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ch2tdriver
06-01-2011, 11:43 AM
Now that my appetite has been wet by the events this past weekend, is there any info on goings on for the rest of the year at the AAM?

Particularly for Labor Day and July 4th weekends? (Especially since the 4th is a 3day this year?)

Last year we had the Lancaster and Spitfire on Labor day.

Anyone heard any talk yet?

moose135
06-01-2011, 11:46 AM
I haven't heard anything about July 4th weekend - it's not traditionally a big weekend for the AAM, but if I get word on anything, I'll pass it along. Labor Day weekend should have plenty of action. No details yet on visitors or a "theme" but count on the museum's birds flying. Should know more in the coming weeks.

ch2tdriver
08-30-2011, 09:17 AM
BUMP

Anyone have an update on the LAbor Day event at the AAM? I heard they are going to feature the Corsair. Does this include inviting other museum Corsairs too? I checked the website but when you click on the image the link is dead.

moose135
08-30-2011, 10:39 AM
There will be a variety of activities at the museum this weekend. They are conducting D-Day experience flights with the C-47, there will be events marking the Centennial of Naval Aviation - in addition to the museum's aircraft, there should be at least one other Corsair, and perhaps other Grumman aircraft (TBM, etc.) They will also have a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, with a "missing man" formation in honor of Lt. William Wheeler who passed earlier this year. Of course, with the recent hurricane, some of the visiting aircraft may not be able to attend, but it should be another good weekend at the museum.

I'll agree, the museum's web page leaves something to be desired (and I know they'll say the same) but if you are on Facebook, they keep their page there pretty well up to date.

steve1840
08-30-2011, 12:21 PM
John - Are these activities going to be going on both Sat and Sunday? I am asking, because if I can actually make it down, it will most likely only be on sunday. This storm has burnt up most of my extra cash that I was going to use to head down there for labor day.

moose135
08-30-2011, 01:48 PM
Steve, most of the C-47 flights are scheduled for Saturday, but depending on how many people they get flying, you could see some on Sunday as well. The Tuskegee memorial flight is on Sunday (per their FB page). Other than that, I would expect to see stuff flying all three days, weather permitting.

Gerard
08-30-2011, 03:32 PM
I'll agree, the museum's web page leaves something to be desired (and I know they'll say the same) but if you are on Facebook, they keep their page there pretty well up to date.

Agree with John on that one. They even give times (estimated but close) when and what aircraft will be flying.

steve1840
08-31-2011, 06:04 AM
Steve, most of the C-47 flights are scheduled for Saturday, but depending on how many people they get flying, you could see some on Sunday as well. The Tuskegee memorial flight is on Sunday (per their FB page). Other than that, I would expect to see stuff flying all three days, weather permitting.

Thanks John. I am really hopeful to be at the museum on Sunday. Any hotels around there with cheap rooms (under 70/night)? So that I can stay til monday...

Also, what time do the festivites start on sunday so I know what time to arrive.

Derf
08-31-2011, 04:13 PM
sorry, the post about the motel had no rooms available this weekend. sorry

moose135
08-31-2011, 05:06 PM
Steve, the museum should open at 9am on Sunday. Things should get started shortly thereafter. I'll be there all day Sunday, be sure to come find me.

I stopped in for a couple of hours this afternoon and helped with the post-Irene unpacking. Still a lot to do before the weekend, but it should all get done.

steve1840
09-01-2011, 06:15 AM
Steve, the museum should open at 9am on Sunday. Things should get started shortly thereafter. I'll be there all day Sunday, be sure to come find me.

I stopped in for a couple of hours this afternoon and helped with the post-Irene unpacking. Still a lot to do before the weekend, but it should all get done.

Will do! Hopefully traffic won't be too terrible getting down there Sunday morning, and that I should get there right around 9, if not a little earlier.

ch2tdriver
09-01-2011, 11:37 AM
I'll agree, the museum's web page leaves something to be desired (and I know they'll say the same) but if you are on Facebook, they keep their page there pretty well up to date.

IMHO I would concentrate more on the webpage, as I doubt much of their prime audience that they want to attract is not on and has no interest in joining FB. At least there should be a way to make it public that you can view it without being a member? I only see a single description page of the museum when I searched AAM and FB.

Do they mention anything specific about the transient TBM and Corsairs?

moose135
09-01-2011, 04:12 PM
IMHO I would concentrate more on the webpage, as I doubt much of their prime audience that they want to attract is not on and has no interest in joining FB. At least there should be a way to make it public that you can view it without being a member? I only see a single description page of the museum when I searched AAM and FB.
Link to their FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Airpower-Museum/123023458399
I was able to view it after logging out of FB. Part of the problem is FB is easy to update, and they can one or two people responsible for posting information. The web page involves a certain level of programming, and they do have someone who does the work, but it is basically donated time so his "real job" has to come first.

And by the way, from discussions I've had, Newsday still brings in the largest number of visitors. FB and other social media bring in almost as many.



Do they mention anything specific about the transient TBM and Corsairs?



Sat September 3rd we will continue our year long tribute to the Centennial of Naval Aviation with a roll out of 2xTBM-3 Avengers and 2xF4U/FG-1D Corsairs. We will also roll out our PBY under restoration for display and tours on the flight line. Weather permitting there will be flight ops of the Corsairs and at least 1 TBM.and

For full disclosure our TBM aircraft may ground run, but may not be in the air that weekend still TBD. Its currently awaiting some maintenance work to include an engine change. But that being said we have a visiting TBM-3 that will most likely do most of the flying. Our apologies. We will have a ground display with both Avengers and both Corsairs where all 4 will execute a wing fold demonstration.I believe the Corsair will be Tom Duffy's "Marine's Dream". I don't know where the Avenger is coming from.

Gerard
09-01-2011, 08:53 PM
Link to their FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Airpower-Museum/123023458399
I was able to view it after logging out of FB. Part of the problem is FB is easy to update, and they can one or two people responsible for posting information.

Just was on FB and the AAM posted 3 Updates in the last 30 minutes about this Weekend.

Gerard
09-03-2011, 06:22 PM
"Glamorous Gal" P-51 Mustang took to the skies around 2:20 or so and all I have to say is WOW!!!!!!!! Well I will say a little more. :biggrin: The plane flew a series of Fly-Bys coming into 1-9 and one coming into Runway 1 that IMHO were SPECTACULAR!! Low and fast and loud!! I was standing on the hill by 1-9 near the parking lot and I swear it looked like he was flying just inches
above the fence there!! Just very very cool!! :cool:

moose135
09-04-2011, 12:40 AM
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Gerard
09-04-2011, 09:29 PM
Thanks to the AAMs timely Facebook posts I had a nice heads-up for the ceremonies honoring the Tuskegee Airmen. Positioning myself off of the numbers of Runway 1-9 and by the
fence looking directly over to the AAM I got a great look at the ceremony and the awesome Flyby. After the speech and songs the B-25 along with the Mustang and Thunderbolt cranked
up and headed out to the Captree area on a very sunny and warm day to meet up then come back for the Flybys. They flew north east of the airport then circled back to the inner
shoreline setting up their Flyby along Runway 1. They did this one more time then they broke off and each aircraft flew an individual flyby over One Nine before returning to land.
As usual it was quite excellent.
Love the visuals over by the hill/fence by the One Nine numbers for Flybys. You get great looks of the planes coming in as they set up for their FlyBy. Yesterday as the Mustang came
ROARING in it was very cool watching as he banked for his approach and dropped altitude and gained speed!!! Got chills from that!!

moose135
09-04-2011, 10:26 PM
A few shots from Sunday's activities:

Dan Dameo makes a low pass in the P-40.
http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-XkSdPFZ/0/L/JM20110904AAMLaborDay008-L.jpg

Chris Baranaskas even lower in Glamorous Gal.
http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-tRVQ29f/0/L/JM20110904AAMLaborDay009-L.jpg

B-25, P-40, and P-51 formation pass in tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen - all three types were flown by the group.
http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-SHM83Gq/0/L/JM20110904AAMLaborDay007-L.jpg

Happiness is a clean windscreen.
http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-zKm2TH3/0/L/JM20110904AAMLaborDay004-L.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-3qmnwgP/0/L/JM20110904AAMLaborDay001-L.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-2BCDnZD/0/L/JM20110904AAMLaborDay005-L.jpg

Gerard
09-04-2011, 10:40 PM
[QUOTE=moose135;451783]A few shots from Sunday's activities:Chris Baranaskas even lower in Glamorous Gal.
http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-tRVQ29f/0/L/JM20110904AAMLaborDay009-L.jpgQUOTE]

He sure loves to fly low doesnt he?? :biggrin::biggrin::cool::cool:
WOWW!!!! Loved it!!!

Gerard
09-05-2011, 08:22 PM
Wasnt banking on much today but was pleasantly surprised. The weather held up and I had a window of only a few hours to hang out in my usual spot and it paid off. I was doing my best "Knothole Gang" impression and saw the Corsair getting ready to going flying. So I moved down to the fence area across from Dave & Busters and happily saw the Mustang also prepping up. Had my scanner w/headphones on and before the Corsair went airborne he gave Tower a full rundown of their intended flight. It was going to be a good one. The Corsair flew 2 nice low flybys along One Nine then headed out to the Inner shoreline where he met up with the Mustang. As a Flight of 2 they came in fast and low along Runway One, then came back quickly on Three Two with a left turnout on One past the AAM. The Corsair then landed letting Chris in the Mustang do "his thing" which once again were his patented :smile: fast low level flybys along One Nine. He did two then landed. Great job by all at the AAM ,the pilots and the Tower at FRG coordinating the mini-air show.
Later saw on Facebook that the P-51 and the L-39 were prepping up for flying around 3PM. Great job by the AAM Facebook page keeping us abreast of activities all 3 days. Came in very handy.

jerslice
09-05-2011, 08:45 PM
Great set guys!

eric8669
09-05-2011, 10:35 PM
Great shots guys

moose135
09-05-2011, 11:06 PM
Some shots from Monday:

http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-wwJzhXL/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay002-L.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-cTfVhXP/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay006-L.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-LszVTFS/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay009-L.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-vGB2bjT/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay010-L.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-V2K3xvz/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay013-L.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-95KDQvG/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay016-L.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-nLwZpkN/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay014-L.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-83LFMQx/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay017-L.jpg

I was on the ground shooting up as these guys made a steep-banked turn overhead.
http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-gzvG2xr/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay011-L.jpg

I told Chris that when I'm on the ground, and still have to shoot down to catch him, that's a low pass!
http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-9bz3n2w/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay012-L.jpg

Gerard
09-06-2011, 06:57 PM
I told Chris that when I'm on the ground, and still have to shoot down to catch him, that's a low pass!
http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Labor-Day-Weekend-2011/i-9bz3n2w/0/L/JM20110905AAMLaborDay012-L.jpg

LMAO!! All the planes were great but Chris and his Mustang was THE HIGHLIGHT for me!! I was able to catch his flying all three days and he gave me goose bumps every pass he
made!! Just amazing!!

Greg_NY
09-06-2011, 08:20 PM
What a great weekend at the museum! Here are a few of mine from Saturday and Sunday:

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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/IMG_6105_Small.jpg

Isaac

ch2tdriver
09-06-2011, 11:18 PM
No sign of the F4U Marine's Dream and the TBM?

moose135
09-07-2011, 12:33 AM
No - "Marine's Dream" had mechanical issues on Friday when it was supposed to come up. Not sure about the other TBM, believe there were scheduling issues involved.