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Chris S
07-08-2013, 09:37 AM
I just got confirmation that this years Kiwanis Kids Day at LGA will be held on Sat. September 28th.:cool:

Delta777LR
07-12-2013, 02:44 PM
ill be there!!

Aviation.High.Guy
07-12-2013, 04:19 PM
Yay! I will soooo be there. I may even bring my kids :wink:

alberchico
07-23-2013, 01:08 PM
Thank God there's no conflict with the Newark collectible show this year :wink:

Landing Lights
07-23-2013, 05:23 PM
Thank God there's no conflict with the Newark collectible show this year :wink:

But there might be a conflict with Newark Airport Day.

Steven Holzinger
07-23-2013, 07:05 PM
I may join you guys again this year!

Speedbird1
08-11-2013, 06:10 PM
Will attend . Now, for the big question will AAL send an aircraft with their new logo or the traditional livery? Our old friend Smiley Jack will probably return courtesy of US Airways. My favorite day of the year The summer went so fast !

Speedbird1
09-08-2013, 08:55 AM
Does anybody know the telephone for the LGA ATIS? I was at the US Open yesterday and departures off Rwy 22 kept passing overhead all-day. A spotter's dream but now I have a stiff neck. Love those West Jets, Frontiers, and SWAs.

alberchico
09-08-2013, 11:36 AM
The event opens to the public at noon right ?

Delta777LR
09-09-2013, 12:30 AM
normally i believe its somewhere between 1130- noon

Landing Lights
09-09-2013, 06:26 AM
I arrived a little before noon last year and the line to get in was pretty long though it moved fairly quickly. I'd recommend getting there early. If you have an interest in touring any of the static display aircraft, do that first as the lines get long quick and they only allow a few people in at a time. Touring 1 aircraft mid-afternoon can easily kill a couple of hours.

Delta777LR
09-09-2013, 03:34 PM
i plan to get there early

Chris S
09-20-2013, 03:32 PM
Was just wondering if anyone has heard any updates since it's only a week away :confused:

PhilDernerJr
09-21-2013, 10:46 AM
Is there anything specific that you'd like an update on?

LGA777
09-21-2013, 11:20 AM
From what my sources are telling me no Military at all this year, not sure about DL but I presume they will have an aircraft, US tentatively the usual PSA A-319 N742PS and due to lack of military AA will have two, I presume either two 738's or a 738 and MD80. The last two years the general aviation attendence keeps growing so that is likely. And with the UN General Assembly you never know what might surprise us would't be the first time.

Cheers

LGA777

Speedbird1
09-24-2013, 09:28 AM
Can't wait to see Smiley Jack (Retro Livery) N742PS. He's been seen this week flying between DCA and LGA. Am hoping for an AAL 738 with the new livery but from my recent visits to both LGA and to JFK, we will see the old livery. Don't forget to visit the Marine Air Terminal interior; it is quite impressive. A mini-museum of aviation in itself. Photographers welcome. Hoping UAL participates and those great Geico Skytypers.

moose135
09-24-2013, 10:18 AM
Am hoping for an AAL 319 with the new livery but from my recent visits to both LGA and to JFK, we will see the old livery. Hoping we get something good from McGuire (KC-135)?
AA doesn't bring the A319 to New York, so I doubt they would fly one in special for Kids Day. And don't expect to see anything from the military given the current budget situation. There has been virtually no military participation at events since April.

Chris S
09-24-2013, 11:14 AM
BTW, has anyone heard if the American Airpower Museum or the Geico Skytypers will be sending any of their aircraft this weekend ? Also, does the Kiwanis Club or LaGuardia Airport have an official link or flyer for the event ? A couple of friends are interested in taking their kids on Saturday and I wanted to send a link to them about it.

Speedbird1
09-24-2013, 03:24 PM
Weather looks promising. Wish for a SWA B737 or a UAL B737, but I doubt it. It doesn't hurt to dream!

Aviation.High.Guy
09-25-2013, 10:50 AM
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. I'm bringing my kid, but we all know who the day is really for... :tongue:

Delta777LR
09-25-2013, 02:18 PM
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. I'm bringing my kid, but we all know who the day is really for... :tongue:

not rocket science!! :wink: lol

Chris S
09-27-2013, 05:50 PM
I heard from the American Airpower Museum and they should be bringing their B-25 Bomber to LGA tomorrow:cool:

Delta777LR
09-27-2013, 09:06 PM
Thats cool. It would also be nice to see the C-47 there as well... See everyone there tomorrow!!

Dabbey
09-27-2013, 09:15 PM
Thanks to MLDoc who reminded about this event. I have never been before, but my Mother and I may show up for the first hour or so. BTW, my mom says I'm cool (Milhouse quote---The Simpsons). Hope to see you avgeeks there!

wunaladreamin
09-27-2013, 09:31 PM
Wouldn't be expecting the C47.

Chris S
09-27-2013, 09:40 PM
Thats cool. It would also be nice to see the C-47 there as well... See everyone there tomorrow!!

They said the C-47 was down for maintenance, but it flew over my house today so they might have been testing it out or probably flying it down to NJ for some maintenance. See you guys around noon tomorrow ! :cool:

Speedbird1
09-28-2013, 04:36 AM
US Airways PSA "Smiley Jack" still up at Logan as of 5 AM this morning; hoping she ferries back to LGA in time. Weather looks promising. Any word about the Skytypers? Can't rely on Flight Aware. While the PSA A319 was listed as being up at Logan, she was in reality here at LGA.

LGA777
09-28-2013, 09:15 AM
US Airways PSA "Smiley Jack" still up at Logan as of 5 AM this morning; hoping she ferries back to LGA in time. Weather looks promising. Any word about the Skytypers?

N742PS Ferried DCA-LGA last night (after doing the DCA-BOS Shuttle all day) and will be there as planned.

LGA777

Delta777LR
09-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Well it was nice seeing many there today!! Im gonna start with some shot I just edited

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Special%20Event!!%20174.jpg

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Got more to edit later

eric8669
09-28-2013, 08:13 PM
Great Day out there today.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures001/IMG_0047_8_9_zps66f964f4.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures001/IMG_0047_8_9_zps66f964f4.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures001/IMG_0004_zpseedf2eed.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures001/IMG_0004_zpseedf2eed.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures001/IMG_0188_zps72d33574.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures001/IMG_0188_zps72d33574.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures001/IMG_0227_zps2c6f03fb.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures001/IMG_0227_zps2c6f03fb.jpg.html)

moose135
09-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Very nice, Sergio!

Zee71
09-28-2013, 10:28 PM
Very nice!

Speedbird1
09-29-2013, 08:02 AM
Stunning shots especially the detail on the CRJ-700 tail and the SWA turning into Rwy 13 arrival.

Aviation.High.Guy
09-29-2013, 09:09 PM
Great Day out there today.

Great shots Eric! Your SWA 73 banking turn is impressive. The 13 approach was fun spotting yesterday. Reminded me a little of the old Kai Tak airport approach.

Aviation.High.Guy
09-29-2013, 09:13 PM
I was surprised to see that the new AA tail colors and eagle logo on the CRJ are decals and not painted on. That livery is one that needs to be viewed up close to truly appreciate it. Eric captured it well with his detail shot. I still have to process mine from Kids Day.

Landing Lights
09-30-2013, 06:29 AM
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures001/IMG_0227_zps2c6f03fb.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures001/IMG_0227_zps2c6f03fb.jpg.html)

I love that shot, Eric, it reminds me of a macro photo.

Delta777LR
09-30-2013, 04:19 PM
More of mine to add in!!

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Special%20Event!!%20199.jpg

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Aviation.High.Guy
09-30-2013, 09:00 PM
Nice shots Sergio. That banking JB is sick!

Speedbird1
10-03-2013, 07:50 AM
No mention of the Trump B757 nearby. Evidently, he stores it at LGA. Its last listed flight was a while ago from DCA. Curious if the Kids' Day Area is used as parking for autos or to store aircraft the rest of the year. Anybody know? Also noticed during the bus ride, the stump of the old Control Tower jutting out from Terminal B (CTA); looks weird without the rest of the old Tower. Why wasn't the whole building removed?

lijk604
10-03-2013, 08:07 AM
That area is usually overnight parking for Delta & American who have more overnight aircraft than gates. This way they can depart the first bank of flights, and get the second bank ready while the "third" bank of flights is still in the air inbound to LGA.

LGA777
10-03-2013, 08:52 AM
Ref Trumps 757 Mr Trump has been using LGA as his base for his 727 and now 757 for over 20 years. As far as the former FAA Tower the base or stump as you saw is part of the D Concourse used by American Airlines, and due to the architecture of the concourse it would be impossible to remove. The reason the main upper part was removed it blocked controllers in the new FAA Towers view of the intersection of LGA's two runways, so kind of a pretty good reason to remove it despite its historical value.

Cheers

LGA777

Aviation.High.Guy
10-03-2013, 11:16 AM
Here are some of my static display captures from Kids Day. Still processing my 13 arrivals from the event.

http://oi40.tinypic.com/v8ppx1.jpg

I was really impressed up close with the detail in the new Eagle icon. They use high quality decals with a high gloss finish.
http://oi39.tinypic.com/122hy8i.jpg


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Trump was backlit from the event, but I gave it a go
http://oi39.tinypic.com/t7len5.jpg


http://oi40.tinypic.com/alkor5.jpg

"Smiley" loving all the attention...
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RWB
10-03-2013, 03:12 PM
Those close up shots are great!

PhilDernerJr
10-03-2013, 03:13 PM
Amazing set, Don. Some of the best Kids Day pics I've ever seen.

Aviation.High.Guy
10-03-2013, 09:26 PM
Amazing set, Don. Some of the best Kids Day pics I've ever seen.

Thanks for the kind words Phil!

Aviation.High.Guy
10-06-2013, 09:51 AM
A few more from Kids Day

http://oi43.tinypic.com/bj91sh.jpg

http://oi42.tinypic.com/el731i.jpg

http://oi44.tinypic.com/28a6o14.jpg

http://oi41.tinypic.com/29okf13.jpg

Zee71
10-06-2013, 12:24 PM
Don, the last shot is awesome!

Aviation.High.Guy
10-06-2013, 02:47 PM
-Thanks Mark-