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Fighting_falcon_51
12-20-2011, 08:34 PM
http://www.nyasinfo.com/

Performer Line-up:


Starring:
US Navy Blue Angels (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDgQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blueangels.navy.mil%2F&ei=Y0NJT-7NJajm0QGR0PCTDg&usg=AFQjCNFc0pIai-OOac7mNGZvGSkcDXtsfg&sig2=KLlWir5ftyDfpmvk3IreWw)

Military:
Canadian Forces Snowbirds (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCUQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.snowbirds.forces.gc.ca%2Fv2%2 Findex-eng.asp&ei=e0NJT-SHN-Xm0gGmutCwDg&usg=AFQjCNGw5258bTok6ff5f-g5bDoP-QFZMA&sig2=eAwOLflXKrLwkhuPJPN67Q)
F-22 Demo Team with P-51 Heritage Flight (http://www.acc.af.mil/aerialevents/f22a/) (HF Flight May 26 Only)
VFA 106 F/A-18C & F/A-18F Super Hornet Demo Team TACDEMO (http://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/vfa106/Pages/default.aspx)
US Army Parachute Team Golden Knights – Black Team (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usarec.army.mil%2Fhq%2Fgolden knights%2F&ei=vENJT9eACur30gHChPWWDg&usg=AFQjCNF1CWM32OXl1WId2P9rM_J3Xp8wiQ&sig2=mqt66QdTKJU0ENHVKlBO5Q)
106th ANG HC-130 & HH-60 SAR Demo (http://www.106rqw.ang.af.mil/)

Civilian:
Geico Skytypers (http://www.geicoskytypers.com/)
Ed Hamill Airshows: Sky-tech Bi-plane (http://www.edhamill.com/)
Sean D. Tucker – Aviation Specialties: Team Oracle Challenger III (http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/teamoracle/index.html?origref=http://www.poweraerobatics.com/)
Matt Chapman Airshows: Embry-Riddle Eagle 580 (http://www.mattchapman.com/)
John Klatt Airshows: ANG S-300D (http://www.johnklattairshows.com/index.asp)
SB2C Helldiver (http://www.sb2chelldiver.com/Schedule.html)
Warbirds Over Long Island (http://www.facebook.com/WarbirdsOverLongIsland)
B-17 Yankee Lady (http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/)
American Airpower Museum Warbirds (http://www.americanairpowermuseum.com/Website/index.html)

For 2012 Jones Beach Airshow information visit: http://www.nyasinfo.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nyasinfo

steve1840
12-20-2011, 08:40 PM
Can't wait! This is going to be an awesome year for my first Jones Beach Airshow!! Even without Viper East or and A-10 demo team.

Greg_NY
12-20-2011, 08:47 PM
It's looking pretty good already. Got my fingers crossed for a Raptor Demo...

Chris S
12-20-2011, 11:52 PM
Ken, thanks for the update! :wink:
I noticed the BFCU link mentions that it will be a F-18 Super Hornet Demo too !! :biggrin:
Fingers crossed for the F-22 Demo also, but if not, I'd love to see the B1-B do some flybys !!! :cool:

puckstopper55
12-21-2011, 09:05 AM
Ken, thanks for the update! :wink:
I noticed the BFCU link mentions that it will be a F-18 Super Hornet Demo too !! :biggrin:
Fingers crossed for the F-22 Demo also, but if not, I'd love to see the B1-B do some flybys !!! :cool:

I loved the B1 a few years back, but would like the F-22 a bit more. Actually, ill take any jet metal. I believe we were supposed to have a B-2 or F-117 a few years back, but it got canned shortly before.

steve1840
12-22-2011, 07:44 AM
The AAM just made it official on their Facebook page that the B-17 "Yankee Lady" will be at the show this year.

chrisparypa
12-27-2011, 05:54 PM
I decided to see Jones Beach airshow this year... Ed Hamill is back... this is surprise....

and my personal favorite - I hope Rob H is not reading this forum :)))) ... David Windmiller... OMG I haven't seen him for few years...

Busy season, week before Im going to see Andrews, then Jones Beach, then Week of then another 3 airshows.... and another 8 after that..... expecting to see some good stuff and take some pictures :)

gonzalu
12-27-2011, 09:32 PM
I will likely do my usual split of one day at the beach and the next day at the airport! The Snow Birds always put on a great show!

Nick
12-29-2011, 04:55 PM
Cya's there.

gpalz1
01-05-2012, 11:13 PM
This might be sacrilegious, but I wonder how long it will be before we see a UAV added to a future list of performers...

Billbo1970
01-17-2012, 09:58 AM
Since the F-22 was grounded last year & was cancelled for the Jones Beach show.... what are the chances we can get a Raptor to appear at this years' show?

Bill

Derf
01-17-2012, 10:07 AM
I can confirm that the F-22 has been added to the show and will be based out of KISP. :wink: Shhh, it is a secret but Yes, it is for real....as long as they do not ground them again. There have been many more incidents and the Charcoal filters and not fixing all the issues with the Air contamination issue that mimic's hypoxia.

Billbo1970
01-17-2012, 10:13 AM
I can confirm that the F-22 has been added to the show and will be based out of KISP. :wink: Shhh, it is a secret but Yes, it is for real....as long as they do not ground them again. There have been many more incidents and the Charcoal filters and not fixing all the issues with the Air contamination issue that mimic's hypoxia.

You've made my day!! Now if we can also get a B1 Lancer again... and I've never seen a B2 in person yet.... :biggrin:

Bill

steve1840
01-17-2012, 11:39 AM
If the Raptors are stationed out of ISP, do they do a flyby at FRG on there way to/from the beach?

Derf
01-17-2012, 11:55 AM
Usually 1 flyby from the beach

gpalz1
02-18-2012, 11:42 PM
Why are they stationed at KISP? Security?

moose135
02-19-2012, 12:12 AM
Runway requirements, mostly.

Fighting_falcon_51
02-25-2012, 01:59 PM
The F-22 Demo has been officially confirmed by ACC!

Also the recent ICAS schedule confirmed it will be VFA 106 who will do the F-18 Demo. They fly the F/A-18C and F/A-18F.'

http://www.nyasinfo.com is now updated with 2012 airshow information.

Billbo1970
02-25-2012, 02:54 PM
Woot!!

Chris S
02-29-2012, 12:58 AM
FYI- the only flying SB2C HELLDIVER in the World from the CAF is scheduled to be at Jones Beach also. For all you Warbird fans, it's sure going to be a treat seeing that RARE aircraft up close at the AAM:cool:

http://www.sb2chelldiver.com/Schedule.html

Billbo1970
02-29-2012, 09:23 AM
I DO like the warbirds :) The Helldiver isn't the prettiest, but it's a nice opportunity to such a rare bird! Hey, we should all try & meet up as a group at the AAM one of the days, we'll mob everything :)

Chris S
02-29-2012, 02:03 PM
Well, some of the prettiest Legacy Flight photos in 2011 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation, included an F/A-18C Hornet in the colors of a WWII Helldiver unit as it joined the world's only airworthy Helldiver in the skies above Central California. Hopefully they'll schedule a special Legacy flight over Jones Beach with the Helldiver and Super Hornet along with Dan Dameo in the Corsair also.:cool:
Here are the photo links of that CoNA Hornet and Helldiver:
(BTW, the Hornet should look familiar, Isaac!!) :wink:

http://tvrphoto.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/legacy11_helldiver_f18_6989.jpg

http://tvrphoto.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/legacy11_helldiver_f18_7026a.jpg

Greg_NY
02-29-2012, 06:30 PM
Sure does Chris. Great photos by the way.

That would be an awesome Legacy flight!

Fighting_falcon_51
02-29-2012, 11:10 PM
Added the information to the website. Thanks Chris!


rev 2.29.2012 (http://nyasinfo.com/?p=757)

added: SB2C Helldiver
added: Clarified F-18 Demo information

http://nyasinfo.com/

gpalz1
03-09-2012, 01:09 PM
Always loved that Pacific blue paint scheme. The Corsair will always be my favorite warbird though.

I remember my very first WWII airshow display at Republic back in the early 90's. No Corsair, but they did have a Heinkel HE 111. That was awesome! Need to dig those up.

Big Tim #70
03-09-2012, 10:06 PM
As I mentioned last fall..

I spoke with Ed Hamill at Macdill in October & he is VERY happy to be coming back to Jones Beach. He tore up the skies in Tampa like he's not missed a show. Got hard ass kick music this year & his flying reflects the tone set.

His new sponser has the plane looking sharp as hell. Can't wait to see him do his thing!

Fighting_falcon_51
03-13-2012, 03:31 PM
rev 3.13.2012 (http://nyasinfo.com/?p=772)

added: B-17 Yankee Lady
updated: American Airpower Museum Memorial Day Celebration

http://www.nyasinfo.com

Billbo1970
03-19-2012, 07:56 AM
Do we have any un-confirmed but likely appearances?

Derf
03-19-2012, 09:31 AM
I can make one real quick for ya

1. F-22 Pending stand down for Oxygen System issues... TBA
End of line

Billbo1970
03-19-2012, 10:22 AM
That's the OPPOSITE of what I'm looking for! :(

puckstopper55
03-19-2012, 10:23 AM
I can make one real quick for ya

1. F-22 Pending stand down for Oxygen System issues... TBA
End of line

I hope they dont make the F-22 stand down. We got screwed last year, I was hoping they fixed that oxygen issue. I am actually SHOCKED they couldnt figure it out by now. I believe its the same system they use in the F/A-18.

Derf
03-19-2012, 10:47 AM
I do not understand Joe.....the airshow is 2 months away.... There is no un-confirmed but likely appearances....
The only good info is what is confirmed and the rest we will find would be static and will have more info with arrivals.... Any hint of anything new goes on this forum and you would see it in this thread.....

I know lots of teams that wanted to come but could not....
if you look earlier in this thread, I confirmed the F-22 was coming before it was official.... I think that is the last you will hear about unconfirmed arrival

Chris S
03-19-2012, 01:20 PM
Well, for some GREAT NEWS, the Raptor Demo is officially back in business again !:cool:
It performed flawlessly at the St. George Airshow in Utah this past weekend,
and Schadow did a really great job performing this year's new demo profile also !!:biggrin:
Here's a video link of it ... Enjoy !!

http://youtu.be/nO5mvzGshvc

Derf
03-19-2012, 01:33 PM
SWEET!!!!

Billbo1970
03-20-2012, 10:21 AM
How can we go about getting the B1 Lancer to make another appearance? For that matter, I'd LOVE to see a B2 Spirit as well. Is there someplace we can all send an email to, requesting an appearance?

Bill

gonzalu
03-20-2012, 10:41 AM
Talk to your Congressperson :-) But, I +1 (+100) re: B1 ... the last time it was seen by me at Jones it was very foggy and cloudy and it was one heck of a display. Best display ever was in Van Nuys Airshow about 10 years ago ... OMG, they did not care about noise abatement or flying too low!! nuff said...

Billbo1970
03-20-2012, 11:54 AM
Gonzalu,

Yeah, I saw that B-1 at Jones, I go every year :). I have never seen a B-2 and want to badly!


Bill

Chris S
03-28-2012, 12:19 PM
FYI - As per the ACC website, they just added a F-22 & P-51 Heritage Flight to their schedule for Jones Beach also:cool:

Fighting_falcon_51
03-28-2012, 03:05 PM
Updated website. Thanks Chris!


rev 3.28.2012 (http://nyasinfo.com/?p=789)added: P-51 Heritage Flight

http://www.nyasinfo.com

Fighting_falcon_51
04-06-2012, 08:49 PM
I've just noticed that the Harrier Osprey schedule has Jones Beach listed as an alternate event.

http://www.marines.mil/community/Pages/HarrierOsprey.aspx

This most likely will not happen though.

Gerard
04-06-2012, 09:07 PM
I've just noticed that the Harrier Osprey schedule has Jones Beach listed as an alternate event.

http://www.marines.mil/community/Pages/HarrierOsprey.aspx

This most likely will not happen though.

Last year on Sat, 2 Ospreys landed at the Eisenhower Park demo. :cool:

moose135
04-06-2012, 09:34 PM
That's the thing I don't understand - they have all this stuff in town for Fleet Week, and do demos all around the area, yet they can't get an Osprey or something down to the beach for the show. That's the stinkin' Navy for you!

wunaladreamin
04-08-2012, 10:42 AM
That's the thing I don't understand - they have all this stuff in town for Fleet Week, and do demos all around the area, yet they can't get an Osprey or something down to the beach for the show. That's the stinkin' Navy for you!\
That's the JARHEADS for you, mister Chair Force!!!:wink:

moose135
04-08-2012, 10:47 AM
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That's the JARHEADS for you, mister Chair Force!!!:wink:

Don't they work for the Navy? They go for rides on those big grey boats...

wunaladreamin
04-08-2012, 10:50 AM
We need someone for Brig.

ch2tdriver
04-09-2012, 08:10 AM
FYI - As per the ACC website, they just added a F-22 & P-51 Heritage Flight to their schedule for Jones Beach also:cool:

That P-51 may most likely be Jim Beasley and 'Bald Eagle'. He recently returned from the HF conference and qualified. He had some pics up on WIX in the HF conference thread.

Chris S
04-09-2012, 09:14 AM
Yeah, I figured it would be Jim Beasley flying "Bald Eagle" again this year in the HF at Jones Beach also, especially since I haven't heard anything about the status of "Glamorous Gal" being fixed yet:confused:

PhilDernerJr
04-09-2012, 02:46 PM
No mention in this thread indicates the date of the airshow. Anyone?

Chris S
04-09-2012, 03:27 PM
The Jones Beach Air Show is on Memorial Day weekend as usual, Sat and Sun., May 26 & 27th:wink:

MORS-AB-ALTO
04-10-2012, 12:53 AM
That's the thing I don't understand - they have all this stuff in town for Fleet Week, and do demos all around the area, yet they can't get an Osprey or something down to the beach for the show. That's the stinkin' Navy for you!

Couldn't agree with you more Moose. I've been saying that for years!

Derf
04-10-2012, 09:07 AM
That's the thing I don't understand - they have all this stuff in town for Fleet Week, and do demos all around the area, yet they can't get an Osprey or something down to the beach for the show. That's the stinkin' Navy for you!


at least they did not got to TURKEY!!!

Billbo1970
04-20-2012, 10:01 AM
Don't they work for the Navy? They go for rides on those big grey boats... The USMC started out as a division of the Navy, just as the USAF started out as a division of the Army. However, the Marines still have close ties to the Navy, since they can't actually get anywhere without hitching a ride on those big boats ;) The USAF has done the opposite, they provide rides for the Army... LOL.

moose135
04-20-2012, 10:07 AM
The USMC started out as a division of the Navy, just as the USAF started out as a division of the Army. However, the Marines still have close ties to the Navy, since they can't actually get anywhere without hitching a ride on those big boats ;) The USAF has done the opposite, they provide rides for the Army... LOL.
Actually, the Marines, while having a separate command structure, are under the authority of the Department of the Navy and the Secretary of the Navy. The Air Force is a completely independent branch, under the Secretary of the Air Force.

Billbo1970
04-20-2012, 10:22 AM
Actually, the Marines, while having a separate command structure, are under the authority of the Department of the Navy and the Secretary of the Navy. The Air Force is a completely independent branch, under the Secretary of the Air Force.

I stand corrected!

Steven Holzinger
04-20-2012, 08:32 PM
I think I might be able to make it for Saturday's show!

Fighting_falcon_51
04-23-2012, 09:11 PM
Airshow news has kind of been dry lately but I did come across this article regarding fleet week. http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/staten_islands_fleet_week_to_r.html


The Navy's ace "Blue Angels" team also will fly over the flotilla during the opening event at 11:30 a.m., before headlining an air show at Jones Beach on Long Island.

I assume the flyby will be on the 23rd since it is the opening day of fleet week?

Chris S
04-23-2012, 10:01 PM
Yes, the Blue Angels flyover and Leap Frogs Jump will be on May 23rd, as long as the FAA approves it.:wink:

tuko829
04-25-2012, 08:57 AM
Just an FYI. The Space Shuttle Enterprise will be flown around Manhattan on Fri 4/27 if weather permits.

http://theboken.com/hoboken-headlines/space-shuttle-nyc-flyover-rescheduled-april-25th-a-bit-after-10-am/

moose135
04-25-2012, 09:14 AM
Just an FYI. The Space Shuttle Enterprise will be flown around Manhattan on Fri 4/27 if weather permits.
Welcome to NYCA, where Search is your friend... http://nycaviation.com/forum/threads/42509-Shuttle-Enterprise-to-New-York-April-23rd-2012

Billbo1970
04-25-2012, 09:18 AM
Welcome to NYCA, where Search is your friend... http://nycaviation.com/forum/threads/42509-Shuttle-Enterprise-to-New-York-April-23rd-2012

Oh Moose, play nice! ;) I didn't know about it until I read it here so thanks for the info Tuko.

Bill

gettysburgerrn
04-29-2012, 02:01 PM
Are they doing the flyover out of republic? when will they be flying into Republic?

Ken

moose135
04-29-2012, 04:37 PM
Are you talking about the Blue Angels, Ken? They will be staging out of FRG for the week. Probably coming in on the Monday, for the Fleet Week activities then for the air show Friday (practice), Saturday and Sunday.

Fighting_falcon_51
04-29-2012, 07:42 PM
David Windmiller is doing his pre-airshow practice runs. I love the sound of his Edge.

gettysburgerrn
04-30-2012, 04:12 AM
Yes I Was asking about the Blue angels...thanks for the clarification.. I am very much looking forward to that week...

ken

lijk604
04-30-2012, 08:47 AM
Blues to arrive Monday, Fleet week flight on Tuesday. Expect Media flights Weds/Thurs. Practice Friday then Air Show Sat & Sunday! We are under a month to go, cannot wait!

Chris S
04-30-2012, 09:34 AM
John, I was just curious where you heard the Blue Angels Fleet Week flight would be on Tuesday because the Blue Angels website schedule still shows their Hudson River Flyover on Wed. 5/23.
http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/media/show/2012ShowSchedule.pdf

fk6065
04-30-2012, 07:41 PM
The Blue's routinely practice 2x before a show, on Thursday afternoon and Friday. They will be coming up from JSOH Andrews so I would look for them Monday or Tuesday and for the whole team to do a practice flight on Tuesday over the city.

lijk604
05-01-2012, 09:00 PM
John, I was just curious where you heard the Blue Angels Fleet Week flight would be on Tuesday because the Blue Angels website schedule still shows their Hudson River Flyover on Wed. 5/23.
http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/media/show/2012ShowSchedule.pdf

Sorry Chris, my mistake...been hell at work lately and had the wrong date written down. According to the airport though, they are arriving on Monday. Arresting gear to be installed Sunday or Monday. So look for a C-130 a few days before that.

Chris S
05-01-2012, 11:20 PM
No problem John, thanks for the update on when the Rhody C-130 should be around !! :wink:

Fighting_falcon_51
05-05-2012, 08:52 PM
The AAM posted this:


Latest updates for the "Legends of Airpower and Armor Weekend" this memorial day weekend May 25th-28th. We have an impressive line up planned for the museum event. AAM's B-25, C-47, Corsair, P-40, P-47, P-51, AT-6Dx2, SB2C "Helldiver", B-17 "Yankee Lady", Tora Tora Zero, L-39, and Waco UPF 7.

gpalz1
05-11-2012, 09:39 PM
The AAM posted this:

Just got their email today(hate that you cant click through to their website-strange). Anyway, you can buy museum tickets through the website for the Legends of Airpower and Armour Event(May25th-may 28th) at a discount. Tickets can be purchased for the General Admission, Weekend Photographers Pass and VIP packages.

Took my niece last year and she loved it and asked about going again this year. Guess I'll try the Photographers Pass for myself. Anyone knows what added benefits the Photographers Pass has? No detail on the website.

Cool to see the Helldiver and Zero additions to the show this year. Nice.

George

moose135
05-11-2012, 09:53 PM
Guess I'll try the Photographers Pass for myself. Anyone knows what added benefits the Photographers Pass has? No detail on the website.
As far as I can tell, it's simply an all-weekend pass, rather than a one-day ticket. Don't buy it thinking it's going to get you into places the public isn't normally allowed. If I hear anything else, I'll pass it along.

NLovis
05-12-2012, 03:45 PM
Hell yes. Cant wait this year. Show me that F-22

Fighting_falcon_51
05-13-2012, 08:25 PM
It looks like the F-22 will arrive on the 24th at ISP.

Also the HF flight will now only take place on Saturday.

ch2tdriver
05-14-2012, 01:08 PM
Cool to see the Helldiver and Zero additions to the show this year. Nice.

George

The Helldiver yes! The 'TORA' Zero is just a T-6 made up to look like one for the movie. Now if they brought back the real Zero that made that private appearence last year? Or the CAF out in CA has a genuine Zero in their fleet, now that would be cool.

To make a TORA Zero interesting it needs about a half dozen of it's stable mates and put on the full show! Now that would be a cool idea. A full TORA demo and a barge of Pyro anchored out in the ocean.

Art at ISP
05-14-2012, 01:24 PM
Well I just confirmed my space on the Monday 9AM C-47 flight out of AAM, so I am looking forward to that!
I'll be around the museum a good part of that weekend.

Derf
05-14-2012, 01:36 PM
Well I just confirmed my space on the Monday 9AM C-47 flight out of AAM, so I am looking forward to that!
I'll be around the museum a good part of that weekend.

That is great....Have a Great Flight!!!!

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/Aviation/C-47-Flight-9-3-2011/i-CFmFKpv/1/L/IMG5999-L.jpg

Art at ISP
05-14-2012, 02:07 PM
REALLY looking forward to it Fred...see you at the museum!

alberchico
05-15-2012, 01:15 PM
Has the museum posted a list of all the events scheduled for each day of the airshow ? I'm not sure which day would be the best to go and I don't want to buy an expensive weekend pass...

Which day is the C-47 flying ?

moose135
05-15-2012, 04:18 PM
Just saw this posted on MSNBC.com:


Panetta restricts F-22 flights due to oxygen system complaints

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered the Air Force to restrict flights of its new F-22 stealth fighters because of continuing problems with the aircraft's oxygen system. At least 22 pilots have suffered from oxygen deprivation while in flight since April 2008.

Panetta on Tuesday ordered that all F-22 flights remain within a "proximate distance" of an airfield in case a pilot should suffer from a hypoxia event and be forced to land. That will force an immediate end to F-22 patrol missions over Alaska.

Panetta also ordered the Air Force to accelerate installment of a backup oxygen system in all F-22s and provide monthly progress reports on efforts to identify the problem with the current oxygen system. The Air Force does not expect to begin installing automatic backup oxygen systems until December of this year.

Full story:
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/15/11718911-panetta-restricts-f-22-flights-due-to-oxygen-system-complaints?lite

I don't know if, or how, this might impact next week's show...

Joe
05-15-2012, 04:39 PM
Great!! Here we go again! They probably consider air shows low on the priority scale, but keeping my fingers crossed as I was planning on seeing the F22 over the next two weekends.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-15-2012, 07:27 PM
Has the museum posted a list of all the events scheduled for each day of the airshow ? I'm not sure which day would be the best to go and I don't want to buy an expensive weekend pass...

Which day is the C-47 flying ?

Friday - Monday will have a ton of action. Between the practice show, airshow, and flight experiences you'll see a lot of warbirds flying.

Considering they use the C-47 for both flight experiences and the airshow performance, I'm sure you'll see a lot of it everyday.

moose135
05-15-2012, 09:32 PM
ACC lists an F-22 demo this weekend at Andrews, so we should have a good idea on their status before long.

Joe
05-16-2012, 05:25 AM
ACC lists an F-22 demo this weekend at Andrews, so we should have a good idea on their status before long.

I'll let you know when I get back, however, since that will be Sunday night, you'll probably know before then.

puckstopper55
05-16-2012, 08:20 AM
I would think we have 2 things going for us ... 1) FRG isnt far from Jones beach. even though the F-22 will be based out of ISP, I would assume FRG could serve as an emergency airfield. Also ISP still isnt that far away. 2) The demos for the airshow are at a lower altitude. I would assume that the concern for lack of oxygen would be lessened.

Right or wrong, these are the reasons I am using to convince myself that we will still get an F-22.

Chris S
05-16-2012, 09:25 AM
Good news ...
I just got this reply back from the ACC Aerial Events Branch and they said "The recent restrictions put on the F-22 will not affect the F-22 Single Ship Demo program. The Andrews AFB and Jones Beach Air Shows will be supported as scheduled."

puckstopper55
05-16-2012, 12:01 PM
Good news ...
I just got this reply back from the ACC Aerial Events Branch and they said "The recent restrictions put on the F-22 will not affect the F-22 Single Ship Demo program. The Andrews AFB and Jones Beach Air Shows will be supported as scheduled."

for lack of a better term YAY!!!!!!

Chris S
05-16-2012, 01:35 PM
Also, according to their PAO, right now Snowbirds #1 - #9 are due into FRG either later on the 24th or early on the 25th. It all depends upon how well their long transit day goes from Winnipeg to LI on Thurs. However, he also said Snowbirds #10 and #11 will be arriving earlier in the week and those 2 planes will be participating in the Hudson River flyover with the Blue Angels on the 23rd if all goes well.:wink:

wunaladreamin
05-16-2012, 03:00 PM
Hey guys, does anyone have a time frame for Fat Albert's arrival? My boss is UP MY ASS over it as he wants to film it. If anyone can advise, my blood pressure will appreciate it!

Chris S
05-16-2012, 03:25 PM
Right now I believe the Blue Angels will be arriving either on Monday or Tuesday, but just so you know there's a good chance they'll still be using their replacement C-130 "ERNIE" while Fat Albert undergoes maintenance.
This video is from last weekend at the Tennesee Air Show with ERNIE :biggrin:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPo3pgKb2-k

gpalz1
05-16-2012, 08:17 PM
As far as I can tell, it's simply an all-weekend pass, rather than a one-day ticket. Don't buy it thinking it's going to get you into places the public isn't normally allowed. If I hear anything else, I'll pass it along.

Thanks Moose. Good to know.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-16-2012, 08:38 PM
Straight from AAMs facebook

I also put a ton of information on my website http://nyasinfo.com



A rumor is buzzing.....looks like there is potential for some more guests on our ramp on static display. Appears the Navy may be bringing in an EA-6B, and possibly an E/F-18 Growler. Thanks to our friends at Northrop Grumman for this one!

Gerard
05-16-2012, 08:40 PM
On the AAM Facebook page about a "rumor" coming from Northrop Grumman that an EA-6B and an E/F-18 Growler will be coming in to FRG for static display at the AAM ramp.

puckstopper55
05-17-2012, 08:21 AM
On the AAM Facebook page about a "rumor" coming from Northrop Grumman that an EA-6B and an E/F-18 Growler will be coming in to FRG for static display at the AAM ramp.

This would be awesome! Hopefully they have an employee event of some sort that will get us close to the jets.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-17-2012, 08:58 AM
If we do get the EA-6 and EA-18, they will be from VAQ-129.

Big Tim #70
05-17-2012, 11:02 AM
Now that the arrestor bed has been installed, do they still need to put in the arrestor cable? If not, does that mean all landings will be on runway 14?

If thst's the case, atleast the sun will be favorable.

Chris S
05-17-2012, 11:13 AM
Edit: I just went back and saw that John posted that the arresting cable would be installed on Sunday or Monday, and he said to expect the Rhody C-130 to arrive a couple of days before that with all the equipment.:wink:

Fighting_falcon_51
05-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Looks like the Blue Angels and possibly the two Snowbirds will arrive Monday afternoon.

Big Tim #70
05-17-2012, 06:59 PM
Edit: I just went back and saw that John posted that the arresting cable would be installed on Sunday or Monday, and he said to expect the Rhody C-130 to arrive a couple of days before that with all the equipment.:wink:


Thanks buddy, I missed that.

Bones
05-17-2012, 08:08 PM
Looks to me like this is shapeing up to be one of the better shows since they began at Jones Beach,cant wait ,the next week or so is going to be very exciteing .

moose135
05-17-2012, 08:51 PM
I confirmed tonight at the AAM Volunteer meeting that the weekend pass is simply that - four days admission for the price of three. They were thinking about guys like us, and were hoping to be able to offer some type of special access for photographers, but were unable to make all the arrangements necessary for security and logistics. They have changed the name of the pass on the ticket sales site.

Even without special access, it's a good deal if you are going to be at the museum all weekend. Also, if you are only going one day, you should buy your tickets in advance. Advance purchase tickets are $15 for adults (the same as the museum's special event admission for the past number of years). That will get you in faster - they will have a ticket holders line, and will save you compared to the $20 admission price if you buy at the door. Advance purchase tickets can be used on any single day of the show weekend - you don't need to choose a specific day at the time of purchase.
https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/?siteID=3390&cartID=f25ed2ba-3c79-4bb8-99c5-ca0baf6720b3

moose135
05-17-2012, 08:56 PM
As Kenny mentions on his air show web site (http://nyasinfo.com/) Dan McLaren and Mach 1 Productions will be at the museum throughout the weekend. They will have their large air show communications trailer on site, and will be broadcasting commentary about the show, as well as pilot communications during the show, at the museum.

fk6065
05-17-2012, 09:00 PM
So we may see the C-130 sometime tomorrow?

moose135
05-17-2012, 09:07 PM
Sign boards at FRG confirm the Blue Angels are arriving Monday afternoon.

dekdawg21
05-17-2012, 10:34 PM
If all the Blues are arriving Monday is it likely Ernie and #7 will be in Sunday?

moose135
05-17-2012, 11:10 PM
BA 7 should be in Sunday afternoon, but the C-130 usually arrives with the rest of the team (or shortly before).

fk6065
05-18-2012, 07:42 AM
. I didn't mean Fat Albert I was referring to the C-130 from RIANG bringing in the are saying gear.

Gerard
05-18-2012, 08:01 AM
BA 7 should be in Sunday afternoon,.

Mmmm ETA?:tongue:

moose135
05-18-2012, 08:09 AM
I haven't seen an ETA, Gerard, but I would assume it would be a couple of hours after they get done flying at Andrews, so 6 or 7pm, maybe.

Joe
05-18-2012, 08:13 AM
Mmmm ETA?:tongue:

I would guess early evening, no sooner than 6 or so since it will be at Andrews. They probably have a routine that they follow after shows and then travel time should only be about 30 minutes or so. This is speculative at best, as I have no inside info and will be driving up from DC myself at this time. If only I could get them to load my truck into their plane and then travel up with #7.... one can always dream..right?

Gerard
05-18-2012, 08:39 AM
I haven't seen an ETA, Gerard, but I would assume it would be a couple of hours after they get done flying at Andrews, so 6 or 7pm, maybe.

Thanks John. If they use 14 I'll def hear them as I'll be at a BBQ in my neighborhood!! :biggrin:

Fighting_falcon_51
05-18-2012, 09:10 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the C-130 with the arresting gear usually come the day before #7? And If I remember from years past they usually come around noontime.

gettysburgerrn
05-18-2012, 09:22 AM
What time are the Blue Angels due in on Monday?

Ken

moose135
05-18-2012, 09:36 AM
What time are the Blue Angels due in on Monday?
Early afternoon.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-18-2012, 09:54 AM
The BFCU said they will be releasing the entire show schedule on Friday. This is very good because the last couple of years this information was unavailable.

dekdawg21
05-18-2012, 10:16 AM
Years past I was able to email Republic and get times of arrivals and even itineraries of arrivals and departures on show days. but this year I got a very short reply stating that everything will be on the electric boards around the airport. Think that was their way of saying "leave us alone!"

megatop412
05-18-2012, 10:28 AM
Joe that new Thunderbirds avatar is awesome

that is all

moose135
05-18-2012, 10:52 AM
Years past I was able to email Republic and get times of arrivals and even itineraries of arrivals and departures on show days. but this year I got a very short reply stating that everything will be on the electric boards around the airport. Think that was their way of saying "leave us alone!"
It's a busy couple of weeks at FRG, and the schedule is fluid, so I can understand not wanting to take up valuable prep time to send out detailed information that will in all likelihood change before next week.

Have patience, Grasshopper, the answers to many of your questions will be revealed in due time...

Joe
05-18-2012, 11:12 AM
Joe that new Thunderbirds avatar is awesome

that is all

Thanks, for some reason it wasn't showing up in the posts yet it was displayed in my profile, so I re uploaded it and now seems to be fine.

dekdawg21
05-18-2012, 11:21 AM
Thanks moose, patience is not something i'm good with! Been waiting 2 years for them to come back!

And does anyone know, am i correct in guessing Macarthur is not spotter friendly?

Fighting_falcon_51
05-18-2012, 11:25 AM
Thanks moose, patience is not something i'm good with! Been waiting 2 years for them to come back!

And does anyone know, am i correct in guessing Macarthur is not spotter friendly?
They are not spotter friendly. If you go over you will most likely get chased away by airport police.

moose135
05-18-2012, 11:29 AM
You are correct about ISP. Likely the F-22 won't be anywhere that can be easily seen once it's on the ground anyway. If they do the same as the last time we had a Raptor here, he will do a fly over at FRG after finishing down at the beach.

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2008/JM20080524Raptor006/300888807_GfVXu-XL-2.jpg

dekdawg21
05-18-2012, 11:44 AM
Thanks guys. Any info for scanner frequencies?

moose135
05-18-2012, 12:17 PM
FRG Tower 118.8 Ground 121.6 Don't know about show freqs yet.

moose135
05-18-2012, 12:30 PM
Posted on the Republic Airport Historical Society FB page - by an FRG staff member:


All subject to change: (This is aviation after all...)

Blue #7 Arrives Sunday at 5-6pm
Blues #1-6 and Fat Albert arrive Monday at 1-2pm
Snowbirds # 10-11 arrive Monday at 12pm

Tuesday- no flight operations

Wednesday- Hudson River flights and media rides

Thursday- F-18 arrives, Snowbirds arrive at 12pm, Golden Knights arrive, F-22 arrives at ISP.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-18-2012, 12:37 PM
Thanks guys. Any info for scanner frequencies?
http://www.w2lie.net/airshow has the frequencies that will be used.

puckstopper55
05-18-2012, 01:49 PM
You are correct about ISP. Likely the F-22 won't be anywhere that can be easily seen once it's on the ground anyway. If they do the same as the last time we had a Raptor here, he will do a fly over at FRG after finishing down at the beach.

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2008/JM20080524Raptor006/300888807_GfVXu-XL-2.jpg

Actually, last time it was at ISP I was able to get some shots of it very easily .. now the results sucked because it was at dawn and misty, but I was able to just stop, stand on my truck and shoot over the fence, all while still on public streets. It was right near the firehouse at the time, and I remember something being under construction (maybe the new tower?).

dekdawg21
05-18-2012, 02:08 PM
Thanks Ken! You rock!

dekdawg21
05-18-2012, 03:32 PM
Are the A-10s going to be there this year? Haven't seen them on any list of performers but have seen there pictures in ads for the show

moose135
05-18-2012, 03:35 PM
Haven't heard whether or not there will be any A-10s at FRG, but there will not be a demo. The ACC stopped all demo teams except the F-22 for 2012.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-18-2012, 05:40 PM
As of now it seems pretty unlikely we'll get an A-10, but it's airshow week and I really would put anything past it, even a TU-144 (this one was for you Steve).

Also Jon Huertas who stars in Castle and was in numerous other TV shows will be taking a media flight with the Blue Angels. You can read more about it here: http://www.wetpaint.com/castle/articles/castle-star-jon-huertas-dishes-on-flying-with-the-blue-angels-on-memorial-day-weekend-exclusive

Edit - Also it looks like the AAM will be doing airshow warm ups on tomorrow and Sunday with their L-39 and T-6.

gpalz1
05-18-2012, 07:43 PM
You are correct about ISP. Likely the F-22 won't be anywhere that can be easily seen once it's on the ground anyway. If they do the same as the last time we had a Raptor here, he will do a fly over at FRG after finishing down at the beach.



Beautiful. Like the sonic rings in the exhaust.

fk6065
05-18-2012, 08:19 PM
I was out at the museum today and they said as of today there are no A-10's coming in for display this year. They are obviously disappointed because of the history of the plane.

wunaladreamin
05-19-2012, 10:05 AM
Very excited for air show week!

Gerard
05-19-2012, 09:51 PM
Did the Rhode island NG aircraft come in today? I saw workers using a crane today for the arresting cables.
BTw this was cool. Stopped by the Terminal to use the "facilities" and parked in the lot. Walking to the building I thought how QUIET it was. Nothing was flying at the time and it was like being
in the country. Then I thought in less than a week this airport will be rocking with ALL types of aircraft and hordes of people!! Like the quiet, like the NOIZE!!!

Chris S
05-20-2012, 01:37 PM
BTW, the Blues used their C-130 "Ernie" at Andrews, so expect it to be used at Jones Beach also.

fk6065
05-20-2012, 04:16 PM
As of 5:15pm no eta for BA 7 as per Republic Ops

fk6065
05-20-2012, 04:17 PM
Right now they are using 14 and 19

fk6065
05-20-2012, 04:31 PM
Blue Angel 7 is in the air, 30 min eta to KFRG as os 5:30pm

fk6065
05-20-2012, 04:32 PM
Blue Angel 7 is in the air, 30 min eta to KFRG as of 5:30pm

fk6065
05-20-2012, 04:33 PM
Looks like a 14 landing and he will be testing the arresting gear

fk6065
05-20-2012, 05:07 PM
Looks like there 30 min eta is a little off

fk6065
05-20-2012, 05:10 PM
7 is inbound for 14

fk6065
05-20-2012, 05:13 PM
Blue Angel 7 has arrived.

Bones
05-20-2012, 05:20 PM
Man i should have hung around the museum alittle longer.

Nick
05-20-2012, 06:14 PM
For you rotorheads, not so sure we'll have any HH-60's for yas. Between phase dock and deployment its gonna be tough to free up the assets. I'll be there on my own time Sunday watching the sights.

Dabbey
05-20-2012, 06:48 PM
Fred, thanks for that BA 7 Play by Play. Any idea when the rest of the team will arrive on Mon. 05/21 at KFRG. Thanks. I plan to go there around 1715.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-20-2012, 06:57 PM
For you rotorheads, not so sure we'll have any HH-60's for yas. Between phase dock and deployment its gonna be tough to free up the assets. I'll be there on my own time Sunday watching the sights.

Will the 106th just do the demo with the 130 and jumpers then?

wunaladreamin
05-20-2012, 07:43 PM
Dabbey looks like between 1300 and 1400 tomorrow.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-20-2012, 08:14 PM
Lots of fun today.

Here is some stuff that happened today:

Sean Tucker Arrival (sorry no pic)

Ed Hamill arrives in his new Sky-Tec sponsored Bi-plane:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8027/7237992756_0fe5660279_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7237992756/)
Ed Hamill: Sky-Tech Bi-plane (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7237992756/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Blue Angel #7 Arrival:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7237994236_3741017287_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7237994236/)
Blue Angel #7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7237994236/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Head on shot:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7234/7237995042_82cc68d484_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7237995042/)
Blue Angel #7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7237995042/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Lt. Mark Tedrow waving to the crowd:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8147/7237998014_496eb52ef9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7237998014/)
Blue Angel #7: Lt. Mark Tedrow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7237998014/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

David Windmiller taking a practice flight in his Edge 540 with the new "Water Filler" paint scheme ( here is the old paint scheme: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/6090700514/in/set-72157627540058320 )

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7082/7238001090_e9f72bd9d6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7238001090/)
David Windmiller (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7238001090/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Warbirds returning from an airshow:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/7238002610_08c352e593_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7238002610/)
American Airpower Museum: P-47 Thunderbolt (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7238002610/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/7238003180_ebdde2ce24_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7238003180/)
American Airpower Museum: P-40 Warhawk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7238003180/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

fk6065
05-20-2012, 09:10 PM
A few of Blue Angel 7's arrival and post flight check.

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

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-zXNc6FL/0/L/i-zXNc6FL-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-3J56BtH/0/L/i-3J56BtH-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-Fkc5FpL/0/L/i-Fkc5FpL-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-2jTVd8R/0/L/i-2jTVd8R-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-6vTxBzQ/0/L/i-6vTxBzQ-L.jpg

fk6065
05-20-2012, 09:22 PM
As for the arrival times tomorrow, the signs around the airport just say Blue Angels arrive Monday afternoon.

Rumour has it one or two Snowbirds around 11:00AM and that the Blue Angels may come up earlier or later depending on the weather forcast as mid afternoon is supposed to be the worst weather of the day.

Greg_NY
05-20-2012, 10:09 PM
A few of mine from today's BA 7 arrival:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Republic/IMG_5185_800.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Republic/IMG_5191_800.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Republic/IMG_5231_800.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Republic/IMG_5242_800.jpg

Isaac

Joe
05-20-2012, 10:29 PM
Great shots guys on 7's arrival, I was speaking with the pilot yesterday at Andrews, very nice guy. Also, the F22 was incredible at Andrews, so we should expect nothing less at Jones Beach. Here is one of the shots that I took through the fence tonight at Republic:

http://joeogden.net/night/IMG_7203a%201024.JPG

The threatening clouds make for excellent backdrops.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 09:05 AM
Weather permitting...

Snowbirds#10-11 Arrive: 11:30AM-12PM
Blue Angels#1-6: 1PM-2PM
Fat Albert (Ernie): 3PM-4PM

fk6065
05-21-2012, 10:07 AM
To bad the weather is awful today

Nick
05-21-2012, 11:48 AM
Will the 106th just do the demo with the 130 and jumpers then?

Correct.

puckstopper55
05-21-2012, 12:29 PM
To bad the weather is awful today

I have been listening to Live ATC for the better part of 30 minutes and not a word has been spoken. I wonder if they are not coming today

Joe
05-21-2012, 12:38 PM
I have been listening to Live ATC for the better part of 30 minutes and not a word has been spoken. I wonder if they are not coming today


I too have had the scanner running for about 90 minutes now and it is very quiet at KFRG this afternoon. I can't / don't want to wait out in the rain for them, but when they announce that they are clear to land, I will run out and snap a few shots of them flying over, provided that they use runway 14.

puckstopper55
05-21-2012, 01:09 PM
just heard the FRG tower try and contact Blue Angel #3

PhoenixOne
05-21-2012, 01:09 PM
Something very loud just flew over my house (Old Bethpage) but I couldn't see cause of the low clouds. As I speak, hear comes another one.

puckstopper55
05-21-2012, 01:10 PM
I guess the Angels dont show up on Flight Tracker?

PhoenixOne
05-21-2012, 01:13 PM
DRAT this weather! It must be either Snowbirds or the Blues. So much for seeing them fly in over my house this year.:frown:

puckstopper55
05-21-2012, 01:17 PM
DRAT this weather! It must be either Snowbirds or the Blues. So much for seeing them fly in over my house this year.:frown:

It was the blues. Heard them all on ATC

moose135
05-21-2012, 01:19 PM
I guess the Angels dont show up on Flight Tracker?
No, and it's not just the Blues - military aircraft do not show up on flight tracking programs.

lijk604
05-21-2012, 01:20 PM
Blues are on the Main terminal ramp at FRG.

lijk604
05-21-2012, 01:40 PM
C-130 Ernie has arrived as well.

Joe
05-21-2012, 02:03 PM
Here is one quick shot for now:

http://joeogden.net/planes/IMG_7231a%201024.jpg

fk6065
05-21-2012, 02:21 PM
The two Snowbirds are here and parked between Sheltaire and the Museum

fk6065
05-21-2012, 02:23 PM
Someone is using call sign Blue Angel 9. I am guessing that is Ernie?

fk6065
05-21-2012, 02:30 PM
Blue Angel 9 is Ernie. Just took off on 14

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 02:49 PM
That's pretty odd that he took off. Maybe to get more supplies?

fk6065
05-21-2012, 02:52 PM
Kenny I think it was a parts run

dekdawg21
05-21-2012, 02:56 PM
Was thinking off heading up after work to snap some shots, has anyone been up there? Would it be worth it?

fk6065
05-21-2012, 03:28 PM
There are always shot to take but tonight it would just be the planes on the ramp by the main terminal

The AAM put up the green netting so you really can't see the Snowbirds and they are parked with their tails to the fence

Chris S
05-21-2012, 03:29 PM
Did Blue Angel #2 make into FRG yet ?

dekdawg21
05-21-2012, 03:34 PM
Very true! Can't wait to see them, heard something shortly after 2 and knew it had to be them

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 03:35 PM
Doesn't look like it, Chris. Heard he still has MX issues.

Thx, Fred.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 04:17 PM
Some pictures of today's action:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7078/7244461088_76baab38e7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244461088/)
Blue Angel #3 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244461088/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7077/7244462882_d5a1e332a8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244462882/)
Blue Angels #1 & #3 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244462882/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7244484706_8ee2fb39ab_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244484706/)
Blue Angel #6 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244484706/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7220/7244485360_985c54f4ca_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244485360/)
Blue Angel #3 F/A-18 Hornet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244485360/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7244471528_7559393a4a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244471528/)
Blue Angels C-130 "Ernie" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244471528/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7244475288_bf279362af_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244475288/)
Blue Angels C-130 "Ernie" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244475288/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7102/7244476918_3cfc276a75_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244476918/)
Blue Angels C-130 "Ernie" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244476918/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5117/7244480238_3e5ac66f73_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244480238/)
Blue Angels C-130 "Ernie" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7244480238/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

More @ http://kjpgallery.com

NLovis
05-21-2012, 04:23 PM
They didnt bring bertha this year? Or did she recieve a new paint job? Either way really wanted to be there but like the weather today im not 100% :frown:

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 04:35 PM
They didnt bring bertha this year? Or did she recieve a new paint job? Either way really wanted to be there but like the weather today im not 100% :frown:

They are doing some maintenance on Fat Albert so they brought in his replacement "Ernie".

Hope you feel better.

Bones
05-21-2012, 04:49 PM
Great pictures Fighting_falcon_51

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 04:52 PM
Thanks!

Derf
05-21-2012, 04:56 PM
Kenny, that is a pretty sick set of shots you posted there! Nice!!!

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 05:01 PM
Kenny, that is a pretty sick set of shots you posted there! Nice!!!

Thanks, Fred!

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 05:24 PM
Just in case anyone is wondering there will be no flight ops tomorrow unless Blue Angel #2 comes in or there are some civilian arrivals or media flights.

http://nyasinfo.com/?p=1000

Gerard
05-21-2012, 05:44 PM
Kenny when did they break out of the clouds? Ceiling was pretty dreadful here in Manhattan.
Thanks, great pics.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 06:06 PM
Kenny when did they break out of the clouds? Ceiling was pretty dreadful here in Manhattan.
Thanks, great pics.

Blue Angel #1 reported breaking out at 400ft.

They didn't do their usual formation arrival.

This picture pretty much sums up the conditions today: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7245001042/in/set-72157629838233732

dekdawg21
05-21-2012, 07:14 PM
Wow that's crazy, but a great pic coming out of the clouds! Are those pic through the fence or were you able to get on the other side?

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 07:23 PM
Wow that's crazy, but a great pic coming out of the clouds! Are those pic through the fence or were you able to get on the other side?The pic of the approach isn't mine. The pictures that I have on the previous page were all shot through the fence.

rkfast
05-21-2012, 07:58 PM
My best shots of the arrivals from Home Depot. Go easy on me...these shots were taken literally 60 seconds after I mounted the lens I rented for the week, comprising my first go-around with some decent glass

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/RkFast/JBAS2012/IMG_6886.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/RkFast/JBAS2012/IMG_6894.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/RkFast/JBAS2012/IMG_6904.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/RkFast/JBAS2012/IMG_6906.jpg

Im sure Ill see/meet lots of you all this coming week, so pointers and tips are welcome :)

fk6065
05-21-2012, 08:04 PM
Anyone ever notice that every time the Blue Angels arrive it is either really overcast or raining?

Joe
05-21-2012, 08:05 PM
I was by the tower earlier, number 2 still wasn't there ( I knew that one was missing when they arrived!) and Ernie landed at 8:16 PM and is now parked in the same area as the Blues, just further South. You can see him clearly on the access road just before you have to make the right at the stop sign.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 08:13 PM
Anyone ever notice that every time the Blue Angels arrive it is either really overcast or raining?

Heh, I was just thinking about that...

fk6065
05-21-2012, 08:14 PM
A few from later this afternoon

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


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

fk6065
05-21-2012, 08:16 PM
http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-ftSDQvf/0/M/i-ftSDQvf-M.jpg

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

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-tfF65Jq/0/M/i-tfF65Jq-M.jpg

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

gonzalu
05-21-2012, 08:34 PM
Fred the last two shots are priceless!

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 08:45 PM
Yeah, great catch!

fk6065
05-21-2012, 09:07 PM
Thanks, I never saw them do that before

Fighting_falcon_51
05-21-2012, 09:21 PM
NOTAM is up http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_3151.html

I wonder if there will be a practice on Thursday also (at least with the Blues) since there is a TFR.

fk6065
05-21-2012, 09:31 PM
If the Blue Angels follow their normal show routine they will practice Thursday, probably in the afternoon.

I am wondering if they are going to go up on Tuesdsay to get a practice run or two up the Hudson

Chris S
05-21-2012, 09:35 PM
Since the Blues won't be practicing their Demo on Tues. and Wed. like they usually do during a regular week back home, I'm sure they will be doing a practice demo down at Jones Beach on Thurs. as long as the weather cooperates:wink:

rkfast
05-21-2012, 09:37 PM
I caught up with the crew as they were leaving the terminal this evening and he read right off the schedule the following:

Nothing tomorrow
Wed NYC (didnt get the time...sorry)
Thursday Practice 1:45
Friday Practice 1:45

Of course, thats always subject to change, but like I said, the guy I spoke to from the BA crew was reading right off the printed schedule he had on him.

Chris S
05-21-2012, 09:44 PM
BINGO !! Thanks for the info from the Blues crew Rich. :cool:

Joe
05-21-2012, 10:37 PM
The sign at the airport from the Rt 109 entrance said that the Blues were due to fly on Wednesday at 11:00 Am

gettysburgerrn
05-22-2012, 04:38 AM
Great shots!! mine arent half as good......maybe I will try to post them later....anyway, I noticed on the Nyasinfo website the practice for friday is listed as 9-2 (as opposed to the normal 10-3 of the weekend show) is the 9-2 time correct?

Thanks

Ken

fk6065
05-22-2012, 06:42 AM
Joe

The Blue Angels are to flyover the Hudson at the end of the Parade of Ships which would be around 11:00-11:30am on Wednesday miorning. They will approach the Narrows from the south and follow the Hudson north over Manhattan

I haven't heard how many passes they will make

Joe
05-22-2012, 07:35 AM
Joe

The Blue Angels are to flyover the Hudson at the end of the Parade of Ships which would be around 11:00-11:30am on Wednesday miorning. They will approach the Narrows from the south and follow the Hudson north over Manhattan

I haven't heard how many passes they will make

Hello Fred,
The timing would make sense with what the sign states, it probably only takes a few minutes for them to get to Manhattan from Farmingdale.
Joe

puckstopper55
05-22-2012, 07:51 AM
According to an email I got, 2 Growlers will be arriving in FRG this week (earlier reports said 1 Growler and 1 E/A-6B). Apparently there will be some type of event at the AAM, so hopefully we can catch a real good look at the planes .. too bad the blues will be across the airfield.

fk6065
05-22-2012, 08:47 AM
According to an email I got, 2 Growlers will be arriving in FRG this week (earlier reports said 1 Growler and 1 E/A-6B). Apparently there will be some type of event at the AAM, so hopefully we can catch a real good look at the planes .. too bad the blues will be across the airfield.

From what I heard at the museum the other day they decided not to give them an E/A-6 because they already have one there waiting to go to Bethpage. But the Growlers are fantastic!

puckstopper55
05-22-2012, 09:03 AM
From what I heard at the museum the other day they decided not to give them an E/A-6 because they already have one there waiting to go to Bethpage. But the Growlers are fantastic!

That makes sense, but not sure why they want 2 static Growlers. I cant wait to get some pics with these bad boys .. hopefully the snow birds are over by the AAM too.

moose135
05-22-2012, 09:09 AM
The Snowbirds should be on the ramp between the AAM and Sheltair. Definitely viewable, but I don't know how close you will be able to get to them.

rkfast
05-22-2012, 09:16 AM
If its the same Growler squadron as last year, they will give you plenty of time to get up close with them. They were super nice guys last year.

dekdawg21
05-22-2012, 09:22 AM
Any word on what's up with #2 or when it will be in?

Chris S
05-22-2012, 09:52 AM
I hope VAQ-129 brings their special Blue Centennial Growler again this year IF it's still in that sweet paint scheme !!:wink:

rkfast
05-22-2012, 10:23 AM
Yeah, Chris...that plane was mint. Super-clean.

puckstopper55
05-22-2012, 10:25 AM
I hope VAQ-129 brings their special Blue Centennial Growler again this year IF it's still in that sweet paint scheme !!:wink:

that would be awesome. Very rarely do I get a chance to get close to these amazing pieces of machinery, so I would like to get some great pics

atenzany62
05-22-2012, 10:59 AM
hi everyone i really want to go to the air show this year and it's my first time. a few questions, so the blue angel f18's take off from republic airport? what about the f22's? i'd really like to catch them take off from the airport. around what time would they be taking off? and where near republic airport would be ideal to watch them?

moose135
05-22-2012, 11:06 AM
The F-22 will be at Islip, not very photo-friendly. The Blues will be flying every day, except today. Wednesday they will be performing the Fleet Week flyby over the Hudson River, departing FRG around 10:30ish. Thursday and Friday afternoons they will fly a show practice at the beach, and Saturday and Sunday they will fly their air show performances. Look for them to depart FRG around 2pm those days, returning an hour or so later. You can see them parked at the terminal, and watch them depart/recover on Rwy 14/32 from New Highway, or the parking lots around the movie theater/Home Depot.

fk6065
05-22-2012, 11:09 AM
"Number 2" has not arrived as of noon Tuesday

atenzany62
05-22-2012, 11:19 AM
i see... so the parking lot of home depot and the movie theater would be the best place to watch them? i saw a few pages back there are shots of those jets, they were taken from the same parking lot? i'll be most likely going tomorrow morning to check them out and see them take off, for the first time in my life! :biggrin: anyone else gonna be there?

moose135
05-22-2012, 11:20 AM
I wonder what happens if the jet can't get here - I know the pilot could fly the spare on Wednesday, but do they fly him up commercial, or send #7 to pick him up, so they can do the Fleet Week fly by, and work on getting aircraft #2 here when they can?

dekdawg21
05-22-2012, 11:26 AM
i see... so the parking lot of home depot and the movie theater would be the best place to watch them? i saw a few pages back there are shots of those jets, they were taken from the same parking lot? i'll be most likely going tomorrow morning to check them out and see them take off, for the first time in my life! :biggrin: anyone else gonna be there?

if you want to see them fly over head you wanna go to the parking lot by home depot or go to the end of the runway by the big loop on new highway by the southern. those spots are great but limited in sight. If you go by the terminal on 110 you'll see them taxi away and get a side view of the take-off. it's really a matter of what you want to see! they say 11am but i'll be there around 9am. they have a good show just getting into their jets but probably won't do it tomorrow, look for it sat/sun.

dekdawg21
05-22-2012, 11:28 AM
I wonder what happens if the jet can't get here - I know the pilot could fly the spare on Wednesday, but do they fly him up commercial, or send #7 to pick him up, so they can do the Fleet Week fly by, and work on getting aircraft #2 here when they can?

they also have 2 more jets besides 1-7 don't they? send him up in one of those?

atenzany62
05-22-2012, 11:36 AM
if you want to see them fly over head you wanna go to the parking lot by home depot or go to the end of the runway by the big loop on new highway by the southern. those spots are great but limited in sight. If you go by the terminal on 110 you'll see them taxi away and get a side view of the take-off. it's really a matter of what you want to see! they say 11am but i'll be there around 9am. they have a good show just getting into their jets but probably won't do it tomorrow, look for it sat/sun.
i'd like to see them take off from a side view, from the terminal or whichever is closer. where would i park my car? i just looked at google maps and there seem to be many entrances from r110. should i just park at the home depot lot and walk to the terminal? which entrance on 110 is to the terminal you're speaking of? sorry i've never been to republic before.

thanks!

puckstopper55
05-22-2012, 11:41 AM
any idea whats wrong with #2?

dekdawg21
05-22-2012, 11:47 AM
i'd like to see them take off from a side view, from the terminal or whichever is closer. where would i park my car? i just looked at google maps and there seem to be many entrances from r110. should i just park at the home depot lot and walk to the terminal? which entrance on 110 is to the terminal you're speaking of? sorry i've never been to republic before.

thanks!

you can't get to the terminal from home depot. look for the sign for the 56th fighter group and turn there, it's right after wall mart. you'll see the terminal when you get there and there is plenty of parking. from there you'll be within 50 feet or so of the Blue Angels. I find that to be one of the better spots, just my opinion though.

fk6065
05-22-2012, 11:48 AM
You are not parking at Parking at Home Depot and walking to the terminal, it is a hike. Take a look at the spotting guide here,

http://www.nycaviation.com/spotting-guides/frg/

They will be using 14/32 to help you gauge where to stand.

fk6065
05-22-2012, 11:52 AM
For those of you interested the grass area under the approach to runway 19 is completely fenced in and not accessible. They have built a retaining wall and put the fence on top of the wall

They have not put the green screen through the links so you can see everything from the AAM to past the old tower

fk6065
05-22-2012, 12:02 PM
The signs around the airport have been updated stating the Blue Angels will take off at 11:00AM for their Hudson River Flyover

wunaladreamin
05-22-2012, 02:33 PM
Still no sign of #2. Any status updates?

Chris S
05-22-2012, 03:01 PM
The latest info my friend heard at the Terminal this morning was that #2 should be arriving around 9:30 tonight.

fk6065
05-22-2012, 03:34 PM
Hmmmmm. Night after burners.......,

moose135
05-22-2012, 03:37 PM
Hmmmmm. Night after burners.......,
They don't use ABs when landing. Now, if someone wants to run across the runway when he is on short final so he has to go around - not that I'm condoning or encouraging such behavior, mind you...

fk6065
05-22-2012, 04:42 PM
In regards to the fence at the end of the approach to 19 and the Dave & Busters parking lot I shot the Snowbird and the E/A-6 thrugh the fence at 500mm, in the mist. The ledge to stnd on is about 14 inches wide so with the long lense I had to hold on with one hand and balance the camera against the fence to get the shot one handed. If you are using a long lense there is really know way to stand and shoot two handed, the ledge is too narrow. But you can see what the views are.

The other two shots are of the fence and retaining wall. Like I mentioned before they haven't installed the green grass between the links yet.


http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-7HXZpSm/0/L/i-7HXZpSm-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-PZ7P2vq/0/L/i-PZ7P2vq-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-k5cNZwQ/0/L/i-k5cNZwQ-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-cSM6CBD/0/L/i-cSM6CBD-L.jpg

fk6065
05-22-2012, 04:56 PM
And from by the terminal, it was very quiet..........

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-cznc8Dd/0/M/i-cznc8Dd-M.jpg

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

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

And lined up leaving an open space for Number 2

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

Gerard
05-22-2012, 05:53 PM
Great shots!! mine arent half as good......maybe I will try to post them later....anyway, I noticed on the Nyasinfo website the practice for friday is listed as 9-2 (as opposed to the normal 10-3 of the weekend show) is the 9-2 time correct?


Probably give or take. If the Angels are scheduled for a 1:45 depart from FRG then it will go past 2PM. And be advised they will be charging the $10 parking fee. They started that last year as they
realized more people were coming to the show. Its well worth it as you pretty much see everyone except for maybe the Warbirds and the ANG SAR demo and its not crazy crowded.

Gerard
05-22-2012, 05:59 PM
In regards to the fence at the end of the approach to 19 and the Dave & Busters parking lot I shot the Snowbird and the E/A-6 thrugh the fence at 500mm, in the mist. The ledge to stnd on is about 14 inches wide so with the long lense I had to hold on with one hand and balance the camera against the fence to get the shot one handed. If you are using a long lense there is really know way to stand and shoot two handed, the ledge is too narrow. But you can see what the views are.

The other two shots are of the fence and retaining wall. Like I mentioned before they haven't installed the green grass between the links yet.


http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-7HXZpSm/0/L/i-7HXZpSm-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-PZ7P2vq/0/L/i-PZ7P2vq-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-k5cNZwQ/0/L/i-k5cNZwQ-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-cSM6CBD/0/L/i-cSM6CBD-L.jpg

Just an FYI that last pic of the fence doesnt quite show that the wall is about 5 feet high and not so easy to climb up on. And if you go down to the left towards the end of the parking lot its much
lower to step up on BUT then you have to make your way back and if people are already standing there it will be difficult if not a pain in the rear to move around them to get a good spot. But that
being said its still a great place to hang out to see the departs and arrivals with the green bunting gone and just standing in the lot you get great views of the flight line and any and all flybys.
Good hunting all!!

Gerard
05-22-2012, 06:03 PM
The Blue Angels are to flyover the Hudson at the end of the Parade of Ships which would be around 11:00-11:30am on Wednesday miorning. They will approach the Narrows from the south and follow the Hudson north over Manhattan
I haven't heard how many passes they will make

Has NYC/OEM or the Mayors Office put out any media alerts that the Blues will be flying up and maybe down the Hudson? I can guess they wont be that high and I can already hear the calls coming in to 911.

Matt Molnar
05-22-2012, 06:13 PM
Has NYC/OEM or the Mayors Office put out any media alerts that the Blues will be flying up and maybe down the Hudson? I can guess they wont be that high and I can already hear the calls coming in to 911.
They tweeted one yesterday:

Fleet Week events 5/22-5/30 to include military aircraft flyovers and demonstrations throughout NYC.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-22-2012, 07:37 PM
Great shots!! mine arent half as good......maybe I will try to post them later....anyway, I noticed on the Nyasinfo website the practice for friday is listed as 9-2 (as opposed to the normal 10-3 of the weekend show) is the 9-2 time correct?

Thanks

Ken

Sorry for the late reply as I have been very busy today.

Now it does look like the practice will be the usual 10AM-3PM. Yesterday I got an email saying it was taking place from 9AM-2PM. But since the TFR is from 1400 to 1900 and the Blue Angels said they were departing at 1:45, it looks like it is 10AM-3PM.

To be honest I think someone mistakenly converted UTC to EST instead of UTC to EDT when reading the TFR.

fk6065
05-22-2012, 07:41 PM
Kenny,

Any word on # 2?

Thanks

fk6065
05-22-2012, 07:42 PM
I hope VAQ-129 brings their special Blue Centennial Growler again this year IF it's still in that sweet paint scheme !!:wink:
Ya mean this one???????????

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-TCvD9TG/0/L/i-TCvD9TG-L.jpg

Fighting_falcon_51
05-22-2012, 07:54 PM
Kenny,

Any word on # 2?

Thanks

I was there at 7:30 and still no word.

fk6065
05-22-2012, 08:00 PM
Thanks was wondering about the 930 rumour

fk6065
05-22-2012, 08:12 PM
Activity on the ramp at the terminal. 7 has the canopy up and two SUV's out there

fk6065
05-22-2012, 08:16 PM
2 is confirmed for 930pm

Fighting_falcon_51
05-22-2012, 08:23 PM
Thanks for the updates, Fred!

fk6065
05-22-2012, 08:30 PM
Change the ETA. As of 9:20pm # 2 is 30 mins out

fk6065
05-22-2012, 08:36 PM
Also BA 2 was at a graduation ceremony in Ohio at his college's commencement exercises today, no mechanical issues as rumoured