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Chris S
05-03-2012, 05:50 PM
Here is the 2012 NYC Fleet Week Schedule:

http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/documents/fwny community events.pdf
Wednesday, 23 May
8 a.m ‐ 1 p.m. Fleet Week Parade of Ships
Thursday, 24 May
8 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m. General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
10 a.m. ‐ Noon U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard Air & Water Demo
at Coney Island, NY
12:30 p.m. USMC MAGTF Aviation Event @ Sachem High School, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
1 p.m. USN Aviation Event @ Sheepshead Bay High School, Brooklyn
Friday, 25 May
8 a.m. 5 p.m. General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
9 a.m. 4 p.m. U.S. Marine Corps Day in Battery Park
9:30 a.m. USN aviation event @ Hackensack High School, Hackensack, NJ
10 a.m. USMC aviation event @ Forrest Hills High School, Queens
Noon USCG Search and Rescue Demo @ Staten Island Pier
12:30 p.m. USMC aviation event @ East Islip High School, Long Island
12:30 p.m. USN aviation event @ Paramus Middle School, Paramus, NJ
2:30 p.m. USMC aviation event @ Orchard Beach
Saturday, 26 May
8 a.m. 5 p.m. General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
9 a.m. 6 p.m. Military Day in Times Square featuring performance by the Navy Band NE &
USMC Band performances
10 a.m. 2 p.m. U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Air and Land Demonstrations at Eisenhower
Park (East Meadow, NY)
Noon Governors Island Family Fest
1 p.m. Staten Island Music Festival
Sunday, 27 May
8 a.m. 5 p.m. General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
10 a.m. USMC aviation event @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park
10 a.m. 3 p.m. Staten Island War of 1812 Commemoration Event @ Ft. Wadsworth
2 5 p.m. Military Bands in Times Square
2 p.m. USN aviation event @ Randall Park, Freeport
2 p.m. USMC aviation event @ Playland Park, Rye, NY
Monday, 28 May
8 a.m. 5 p.m. General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
9 a.m. USMC aviation event @ Cloves Lake Park
Tuesday, 29 May
8 a.m. 5 p.m. General Public Visiting / Group Tours (Manhattan/Staten Island)
1 p.m. USN aviation event @ New Dorp High School, Staten Island

Chris S
05-03-2012, 06:28 PM
Here is the list of US NAVY, US Coast Guard and Tall Ships scheduled to be in NYC for Fleet Week also:

http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/ships.html
US NAVY SHIPS

USS WASP (LHD-1)
USS MITSCHER (DDG 57
USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56)
USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80)
USS DONALD COOK (FF 1083)
USS GONZALEZ ( DDG 66)
US COAST GUARD SHIPS

USCGC Eagle (WIX 327)
USCGC Seneca (WMCE 906)
USCGC Willow (WLB 202
TALL SHIPS VISITING NEW YORK (May 23-30)

Cisne Branco (Brazil)
Gloria (Columbia)
Guayas (Ecuador)
Etoile (France)
Belle Poule (France)
Dewaruci (Indonesia)
Cuauhtemoc (Mexico)
Juan Sebastian Elcano (Spain)
USCGC Eagle (USA)

gonzalu
05-03-2012, 06:38 PM
Correction (since it is my last name)

DDG 66 is the "USS Gonzalez" not Gonzales

Thanks for all the info...

Chris S
05-03-2012, 07:02 PM
Sorry about that Manny, I copied it directly from the Fleet Week Website and it was misspelled there. Anyway, I just corrected the spelling !!
BTW, FYI- the Fleet Week website schedule also has the wrong dates posted for Friday thru Tues. but I corrected the dates before I posted it here.:wink:

steve1840
05-03-2012, 07:10 PM
Any idea what the "aviation events" are? Such as the following:

Sunday, 27 May
"2 p.m. USMC aviation event @ Playland Park, Rye, NY"

Chris S
05-03-2012, 07:33 PM
Any idea what the "aviation events" are? Such as the following:

Sunday, 27 May
"2 p.m. USMC aviation event @ Playland Park, Rye, NY"

They haven't posted the exact aircraft the Marines will be using this year, but the last couple of years they usually brought an AH-1 Cobra, a CH-46 Sea Knight, and at least one MV-22 Osprey to most of the scheduled event sites.

fk6065
05-03-2012, 07:43 PM
Any idea what the "aviation events" are? Such as the following:

Sunday, 27 May
"2 p.m. USMC aviation event @ Playland Park, Rye, NY"

If it says USN event it will probably be an EOD Demo like this one from last year
http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/Military/Fleet-Week-NY-2011/US-Navy-Explosive-Ordnance/17457188_c3F89Q#!i=1328589667&k=C3hbTP3

If it says USMC then you will get at least a Cobra, and a Sea Knight with the possiblity of an Osprey

Matt Molnar
05-03-2012, 09:03 PM
Will there be aircraft flying up the river during the parade of ships?

gonzalu
05-03-2012, 09:14 PM
Will there be aircraft flying up the river during the parade of ships?

I sure hope so... plan to be on the roof at the office (near GWB) expecting some action ;-) The last couple of years, the ships are turning back around 125th St. but in years before that, they would come all the way to GWB and sometimes even the Cloisters!

fk6065
05-04-2012, 11:01 AM
There is supposed to be flyover by the Blue Angels during the Parade of Ships in addition to some other miltary aircraft to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812

Chris S
05-14-2012, 05:27 PM
FYI- Here's a link about where all the Ships will be open for Public tours during Fleet Week.

http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/documents/FWNY%2012-04%20%20Ships%20open%20for%20public%20tours%20duri ng%20Fleet%20Week%20New%20York.pdf

PHLphotog1
05-14-2012, 06:37 PM
Does anybody know if the Marines will be using a V-22 again this year for the air power demos? I'm thinking of coming up to the Staten Island event on Memorial Day (closet to Philly) but only if there's a V-22.

alberchico
05-16-2012, 01:09 AM
When they say that some ships will be docked in Brooklyn does anyone know what part ?

Chris S
05-16-2012, 10:01 AM
Does anybody know if the Marines will be using a V-22 again this year for the air power demos? I'm thinking of coming up to the Staten Island event on Memorial Day (closet to Philly) but only if there's a V-22.

FYI- Keep an eye on the NYC Fleet Week link below and click on the "Press Releases" Tab for the latest info. I contacted the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs Office today and they said there should be more official info about the US NAVY & USMC Air & Land Demos posted over the next few days.

http://www.ourflagwasstillthere.org/events/new-york-ny/website-ny.html

alberchico
05-17-2012, 08:08 PM
http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Fleetweek2012.aspx

intrepid has some good info posted here.

Chris S
05-21-2012, 03:13 PM
As per the Fleet Week New York website the Events Schedule has been updated with the Parade of Ships schedule info for Wed. May 23rd.
http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/events.html

They also posted the aircraft that will participate at Eisenhower Park in the Air & Land Demo by the Navy and USMC:

10 a.m.. Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY- USMC and USN displays of aviation and personnel equipment. Service members from all services will be available to discuss and interact with public. USN will host an Explosive Ordnance Team demo and land MH-60S, MH-60R and MH-53E for display. USMC will land MV-22B, CH-46E, UH-1N and AH-1W.:cool:

Gerard
05-21-2012, 05:49 PM
They also posted the aircraft that will participate at Eisenhower Park in the Air & Land Demo by the Navy and USMC:

10 a.m.. Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY- USMC and USN displays of aviation and personnel equipment. Service members from all services will be available to discuss and interact with public. USN will host an Explosive Ordnance Team demo and land MH-60S, MH-60R and MH-53E for display. USMC will land MV-22B, CH-46E, UH-1N and AH-1W.:cool:

WOW a Stallion? NASTY!! 6 different copter types!! CANT WAIT!!!!!!:biggrin:

fk6065
05-23-2012, 07:59 AM
Good luck to all those venturing in. I gave up after sitting in traffic for almost two hours and still hadn't reached Flatbush Ave

fk6065
05-23-2012, 02:49 PM
Could anyone who was in at the Parade of Ships and the flyovers please advise if any aircraft other than what left Farmingdale actually flew over. Thanks!

TJK
05-23-2012, 04:16 PM
A pair of Ospreys made a few laps of the river while I was down there waiting for the Blues to launch. After I had to go back to the office a co-worker who had a window facing that way, and whose window I was planted at to see the Blues said that there was a ton of aircraft in pretty rapid succession before them, but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be able to identify them since he was only half paying attention. He said they were pretty sleek and new looking, so if I were forced to guess I'd say some more hornets or superbugs. I think a few supers that weren't at FRG flew past the Intrepid last year, so it's a pretty good guess that there'd probably be more this year, but I only saw those two Ospreys. Anyone else see anything in person?

Mateo
05-23-2012, 06:53 PM
Yep. Aerial parade off the top of my head was 4x F18, P-3, 2x F18, an airliner type (P-8?), 2x MV22, 2xSnowbirds, C130 (Ernie?), then Blues north, Blues south, and Blues north again. I was paying attention, but looking through a gap in buildings, so at 250kts, you don't get a lot of time for long IDs! There were various SH60s and at least one -53 off in the distance by the Statue

Chris S
05-23-2012, 10:27 PM
They had a great flyover line-up but it was just too bad we didn't have better skies today :frown:
Anyway, here's my list of flyovers at the Verrazano Bridge today ...
2 - MV-22 Ospreys ( 2 passes )
2 - NAVY MH-60 Sea Hawks
1 - AH-1W Cobra
2 - NAVY MH-53E Sea Dragons ( 2 passes )
4 - F/A-18F - VF-213 Blacklions
2 - EA-18G - VAQ-130 Zappers
1 - E-2C Hawkeye - VAW-125 Seahawks
1 - P-3 Orion
1 - P-8A Poseidon
1 - Coast Guard HU-25 Guardian
1 - Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk
2 - CT-114 - Canadian Snowbirds
1 - C-130 "ERNIE"
6 - F/A-18s - Blue Angels ( 3 passes )

Gerard
05-26-2012, 04:58 PM
WOW a Stallion? NASTY!! 6 different copter types!! CANT WAIT!!!!!!:biggrin:

OH BOY it was awesome!!!! Nice warm sun shining as I saw three copters circling to the north of Eisenhower Park. Then they came in with one of the MH-60s rapelling down a number of crew
members then joined the 2nd MH-60 for a flyby before landing!! BUT the best was the HUGE MH-53E Sea Dragon from NAS Norfolk. This big boy is part of the Helicopter Mine Countermeasures
Squadron 14 "World Famous Vanguard". They landed first before the MH-60s!! That alone to see fly and up close was worth the whole day!! The MH-60s were from the Harry S.Truman and had some cool tail colors. One had a white bulldog in a green patch on the tail boom and the other was the "Swamp Fox" with a nice navy blue tail boom and tail with an orange fox. And both had all
kinds of external and internal equipment. VERY imporessive looking helos. They departed around 11:30 and after a slow and high flyby headed out to the south then westbound.
Soon after that the Marines came in. A CH-46, a Cobra and a Huey (UH-1N) circled about the area at low leve. Damn I love the sound of the Huey and the Cobra overhead. They were awaiting the "star" of the show, the MV-22 Osprey. And it made an impressive appearance coming in over the tree top slowly to the ooohhhs and ahhhhs of the crowd!! They landed followed by the Sea Knight and
both dropped off combat equipped soldiers as the two smaller copters circled overhead. Then they landed at the LZ and after all four shutdown and were secured the crowd was allowed in to the field. Cool how everyone ran to the Osprey first. I did a quick walk around the ships then headed out to FRG. Usually i would have waited until they all left but since the practice show was cancelled yesterday and I am going to the beach on Sunday I wanted to spend some quality time at FRG. :biggrin:
But a BIG THANKS to Nassau County and the US Navy and the USMC. I've been going to these demos for about 4 years now and this was absolutely the BEST with all the different helicopters flying in. I was in Helo Heaven for sure!!!

Chris S
05-26-2012, 08:14 PM
Although the weather was crappy, here's a cool video showing most of the Hudson River Flyovers from Wed. with lower Manhattan in the background :biggrin:

http://youtu.be/kywJfa0tYjc

Gerard
05-26-2012, 08:25 PM
Although the weather was crappy, here's a cool video showing most of the Hudson River Flyovers from Wed. with lower Manhattan in the background :biggrin:

http://youtu.be/kywJfa0tYjc

Excellent video!! Boy that was a very cool flyby there!! Lots of aircraft!!

alberchico
05-26-2012, 10:03 PM
Off topic but anyone who hasn't visited the Coast Guard sailing ship Eagle by the Intrepid should do so as they are selling little wooden models of the vessel for only $25. Got one for myself and its gorgeous. (But be prepared to walk out with a fairly big box)

I looked it up on Google out of curiosity and these things are going for 100 bucks :biggrin:

http://www.rjmodelships.com/store/uscg-eagle-21.html#pictures