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Vidiot
07-21-2009, 03:29 PM
Looks like it'll be 9/26:
http://www.navy.mil/navco/airshows/avssep09.html

Matt Molnar
07-21-2009, 03:43 PM
Looks like it'll be 9/26:
http://www.navy.mil/navco/airshows/avssep09.html
Nice!

It's usually the last Saturday of Sept. so that makes sense.

I wonder what the Navy will be bringing in?

[Edit: "Please note: Events listed are eligible for Navy Aviation Support ~ HOWEVER ~ that Does Not Guarantee that aircraft will be available for the event. The ability of units to participate will depend on operational and training requirements at the time of the event."]

moose135
07-21-2009, 03:46 PM
Who do we have to talk to at McGuire to get a KC-135 up here?

PhilDernerJr
07-21-2009, 03:46 PM
Good find. I'm very excited.

I hope a certain special visitor that was unable to come last year will be able to make it this year. [/annoying anonymous comment]

Matt Molnar
07-21-2009, 03:47 PM
I hope a certain special visitor that was unable to come last year will be able to make it this year. [/annoying anonymous comment]
I concur.

mirrodie
07-21-2009, 03:57 PM
Oy my Goodness....


I happened to have OFF that Saturday! Now THERE is a FIRST!!! :borat:


Oh, and I'll bring my kid! Maybe both?!

markg
07-27-2009, 02:50 PM
Surprised to see Greenwood Lake having an airshow that weekend also.

Maybe someone has finally bought the airport and is going to improve it. The Connie up there has had a paint job recently, although it should have been repainted in TW colors.

cancidas
07-27-2009, 03:03 PM
Who do we have to talk to at McGuire to get a KC-135 up here?
gonna have to be Mr. Kroeppel. 707s and DC-8s aren't allowed to land here at LGA.

Fighting_falcon_51
07-27-2009, 03:09 PM
um, Ive never been to this, what do they actually do?

moose135
07-27-2009, 03:21 PM
um, Ive never been to this, what do they actually do?
It's an "open house" out on the ramp at LGA. Usually, they will have several airliners on display that you can walk through, visit the cockpit, etc. The NYPD Aviation and PAPD usually have helicopters on display, along with the Skytypers, some of the other area warbirds, and a few military visitors. PAPD has had a couple of big crash trucks and other toys on display, NYPD K-9 unit did a demo. There offered free hot dogs and other refreshments the past few years.

Here are galleries from 2006 and 2007:
http://moose135.smugmug.com/gallery/195 ... 4166_UXhSY (http://moose135.smugmug.com/gallery/1951091_mzSwz/1/99034166_UXhSY)
http://moose135.smugmug.com/gallery/356 ... 6473_gG8Ks (http://moose135.smugmug.com/gallery/3569914_8ae9P/1/202526473_gG8Ks)

Matt Molnar
07-27-2009, 03:33 PM
Who do we have to talk to at McGuire to get a KC-135 up here?
gonna have to be Mr. Kroeppel. 707s and DC-8s aren't allowed to land here at LGA.
Remember they got approval for one last year, and it would have been there had it not gotten rained out.

Fighting_falcon_51
07-27-2009, 03:49 PM
um, Ive never been to this, what do they actually do?
It's an "open house" out on the ramp at LGA. Usually, they will have several airliners on display that you can walk through, visit the cockpit, etc. The NYPD Aviation and PAPD usually have helicopters on display, along with the Skytypers, some of the other area warbirds, and a few military visitors. PAPD has had a couple of big crash trucks and other toys on display, NYPD K-9 unit did a demo. There offered free hot dogs and other refreshments the past few years.

Here are galleries from 2006 and 2007:
http://moose135.smugmug.com/gallery/195 ... 4166_UXhSY (http://moose135.smugmug.com/gallery/1951091_mzSwz/1/99034166_UXhSY)
http://moose135.smugmug.com/gallery/356 ... 6473_gG8Ks (http://moose135.smugmug.com/gallery/3569914_8ae9P/1/202526473_gG8Ks)
Thanks for the info John!

lijk604
07-27-2009, 04:15 PM
Looks like I'm working that weekend. :x

mmedford
07-27-2009, 05:11 PM
I hope I'm here for it; going to have to call my buddies from LGA for a ride...

PhilDernerJr
07-29-2009, 05:37 PM
I believe LGA received a C-17 a couple years ago as well.

Matt Molnar
07-29-2009, 10:23 PM
Anyone privy to the tentative guests yet?

mirrodie
08-26-2009, 09:15 AM
BTW, I plan on going in the afternoon with my son. Maybe the whole family.

But HIghheel's parents wanted to know exactly what it was and what is there. Not having been there, how would you folks describe it? What is there , what to do, etc? Is there an age limit?

T-Bird76
08-26-2009, 09:27 AM
BTW, I plan on going in the afternoon with my son. Maybe the whole family.

But HIghheel's parents wanted to know exactly what it was and what is there. Not having been there, how would you folks describe it? What is there , what to do, etc? Is there an age limit?

Wait...you were there two years ago, getting old and forgetting things Mario?

mirrodie
08-26-2009, 03:54 PM
Ahh, my astute red-headed Irish friend, I remember it well!

I met up with you guys for dinner AFTERWARDS. Never once have I actually been to LGA kids day, never even set foot on the bus to take you on the tarmac.


So, how's it feel getting old and forgetting things? :wink:

PhilDernerJr
08-26-2009, 05:20 PM
My nephew will be attending! :)

T-Bird76
08-26-2009, 05:50 PM
Ahh, my astute red-headed Irish friend, I remember it well!

I met up with you guys for dinner AFTERWARDS. Never once have I actually been to LGA kids day, never even set foot on the bus to take you on the tarmac.


So, how's it feel getting old and forgetting things? :wink:

Wait.....did we meet in the parking lot? I'm certain I saw you there!

mirrodie
08-26-2009, 08:13 PM
Highheels and I met you as you were disembarking the bus that took you to the festivities. We got there at 245, knowing it ends at 3, just to do dinner.

So I may bring my family and in laws but not sure what to describe it as to the inlaws esp. as I have not been there. SO what exactly goes on there and what can they expect?

moose135
08-26-2009, 08:23 PM
SO what exactly goes on there and what can they expect?
There were two or three airliners on display that you can walk through, cockpits included. Some local warbirds were on hand, including Warbirds Over Long Island and the Skytypers. A few military aircraft usually come in for tours also. PAPD had some of their big trucks and other toys out, NYPD (I think) had a K-9 team demonstration, plus free hot dogs, chips and water.

Here are my photos from 2006 and 2007:
http://www.moose135photography.com/Airp ... 6473_gG8Ks (http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/LGA-Kids-Day-2007/3569914_8ae9P/1/202526473_gG8Ks)
http://www.moose135photography.com/Airp ... 4166_UXhSY (http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/LGA-Kids-Day-2006/1951091_mzSwz/1/99034166_UXhSY)

wunaladreamin
09-05-2009, 02:14 PM
Ok, so how does this work? Time permitting (I've got plans to be drunker than ****), I'd like to check this out. Is there a specific place to go? Is it better to take public transportation? And how long should one expect to be at such an event? Thanks!

Matt Molnar
09-05-2009, 02:30 PM
There is free parking in a designated lot, I forget which one, but if you enter the airport through the Marine Air Terminal entrance and make a left at the light, you'll see signs. The entrance to the event is through a small gate next to the PAPD building, where you board a shuttle bus which takes you to the fun.

fly.mcs
09-20-2009, 10:03 AM
Any word on aircraft? The usual AAL MD-80, DAL MD-80 & AWE A319?

mmedford
09-20-2009, 10:27 AM
Any word on aircraft? The usual AAL MD-80, DAL MD-80 & AWE A319?

Usually...

whatever is laying around for the time, is offered..

Matt Molnar
09-21-2009, 12:52 AM
Any word on aircraft? The usual AAL MD-80, DAL MD-80 & AWE A319?
Some old warbirds are possible as well. Will post details once confirmed. A lot of stuff is a game day decision, due mainly to the fragility of airline scheds and old planes breaking down, so we really don't know what will show up until the day of the event.

Jonesbeach
09-21-2009, 07:53 AM
What time does the event start? I've been there in years past, but I don't recall the start time.

PhilDernerJr
09-21-2009, 08:43 AM
12pm-4pm :)

AA 777
09-21-2009, 06:35 PM
So far here is a list of what should be there

AA S80
DL S80
US A319

Two Adversary Blue F18's From VFC-12
Texans from FRG
B-25 from FRG
C130 Hercules with Skis from Schenectady, NY
Navy King Air
Couple Cessna's

This is the info I got and everything is subject to change. There are some other possible visitors that may be coming. If I get any word on them I'll let you guys and gals know...

cancidas
09-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Two Adversary Blue F18's From VFC-12

with any luck they won't leave until sunday afternoon....

mirrodie
09-21-2009, 10:24 PM
Cool Matt! Can't wait to finally attend.

Delta777LR
09-23-2009, 05:25 PM
As for US A319, is it gonna be a retro or any speacial?

AA 777
09-24-2009, 06:11 PM
Hey all...

The list I posed above is pretty much what your going to get Saturday. No other special visitors :(

LGA777
09-24-2009, 06:30 PM
As for US A319, is it gonna be a retro or any speacial?

We having something nice in the works as far US's display aircraft. I am not going to post in case something goes wrong but manangement in our OCC was very accodomating at re-routing the aircraft for us and is inbound to LGA now and will be on the Shuttle all day Friday. The only clue I will give is it has NOT made a previous kids day appearance. Assumimg this comes together I think most of you will be pleased at what we are bringing over !

Regards

LGA777

LGA777
09-24-2009, 06:38 PM
Just want to add that 4-22 will be closed and based on forecasted winds good chance 13 will be in use Saturday making for some rare chances to shoot 13 arrivals.

The two F-18's are planned to arrive LGA on Friday morning between 1100-1200. I was told the crew requested in advance and recieved tentetive approval to do a "Very High Speed" Low Altitude fly by on arrival. This would likely be on LGA's active landing runway which based on forecasted winds is either 31 or 4. If anyone wants to try and catch this their ATC callsign will be Ambush 07.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday.

LGA777

Delta777LR
09-24-2009, 06:44 PM
When does the C-130 fly in

LGA777
09-24-2009, 07:07 PM
When does the C-130 fly in

Sometime Saturday morning

LGA777

Matt Molnar
09-24-2009, 09:45 PM
If they're on 4 I may just have to go to work late to check out the F/A-18s.

LGA777
09-25-2009, 09:05 AM
Hearing the F-18's are likely to arrive LGA around 1200-1230. latest update I have.

LGA777

mirrodie
09-25-2009, 10:23 AM
BTW is there admission?

T-Bird76
09-25-2009, 10:34 AM
BTW is there admission?

No.

moose135
09-25-2009, 10:45 AM
Not only is there no admission, but when you park (look for the signs - I think it's Lot 7) tell them you are there for Kids Day, they will mark your ticket, and you won't have to pay for parking when you leave.

PhilDernerJr
09-25-2009, 01:48 PM
The F-18s came in today, and WOW did they put on a show already!

Here's the article we put up about the flyby:

:arrow: Two F/A-18s Perform High Speed Flyby at La Guardia (http://nycaviation.com/2009/09/25/two-fa-18s-perform-high-speed-flyby-at-la-guardia/)

What amazing sound, and I loved that blue scheme. I can't wait to shake their hand tomorrow. I am feeling under the weather today, but I'm glad I had the chance to come out for a little to see this.

Delta777LR
09-25-2009, 02:24 PM
JC, I wish I would have made it to LGA to catch those FA/18s, I was gonna come out but my schedule got changed unexpectedly. I catch them tomorrow at the show. See ya all there

emshighway
09-25-2009, 02:41 PM
Nice Phil, we watched a little from our offices. If you don't mind the last shot is now my wallpaper on my work PC.

LGA777
09-25-2009, 03:09 PM
Phil, great shots, I know at that speed it had to be very hard to caputure, and your description was perfect, what a thrilling afternoon, and to think I actually got paid for that.

And Mario. Not only is their no admission, and free parking, but EVERYTHING is FREE. Free hot dogs, free drinks, free dunkin donuts, free face painting for the kids, a real cheap day out !

Cheers

LGA777

Vidiot
09-25-2009, 05:44 PM
Wow, awesome shots, Phil! Especially given how fast they were going.

Is that PSA-schemed retrojet in the background a hint of what we'll see tomorrow?

Looking forward to seeing y'all.

fly.mcs
09-25-2009, 09:15 PM
Very nice shots Phil !!

See you all tomorrow (:

cancidas
09-26-2009, 11:26 AM
i wonder if in the future SWA might dedicate a/c to Kids Day, if invited. maybe someone should drop the hint with the PA.

ch2tdriver
09-26-2009, 12:34 PM
In photo #6 where the F-18 is landing over the USAir PSA scheme......just above the AMR Eagle is the tower on the (what was) USAir Shuttle terminal. That was my office from '96-'98 when I was a Dispatcher for the Shuttle. That job was a spotters dream and I loved coming to work everyday. At the time there were 2 dispatchers (1 shift manager) and one ops person coordinating push/pulls, and being all around airboss for anything the agents needed for all the coming's and goings.

When the Shuttle merged with mainline most of the 8 dispatchers went to Pittsburgh but some left so as not to move. I imagine it's still being used by ops?

I remember the Kids Days....then they brought in the Tomcat's!

Pete

emshighway
09-26-2009, 02:01 PM
i wonder if in the future SWA might dedicate a/c to Kids Day, if invited. maybe someone should drop the hint with the PA.

More like SWA, the former Frontier Station Manager is now the SWA Station Manager so he knew it was coming.

Matt Molnar
09-27-2009, 10:12 PM
Created a new thread for Kids Day photos. Post them there, please! :borat:

kids-day-2009-post-your-photos-here-t17082.html (http://nycaviation.com/forum/kids-day-2009-post-your-photos-here-t17082.html)