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Landing Lights
08-28-2013, 12:52 PM
The Port Authority will be once again hosting the annual Airport Day festivities, with this year's events scheduled for October 5th. This is probably your best chance to spot at EWR with zero problems from security. Last year, a couple of us even spent most of the day chatting with an FJC guard while we took all the pictures that we wanted. :eek: Last year there was free food, a United 767-400 to tour, tons of airport equipment and GA Aircraft to get up close with, de-icing bucket rides, and much more.

I'll update this post as the event gets closer and more details are announced.

Update 8/29:
Here's a link to the Plane Pull (http://www.sonj.org/events/event/plane-pull-2013/)portion of the event which benefits the Special Olympics. That page mentions that the Plane Pull starts at 8:00 am. Hat tip to Seth Miller (http://wandr.me) for passing this along.

Update 9/3: Here's the thread with the info from last year's event. (http://nycaviation.com/forum/threads/44297-Newark-Airport-Day-this-Saturday!?highlight=newark+airport)

Update 9/29: Here's a flyer from the Special Olympics (http://www.sonj.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Directions-and-Parking-for-Plane-Pull.pdf) with directions and instructions for the event.

Update 10/2: From the Port Authority on twitter: "The event: a plane pull, petting zoo, aircraft and other equipment displays, food and giveaways." From the Special Olympics: the plane pull begins at 8am.

Delta777LR
08-28-2013, 07:03 PM
im in!!!!!!

PhilDernerJr
08-29-2013, 09:16 AM
What are the times of that?

lijk604
08-29-2013, 10:57 AM
Thanks Ben. I'm going to try and convince "the boss" that this would be good for me to attend. :wink:

Landing Lights
08-29-2013, 12:00 PM
What are the times of that?

I haven't heard anything yet, but last year it was from 9-3.

cowens727
08-29-2013, 06:39 PM
Thanks for the info on this. May try to head out to it.

alberchico
08-30-2013, 09:14 AM
Any chance that a 787 might be on hand this year instead of the 767-400 ?

Landing Lights
09-03-2013, 09:06 AM
I'm not sure if there's a bus (there might be), but you can definitely take a NJ Transit train to the EWR Airtrain station.

yankees368
09-03-2013, 09:41 AM
Good excuse to cross a couple of expensive bridges! I'll try to go.

Delta777LR
09-03-2013, 02:12 PM
I'm not sure if there's a bus (there might be), but you can definitely take a NJ Transit train to the EWR Airtrain station.

If you take the PATH train to Newark Penn, the NJ Transit bus N62 from there will take you to EWR

Landing Lights
09-30-2013, 09:03 PM
Just a reminder, Family Day is coming up this Saturday and the weather so far is looking good. I've updated the top of this thread with a link to the directions to the event. Unfortunately, PANYNJ doesn't seem to put out a ton of information on the Family Day portion of the events, but the Special Olympics does for the plane pull side of things which runs concurrently. While I have no reason to believe that the hours of Family Day are any different from last year (9-3), it looks like the shuttle busses in will be available starting at 6AM should anybody want to get there that early. Remember if you drive that you need to have your parking validated inside the event. Last year, the table for that was just past the security check.

Landing Lights
09-30-2013, 09:05 PM
Any chance that a 787 might be on hand this year instead of the 767-400 ?

Without a United 787 regularly serving EWR these days, I would think that its probably not likely.

Aviation.High.Guy
09-30-2013, 09:15 PM
Ben, what view did you guys have last time for spotting? Just curious what might be in store for us.

Delta777LR
10-01-2013, 01:35 AM
I wouldnt mind getting there that early if thats the case

Landing Lights
10-01-2013, 06:41 AM
Ben, what view did you guys have last time for spotting? Just curious what might be in store for us.

Here's a map of where we were last year. (https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zNnL5gn4GAos.k7bmfRJ8mFH8) Arrivals were on the 4s last year which made those shots a bit tricky though we got plenty of nice taxiing shots. Arrivals on the 22s would make for some excellent touchdown shots from that location. Several of the GA aircraft used 11/29 to arrive and depart and that runway is just a few hundred feet in front of that location.

Aviation.High.Guy
10-02-2013, 11:21 AM
Just a reminder, Family Day is coming up this Saturday and the weather so far is looking good. I've updated the top of this thread with a link to the directions to the event. Unfortunately, PANYNJ doesn't seem to put out a ton of information on the Family Day portion of the events, but the Special Olympics does for the plane pull side of things which runs concurrently. While I have no reason to believe that the hours of Family Day are any different from last year (9-3), it looks like the shuttle busses in will be available starting at 6AM should anybody want to get there that early. Remember if you drive that you need to have your parking validated inside the event. Last year, the table for that was just past the security check.

Ben, You mention shuttle buses will be available starting 6AM. Is that right? Sounds early if the event starts at 9AM. I'm trying to figure what time to arrive.
Thanks

Landing Lights
10-02-2013, 12:00 PM
Don, I'm just echoing what the flyer from the Special Olympics says. It probably starts that early to get all of the volunteers inside. The plane pull starts at 8, Family Day starts at 9. You could definitely get in around 8 I would say, before that is unknown. PANYNJ doesn't seem to post a whole lot of information on this event, so most of what I'm sharing are the little tidbits that I've picked up from various sources along with what I remember from last year. I got a little more information from PANYNJ via Twitter yesterday and will be updating the first post momentarily.

Delta777LR
10-02-2013, 02:02 PM
i plan to be on the subway by 6AM! just enough time to get there early. this should be a great event

kevind
10-02-2013, 06:20 PM
When it says for parking to be validated, what does it mean by that? Can I just go and grab a ticket from the automatic dispenser and pay at the end when I exit like at Terminals A,B, and C? Or is P4 a different process? Thanks.

lijk604
10-02-2013, 06:46 PM
When it says for parking to be validated, what does it mean by that? Can I just go and grab a ticket from the automatic dispenser and pay at the end when I exit like at Terminals A,B, and C? Or is P4 a different process? Thanks.

Bring the ticket with you into the event. They have a tent there who will "validate" your parking so the garage is free if you go to the event.
At least that's how it worked last year.

Aviation.High.Guy
10-02-2013, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the info Ben. See ya there!

PhilDernerJr
10-03-2013, 08:06 PM
Any idea what time it ends?

mirrodie
10-03-2013, 09:29 PM
I can't go but it was a great time last year. If you can go, be sure to! Hopefully the wx holds.


back to packing...ugh

Delta777LR
10-04-2013, 01:16 AM
Any idea what time it ends?


It's up till 3pm

Landing Lights
10-04-2013, 06:07 AM
Any idea what time it ends?

3:00, or for you Phil, 1900z.

Dabbey
10-04-2013, 01:48 PM
Any idea what time it ends? Phil, the flier says the event is until 1600L. But I have also heard 1500L so who knows? When they kick Ben out then you will know it's over.

David

moose135
10-04-2013, 02:12 PM
3:00, or for you Phil, 1900z.
You mean when the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 3...
;-)

thatjohn
10-04-2013, 10:51 PM
I'll be heading out from near Grand Central in a rental car just after 9am with Dabbey if anyone this side of the river would like a ride. Hit me up on Twitter (@thatjohn (http://twitter.com/thatjohn)). Probably returning after the event, potentially via some kind of dinner.

eric8669
10-05-2013, 07:41 PM
I'll be heading out from near Grand Central in a rental car just after 9am with Dabbey if anyone this side of the river would like a ride. Hit me up on Twitter (@thatjohn (http://twitter.com/thatjohn)). Probably returning after the event, potentially via some kind of dinner.

Hmm, John didn't see you out there. must have missed you.

eric8669
10-05-2013, 07:45 PM
Some spotting shots from today.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_0232_zpsa90be75c.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/IMG_0232_zpsa90be75c.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_0090_zps3eb3f34b.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/IMG_0090_zps3eb3f34b.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_0260_zps1f10d976.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/IMG_0260_zps1f10d976.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_0208_zpsd8eaf036.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/IMG_0208_zpsd8eaf036.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_0109_zpscbfc10ad.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/IMG_0109_zpscbfc10ad.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_0125_zps018b0ef5.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/IMG_0125_zps018b0ef5.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_0515_zps3c80c6d1.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/IMG_0515_zps3c80c6d1.jpg.html)

Delta777LR
10-06-2013, 10:57 AM
Heres some of mine, still got much more to edit

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20001.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20010.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20077.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20088.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20090.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20625.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20624.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20770.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20744.jpg

A nice treat yesterday!!
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20713.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20715.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20733.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20402.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20299.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20406.jpg

Zee71
10-06-2013, 11:09 AM
Nice set Sergio. Looking forwar to more images from others as well.

lijk604
10-06-2013, 12:12 PM
I'll add a few. Certainly was nice of EWR Tower to use 11/29 this year for some traffic!

Trying not to duplicate, but the American Eagle 175 (operated by Republic) was a nice treat.

http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Newark-2013/i-Lp9TxsS/0/XL/N403YX_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Newark-2013/i-jrH4pN8/0/XL/C-GLQJ_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Newark-2013/i-rnVnvwq/0/XL/N671FE_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Newark-2013/i-V4QxDMD/0/XL/N37471_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Newark-2013/i-d8tH4sL/0/XL/N17169_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Newark-2013/i-Xrg3Hd8/0/XL/N57855_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

The Plane-Pull was using this 737-800
http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Newark-2013/i-SgPmjFM/0/XL/N73278_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

UAL 777-200ER (ex-COA)
http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Newark-2013/i-XTBvj5s/0/XL/N78009_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

View from the parking garage.
http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Newark-2013/i-wQ2tv2z/0/XL/N35260_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

Finally off my list!
http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Special-Schemes/i-XdKW5FR/0/XL/N76516_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

Humid, heat-hazed, but I'll take it...
http://jklos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Special-Schemes/i-Jw25V4W/0/XL/N77022_EWR_100513-XL.jpg

Zee71
10-06-2013, 12:22 PM
Fantastic shots and post processing John.

lijk604
10-06-2013, 12:39 PM
Thanks Mark!

Chris S
10-06-2013, 11:14 PM
Great shots everyone !! It figures Shamu would show up at EWR this weekend and NOT last weekend at LGA !! Nice catch Sergio !!:wink:

Aviation.High.Guy
10-07-2013, 07:34 AM
Here's some of the gang taking a brief break from RWY 11 spotting. What a great setting we had, spotting from under the tail of a FedEx A300.
I'll post more as I process them.

http://oi42.tinypic.com/azhw8m.jpg

Dabbey
10-07-2013, 04:22 PM
Sergio and John, great set of pictures so far. Even though it was cloudy for much of the day, it was neat getting so close to the 11/29 traffic. Don, it was great seeing you there. Ben, thanks for disseminating the info on EWR family day? They certainly had a lot of free food.

Delta777LR
10-08-2013, 12:05 AM
A few more to add

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20077.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/5556433.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/4467554.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/555433.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20757.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20782.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Newark%20Airport%20Family%20Day%20083.jpg