16-2008, 06:32 PM
Ill be at FRG on Sunday. Hope to see you guys there.

emshighway
05-16-2008, 10:05 PM
The F22s will be using ISP starting Thursday night.

adam613
05-18-2008, 08:53 AM
My girlfriend actually brought this up...without me mentioning it first...so we may be there :D

Nick
05-18-2008, 09:21 AM
Two of my buddies will be working the static display, I may be over there too on Saturday / Sunday.. But I'll be in civvy's myself. 8)

GrummanFan
05-18-2008, 10:14 AM
Two of my buddies will be working the static display

What exactly does the 106th have in store for us this year, in terms of statics and demos?

Gerard
05-18-2008, 02:53 PM
Just saw the "7 Day Forecast" and though the temps will only be in the Upper 60s they are calling for CLEAR, NO RAIN from
Wed on !!!!

Nick
05-19-2008, 07:17 AM
Two of my buddies will be working the static display

What exactly does the 106th have in store for us this year, in terms of statics and demos?

My guess is the same as what we're used to. Static display, and SAR demo. You know the number, call em up!

eric8669
05-21-2008, 09:23 AM
When do the Blue Angels Arrive?

mirrodie
05-21-2008, 09:30 AM
my gues is #7 tonight

GrummanFan
05-21-2008, 09:56 AM
#7 should already be here. #1-#6 should be coming in between 9 and 9:30 tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Lets hope the weather holds out!

nikon50bigma
05-21-2008, 02:17 PM
Just a couple more days, I can't wait!

moose135
05-21-2008, 08:56 PM
And so it starts...Blue Angel 7 arrived at FRG around 5pm. After landing on Rwy 14, they taxied down the end and tested the portable arrester cable, then parked over at the terminal.

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299323540_RR3FE-L.jpg

Check out the sparks from the hook!
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299323903_jUsay-L.jpg

Catching the wire.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299323970_5tMHq-L.jpg

Will that be cash or credit?
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299324059_fakR4-L.jpg

After he was parked, a shower passed through. When the sun came back out, it make for some great shots, beautiful light with the dark storm clouds in the background.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299325518_p7Tnj-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299326199_yT7VX-L.jpg

The rest of the team arrives Thursday morning around 9:15am. Word around the air patch says the Raptors will make a fly over about 9am before heading over to ISP. See you there!

Nick
05-21-2008, 09:20 PM
Looks like the pilot has a goatee!

nikon50bigma
05-21-2008, 10:04 PM
The shots of the parked #7 jet is awesome with the dark skies.
I'll probably run into some of you guys on Friday or Saturday.

Derf
05-21-2008, 10:17 PM
I got a buch too Moose....but I am to busy Post Proccessing other shots of my flight right now! :wink:

Plus, yours are better anyway... Those were TOPPS... I LOVE the plane blurred in the second but NOT in the third! WONDERFULY DONE! Those sparks came out great. :borat:

h2opunk1822
05-22-2008, 04:59 PM
haha nice to see chad busting his ass!!.. working with the angels today is absoluely awesome!.. some of the nicest/funniest people i have delt with in the aviation industry

moose135
05-22-2008, 08:07 PM
Spent the day at FRG & the beach. Horrible conditions this morning, and with the rain and winds, they fooled us - we were expecting the Blues to arrive on Rwy 14, instead they came in the opposite direction. Between the showers we did manage to get some shooting in. Here are some from FRG.

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299824090_8hvsz-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299824579_YvF6w-L.jpg

Went down to the departure end of Rwy 14 on New Highway. BA 7 made an impressive departure on a media flight! I think he cleared the fence by about 20 feet, and put a new part in Fred's hair! :shock:
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299824897_a6ykm-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299825062_etv4j-L.jpg

Overcast and rain made for some poor shooting, but they certainly were close overhead.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299824441_cCXwN-L.jpg

The conditions did make for nice contrails, though.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299825132_WQgNf-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299825268_f2UP4-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299824771_VDGg6-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299825446_nVtCH-L.jpg

I went down to the beach and caught their practice show. I'll post some shots from there later...

lijk604
05-22-2008, 09:00 PM
Check this thread for my shots from ISP today when the Raptors arrived.
Seems FRG had the better weather for the Blues.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12136 (http://www.nycaviation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12136)

Nick
05-22-2008, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the shots guys. I'll stop by FRG on Saturday and JB on Sunday. Getting back in NY tomorrow night.

lijk604
05-22-2008, 09:21 PM
I'll be at the beach for practice almost all day tomorrow, if anyone is going to be around let me know.

GrummanFan
05-22-2008, 10:21 PM
I'll be making a quick swing by Republic tomorrow to catch the departure to Maryland (9:00am), then I will head straight to the beach.

I absolutely LOVED the weather at FRG today...the sporadic rain showers provided for some crazy lighting, and great cloud backdrops. Compared to last year, I am so much happier with the way my pictures have been coming out. I think I'm starting to learn a thing or two about this photography thing.

Here's the tip of the iceberg:

http://dfalk.smugmug.com/photos/299888403_wv5Fo-L-1.jpg

http://dfalk.smugmug.com/photos/299888503_jXLFW-L-1.jpg

http://dfalk.smugmug.com/photos/299888465_hZz5E-L-1.jpg

http://dfalk.smugmug.com/photos/299888429_BB7ir-L-1.jpg

And the takeoff that blew everybody's hats off...literally. (Taken at 70mm...if only I had panned upward more!!! :x )

http://dfalk.smugmug.com/photos/299891613_qb39K-L-0.jpg

heeshung
05-22-2008, 10:41 PM
Is any day going to be necessarily better than the other? I know the weather will be great for both, but I was just wondering if any of the two days had any advantages like less traffic or people.

Also, I'm wondering if my 70-200mm will be sufficient enough for beach shots. I do have that 1.6x magnification from the camera, though.

moose135
05-22-2008, 11:10 PM
Nice shots, Dan! They are looking good.


Is any day going to be necessarily better than the other? I know the weather will be great for both, but I was just wondering if any of the two days had any advantages like less traffic or people.

Also, I'm wondering if my 70-200mm will be sufficient enough for beach shots. I do have that 1.6x magnification from the camera, though.
I don't think there will be much (if any) difference in the show, and I don't think the traffic or crowds will be much different. I've gone on Sunday the past two years, and both days the year before. It's going to be crowded...

Here are some shots from the beach today:

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299869769_gS5mP-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299870318_RRVfV-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299868349_QdFoq-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299869158_v6Jja-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299869065_kdwoE-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299869472_SXv7X-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/299870052_ohdHU-L.jpg

flyboy 28
05-22-2008, 11:42 PM
Those are some great shots, Moose. The last one with the dark clouds really looks great!

Stupid question, I know, but will all seven Blues be on the ramp for Saturday night?

moose135
05-23-2008, 12:08 AM
Thanks! If you mean for Night Under the Stars, no the Blues will not be there. They are parked across the field at the main terminal ramp. Unfortunately, we will not have access to that area for our shoot.

flyboy 28
05-23-2008, 06:50 AM
Shucks. I've always wanted to be right up close to them. Fair enough though.

mirrodie
05-23-2008, 01:09 PM
http://dfalk.smugmug.com/photos/299891613_qb39K-L-0.jpg

nice shot. Was that at about....840 AM on Thursday AM? I was heading into the gym, sitting on Wellwood ave at the light when she thundered upward!




I too am considering heading out on Sunday, if only to give the baby a taste of the Blues.

If I were to leave the house to be there at noon and book outta there as soon as they are done, are the odds that I'll be stuck in traffic? If so I'll pass this year...again.


And plan it in 2 years so that I am off on Friday :)

wunaladreamin
05-23-2008, 03:40 PM
Between yesterday and today...I am MOIST!!!

http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/299739096_cb7xZ-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/299739266_zNaGv-L.jpg
http://www.tinfoilhelmetphotography.com/photos/300191929_32m2M-L.jpg
http://www.tinfoilhelmetphotography.com/photos/300192035_4ktEf-L.jpg
http://www.tinfoilhelmetphotography.com/photos/300192187_WDdhD-L.jpg
http://www.tinfoilhelmetphotography.com/photos/300192422_4sype-L.jpg
http://www.tinfoilhelmetphotography.com/photos/300192589_o8hqD-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300192760_9f76R-L.jpg
http://www.tinfoilhelmetphotography.com/photos/300192885_c7Eow-L.jpg
http://www.tinfoilhelmetphotography.com/photos/300192978_kEEUs-L.jpg

EGADZ!!!

heeshung
05-23-2008, 04:53 PM
So, the day before the show my dad decides to exchange the L lens with Canoga Camera in California because of a speck of dust in one of the inner lens that he claims he found. :evil: It won't be back for a couple weeks at least.

Shots with that EF-S 18-55mm? Personally, I think not.

The only way to get the planes bigger than mere specks in a photo would be to convince him to buy that Fujifilm S700 that he's been leaning towards for a while. It's not an SLR, but it's better than the 350D with a 55mm lens.

Right?


Oh, and great shots by the way.

moose135
05-23-2008, 04:55 PM
Here are a few from today:

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/300218825_LbCbJ-M.jpg

David Windmiller - he lost his canopy during practice at the beach, and returned with an open cockpit :shock:
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/300218745_df7ML-M.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/300218313_zG43G-M.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/300218105_323KE-M.jpg

Greg_NY
05-23-2008, 05:08 PM
Excellent photos Moose and Wunaladreamin,

Did the F-22 do multiple passes or just a flyover?

Which runway did the Blue Angels use for takeoff and landing?

Thanks

nikon50bigma
05-23-2008, 08:50 PM
Moose and Fred check your PM boxes.
Great shots guys!

GrummanFan
05-23-2008, 10:13 PM
David Windmiller - he lost his canopy during practice at the beach, and returned with an open cockpit :shock:

Niiiccee! I didn't see the canopy fall off, but I did get to help the FAA guys scan the water to try and find it. Seems to have sunk to the bottom, hope he can locate another one it time...

moose135
05-24-2008, 06:32 AM
Excellent photos Moose and Wunaladreamin,

Did the F-22 do multiple passes or just a flyover?

Which runway did the Blue Angels use for takeoff and landing?

Thanks

Thanks! The F-22 came up initial in formation with the P-51 (Heritage Flight formation) They did a mid-field break, the P-51 came in to land and the F-22 followed him in for a low approach then headed back to ISP. The Blues used Rwy 32 for departure/arrival both times (they ran down to Annapolis in the morning for the USNA graduation ceremony.)

Nick
05-24-2008, 08:37 AM
I'm headin down in a lil bit to Republic.

T-Bird76
05-24-2008, 12:20 PM
Here's a few from last night. What a fantastic time last night with some great company!

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Blue1_A_FRG_052408.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Blue1_FRG_052408.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Blue4_FRG_052408.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Blue7_FRG_052408.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/FATALBERT_FRG_052408.jpg

Mateo
05-24-2008, 01:06 PM
Hmm.. a 4-strobe departure? Looks like it was climbing a little quickly to be a Cirrus, maybe a Citation Excel?

Greg_NY
05-24-2008, 03:39 PM
Spectacular!!!!

It's cool that they let you guys over to the Blue Angels...

wunaladreamin
05-24-2008, 03:42 PM
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300627002_WEVMD-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300627176_qkByv-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300627367_Bhfyr-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300627589_ojLQm-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300627726_Ksp2y-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300628143_GxdHH-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300628298_AV95z-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300628437_5Jxny-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300628578_KPxm2-L.jpg
http://kennys.smugmug.com/photos/300628755_VzfWA-L.jpg

Gerard
05-24-2008, 05:09 PM
>If I were to leave the house to be there at noon and book outta there as soon as they are done, are the odds that I'll be stuck in traffic? <

Forget it. I hit traffic on the Wantagh at 10:30 and wound up watching the Warbirds from my car. And unless you are sitting in your car as soon as
the Angels finish you are going to hit traffic. I was in Lot 3 and had no problem leaving but l waited about 45 minutes after the Angels finished. Sunday
should be worse with even better weather and bigger crowds. With gas prices so high a lot of people stayed home this holiday weekend and the air show
is a good choice for a family outing close-by.

Gerard
05-24-2008, 05:12 PM
>The Blues used Rwy 32 for departure/arrival both times<

Saturday also?

pgengler
05-24-2008, 05:25 PM
The Blues were up and down on 32 today; they were the only ones using that (except for the P40 which landed long on 14 with the engine problem).

Derf
05-25-2008, 01:18 AM
Sunday, today....
I will be at the beach
to find me...go to the shore from the needle, the lifeguard stand directly infront of the needle is where I am. The 4 posts with rope will keep you away, but I am at the south east post or corner.

Come visit....come stay! :borat:

moose135
05-25-2008, 02:02 AM
After 16 hours at Republic Airport, and over 1,600 shots, I need to get a few hour sleep before heading to the beach, but here are a couple of Raptor shots:

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/300888672_XqZvs-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/300888598_fycxc-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/300888807_GfVXu-L.jpg

Gerard
05-25-2008, 07:41 AM
>The Blues were up and down on 32 today; they were the only ones using that (except for the P40 which landed long on 14 with the engine problem<

Are the Angels leaving today (Sun) after the show or Monday?

mirrodie
05-25-2008, 09:57 AM
Thanks for the advice Gerard.

STicking to my good sense. I'll pass again and aim for a Friday in the future years :)

moose135
05-25-2008, 03:16 PM
Got home a short time ago from the beach. Many photos to process...not as many as Fred :shock: Will post some later tonight. Second year in a row I didn't have any delays getting in or out.

I've seen all the performers before except the Raptor, and really only went to the beach to see it fly. I was dumbfounded watching it. I don't know what it is, but is clearly isn't an airplane...airplanes don't do what the Raptor did. It was like a religious experience watching that bird fly!

Gerard
05-25-2008, 03:47 PM
> Second year in a row I didn't have any delays getting in or out.<

My oldest son and his girlfriend left at 11 and got there just in time to see the Angels. In fact they just parked on the side of the road at that point. I was listening to the radio broadcast and they announced if you arent close dont bother. This was around 11:45.

>I've seen all the performers before except the Raptor, and really only went to the beach to see it fly. I was dumbfounded watching it. I don't know what it is, but is clearly isn't an airplane...airplanes don't what the Raptor did. It was like a religious experience watching that bird fly<

LOL I know what you mean. Today I did FRG and was by the Atlantic parking lot on 109 as Raptor 1 did two flybys!! Whoa!! The way it turns on the DIME is truly amazing!!
And when Angel 9, the C-130, returned it came tearing in and as it turned for Runway 14 I swear the wings were pointed straight down.
When it came back I thought it was going to do a high pass then all of a sudden he drops his nose and comes straight down. Nice!!
The Angels did one low flyby with smoke along 32 then did a hard right break to line-up for 32.
It was truly a fun weekend with the beach yesterday and FRG today.

nikon50bigma
05-25-2008, 04:49 PM
Moose! Those raptor shots are incredible!
I'll have my pictures up probably tomorrow.

heeshung
05-25-2008, 09:15 PM
Anyone notice those protesters?

So I was stuck with my dinky 18-55mm, but I tried to make the best of it. These have been slightly edited.

Hope to get more soon.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/UnitedVirtualResources/743778d9.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/UnitedVirtualResources/3f80958d.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/UnitedVirtualResources/51f5309a.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/UnitedVirtualResources/a0bb831d.jpg

My first time at FRG: Shooting through the fence, literally. Leaving late afternoon.
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/UnitedVirtualResources/403ebc66.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/UnitedVirtualResources/d0d652e2.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/UnitedVirtualResources/501c2fc7.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/UnitedVirtualResources/5657451c.jpg

cancidas
05-25-2008, 10:22 PM
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/300888672_XqZvs-L.jpg
wow moose, those are insane! kudos!

heeshung
05-25-2008, 11:35 PM
I was looking through my photos, and apparently I caught Ed Hamill (Air Force Reserve Biplane) on his cell phone. I didn't even know it was him when I took the shot.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/UnitedVirtualResources/4ac3bcb7.jpg

lijk604
05-26-2008, 02:18 PM
I was looking through my photos, and apparently I caught Ed Hamill (Air Force Reserve Biplane) on his cell phone. I didn't even know it was him when I took the shot.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/UnitedVirtualResources/4ac3bcb7.jpg

Even stunt flies gotta check their "Crackberries" LOL!!! Great catch!

Dan N
05-26-2008, 08:03 PM
Here's a real small sampling from the 10,000 or so I shot over the last few days:

It was great to hang a bit w/ Fred M, Fred K, and Scotty. Hope to see you all again soon!

http://danneri.com/photos/2008JonesBeach/2008_DAN8628.jpg

http://danneri.com/photos/2008JonesBeach/2008_DAN6336.jpg

http://danneri.com/photos/2008JonesBeach/2008_DAN9454.jpg

http://danneri.com/photos/2008JonesBeach/2008_DAN0374.jpg

http://danneri.com/photos/2008JonesBeach/2008_DAN1202.jpg

http://danneri.com/photos/2008JonesBeach/2008_DAN7211.jpg

http://danneri.com/photos/2008JonesBeach/2008_DAN7398.jpg

http://danneri.com/photos/2008JonesBeach/2008_DAN7434.jpg

Derf
05-27-2008, 11:37 AM
Hey All, Finally I am back! Thank you all for a weekend that will reflect a lifetime.
Final damage to my camera was around 15k worth of banging away. I got to meet
Lots of great people and my only issue was that I was running so much and was so
tired at the same time, I did not get to spend much time with anyone. Nick, WE
GOTTA HANG!

Here are just a few of my shots from the weekend.
"Ahhhh, almost like being home!"
http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302295854_ZetY9-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302298960_8oR8p-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302300336_fkWah-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302302050_cWUTL-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302302900_S4vST-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302303597_yX4uS-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302304489_UZBj9-L-1.jpg

Missing Something?
http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302304812_mpr8D-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302305496_ReEe5-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302306212_iSxRv-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302306633_6Mqny-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302307010_G2HWp-L-1.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302312869_LqTZr-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302313822_dA49M-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302315316_gGmvY-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302316632_Tz6J4-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302317924_Biy59-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302321353_H6kNw-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302326856_zsVFM-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302327504_prGEW-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302328037_fKbQr-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302329153_o2Se3-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302334776_YLvz4-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302337991_Jei6x-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302339922_8sCPo-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302340211_UaXoQ-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302340314_RngRm-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302340788_kb7Mk-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302343370_ntZxq-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302344467_qUeUc-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302346375_YWgG8-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302347217_uocrV-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302351950_nagEg-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302354223_AjHdd-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302354532_GhExA-L.jpg



I did not even look at Sunday's shots yet!
http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/302320483_Nt4bT-L.jpg

Dan N
05-27-2008, 11:58 AM
50mph with no seatbelt on??

Derf
05-27-2008, 12:06 PM
ITS PHOTOSHOPPED DAN :wink: :lol:

moose135
05-27-2008, 02:01 PM
Great shots, Fred! You know, some of them look very much like mine - you would think we were together all weekend :wink:

PhilDernerJr
05-27-2008, 02:14 PM
That last US Marines helicopter. What is that? I saw that fly over Queens around 1pm on Saturday while I was in the middle of a hockey game. Teammate yelled at me for looking up. (I scored about 30 seconds later).

Matt Molnar
05-27-2008, 02:35 PM
That last US Marines helicopter. What is that? I saw that fly over Queens around 1pm on Saturday while I was in the middle of a hockey game. Teammate yelled at me for looking up. (I scored about 30 seconds later).
Same one flew over my house last Thursday. See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12107 (http://nycaviation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12107)

h2opunk1822
05-27-2008, 02:38 PM
awesome shots everyone!!!.. Fred.. did they give you any problems with the pass's??

h2opunk1822
05-27-2008, 04:15 PM
So My Pics arent anywhere near as good as any of yours and if i knew how to use photoshop i would touch them up!.. but here is what i took when i wasnt fueling the angels!! Enjoy

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0904.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0917.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0927.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0942.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0913.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0944.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0954.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0970.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0976.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0982.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0984.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0986.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0995.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0998.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0999.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/H2opunk182/DSCN0997.jpg

Gerard
05-27-2008, 06:08 PM
That last US Marines helicopter. What is that? I saw that fly over Queens around 1pm on Saturday while I was in the middle of a hockey game. Teammate yelled at me for looking up. (I scored about 30 seconds later).

That is a 1963 Sikorsky UH-34D that a group of dedicated volunteers worked on for 5 and a Half years out in Cutchogue (Long Island) to get it airborne. Just a great
story and it was very cool finally seeing it fly on Sunday. For me that was the first time.
Check out their website http://www.34restoration.org

GrummanFan
05-28-2008, 12:23 AM
I was playing around with some panoramas, some of which involved the planes. This one didn't...just after the huge downpour on Thursday, after the first practice takeoff...

http://dfalk.smugmug.com/photos/302070501_Pwhe7-XL.jpg

nikon50bigma
05-29-2008, 08:50 PM
Great shots guys!
Heres my share:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-12.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-11.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-10.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-9.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-8.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-7.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-6.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-5.jpg

nikon50bigma
05-29-2008, 08:52 PM
Some more:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-4.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-3.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-2.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravele-1.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z211/nikon50bigma/ByPatrickOTooleforAirshowTravelerJo.jpg

Derf
06-02-2008, 11:06 AM
I finished uploading all the shots to my site and have 384 photos uploaded. I am still tired!

Here are a few more
http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305882584_SFocs-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305886712_2PG6W-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305888468_v5FbT-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305889345_8tTs4-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305897391_P99y2-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305898095_dbTb5-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305899555_9avwZ-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305900828_GAvDJ-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305901183_9vBs9-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305902156_FJ6HZ-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305902735_nhgFf-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305903912_5iZcR-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305905709_nz59a-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305906002_yZTTR-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305907627_vx7TN-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305907978_TpYYQ-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305908334_f3p9h-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305909686_53iYR-M.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/305909862_bcxmj-M.jpg

What fun!!!

Gerard
06-02-2008, 09:18 PM
Great shots (as usual). Love the shot shot of the Angel C-130 making the turn to come in for the Fly-by. When I was at
FRG by the movie theaters on Sunday that SOB (LOL) came tearing across Farmingdale/Bethpage low level then made a
turn just like the one in the picture with the wings pointed straight down for the R14 fly-by!! Just amazing flying of that big aircraft!!

mirrodie
06-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Gerard, I saw that too, I was on Pinelawn heading home, that wicked 60 degree bank to port just off the ground. NICE!