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Fighting_falcon_51
08-10-2012, 02:56 PM
Here are the headliners for this years Labor Day Weekend Celebration:

http://www.americanairpowermuseum.com/Website/images/Webslide_Labor_Day.jpg

More info @ http://www.americanairpowermuseum.com/Website/index.html

fk6065
08-10-2012, 03:46 PM
The Me-262 is an incredible visitor and such a rare photo op.

moose135
08-10-2012, 03:47 PM
Should be quite a show. And there may very well be a Moose sighting around FRG that weekend...

wunaladreamin
08-10-2012, 08:12 PM
It shall be a spotterpalooza!

gpalz1
08-10-2012, 11:53 PM
I'm guessing the Me is replica/reproduction, right? Any info on her?

The save 25% buying online link doesn't seem to work(at least for me).

moose135
08-11-2012, 07:20 AM
Yes, it is a reproduction, built by The Me262 Project (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_262_Project) out of Everett, WA. They haven't updated their website in a while (the "Latest Update" link shows 2009 news) but you can learn more here: http://www.stormbirds.com/project/index.html

Chris S
08-11-2012, 07:34 AM
Here are 2 links with info about the Collings Foundation Me-262:
http://www.collingsfoundation.org/ma_me262.htm

http://www.stormbirds.com/project/general/updates.htm

The Collings Foundation is currently doing flight training with their Me-262
and if all goes well hopefully they'll be able to bring her to the AAM in Sept. !!:cool:
Fingers crossed !!

Edit: I see Moose already posted the info while I was looking for the links !! Ha !! :wink:

cancidas
08-11-2012, 10:22 AM
i really, really, really want to drive down there just to see that Me!!

gpalz1
08-11-2012, 11:13 AM
Thanks Moose andChris. Enjoyed the links(and photos). Need to charge up my batteries.

fk6065
08-23-2012, 02:34 PM
Sorry to be the bearer of potential bad nes but word around the AAM today was that the Collings Foundation Me-262 might not make it in due to mechanical issues. More to follow.

moose135
08-23-2012, 02:44 PM
Ironic that the one airplane in their collection that isn't really 70 years old is the one with mechanical problems. I'm hearing it is a fuel pump issue, and it isn't looking good for the Me making it to FRG...

alberchico
08-24-2012, 04:42 PM
Would attending the show on Friday be the best bet to avoid crowds ?

moose135
08-24-2012, 09:13 PM
I don't know that there will be much happening on Friday. The bombers may be in town, I don't know their schedule yet, but the museum is planning their activities (volunteer-wise) for Saturday through Monday. Stuff may be on the ground, but you may not see much flying on Friday.

alberchico
08-24-2012, 11:58 PM
Thanks, I figured that on Friday they would be just starting to set up for the weekend. Will the museum post a schedule of each days activities ?

cancidas
08-25-2012, 06:42 AM
Ironic that the one airplane in their collection that isn't really 70 years old is the one with mechanical problems. I'm hearing it is a fuel pump issue, and it isn't looking good for the Me making it to FRG...

now that sucks!

Gerard
08-25-2012, 06:57 AM
Thanks, I figured that on Friday they would be just starting to set up for the weekend. Will the museum post a schedule of each days activities ?

The past few years I found that Sunday and Monday had the most flying activity. And recently they have been using their Facebook page to update everyone on their flying schedule
for that day.

fk6065
08-26-2012, 08:35 PM
The aircraft from the Collings Foundation ae tentatively due to arrive at the AAM at 1:00PM on Friday August 31st, 2012.

moose135
08-27-2012, 11:40 AM
AAM has confirmed on their FB page that the Me262 is down for maintenance, and will not be at the museum this weekend.:frown:

lijk604
08-27-2012, 11:41 AM
AAM has confirmed on their FB page that the Me262 is down for maintenance, and will not be at the museum this weekend.:frown:
Does this mean we will not have a Moose sighting either?

moose135
08-27-2012, 11:54 AM
I don't know...my initial reaction the other day was to skip the trip, but I'm reconsidering. I may still come up.

Fighting_falcon_51
08-29-2012, 03:03 PM
Tickets are on sale now!: https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/?siteID=3390&cartID=6379c211-93d5-4cc1-b13f-bf81ae382372

They are also apparently offering parking in their lot (as opposed to parking on the side of the road) for $5 per day.

alberchico
08-29-2012, 03:21 PM
$20 if you buy at the gate ? Did ticket prices go up this year ???

moose135
08-29-2012, 03:51 PM
Probably - that's to encourage purchasing in advance.

fk6065
08-29-2012, 07:05 PM
$20 if you buy at the gate ? Did ticket prices go up this year ???

15% discount if you order online in advance.

cancidas
08-29-2012, 07:55 PM
AAM has confirmed on their FB page that the Me262 is down for maintenance, and will not be at the museum this weekend.:frown:

sucks... guess i'll be spending the weekend catching up on repairs on my parent's house.

fk6065
08-31-2012, 09:35 AM
From AAM's Facebook page........... "Its arrival day at AAM. Expect the Collings Foundation aircraft to arrive late today."

Then they state the Skyraider is due in between 12:00 & 1:00PM

Mateo
08-31-2012, 01:38 PM
Just saw a P-51 head South down the Hudson and over towards the Verrazano. AAM related?

moose135
08-31-2012, 02:15 PM
Probably, the Collins people were bringing a P-51 with them.

fk6065
08-31-2012, 02:34 PM
I was out there from 11:00Am till bout 1:30PM and nothing aad come in yet.

moose135
08-31-2012, 03:16 PM
The AAM's FB page says "They have arrived!" with a photo of the B-24 being marshaled in by one of the museum Ramp Rats.

Fighting_falcon_51
08-31-2012, 07:05 PM
Some highlights from today...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/7903174628_d2e9bf0b12_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903174628/)
Douglas A-1E Skyraider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903174628/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/7903175210_5b1f6784f4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903175210/)
Douglas A-1E Skyraider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903175210/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/7903175878_62d736a9df_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903175878/)
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Nine-O-Nine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903175878/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8319/7903176546_4b44cd2018_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903176546/)
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Nine-O-Nine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903176546/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/7903177096_18292ee16f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903177096/)
North American TP-51C Mustang Betty Jane (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903177096/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/7903177746_c23b186be0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903177746/)
North American TP-51C Mustang Betty Jane (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903177746/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7903178496_2bed104e9d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903178496/)
North American TP-51C Mustang Betty Jane (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903178496/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8299/7903179014_b9b53bcbcb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903179014/)
Consolidated B-24 Liberator (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903179014/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8029/7903179414_451b4d4bd8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903179414/)
Consolidated B-24 Liberator (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903179414/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/7903180092_b0911d094a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903180092/)
Consolidated B-24 Liberator (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7903180092/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Greg_NY
08-31-2012, 07:55 PM
Great shots Kenny. I'm looking forward to getting there tomorrow!

Isaac

steve1840
08-31-2012, 09:14 PM
Excellent stuff Kenny! See ya Sunday!

Fighting_falcon_51
09-02-2012, 07:42 PM
Two quick ones for now:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8446/7917933542_3b1fd2fde6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7917933542/)
Douglas A-1 Skyraider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7917933542/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7917934160_b3ebd1074d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7917934160/)
Douglas A-1 Skyraider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7917934160/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Gerard
09-02-2012, 09:01 PM
Lots of good flying today. I hung out in the parking lot close to the fence by D&B for about 3 hours or so. I hadnt planned on staying that long but everytime I was getting ready to drive off
I would see one of the warbirds readying to crank up. Pretty cool finale (for me) when the Skyraider went up for two Flybys followed by a Flight of 3 (B-25, Thunderbolt and the Curtiss) 2X
Flyby!! Great job by the AAM.

Chris S
09-02-2012, 09:20 PM
Two quick ones for now:


Douglas A-1 Skyraider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7917933542/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7917934160_b3ebd1074d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7917934160/)
Douglas A-1 Skyraider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7917934160/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Awesome shot, Ken !! Great composition with the prop blur, wings folded up and the Tower in the background also !!! :cool:

fk6065
09-03-2012, 04:50 PM
Anybody know the departure schedule

Gerard
09-03-2012, 06:06 PM
Anybody know the departure schedule

Read somewhere they are heading out tomorrow!! Not sure of the time. Maybe the AAM FB page has info. When I was watching the FlyBys today the Skyraider went up, did a Flyby then didnt come back (at least while i was there and I was there for awhile longer).

Greg_NY
09-03-2012, 07:25 PM
I was there until 5:30 PM and the Skyraider did not come back.

TJK
09-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Nice photos guys. Went to LGA, Soundview in Bronx, to walk her dogs and do some planespotting. Looks like I missed some awesome photos. Would have loved to see the sky raider. Look fwd to seeing more photos from this.

jerslice
09-03-2012, 09:14 PM
The Skyraider is such a beast.

Gerard
09-04-2012, 06:16 PM
Did the visiting aircraft leave today (Tues)? I read on a FB post that they were still there as of late this morning. Possibly holding fast due to the tropical-like weather we are having?

steve1840
09-04-2012, 08:18 PM
Got to shoot some night shots on saturday night/sun morning

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-D8qBm6Z/1/L/P47ThunderboltAAMJackysRevenge-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2063140983&k=D8qBm6Z&lb=1&s=A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-t73bGW5/1/L/B17FlyingFortressAAM909-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2063138072&k=t73bGW5&lb=1&s=A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-zFKswL4/1/L/C47SkytrainAAMHDR-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2063135808&k=zFKswL4&lb=1&s=A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-J7J62WX/1/L/B24LiberatorAAMWitchcraft-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2063135023&k=J7J62WX&lb=1&s=A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-xFbp8fN/1/L/B17FLyingFortress909-2-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2063134139&k=xFbp8fN&lb=1&s=A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-bzZXdQp/0/L/T6TexanAAMTrumanSide-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2067475751&k=bzZXdQp&lb=1&s=A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-XnRW83H/1/L/P40WarhawkAAMTheJackyC-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2063139874&k=XnRW83H&lb=1&s=A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-7ccnvKc/1/L/T6TexanAAMDoubleTrouble-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2063143856&k=7ccnvKc&lb=1&s=A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-Bm2kVQ4/1/L/T6TexanAAMDoubleTroubleRear-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2063144642&k=Bm2kVQ4&lb=1&s=A)

And a few daytime shots..

Trying something a little different here.
http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-6QmBSLk/1/L/P47ThunderboltAAMJackysRevenge-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2063138976&k=6QmBSLk&lb=1&s=A)

http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/i-nCn3t72/1/L/OldfashionedHDR-L.jpg (http://www.fursteditionphotography.com/Airplanes/Airshows-2012/AAM-Labor-Day-2012/25159196_N7w2Kx#!i=2063136493&k=nCn3t72&lb=1&s=A)

dekdawg21
09-04-2012, 09:39 PM
Awesome shots of the C-47 and B-24!

dekdawg21
09-04-2012, 09:39 PM
Drove by at around 4:00 today and the B-24 and B-17 were still sitting there.

megatop412
09-04-2012, 09:47 PM
Great shots Steve, is that a Heron in the last one?

rkfast
09-05-2012, 11:10 AM
Both bombers still there. Any word on departures? Assuming when the weather changes.

Fighting_falcon_51
09-05-2012, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the complements!

Here are some more:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8446/7941056256_f250142bb7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7941056256/)
North American SNJ5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7941056256/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/7941056776_ac2641c94d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7941056776/)
WACO Bi-Plane (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7941056776/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/7941079344_2bc9e4d64c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7941079344/)

North American B-25 Mitchell "Miss Hap" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7941079344/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7941080704_e0c7c6628c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7941080704/)
Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Second Chance" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7941080704/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

steve1840
09-06-2012, 06:18 PM
Great shots Kenny! BTW, Great PS work making that M4 Sherman tank look like a B-25 :tongue:

Fighting_falcon_51
09-06-2012, 07:14 PM
Great shots Kenny! BTW, Great PS work making that M4 Sherman tank look like a B-25 :tongue:


Haha! Labeling Fail - I will fix!

Thanks Steve!