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GrummanFan
05-16-2008, 10:26 PM
Wednesday, May 21st, 9:30am - Noon
Parade of Ships and Aircraft Flyover
Hudson River, from the Verrazano to George Washington Bridge

Aircraft will include:
Three Marine Corps CH-46E Chinooks
Two Marine Corps AH-1 Cobras
One UH-1 Huey
One P-3C Orion from Patrol Squadron Ten
One KC-130 Hercules
One Navy E-2 Hawkeye from Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125
S-3 Viking
One EA-6B Prowler
Four Navy F/A-18 Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron 15
Two AV-8B Harriers from Marine Corps Attack Squadron 542
Two MV-22 Ospreys from Marine Corps Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22

Aircraft Info: http://www.fleetweek.navy.mil/aircraft.htm
Fleet Week Schedule of Events: http://www.cnrma.navy.mil/fleetweek/schedule.htm

Matt Molnar
05-16-2008, 10:45 PM
Nice, I think I'll have to head into work late on Wednesday.

adam613
05-18-2008, 08:54 AM
Wow...where is a good spot to catch the action?

Matt Molnar
05-18-2008, 06:51 PM
There's a small park on the river around 56th St I went to last year, but I guess anywhere along the Hudson south of the George Washington Bridge would be good.

adam613
05-19-2008, 10:06 AM
I'll have to check this out if I don't get stuck on jury duty...

nikon50bigma
05-21-2008, 02:16 PM
Anyone have any shots from today?
Also does anyone know where the USS Nitze is docked (DDG 94)?
Would be nice to see an Osprey on that ship.

http://www.cnrma.navy.mil/fleetweek/ships08.htm

Matt Molnar
05-21-2008, 02:46 PM
I'll have some shots this evening. Only the Hornets showed up.

njgtr82
05-21-2008, 03:05 PM
Anyone have any shots from today?
Also does anyone know where the USS Nitze is docked (DDG 94)?
Would be nice to see an Osprey on that ship.

http://www.cnrma.navy.mil/fleetweek/ships08.htm

The Osprey wouldn't be on a destroyer. It would be on the LHD, which in this case is the USS Kearsarge. I had the pleasure of being on this ship for a few days with the 24th MEU. There was some Marine helo's(at least some CH-53's) around this afternoon. The F/A-18s were from VMFA-122 who's callsign is "Nikel I forget the #" out of MCAS Beaufort, SC.