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Joe
05-22-2012, 09:04 PM
I believe that it just landed as I heard a loud jet roar overhead at about 10:00

PhoenixOne
05-22-2012, 09:06 PM
just flew over my house (old bethpage). surprisingly, he was very quiet until he got over Spagnoli rd.

fk6065
05-22-2012, 09:10 PM
Number 2 just landed on runway 14

gpalz1
05-22-2012, 11:28 PM
What, no pictures of #2? You guys are slacking! :)

Joe
05-22-2012, 11:34 PM
Here are some taken a short while ago:

http://joeogden.net/Jones Beach 2012/IMG_7271b 1024.JPG

http://joeogden.net/Jones Beach 2012/IMG_7273b 1024.JPG

http://joeogden.net/Jones Beach 2012/IMG_7279a 1024.JPG


The last one was left angled intentionally. After 11 PM they shut off the runway lights and turned them back on for the last shot, the lights going by in the background is a jet than came in for a landing and then passed behind the #6. These were shot through the fence.

gpalz1
05-22-2012, 11:42 PM
Since I always go to AAM every year to avoid the beach crowd, I figured I take Thursday off to watch the practice run at the beach for the first time. Now, I'm thinking I might go to FRG instead. If I do go to the beach on Thursday, is there an ideal location to watch the practice from? Thanks. George

Joe
05-22-2012, 11:46 PM
Show center is even with the water tower. Friday would be a better day to go to the beach for the practice show as several planes are flying in on Thursday and won't make it to the beach until Friday.

moose135
05-22-2012, 11:46 PM
Go to show center - the beach/boardwalk in front of the water tower at the Wantagh Parkway.

gettysburgerrn
05-23-2012, 03:34 AM
Which runway will the Blues be using to take off for todays flyover? Which one will they be coming back in on when they return? Thanks

Ken

moose135
05-23-2012, 05:26 AM
They will use 14/32 - as to which direction they will be going, hard to be sure. In the past, if the winds weren't bad, I've seen them go off on 14 and recover on 32 so as to avoid flying over the residential part of Farmingdale.

gettysburgerrn
05-23-2012, 06:45 AM
I saw on the NYASinfo websie that at 1030 am tomorrow the Blue angels are doing "circle maneuvers", what is that??

Ken

Fighting_falcon_51
05-23-2012, 07:01 AM
I saw on the NYASinfo websie that at 1030 am tomorrow the Blue angels are doing "circle maneuvers", what is that??

Ken

I believe they will go up for a flight for observation (possibly) and then come back to the airport. Usually when they land they do a break and circle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-oCNUndNRs

Vetteman98
05-23-2012, 08:34 AM
Hello guys and gals. So...this is where everyone ran off to when ASB closed up shop. I was a long time member of ASB and posted photos of the Jones Beach Air Shows and the Rhode Island ANG Air Show. While I was awaiting my membership activation on this site I have been staying abreast of all the postings and great photos. I will be down at the beach on Saturday, maybe even for practice on Friday. I will have my Navy and Blue Angels flags flying high just left of show center as always. Great to back among the air show fans again.

Steve Davies
Medford, NY
USN 1973 - 1984, Aircraft Structural Mechanic Chief
Grumman Aerospace (Calverton) Plt 06, 1985 - 1990 (A6E, EA6B, F14A+)
Lockheed Aeromod (Greenville, SC) 1990 - 1992 (EP3, C130, C9)

moose135
05-23-2012, 08:48 AM
Welcome aboard, Steve! Many of us have been here before ASB started, and will be here long after it closed...hope to catch you during the air show. Stop down to the AAM at some point as well, there's lots to see and do there this weekend too!

rkfast
05-23-2012, 08:56 AM
Just heard from Chris S. that the BAs are in preps to depart NOW, at 10AM.

TJK
05-23-2012, 08:58 AM
Hey all. I'm new to the Forum. Have gone to the airshow the last few years alternating between Jones and the AAM. I'm thinking of taking off Friday and hitting AAM this year for photos with the Beach on Saturday or Sunday. Will have a Nikon D90 Coolpix (no, I'm not a serious photog, but it's better than my usual tote around camera) with me. Any thoughts on where I should set up for photos Friday? I went down to FRG Mother's Day weekend and didn't really like shooting over by the terminal/ 56th fighter group. There were way too many cessnas and such obscuring the view of the runway. My main interest is in getting some shots of the Angels, Snowbirds, and the SuperHornet, although I enjoy shooting the AAM's own fleet.Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Thanks in advance.

TJK
05-23-2012, 09:01 AM
Just heard from Chris S. that the BAs are in preps to depart NOW, at 10AM.

Darnit. About how long from launch to Intrepid, if anyone knows?

rkfast
05-23-2012, 09:05 AM
Not long...they may be doing some passes down by the beach or something. This would be the first time they are flying together in almost four days so they probably just want to get in the air together for a bit of time before going over to NYC.

TJK
05-23-2012, 09:15 AM
Headed down from 6th ave to the river now.

dekdawg21
05-23-2012, 09:17 AM
Still haven't left yet, #7 just tested the arresting gear.

fk6065
05-23-2012, 09:20 AM
Did they go off yet

eric8669
05-23-2012, 09:35 AM
Did they go off yet

Thats a negative.

fk6065
05-23-2012, 09:37 AM
The Blue Angels are still at the terminal

The photo chase plane just took off

Two other show aircraft, civilian, landed on runway 1

They are sweeping 32 now in prep for takeoff

fk6065
05-23-2012, 09:52 AM
Well considering that the maintenance crew is playing catch next to the airport fire station I would say we will be here for a while

rkfast
05-23-2012, 09:56 AM
Sorry for the fuzzy info before. I figured that if they were in the aicraft at ten to ten , it would be an early departure. Im assuming the cloud cover has them in a hold.

TJK
05-23-2012, 10:03 AM
I'm at the river now. The haze is just starting to burn off. A pair of ospreys flew by. Let's just say the low vis schemes in hazy skies work. I got some photos of what amounted to four different shades of grey. Don't really have time to wait here any more. Sooner or later someone at my firm will wonder where I'm at. I may try to get a photo out a window at work but I think I'm otherwise done for the day.

fk6065
05-23-2012, 10:06 AM
Hey I would rather have fuzzy info regathering than missing something

Skies are pretty good at KFRG right now

The maintainers have reported to the planes and the canopies are up

TJK
05-23-2012, 10:12 AM
No worries at all. you're giving us the best info you have. no problems. If I get anything here at the office, I'll post it tonight. Have a great day everyone!

fk6065
05-23-2012, 10:17 AM
Ernie getting ready to go off

fk6065
05-23-2012, 10:20 AM
Pilots to their planes

Bones
05-23-2012, 10:22 AM
Doing a job about a mile west of them can't wait to see them, I have a good treeless view.

fk6065
05-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Snowbirds taxing

fk6065
05-23-2012, 10:24 AM
Blue Angels canopies down

TJK
05-23-2012, 10:29 AM
Blue Angels canopies down

BA 9 just cleared.

fk6065
05-23-2012, 10:30 AM
Snowbirds airborne , Ernie on runway , BA 1 states takeoff within 10 mins

fk6065
05-23-2012, 10:31 AM
Ernie is off. Kept it real low to the end of the runway and then did the steep climb

TJK
05-23-2012, 10:35 AM
Can't wait to see everyone's photos of this.
Happy hunting, photographically of course.

fk6065
05-23-2012, 10:36 AM
Blue Angels taxing out for takeoff

fk6065
05-23-2012, 10:47 AM
They are off

Bones
05-23-2012, 10:59 AM
It just never ever gets old , now can't wait for the raptors to come in I live around sayville and they sound wild

Speedbagel_001
05-23-2012, 11:05 AM
I'm in Melville and just spent the last 25 minutes outside the office building hoping for a glimpse of the Blues. There's a wide open area to view in the direction of FRG. Alas, I was hoping they'd head northward. But no... it was not to be.

Probably looked like an idiot standing there with a camera in hand but nothing to capture. I guess they went off R-14? From here, I could hear them quite well, but only saw very tiny specs moving rapidly away from FRG. Saw Ernie for just a few seconds before he too, turned away.

Just wasn't lucky today. Or yesterday either...

Yesterday morning, I had stopped by the Terminal before heading to the office to get some static shots of the Blues. Have a small (but useful) Canon Powershot which normally works quite well for me - I'm not a pro (or even close to it). Well... I turned it on and was greeted with a "Memory Card Error!" The thing worked just fine the day before - no idea what was wrong. Took it out - fiddled with it - put it back in. Nothing. Now I'm getting really ticked off.

Finally, I played around with some settings in the camera menus and eventually it took hold. Snapped about 35 shots of anything Blue I could get through the fence. I was happy. Photos taken, mission accomplished. Even checked them on the camera's LCD before leaving. Looked good.

Or so I thought.

Back at the office, I eagerly loaded up my SD card to check what I got. Yeah, the pictures were fine, but they were tiny! Apparently, in my haste to fix the SD card problem, I inadvertently set my image size to "email" (ie: real small).

Oy! Not thrilled about that. Does that ever happen to you guys?

I need a do-over!! When do they return?

TJK
05-23-2012, 11:05 AM
The Angels just flew by my office's are of town (West 50th). You're right, Bones. Never EVER gets old. Had ZERO shot at a photo; gaps in the buildings were too tight to try and get anything in terms of focusing done. Enjoy the rest of the day, folks. NOW I'm officially ready for this weekend!

moose135
05-23-2012, 11:10 AM
Does that ever happen to you guys?
Mess up a camera setting? No, never... ;-)

They should be back by now - I'm in Syosset, and heard a loud roar through the clouds minutes ago, just before the rain started.

fk6065
05-23-2012, 11:10 AM
Two Snowbirds and Ernie have landed

TJK
05-23-2012, 11:13 AM
Angels lead just started talking to FRG, so they're on the way back.

Just cleared to land on 14.

moose135
05-23-2012, 11:17 AM
Yeah, I just saw them buzz by Syosset, in formation, under the cloud base - about 500 feet - smoke on!

Speedbagel_001
05-23-2012, 11:20 AM
Just saw them overhead here in Melville, wheels down, circling for landing with contrails off the wingtips.

fk6065
05-23-2012, 11:23 AM
All six have landed. # 7 is doing a media flight

kps9999
05-23-2012, 12:23 PM
Heard 7 on final a few moments ago

gettysburgerrn
05-23-2012, 01:14 PM
It never does get old.....was out there this am they looked great, sounded even better....Took some ok pictures, but am aggravated as the darn fence screwed up my autofocus just as they were taking off UUGGGGGHHHH...Hopefully better luck tomorrow (there is a very good reason I burn a week of vacation this week every year..lol)

Ken

Joe
05-23-2012, 01:31 PM
Here are some images from this morning:

Joe
05-23-2012, 01:36 PM
Sorry, the image buttons disappeared, let me try this manually:

http://joeogden.net/Jones%20Beach%202012/IMG_7303b%201024.JPG

http://joeogden.net/Jones%20Beach%202012/IMG_7327b%201024.JPG

http://joeogden.net/Jones%20Beach%202012/IMG_7407b%201024.JPG

http://joeogden.net/Jones%20Beach%202012/IMG_7462b%201024.JPG

http://joeogden.net/Jones%20Beach%202012/IMG_7538b%201024.JPG

gettysburgerrn
05-23-2012, 01:44 PM
Great shots especially the one of the 5 & 6 planes taking off thats the one that came out as a puddle of fuzz for me because of the fence...
ken

fk6065
05-23-2012, 02:04 PM
The Blue Angels will be leaving Sunday sometime after their performance

eric8669
05-23-2012, 02:13 PM
A couple of #7 on media flight.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_6745.jpg

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_6746.jpg

TJK
05-23-2012, 04:18 PM
Nice photos. The 5/6 launch is terrific.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-23-2012, 05:20 PM
Spent the entire day at the airport...

Here are the happenings with the Blue Angels:

To start off the Morning #7 did an arresting gear test

Attempt #1 Missed the wire
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7105/7258319678_a82fff4947_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258319678/)
Blue Angel #7 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258319678/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Attempt #2 Caught the wire, arresting gear functions properly
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7219/7258320350_374e9425e3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258320350/)
Blue Angel #7 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258320350/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Ernie did some flight ops today, I don't know if he participated in the flyby:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7258321398_7e4b938d7d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258321398/)
Blue Angels C-130 Ernie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258321398/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/7258325224_9656825cf6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258325224/)
Blue Angels C-130 Ernie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258325224/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Blue Angels Departing/Arrving for NYC flyover:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7081/7258322430_20c32ae8b6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258322430/)
Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258322430/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/7258323242_7f29402619_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258323242/)
Blue Angels #1-#6 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258323242/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7220/7258324414_e19dfcabf5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258324414/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7234/7258323800_466796b787_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258323800/)
Blue Angels #1-#6 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258323800/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr
Blue Angels #5 & #6 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258324414/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/7258326520_01310c4d91_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258326520/)
Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258326520/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr


#2 getting a planewash

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7258327622_523dc788c1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258327622/)
Blue Angel #2 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258327622/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Blue Angel #7 did media flights all day
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7222/7258328436_83b499b1be_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258328436/)
Blue Angel #7 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258328436/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7085/7258329466_0d7f655c7e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258329466/)
Blue Angel #7 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7258329466/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Also John Klatt arrived, Snowbirds #10 and #11 flew today, and Tucker, Hamill, Klatt, and Windmiller did media and practice flights all day.


More pics to come.

atenzany62
05-23-2012, 06:47 PM
was there this morning and took some videos. it was aweeeesooomee!!!

anybody know take off time for tomorrow? it says from nyasinfo "blue angels circle maneuver" at 10:30AM. and also on saturday at 3pm it says blue angels meet and greet, that means we are allowed into republic where the angels are parked to meet the pilots????

gpalz1
05-23-2012, 07:31 PM
and also on saturday at 3pm it says blue angels meet and greet, that means we are allowed into republic where the angels are parked to meet the pilots????

If I remember correctly from 2010(Thunderbirds?), they open the gate behind the terminal to allow the public to access part of the tarmac where the planes are parked. They do have barricades set up so you get a little bit closer to the planes. I believe they were also handing out flyers so you have something for them to sign. One day I need to bring my Franklin Mint Blue Angel and Thunderbird diecast for each team to sign.

Dan N
05-23-2012, 08:47 PM
Took my three year old out for his first FRG experience today. We sat on the car on New Highway and waited for the Blues to come back from their Hudson River Flyover. He was so excited to hear the jets, watch 7 take off and see Ernie some in for a landing!! We went over to the main terminal and hooked up with my folks to watch 7 come back from his media flight.

Here's a few:

http://danneri.com/jb2012/0DAN6786.jpg

http://danneri.com/jb2012/0DAN6827.jpg

http://danneri.com/jb2012/0DAN6869.jpg

http://danneri.com/jb2012/0DAN6900.jpg

And finally the little guy and his Grandpa soaking it all in:

http://danneri.com/jb2012/0DAN6890.jpg

fk6065
05-23-2012, 09:01 PM
Nice shots everyone tough lighting today

fk6065
05-23-2012, 09:21 PM
Snowbird taking off

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-wJRvQ8c/0/M/i-wJRvQ8c-M.jpg

Sky Tec Bi Plane

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-LRgm2ZL/0/M/i-LRgm2ZL-M.jpg

Blue Angel 7 going up for media flight

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-hrcpcXG/0/M/i-hrcpcXG-M.jpg

A little wobble on takeoff

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-2MMZSVm/0/M/i-2MMZSVm-M.jpg

Snowbird 10 taking off

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-tbxzjhV/0/M/i-tbxzjhV-M.jpg

A couple of Ernie lifting off

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-KxcM3cV/0/M/i-KxcM3cV-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-5SqNsQx/0/M/i-5SqNsQx-M.jpg

Blue Angels 1 to 4 taking off

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-6HbZn9z/0/M/i-6HbZn9z-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-nsPPgT7/0/M/i-nsPPgT7-M.jpg

And number 5 taking off

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-nDh4Zz2/0/M/i-nDh4Zz2-M.jpg

Joe
05-23-2012, 09:22 PM
Great shots especially the one of the 5 & 6 planes taking off thats the one that came out as a puddle of fuzz for me because of the fence...
ken

Thanks Ken, always appreciated.

TJK
05-23-2012, 10:21 PM
Either Ernie or another c-130 was part of the flyby. I didn't get a close enough view from my office to be sure, but it was definitely a 130.

Great photos everyone.

Derf
05-23-2012, 11:34 PM
Ok guys...I am tired and the airshow has yet to begin... This will probably be my only post for a while
http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/Aviation/2012-Jones-Beach-Airshow/i-DwqJmqq/1/L/IMG06383940-L.jpg
http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/Aviation/2012-Jones-Beach-Airshow/i-m7mQpXW/1/L/IMG067789-L.jpg
http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/Aviation/2012-Jones-Beach-Airshow/i-LtxjTLn/1/L/IMG0705-L.jpg
http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/Aviation/2012-Jones-Beach-Airshow/i-8JkQGZ2/1/L/IMG0785-L.jpghttp://www.longislandwallpapers.com/Aviation/2012-Jones-Beach-Airshow/i-MNffkP8/1/L/IMG0715-L.jpg

Have a safe weekend guys!

moose135
05-23-2012, 11:41 PM
Very cool, Fred! Sorry I couldn't stay. I'll be out early in the morning, and staying out late at night, going to be a long weekend!

ExplorerSport
05-23-2012, 11:46 PM
Great shots so far everyone.

No A-10 this year?

Im reading on here about a $10 fee, does that apply to parking by the 56th or just by the museum?

moose135
05-23-2012, 11:50 PM
Sorry, no A-10 for the show this year. The ACC stopped all demo teams except the F-22, and there aren't any stragglers attending the show that we know of. The $10 parking fee is for Jones Beach only. Parking around the airport is free. Admission to the museum varies for adult, seniors, veterans, children. A full breakout (and discounted tickets with advanced purchase) is available at the museum's web site, www.americanairpowermuseum.org

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 06:58 AM
anyone have flight op times for today?

fk6065
05-24-2012, 07:18 AM
From a friend notify NYC just tweeted that two Raptors will be flying the Hudson River Corridor today between 9:30am and 10am

Hopefully we will get a pass at Republic

moose135
05-24-2012, 07:24 AM
anyone have flight op times for today?
Blue Angels are supposed to do something around 10:30, then depart for their practice around 2pm. Lots of other stuff arriving during the day.

wunaladreamin
05-24-2012, 07:27 AM
Fred, do you want me to bring you more cookies?

fk6065
05-24-2012, 07:31 AM
Snowbirds due in around 11AM

Speedbagel_001
05-24-2012, 08:01 AM
Blue Angels are supposed to do something around 10:30, then depart for their practice around 2pm. Lots of other stuff arriving during the day.

Last night, the electronic signboard at FRG said BA Flight Ops are scheduled for 10:30am and 1:45pm today.

fk6065
05-24-2012, 08:28 AM
Depending on the weather, which is terrible right now, the Blue Angels will go up at10:30am for a familiarization flight, return and debrief and them go up again for a full practice at 2pm at the beach

fk6065
05-24-2012, 09:07 AM
The number 4 plane is off to the side and they have the 7 plane in the 4 spot on the ramp

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 09:07 AM
From a friend notify NYC just tweeted that two Raptors will be flying the Hudson River Corridor today between 9:30am and 10am

Hopefully we will get a pass at Republic

Which means they should be at ISP later on tonight. I will try and take a quick run over there and see if I can snap a few pics

rkfast
05-24-2012, 09:08 AM
1O07 at terminal and canopies down and all quiet here. Nobody even on the ramp.

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 09:11 AM
Golden Knights just flew over my house.

fk6065
05-24-2012, 09:15 AM
Golden Knights just arrived

moose135
05-24-2012, 09:15 AM
Golden Knights F-27 is taxiing in right now.

fk6065
05-24-2012, 09:25 AM
Blue Angels canopies up

kubx100
05-24-2012, 09:39 AM
B-17 Yankee Lady is on her way.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N3193G

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 09:44 AM
B-17 Yankee Lady is on her way.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N3193G

Very cook kubx100! Thanks! I wonder if the Snow Birds would show up on Flightaware.

Bones
05-24-2012, 09:47 AM
Can't stand being at work right now , when most of the other aircraft fly in today.

TJK
05-24-2012, 09:59 AM
Can't stand being at work right now , when most of the other aircraft fly in today.
I'm going nuts too, b/c I think my day off tomorrow is officially history. I really was looking fwd to spending the day at FRG, but with the weather looking not great and things here being really hectic and dicey, I think I have to pass and just accept my fate that it's the beach (Saturday) only this year. :frown:

Speedbagel_001
05-24-2012, 10:03 AM
Blue Angels canopies up

Are the Blues moving yet?

fk6065
05-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Blue Angels firing the engines. Canopies down

fk6065
05-24-2012, 10:09 AM
Flight of three to go up

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 10:14 AM
Blue Angel's flight of 3 cleared for take off on runway 14.

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 10:17 AM
Oracle 5 is 9 miles out cleared for runway 19.

Surfrod55
05-24-2012, 10:22 AM
Hello every one new guy here. Does any one have a eta for the f-22 at ksip today.

fk6065
05-24-2012, 10:35 AM
Pilots for 5 & 6 are at their planes

fk6065
05-24-2012, 10:36 AM
Flight crew to Ernie too

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 10:47 AM
Other two Angle's cleared on runway 14

fk6065
05-24-2012, 10:53 AM
Anyone get any Snowbird updates?

Blue Angels second flight will be at 1:45pm today

fk6065
05-24-2012, 11:03 AM
Anyone get any Snowbird updates?

Blue Angels second flight will be at 1:45pm today

fk6065
05-24-2012, 11:04 AM
First flight of 3 have landed

fk6065
05-24-2012, 11:24 AM
Ernie will not be flying until 1:45pm. The crew was just repositioning the aircraft

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 11:31 AM
Other 2 Angel's coming in on runway 32.

fk6065
05-24-2012, 11:51 AM
Here comes the rain

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 11:54 AM
Here comes the rain
Alright,...who was doing the rain dance? Come on,...speak up.:mad:

kubx100
05-24-2012, 12:02 PM
Very cook kubx100! Thanks! I wonder if the Snow Birds would show up on Flightaware.

Flightaware is good for N registered aircraft and commercial airline flights. Military aircraft do not usually show up.

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 12:03 PM
Flightaware is good for N registered aircraft and commercial airline flights. Military aircraft do not usually show up.

Thanks for the info kubx.

kubx100
05-24-2012, 12:04 PM
Yankee Lady showing 40 minutes out.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N3193G

fk6065
05-24-2012, 12:43 PM
Blue's are holding due to the weather. Will be making a decision shortly

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 12:44 PM
Yankee Lady a few mins out.

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 12:45 PM
Yankee Lady cleared to land runway 19.

fk6065
05-24-2012, 01:06 PM
Anybody at Republic advise the status of the Blue's

rkfast
05-24-2012, 01:09 PM
BA terminal quiet.

fk6065
05-24-2012, 01:14 PM
Down at the beach. They just called it off for today. They will not be going up until tomorrow

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 01:23 PM
Down at the beach. They just called it off for today. They will not be going up until tomorrow

Thanks for the heads up. Now, I wonder where are the rest of the Snowbirds...:confused:

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 01:29 PM
Hope the growlers still come in tonight

fk6065
05-24-2012, 01:55 PM
Snowbirds and 18's should be later today. After 6pm

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Thanks FK.

fk6065
05-24-2012, 02:29 PM
Actually thank Moose. He gave me that estimate

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 02:39 PM
F/18 Just came over my house. Caught me by surprise. I think it may have been a Growler.

Rob_LI
05-24-2012, 03:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2pSjysEneU

Don't post here very often but just thought I would share the action at Republic today for those who missed it!

fk6065
05-24-2012, 03:12 PM
F/18 Just came over my house. Caught me by surprise. I think it may have been a Growler.

Figures, leave the airport and look what happens. Thanks for the info.

moose135
05-24-2012, 03:15 PM
F/18 Just came over my house. Caught me by surprise. I think it may have been a Growler.
No, it's a Super Hornet. Took us by surprise when it arrived. Should be another out there somewhere, they tend to travel in pairs...

PhoenixOne
05-24-2012, 03:17 PM
I think I just heard "Grey Rider" get clearance for runway 1...that maybe the second F/18 Super.

eric8669
05-24-2012, 03:33 PM
From today.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_6785.jpg

fk6065
05-24-2012, 03:34 PM
A few from today

US Army Golden Knights arrive


http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-x6Z7mNB/0/L/i-x6Z7mNB-L.jpg

Blue Angels

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-RR3mv2t/0/M/i-RR3mv2t-M.jpg


Blue Angel's 1, 2 & 7 going off

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-xCdxZd9/0/M/i-xCdxZd9-M.jpg

And 5 & 6 taking off

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-qHkzXXV/0/M/i-qHkzXXV-M.jpg

moose135
05-24-2012, 03:36 PM
First Super Hornet

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2012/i-H8tD6Ht/0/XL/JM20120524JonesBeachAirShow001-XL.jpg

This was hiding in the AAM hangar this morning

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2012/i-bCJq2kR/0/XL/JM20120524JonesBeachAirShow002-XL.jpg

Yankee Lady arriving

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2012/i-tvNfh7W/0/XL/JM20120524JonesBeachAirShow003-XL.jpg

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 04:00 PM
I'll be heading up to the AAM in about an hour. Hopefully they are letting people with NGC into the AAM

dekdawg21
05-24-2012, 04:48 PM
anyone suggest a good time to head to the beach on Saturday? Have always gone on Friday and never had a problem but I don't want to leave to late and see that the road is closed. Would getting there by 8:00 be good?

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 04:51 PM
anyone suggest a good time to head to the beach on Saturday? Have always gone on Friday and never had a problem but I don't want to leave to late and see that the road is closed. Would getting there by 8:00 be good?

Thats what i do. I'm on the beach at 8 and everything is smooth sailing. The security isn't even set up yet so you breeze on through

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 05:06 PM
Sitting in the AAM parking lot....I thought maybe we could get in a bit early. Guess I gotta wait till 7

dekdawg21
05-24-2012, 05:06 PM
Cool, thanks. Want to make sure I get a decent parking spot and a spot in the sand at show center

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 05:13 PM
Was just told by someone at the AAM that the snowbirds were pushed back to an 8pm arrival

Bones
05-24-2012, 05:20 PM
Does anyone know if the f-22's came into islip today

moose135
05-24-2012, 05:24 PM
Why are you waiting in the AAM lot? Nothing is happening tonight.

Yes, the F-22s arrived at ISP today.

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 05:27 PM
Why are you waiting in the AAM lot? Nothing is happening tonight.

Yes, the F-22s arrived at ISP today.

Grumman employee event to check out the growlers

wunaladreamin
05-24-2012, 05:36 PM
There are no Growlers to be checked.

fk6065
05-24-2012, 05:36 PM
Are there Growlers there now too? Or just the F/A-18s?

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 05:40 PM
Are there Growlers there now too? Or just the F/A-18s?Yet super bug for now.

lijk604
05-24-2012, 05:43 PM
A few from today's action
http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/Memorial-Day-Weekend-2012/i-RfpMVgM/0/L/85-1608FRG052412-2-L.jpg

http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/Memorial-Day-Weekend-2012/i-PsnnGnq/0/L/N772TAFRG052412-L.jpg

http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/Memorial-Day-Weekend-2012/i-Xp2v4pG/0/L/Blue-AngelsFRG052412-4-L.jpg

http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/Memorial-Day-Weekend-2012/i-T65XrFt/0/L/Blue-AngelsFRG052412-6-L.jpg

http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/Memorial-Day-Weekend-2012/i-XN3bG5c/0/L/Blue-AngelsFRG052412-7-L.jpg

http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/Memorial-Day-Weekend-2012/i-DKxVwvS/0/L/Blue-AngelsFRG052412-9-L.jpg

http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/Memorial-Day-Weekend-2012/i-CP5C8f2/0/L/Blue-AngelsFRG052412-10-L.jpg

http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/Memorial-Day-Weekend-2012/i-zGp7Rsd/0/L/N3193GFRG052412-L.jpg

http://www.jklosphotography.com/Airplanes/Memorial-Day-Weekend-2012/i-58B98Jm/0/L/N772TAFRG052412-2-L.jpg

moose135
05-24-2012, 05:43 PM
There is 1 each Super Hornet on the ramp. It is buttoned up, and the ground crew loaded up their car and left 45 minutes ago. Zero Growlers are on the ramp, and there is no event for NGC or otherwise.

gpalz1
05-24-2012, 05:46 PM
Had a chance to meet two really cool people today. A 90 year old WWII vet who shared some wonderful stories on life and Ritchie, a retired police officer who was nice enough to let me use his ladder at Home Depot today. Good thing I didn't go to Jones Beach!

http://gpalz.com/ftp/IMG_3069_4.jpg

http://www.gpalz.com/ftp/IMG_3081_1.jpg

http://www.gpalz.com/ftp/IMG_3141_1.jpg

http://www.gpalz.com/ftp/IMG_3143_1.jpg

http://www.gpalz.com/ftp/IMG_3132_1.jpg

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 06:02 PM
There is 1 each Super Hornet on the ramp. It is buttoned up, and the ground crew loaded up their car and left 45 minutes ago. Zero Growlers are on the ramp, and there is no event for NGC or otherwise.
That's not what the email said. As it turns out, nothing is happening...so apparently our people gave us some bad info

kubx100
05-24-2012, 06:19 PM
Heard a fairly reliable rumor that it is now 4 EA18 Growlers will be coming to (FRG) from NAS Whidbey Island out in Washington State for a Grumman event to take place Saturday... No confirmation on arrival (Not sure if tonight or some time Friday)... I take everything with a grain of salt / so lets see what comes in. Seems there will at least be 2 Growlers.

Also, f-22s visually confirmed Islip (ISP)... Just drove past while driving home from work...

fk6065
05-24-2012, 06:29 PM
F/A-18 inbound

fk6065
05-24-2012, 06:46 PM
Operations is talking about an inbound F/A-18 with no ETA

No additional Snowbirds as of yet and it is pouring at the airport

gettysburgerrn
05-24-2012, 06:56 PM
Is there anyplace where there is a schedule of the times the performers will perform their acts in the air show...

ken

Gerard
05-24-2012, 07:01 PM
... Also, f-22s visually confirmed isp... Just drove past while driving home from work...

More than one?:biggrin::cool:

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 07:08 PM
More than one?:biggrin::cool:

yes ... 2. I got some pics .. uploading now

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020626.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020624.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020621.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020619.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020618.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020617.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020616.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020611.jpg

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 07:09 PM
Heard a fairly reliable rumor that it is now 4 EA18 Growlers will be coming to (FRG) from NAS Whidbey Island out in Washington State for a Grumman event to take place Saturday... No confirmation on arrival (Not sure if tonight or some time Friday)... I take everything with a grain of salt / so lets see what comes in. Seems there will at least be 2 Growlers.

Also, f-22s visually confirmed Islip (ISP)... Just drove past while driving home from work...

they were supposed to be here today, with a family event tonight ... maybe they rescheduled it for Saturday?

moose135
05-24-2012, 07:10 PM
Yes, there are 2 Raptors, demo and a spare. Inbound Super Bug went to Atlantic City for the night, Snowbirds had to stop for fuel and are at least an hour out.

fk6065
05-24-2012, 07:15 PM
Thanks Moose

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 07:19 PM
posted my F-22's above ... today was my first ever attempt at moving aircraft .. not great, but I managed to get a few "decent" ones for a rookie ...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020542.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020557.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020559.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c87/puckstopper55/P1020566.jpg

kubx100
05-24-2012, 07:22 PM
Info I have been told is the event is Saturday evening and is invite only.

Last year it was 2 Growlers and a Prowler... Video of the aircraft taxing down runway 14 / 32 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWQI99cxBN0 ...

puckstopper55
05-24-2012, 07:27 PM
Info I have been told is the event is Saturday evening and is invite only.

Last year it was 2 Growlers and a Prowler... Video of the aircraft taxing down runway 14 / 32 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWQI99cxBN0 ...

Most likely the same as tonight was supposed to be...badged employes and their family

fk6065
05-24-2012, 08:12 PM
I know Islip is not spotter friendly (being kind) but where exactly are they, the F-22's, being staged.

Gerard
05-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Yes, there are 2 Raptors, demo and a spare. Inbound Super Bug went to Atlantic City for the night, Snowbirds had to stop for fuel and are at least an hour out.

Thanks. Where were the Snowbirds coming from?

Benf207
05-24-2012, 08:24 PM
Snowbirds just radioed the tower.

Snowbird 1 has landed. 2 is coming in now.

Gerard
05-24-2012, 08:36 PM
Snowbirds just radioed the tower.
Snowbird 1 has landed. 2 is coming in now.

Heard them past my house!! Cant see a thing with the low ceiling!!

Gerard
05-24-2012, 09:03 PM
Heard them past my house!! Cant see a thing with the low ceiling!!

And now its POURING OUT!!!

fk6065
05-24-2012, 09:13 PM
http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-kx3nqhm/0/M/i-kx3nqhm-M.jpg

Lining up for this mornings takeoff

Chris S
05-24-2012, 10:26 PM
Thanks. Where were the Snowbirds coming from?

The Snowbirds were coming in from Winnipeg.
I left FRG tonight after #1 - #3 came in and they were still waiting for #4 - #9 to arrive.

ExplorerSport
05-24-2012, 10:38 PM
Anyone sure if there is a fee to get into the parking fields tomorrow at the beach?

Also, which field is best to park in to see them practice from the car?

eric8669
05-24-2012, 10:40 PM
Anyone sure if there is a fee to get into the parking fields tomorrow at the beach?

Also, which field is best to park in to see them practice from the car?

Yes, they are charging for parking($10) tomorrow. I was down there to pick up my empire pass this afternoon.

dekdawg21
05-25-2012, 01:00 AM
I thought for sure the F-22s would be hangered and not visible!

Vetteman98
05-25-2012, 05:58 AM
Good Friday morning. Just drove past Jones Beach on the way to work and the weather is gross. Overcast, heavy fog and moderate rain. Visibility is down to around 200 yards. NWS has issued a heavy fog warning thru 10AM followed by cloudy conditions until early afternoon. They may get some practice in later today but the morning is a wash.

Steve Davies
Medford, NY
USN 1973-1984

gettysburgerrn
05-25-2012, 06:31 AM
My first foray into posting pics on this site....hopefully they came out...if they did be merciful...lol

ken

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef0667790141000000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400 (http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef0667790141000000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/).jpg

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef067377bb5a700000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef067f32634a800000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/[/URL]

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef0661d0d14b800000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

gettysburgerrn
05-25-2012, 06:33 AM
ok posted links and not pictures and I have no idea why sorry.........

ken

Gerard
05-25-2012, 07:12 AM
Good Friday morning. Just drove past Jones Beach on the way to work and the weather is gross. Overcast, heavy fog and moderate rain. Visibility is down to around 200 yards. NWS has issued a heavy fog warning thru 10AM followed by cloudy conditions until early afternoon. They may get some practice in later today but the morning is a wash.

Last year fog didnt lift till Noon and they squeezed in a quickie show but they also didnt have any performance teams.
Hoping for something. :frown:

wunaladreamin
05-25-2012, 07:23 AM
I BLAME STEVE!!!

Skylanerg
05-25-2012, 07:38 AM
I know Islip is not spotter friendly (being kind) but where exactly are they, the F-22's, being staged.

Sheltair (from the pics posted)

PhilDernerJr
05-25-2012, 07:42 AM
Welcome to the site, Skylanerg!

moose135
05-25-2012, 07:57 AM
Whole lotta nothing happening at FRG right now. Fog, on and off rain...

Snowbirds 1-3 got in last night, but the rest spent the night in central PA and hope to get in this morning. They were going to fly around 10:30 and again later today, but the morning hop is probably history.

Looks like the fog has gotten worse in the past hour, so I don't expect much to happen any time soon. Once things do improve, we still have a gaggle of planes that have to arrive before they can think about practice.

eric8669
05-25-2012, 08:04 AM
Whole lotta nothing happening at FRG right now. Fog, on and off rain...

Snowbirds 1-3 got in last night, but the rest spent the night in central PA and hope to get in this morning. They were going to fly around 10:30 and again later today, but the morning hop is probably history.

Looks like the fog has gotten worse in the past hour, so I don't expect much to happen any time soon. Once things do improve, we still have a gaggle of planes that have to arrive before they can think about practice.


Hopefully weather improves soon.

Bones
05-25-2012, 08:26 AM
I was just looking at the weather radar and it shows much of the rain breaking up,hope the fog does the same

Big Tim #70
05-25-2012, 08:26 AM
My first foray into posting pics on this site....hopefully they came out...if they did be merciful...lol

ken

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef0667790141000000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400 (http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef0667790141000000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/).jpg

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef067377bb5a700000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef067f32634a800000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/[/URL]

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef0661d0d14b800000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/



Ken, post what you're using & the experts on here will give you some great feedback & advice (after airshow week). No worries, I don't think I've ever seen anyone get beaten up for posting things on here & I've certainly given the critics enough to bash LOL! This is a great site to come to to learn how to get better with your shots. Keep posting!

Gerard
05-25-2012, 08:34 AM
, I don't think I've ever seen anyone get beaten up for posting things on here

Well there was that Mocek guy. :rolleyes:

tiny123
05-25-2012, 08:44 AM
Does anyone know if there are any public places at Republic to view the Blue Angels parked? Sorry for the NOOB question :)

puckstopper55
05-25-2012, 08:47 AM
Does anyone know if there are any public places at Republic to view the Blue Angels parked? Sorry for the NOOB question :)

you can drive over to the main terminal. They are positioned to the left of it .. very accessible. Just turn off route 110 at the 56th fighter group sign, and park at the main terminal lot.

Mattimus
05-25-2012, 08:47 AM
here's a few of mine from yesterday, first time ever doing any kind of photography.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/7263675124_8f01262596_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7263668612_5a2c93d5e0_c.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7263672466_4bd3377626_c.jpg

tiny123
05-25-2012, 08:49 AM
Thanks!!

Joe
05-25-2012, 08:50 AM
I was just by the terminal, they taped off the parking spaces along the fence and there are two vendors set up selling drinks, hot dogs, and Italian sausages. Also to note, there were six soldiers standing around the Blues and several around the Super Hornet as well - something you don't usually see at Republic. As if they were standing guard, not just hanging around.

TJK
05-25-2012, 09:00 AM
My first foray into posting pics on this site....hopefully they came out...if they did be merciful...lol

ken

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef0667790141000000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400 (http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef0667790141000000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/).jpg

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef067377bb5a700000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef067f32634a800000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/[/URL]

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2db04b3127ccef0661d0d14b800000030O00IZs2rZu1aMg e3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/


I love the second one. Great photo. They were all good, but the second one hit my sweet spot with the formation takeoff.

TJK
05-25-2012, 09:02 AM
here's a few of mine from yesterday, first time ever doing any kind of photography.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/7263675124_8f01262596_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7263668612_5a2c93d5e0_c.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7263672466_4bd3377626_c.jpg


Good stuff. I just joined the forum and haven't had the guts to post any photos yet, so you're one up on me for guts. Nice photos. I'm dying to get the heck out of work so I can get the cameras charged and ready for tomorrow and hopefully Sunday at least to some degree.

fk6065
05-25-2012, 09:07 AM
Just spoke to a friend at the beach. Heavy fog can't see the lifeguard stands from the boardwalk

dekdawg21
05-25-2012, 09:08 AM
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First shots with my new camera!

eric8669
05-25-2012, 09:08 AM
Just spoke to a friend at the beach. Heavy fog can't see the lifeguard stands from the boardwalk

yeah, i heard .3 mile visibility.

yankees368
05-25-2012, 09:09 AM
Here's a live traffic cam at Jones Beach. It looks terrible right now. I'm staying home for now.
http://www.informny.com/trafficcams/displayvid.asp?camID=232-1C&x=12&y=9

TJK
05-25-2012, 09:13 AM
Could use some advice re FRG. I'm hoping to get by there on Sunday for an hour or so for some shots, and have a Nikon Cool Pix P90 or something like that. Any thoughts on where I should park myself to get some decent shots through the fence? I'm going to go into AAM for a little bit, but I'd like to get some departure/ return shots. I've seen the FRG spotters guide, but I'm not entirely confident the spots and my less than professional level camera will matchup. I've taken photos there from spots a/d (terminal and 56th FG) and was at the final tomcat fly-in near spot b (the Dave and busters mall). I was goingto take a look at spot c (new highway) for the 14/32 departures to try and get the military's launches. Am I wasting my time with that camera going there or do I have a shot to get something decent?

Also, will anyone be over there on Sunday if I have a question or two?

Thanks.
-TJ

yankees368
05-25-2012, 09:19 AM
Statement as of 10:00 AM EDT on May 25, 2012

Patchy dense fog will be possible through noon today across the
area. Visibilities in fog are expected to range mostly from 1/2 to
1 mile... with local reductions to 1/4 mile or less in spots.

Danycam
05-25-2012, 10:06 AM
The Snowbirds were coming in from Winnipeg.
I left FRG tonight after #1 - #3 came in and they were still waiting for #4 - #9 to arrive.

Chris S, Nice meeting you in person last night. Thanks for sharing your stories & photos while we waited for the Snowbirds arrivals last night.

rkfast
05-25-2012, 10:29 AM
At JB. This is really fogged up.

wunaladreamin
05-25-2012, 10:31 AM
I'm telling you...IT'S ALL STEVE'S FAULT!

DEPORT HIM!!!

NLovis
05-25-2012, 10:34 AM
They are doing some maintenance on Fat Albert so they brought in his replacement "Ernie".

Hope you feel better.

Yes and no. Im no longer sick and back at work but I have to work the weekend during the airshow. Rats! Thanks for the well wishes. Hope everyone here is doing well and I hope to one day prove I can keep myself in check unlike the past.

fk6065
05-25-2012, 10:35 AM
Any word on the rest of the arrival. Thanks

Vetteman98
05-25-2012, 10:37 AM
Now you don't mean Steve me Steve, do you? All I did was report what I saw this morning as I passed by JB. I mean, just because I had to work today and could not partake in the practice show doesn't mean I would wish any ill will or weather gremlins on everyone else.

PS - It better be nice tomorrow, I'll be there.

Steve Davies
Medford, NY
USN 1973 - 1984, AMS Chief

FlyFotos
05-25-2012, 10:42 AM
I'm currently sitting in lot 4 and can only see half the water tower. Hoping it burn off a little. Have to work this weekend.

wunaladreamin
05-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Now you don't mean Steve me Steve, do you? All I did was report what I saw this morning as I passed by JB. I mean, just because I had to work today and could not partake in the practice show doesn't mean I would wish any ill will or weather gremlins on everyone else.

PS - It better be nice tomorrow, I'll be there.

Steve Davies
Medford, NY
USN 1973 - 1984, AMS Chief
Not you lol the Steve in question knows who he is!

fk6065
05-25-2012, 10:51 AM
SuperHornet canopy just went up. Got a report from the beach the sun is breaking through

rkfast
05-25-2012, 11:03 AM
On the boardwalk. Unless there is such a thing as a Cat III ILS airshow there will be no flying here any time soon.

rkfast
05-25-2012, 11:20 AM
Ok right now it's waves of fog in and out. The sky is lifting then falling but at best still one mile vis.

PhoenixOne
05-25-2012, 11:25 AM
Something LOUD just roared over my house. Low clouds=can't see sh*t.

fk6065
05-25-2012, 11:39 AM
Corporate jet landed on 14

PhoenixOne
05-25-2012, 11:49 AM
Corporate jet landed on 14
Thanks FK. I don't have the scanner on.

Chris S
05-25-2012, 12:06 PM
A Prowler has landed at FRG

fk6065
05-25-2012, 12:06 PM
Ernie is pre flighting and will be going up to practice

PhoenixOne
05-25-2012, 12:14 PM
A Prowler has landed at FRG

Did it come in on runway 32 or 19?

NLovis
05-25-2012, 12:15 PM
Well for those of you at JB we just had a 5min break of sunlight at JFK. Might be headed your way.

dekdawg21
05-25-2012, 12:18 PM
Still cloudy down at the beach, goes form improving to worse in minutes. Ernie is pre-flighting? How about the blues? Any activity?

Bones
05-25-2012, 12:27 PM
Well I think I'm going to flag it at the beach today I was hoping this fog would burn off

fk6065
05-25-2012, 12:28 PM
They just hooked up the arresting gear so I would say it looks good

fk6065
05-25-2012, 12:32 PM
Did it come in on runway 32 or 19?They have to use 14. Must have snuck in while I was in home depot for 5 mins

Chris S
05-25-2012, 12:38 PM
As per Rob Reider's announcement at JB, the Blues have canceled their practice for this afternoon.

Chris S
05-25-2012, 12:42 PM
FYI- The 727-200 Horse Transporter aircraft is due just after 2PM today at FRG.:cool:

mirrodie
05-25-2012, 12:48 PM
That blows. Any other jets going up?

Chris S
05-25-2012, 12:52 PM
They're still waiting for the other Super Hornet and 6 Snowbirds to arrive at FRG.
Otherwise, it doesn't look like anything will be taking off for the Beach unfortunately:frown:

Chris S
05-25-2012, 01:20 PM
Snowbirds are due in very shortly

gpalz1
05-25-2012, 01:22 PM
I thought for sure the F-22s would be hangered and not visible!

What for? The plans/schematics have already been downloaded from the internet.

Nevertheless, nice pictures.

ToneB
05-25-2012, 01:28 PM
I'm a newbie here and I'm excited for this weekends show. I also wanted to share some pics I took the other day.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7261095062_1851f8b0b7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261095062/)
IMG_3227 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261095062/) by TONEB11 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/7261090300_abe54701fc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261090300/)
IMG_3405 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261090300/) by TONEB11 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7099/7261089302_58cd90da47_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261089302/)
IMG_3432 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261089302/) by TONEB11 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/7261092092_84059c276f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261092092/)
IMG_3345 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261092092/) by TONEB11 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7212/7261087646_23dd7941e1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261087646/)
IMG_3522 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261087646/) by TONEB11 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7261086622_df55690329_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261086622/)
IMG_3557 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7261086622/) by TONEB11 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Chris S
05-25-2012, 01:38 PM
5 or 6 Snowbirds are due in about 10 mins.

yankees368
05-25-2012, 01:39 PM
Know what runway??

Chris S
05-25-2012, 01:40 PM
RWY 14

dekdawg21
05-25-2012, 01:41 PM
Snow Birds are 8 miles out

yankees368
05-25-2012, 01:41 PM
Thank you

dekdawg21
05-25-2012, 01:48 PM
Usnow birds 5,6,7 on the ground

Roush6NY
05-25-2012, 01:49 PM
Nice shots, Tone B ! Welcome to the site .. Thanks for sharing your photos

fk6065
05-25-2012, 01:52 PM
Snowbirds 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 & 11 from what I can see are at the Museum

PhoenixOne
05-25-2012, 01:54 PM
Another two Snowbirds just flew over.

fk6065
05-25-2012, 01:58 PM
Two more Snowbirds just came in on 14

megatop412
05-25-2012, 02:00 PM
Well there was that Mocek guy. :rolleyes:

LOL I totally forgot about him, hahaha

fk6065
05-25-2012, 02:01 PM
There were two accidents by the airport today, so far, hope you don't have a flashback Kenny, one at the end of 19 at the entrance to Dave and Busters and a good smack on New Highway opposite the south end of the cemetery

PhoenixOne
05-25-2012, 02:03 PM
What is that bright yellow thing in the sky? Oh...it's the Sun.:tongue:

rkfast
05-25-2012, 02:05 PM
Fred handles air and now ground traffic. Nice!

fk6065
05-25-2012, 02:13 PM
Anybody hear any updated arrival times for the other F/A-18 or anything on the Growlers? Thanks

Sm0otHockeySpeeD
05-25-2012, 02:17 PM
It has been a rough couple of days here with mother nature...left the beach around 2 hours ago and I'm now at Farmingdale. Just caught the snowbirds.

I really hope these growlers show up because this sucks haha

Edit: just heard someone on the scanner radio said he had 2 aircraft inbound and possibly a practice?

Brian

Vetteman98
05-25-2012, 02:42 PM
I want to thank the JB Air Show forum members for the timely postings and updates throughout the day. Even though I was here at work I feel I know what has been happening today with the prep for the show this weekend. Bravo Zulu.

Steve Davies
Medford, NY
USN 1973 - 1984, Aircraft Structural Mechanic Chief
Grumman Aerospace
Lockheed Aeromod

fk6065
05-25-2012, 03:04 PM
Heading home get ready for all the good stuff to finish arriving

Surfrod55
05-25-2012, 03:07 PM
Just came back FRG This was the first time I ever went there and first time taking pictures so what I am saying a newbie. So here you go.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-s3xcrMXSy4c/T7_kJNGRDrI/AAAAAAAAAIU/68YXvR1AfK0/w784-h585-k/HPIM0593.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-O3VRUKvLyCo/T7_kJsB-jjI/AAAAAAAAAIc/5RpjB93kJcY/s855/HPIM0600.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EI1CU9LfnsY/T7_kKEK0V0I/AAAAAAAAAIk/169eAc_d8jU/s855/HPIM0598.JPG

To bad they did not get off the ground today.
Fingers are crossed for the weekend.

ToneB
05-25-2012, 03:09 PM
Just came back FRG This was the first time I ever went there and first time taking pictures so what I am saying a newbie. So here you go.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-s3xcrMXSy4c/T7_kJNGRDrI/AAAAAAAAAIU/68YXvR1AfK0/w784-h585-k/HPIM0593.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-O3VRUKvLyCo/T7_kJsB-jjI/AAAAAAAAAIc/5RpjB93kJcY/s855/HPIM0600.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EI1CU9LfnsY/T7_kKEK0V0I/AAAAAAAAAIk/169eAc_d8jU/s855/HPIM0598.JPG

To bad they did not get off the ground today.
Fingers are crossed for the weekend.

Nice Surfrod55! I'm a newbie myself so I don't feel alone now LOL. I was there this morning with the thick fog and think I got some good shots but I won't know till they come up on my monitor.

zentradi
05-25-2012, 03:13 PM
Guys I am very happy we have 3 AB (after burner) jets demos this time after so many years and F-22s have returned after long 4 years. I hope the weather clears up so we can see them.

I was wondering if anybody here knows the schedule for performances? Usually we have the first AB jet in the middle somewhere with signature team at the end but this time we have F-18s and F-22s!

I tried looking here http://nyasinfo.com/guide/ but it only says Air show 10AM - 3pm

regards

Surfrod55
05-25-2012, 03:18 PM
I can't wait for Sunday. I have VIP tickets. Never done this before.

Chris S
05-25-2012, 03:30 PM
2 Growlers are due in shortly to FRG

PhoenixOne
05-25-2012, 03:40 PM
2 Growlers are due in shortly to FRG

Crap. My web scanner won't connect.

ToneB
05-25-2012, 03:41 PM
2 Growlers are due in shortly to FRG

Are they there yet? I get out at 5... hoping I can make it.

PhoenixOne
05-25-2012, 03:47 PM
2 Growlers are due in shortly to FRG

Any idea how far out they are?

Chris S
05-25-2012, 03:49 PM
Not sure, the info is from one their Maintenance guys who's waiting for them to come in at the AAM.

Sm0otHockeySpeeD
05-25-2012, 03:52 PM
Still no growlers...

ToneB
05-25-2012, 03:54 PM
heading over there now hopefully I'll get to see em come in. :)

yankees368
05-25-2012, 04:19 PM
That weather was just awful. Never made it to Jones Beach, but it was great hanging out with everyone at D&B for a while. Here is to hoping tomorrow is better.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/yankees368/FRG%205-25-12/DSC_0862-7.jpg

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/yankees368/FRG%205-25-12/DSC_0867-8.jpg

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/yankees368/FRG%205-25-12/DSC_0868-9.jpg

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/yankees368/FRG%205-25-12/DSC_0860-6.jpg

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/yankees368/FRG%205-25-12/DSC_0852-4.jpg

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/yankees368/FRG%205-25-12/DSC_0853-5.jpg

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/yankees368/FRG%205-25-12/DSC_0851-3.jpg

727!
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/yankees368/FRG%205-25-12/DSC_0834-2.jpg

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/yankees368/FRG%205-25-12/DSC_0821-1.jpg

Playing with sliders in Lightroom
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac1/yankees368/FRG%205-25-12/DSC_0879-10.jpg

Chris S
05-25-2012, 04:37 PM
Unfortunately, the Growlers have been delayed and it sounds like they may have had to land at another airport for now :frown:

PhoenixOne
05-25-2012, 04:40 PM
Unfortunately, the Growlers have been delayed it sounds like they may have had to land at another airport for now :frown:
Thanks Chris.

Gerard
05-25-2012, 04:43 PM
Usnow birds 5,6,7 on the ground

Yeah lucked out on these guys.Was over by New Highway when the horse plane :smile:came in then heard Snowbird coming in 1-4. Made it there with time to spare and was pleasantly surprised when
I saw a Flight of 3 in formation coming in. Thought it was only 1!!! About 10 later the last 2 came in!!
Crappy day and disappointed but there was enough action to keep me occupied. The 2 NYSPD B430s took off around 2:30 and headed out to the beach and came back about 30 minutes later. Took a last stop by the Terminal to check out the Blues again as the crowd had lightened. One of the Blues Crew :biggrin: was standing by the fence signing pics and passing them through the slot in the door then stayed around talking to the people standing there especially the kids, answering all questions patiently. He was giving "life advise" to the kids which I thought was very cool. You know, stay in school, work hard, listen to your parents, eat your veggies!! :tongue:
Well Sunday I'll be heading to the beach as tomorrow is Eisenhower Park and the USN/USMC demo.
Enjoy all and lets hope this fracking weather lifts!!!!!!:mad:

Johnathaneric
05-25-2012, 04:49 PM
Here is some of my shots from today, wish that fog was gone....
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7082/7269951202_f8c2e9b774_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnathaneric/7269951202/)