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Chris S
12-09-2014, 02:11 PM
Great News !! The 2015 Jet Team schedules were just released at the ICAS convention in Vegas
and the Thunderbirds, Breitling Jet Team and CF-18 Demo Team are scheduled to be at Jones Beach !!:cool:

dekdawg21
12-09-2014, 08:49 PM
Awesome that they'll be more thunder in 2015! And not to get ahead or over shadow this summer but the Blues announced their 2016 schedule and they will be at Jones Beach and Coney Island! Hopefully based at Republic for both!

rkfast
12-16-2014, 01:56 PM
And it also appears that the AAM will be doing what they are calling "a salute to the end of WWII" which I am SPECULATING will include a return of "FiFi."

Fighting_falcon_51
12-21-2014, 06:07 PM
The show should be good this year. This is who we have so far:

- US Army Parachute Team Golden Knights
- USAF Thunderbirds
- CF-18 National Demo Team
- Breitling Jet Team
- GEICO Skytypers
- John Klatt Airshows, Inc./Air National Guard
- John Klatt Airshows, Inc./Jack Link's Beef Jerky
- Sean D Tucker - Aviation Specialties
- American Airpower Museum

Chris S
02-05-2015, 02:56 PM
FYI- the CF-18 Demo Team's website has updated their 2015 schedule and it now shows
the Rochester Air Show instead of the Jones Beach Air Show for Memorial Day weekend. :frown:
Hopefully Jones Beach will still be able to get either the F-18 Legacy or Super Hornet Demo
once the 2015 NAVY F-18 TAC DEMO schedules are posted soon ... Fingers crossed !:cool:


http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/cf-18-demo-team/schedule.page

gpalz1
02-28-2015, 12:35 AM
Nice to have the Birds back. Unfortunately my drives can no longer read the CD where I saved my Thunderbird photos to from their last appearance(2009?). %@#!

Speedbagel_001
03-02-2015, 02:26 PM
Nice to have the Birds back. Unfortunately my drives can no longer read the CD where I saved my Thunderbird photos to from their last appearance(2009?). %@#!

Check the bottom surface of the disc. Look for any fingerprints in the data area, as those can easily render the disc unreadable. A soft damp cloth can usually fix that quickly. But be very careful not to scratch the disc while doing so. Then try mounting the disc again and if you succeed in accessing the disc, try copying the data a little at a time back to your main drive.

rkfast
03-04-2015, 04:38 PM
US NAVY TAC DEMO (VFA106) CONFIRMED FOR JONES BEACH.

Posted to their FB page.

Oh...they will be at Brooklyn as well.

Billbo1970
03-12-2015, 01:37 PM
Think we'll ever get the F-35 to make an appearance, or have the B-1B Lancer make a return? STILL dying to see a B-2 in person :D

moose135
03-12-2015, 07:52 PM
I expect we'll see an F-35 once they are in wider service. I doubt we'll see another B-1 or a B-2, but never say never.

Gerard
03-13-2015, 05:25 AM
Maybe we'll see a Thunderbird or two drop by FRG for a Recon flight soon? :cool:

Billbo1970
03-14-2015, 06:29 AM
Why is it that the Thunderbirds never stay at FRG when nearly all the other military teams do? Does the F-16 require that much longer of a runway than the Hornets & other aircraft that fly in?

Gerard
03-14-2015, 07:44 AM
Why is it that the Thunderbirds never stay at FRG when nearly all the other military teams do? Does the F-16 require that much longer of a runway than the Hornets & other aircraft that fly in?

They have stayed at FRG!! They were here in 2009 which might have been the last time they did Jones Beach.

Chris S
03-14-2015, 10:20 PM
And it also appears that the AAM will be doing what they are calling "a salute to the end of WWII" which I am SPECULATING will include a return of "FiFi."

Great news, according to the 2015 CAF Air Power History Tour Schedule that was just posted,
the following CAF Warbirds are scheduled to be at the AAM from May 20th to May 24th :cool:

B-29 Superfortress "FIFI"
B-24 Liberator "Diamond Lil"
P-51 Mustang "Gunfighter"
SB2C Hell Diver
C-45 Expeditor "Bucket of Bolts"

http://www.airpowersquadron.org/#!farmingdale-new-york/cwxj

Gerard
03-15-2015, 08:07 AM
They have stayed at FRG!! They were here in 2009 which might have been the last time they did Jones Beach.

Angels in 2010, 12 and 14.
2011 no Angels or TBirds due to scheduling conflicts!!
2013 The BLEEPING" Sequester!! :mad:

Chris S
03-16-2015, 01:04 PM
US NAVY TAC DEMO (VFA106) CONFIRMED FOR JONES BEACH.

Posted to their FB page.

Oh...they will be at Brooklyn as well.

Update: VFA-106 will be performing their F/A-18C Legacy Hornet Demo at Jones Beach,
and their F/A-18F Super Hornet Demo is scheduled for the Coney Island show in Aug.

dekdawg21
03-18-2015, 01:25 PM
Great news, according to the 2015 CAF Air Power History Tour Schedule that was just posted,
the following CAF Warbirds are scheduled to be at the AAM from May 20th to May 24th :cool:

B-29 Superfortress "FIFI"
B-24 Liberator "Diamond Lil"
P-51 Mustang "Gunfighter"
SB2C Hell Diver
C-45 Expeditor "Bucket of Bolts"

http://www.airpowersquadron.org/#!farmingdale-new-york/cwxj

Now if they could get Doc as well that would be awesome!

fk6065
03-21-2015, 03:54 PM
On their FB page they state they have pushed the show start time back to 12:30pm this year.

Gerard
03-21-2015, 05:28 PM
On their FB page they state they have pushed the show start time back to 12:30pm this year.

Ah was just about to bring that up! I replied to that post inquiring the reason but no one has gotten back yet!!

Billbo1970
03-22-2015, 06:56 AM
Complaints from the neighbors about AM noise? Show shorter this year?

fk6065
03-22-2015, 10:43 AM
Well now they have it as 12:00PM to 5:00PM as the times for the show.

Chris S
03-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Complaints from the neighbors about AM noise? Show shorter this year?

I heard the reason why the show start is pushed back this year is to help Air Traffic due to the runway closure at JFK.

gettysburgerrn
04-15-2015, 04:14 AM
That later show is going to be a pain in the butt...

ken

ch2tdriver
04-15-2015, 07:17 PM
That later show is going to be a pain in the butt...

ken Yes it sure is! With the old time, the headline act would pretty much be wrapped up by ten to 3pm. Hang out on the beach for another hour or so, and casually make your way back to the parking lot where a good deal of the cars were already on their way. Be home by 5:30 to shower and make it to a BBQ party. Now with the headline act wrapping up at 5pm, the sun will be going down, most of the crowd will have been at the beach since 9AM (you will still have to get there by 9 or 10 AT THE LATEST before the lots are full) and everyone will want to leave at 5pm. Making plans post show ain't gonna happen. My sincere hope is that they put the 'Birds on at around 2 or 3pm at the latest and wrap the show up with the F-18 or Breitling Jets. I'll stay for the full show but most people coming to see the T Birds will split before that.

Gerard
04-15-2015, 08:26 PM
Yes that 12 PM starting time will be interesting in how people arrive!! Most people will probably ASSUME the show starts at 10 due to past shows and get there early!! They really need to get it out via media and social network of the later time!! Not sure it will matter but if its a sunny/ hot day I can see people leaving even before the TBirds come on!!

moose135
04-15-2015, 08:58 PM
My sincere hope is that they put the 'Birds on at around 2 or 3pm at the latest and wrap the show up with the F-18 or Breitling Jets.
I've not been to a show that featured the T-Birds or Blues where they weren't the closing act.

Billbo1970
04-16-2015, 05:14 AM
I agree w/Moose, the T-Birds or Angels have always been the Finale in my experience. And as others have said, yes... it's going to make for a long day at the beach, hopefully it will be warm & sunny but not too hot!

moose135
04-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Fifi, Diamond Lil, and the other CAF aircraft are scheduled to arrive at the AAM on Monday, May 18, and the museum is planning to be open all week leading up to air show weekend.

Gerard
04-16-2015, 06:36 PM
I've not been to a show that featured the T-Birds or Blues where they weren't the closing act.

Yeah kinda like going to a musical festival where the Rolling Stones are the main attraction but Justin Beiber is the closing act!! :smile::eek::wink:

Gerard
05-03-2015, 07:49 PM
Anyone confirm Yea? or Nay? TBirds at will be based at Republic. Thanks.

moose135
05-04-2015, 04:45 PM
Nothing official, but I've been hearing JFK...

Gerard
05-04-2015, 06:37 PM
Nothing official, but I've been hearing JFK...

Yeah thats what Ive been thinking!! No buzz around the airport and not even a recon flight by a TBird and the show is 3 weeks from Friday!! Too bad!!

ch2tdriver
05-04-2015, 07:33 PM
Yeah thats what Ive been thinking!! No buzz around the airport and not even a recon flight by a TBird and the show is 3 weeks from Friday!! Too bad!!We pilots based out of FRG would also have gotten a NOTAM regarding a Runway 14-32 closure for installation of the arrestor system by now. No such NOTAM has been released. Not saying it won't, just in the past they already had set it up/tested it.

ch2tdriver
05-04-2015, 07:35 PM
I've not been to a show that featured the T-Birds or Blues where they weren't the closing act.I was at one. The 2007 Gathering of Mustangs and Legends at Rickenbacker Field in Columbus OH. The 'Birds flew 2-3pm, with the show wrapping up at 5pm with a mass flyover of Mustang's.

sdspinelli2
05-04-2015, 08:20 PM
I got confirmation that the T birds will be based at ISP with either a C130 or a C17 as their support a/c.

puckstopper55
05-05-2015, 07:39 AM
I got confirmation that the T birds will be based at ISP with either a C130 or a C17 as their support a/c.

I wonder if they will be parked where they usually keep the F-22 or somewhere a bit more visible?

RepublicAviation
05-05-2015, 04:08 PM
Any word on if the F-18 will still be based out of FRG? I just recently moved to the area and I'm bummed the T-birds won't be staying here this year.

dekdawg21
05-05-2015, 06:08 PM
Know it's a requirement for the Thunderbirds, but why do they need arresting gear? They don't have hooks right?

Derf
05-05-2015, 06:21 PM
All of the fighters have the hook. On the F-16 it looks like a lipstick on a wire. F-15's, you name it. They can not land on a carrier as it would probably not be sufficent strength and will probably break. But if it held it would likey Screw the airframe so it will never fly again.

Derf
05-05-2015, 06:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QblVgm5x-Ng
Video of the F-16 arrestor

Derf
05-05-2015, 06:26 PM
The F-18 should be based and Shelt Air

dekdawg21
05-05-2015, 06:36 PM
All of the fighters have the hook. On the F-16 it looks like a lipstick on a wire. F-15's, you name it. They can not land on a carrier as it would probably not be sufficent strength and will probably break. But if it held it would likey Screw the airframe so it will never fly again.

Wow, can't believe I never new this. Thanks, always assumed arresting hooks were Navy/Marines for carriers.

Gerard
05-05-2015, 07:04 PM
I got confirmation that the T birds will be based at ISP with either a C130 or a C17 as their support a/c.

Maybe they could let the Breitling Jet Team park at the Terminal since the TBirds wont be there. :smile::cool:

gettysburgerrn
05-06-2015, 02:06 PM
So much for any meet and greet with the Tbirds huh...

Ken

Billbo1970
05-07-2015, 05:30 AM
They could have a meet & greet at Islip.

Gerard
05-07-2015, 06:21 PM
They could have a meet & greet at Islip.

So I guess we will be having updates to their arrival at ISP, not the easiest airport to spot at :tongue:
Figure they will use R 6-24. 6 would be good to see them come in right over Rt 454.
Well we shall wait and see!!

dekdawg21
05-08-2015, 12:27 AM
Is Islip spotter friendly? Are there places to shoot?

moose135
05-08-2015, 08:07 AM
Is Islip spotter friendly? Are there places to shoot?

No...

dekdawg21
05-08-2015, 11:35 AM
No...
Thanks, I always stick to Farmingdale but just move to the Ronkonkoma area and was wondering...

Gerard
05-08-2015, 08:57 PM
Is Islip spotter friendly? Are there places to shoot?

I'm thinking if you park away from airport side and set up by 454/Ocean and they come in or depart Runway 6 it is possible to get some shots/looks!!

Surfrod55
05-10-2015, 06:26 AM
Just an FYI a Kc 10 landed at ISP on Thurs. Sat there and took off. In a matter of 10 Mins.

gettysburgerrn
05-11-2015, 04:01 AM
Is there any particular reason they chose Islip as opposed to Republic? They have used Republic in the past if I remember correctly...

Ken

Chris S
05-11-2015, 10:11 AM
Is there any particular reason they chose Islip as opposed to Republic? They have used Republic in the past if I remember correctly...

Ken

Not sure exactly why, but it's unfortunate they're not using Republic again just like they did in 2007 & 2009.
One of the highlights was seeing the arrivals and departures of their C-17 support aircraft at FRG :cool:

B17DAD
05-11-2015, 12:02 PM
From what I remember in years past , they were never really fans of Runway 14. Wanted it to be longer. But it will def be a disappointment not see that huge C17 come into republic. I held my breath watching it land every time!!!

dekdawg21
05-11-2015, 02:39 PM
Is there any particular reason they chose Islip as opposed to Republic? They have used Republic in the past if I remember correctly...

Ken

I believe the only time they used Republic was 2009.

Chris S
05-11-2015, 03:33 PM
I believe the only time they used Republic was 2009.

FYI - The T-Birds used JFK in 2005, and Republic for both the 2007 & 2009 shows at Jones Beach.
The T-Birds missed the 2011 show because of their European Tour and the 2013 show also because
of the Sequestration budgets cuts.

fk6065
05-11-2015, 07:25 PM
Today at the AAM ................. the calm before the storm ...................
http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-KcF3PFd/0/M/i-KcF3PFd-M.jpg

fk6065
05-11-2015, 07:26 PM
If anyone is interested in joining a "group me" page for air show information & notifications please PM so we can add you.

gettysburgerrn
05-12-2015, 04:04 AM
I am trying to send a private message...it doesn't seem to be going through though....

KEn

Skylanerg
05-13-2015, 07:54 AM
Is anyone privy to the Friday rehearsal time schedule?

Gerard
05-15-2015, 07:02 AM
Is anyone privy to the Friday rehearsal time schedule?

And i wonder if the Tbirds will give FRG a FlyBy when heading back to Islip? Guess that depends on how much fuel they have left!! Would be nice!!
Also on the American Airpower Museum Facebook Page they wrote that they will do their best to send out arrival times of the warbirds coming in next week on both their FB page and website!!

moose135
05-15-2015, 09:25 AM
I've been told the terminal and ramp will be closed, and there may be paving work going on at the terminal parking lot - I wonder if those plans effect the Thunderbirds' decision to use ISP?

Derf
05-15-2015, 11:27 AM
The Jet team will be at the terminal, This will give more room for the AAM to move bombers around but I do not know anyone that is happy about that. The Bombers will be flying in to the AAM Monday around noon. Happy Hunting

Surfrod55
05-15-2015, 11:57 AM
do we have a ETA when they're coming in on Monday

Gerard
05-15-2015, 05:44 PM
I've been told the terminal and ramp will be closed, and there may be paving work going on at the terminal parking lot - I wonder if those plans effect the Thunderbirds' decision to use ISP?

As of this afternoon the ramp/terminal still operational!!
Having the Breitling Team at the Terminal will be great for us!! ETA on them?
And Fred did say Bombers at Noon (mmm cool movie title) and the AAM said they will try to give heads up on arrivals on their Facebook page and website but the FB page would be closer to real time I'm thinking.

Chris S
05-15-2015, 08:18 PM
The Jack Link's Jet Waco trailer has arrived already and it was parked over by the fuel tanks near Sheltair today.
Won't be long now until all the Air Show Week festivities begin at FRG :cool:

Gerard
05-15-2015, 09:21 PM
The Jack Link's Jet Waco trailer has arrived already and it was parked over by the fuel tanks near Sheltair today.
:cool:

Oh thats what that was LOLOL!!

Derf
05-16-2015, 11:03 AM
F-18 will not be at Jones Beach...confirmed

dekdawg21
05-16-2015, 01:25 PM
F-18 will not be at Jones Beach...confirmed

Is that the CF-18 or the VFA-106 Legacy Hornet that won't be at the show now?

Gerard
05-16-2015, 03:13 PM
Is that the CF-18 or the VFA-106 Legacy Hornet that won't be at the show now?

The CF-18 had already dropped out early but thought the Legacy was still in the mix but the Bethpage Air Show website doesnt show them either.

gettysburgerrn
05-16-2015, 04:36 PM
No F/a-18 demo bummer... I wonder why

Ken

Chris S
05-16-2015, 06:57 PM
Oh well, so much for the usual Air Show festivities at FRG this week with NO >>afterburner>> departures now !!
Jones Beach went from the CF-18 Demo, to the NAVY F/A-18C TAC Demo, to NO HORNET Demo now. WTF?!:confused:
This is very disappointing news, especially with only one week til the show.:frown:

dekdawg21
05-16-2015, 07:10 PM
The CF-18 had already dropped out early but thought the Legacy was still in the mix but the Bethpage Air Show website doesnt show them either.

Thanks Gerard, was confused!

fk6065
05-16-2015, 08:05 PM
Heard that rumor today Fred. Thanks for confirming.

fk6065
05-16-2015, 08:07 PM
Fifi and the other CAF warbirds are just for the AAM correct? Not participating in the show ....

fk6065
05-16-2015, 08:08 PM
Oh well, so much for the usual Air Show festivities at FRG this week with NO >>afterburner>> departures now !!
Jones Beach went from the CF-18 Demo, to the NAVY F/A-18C TAC Demo, to NO HORNET Demo now. WTF?!:confused:
This is very disappointing news, especially with only one week til the show.:frown:

fortunately there will be plenty of burner noise the following week in RI

Gerard
05-16-2015, 08:49 PM
Fifi and the other CAF warbirds are just for the AAM correct? Not participating in the show ....

Air Show website touts the AAM Warbirds but not sure if that includes the CAF ones.
5 hour airshow looks like there might be some quiet time in there between acts!!

B17DAD
05-17-2015, 12:37 PM
Any word on when the C17 or Thunderbird 7 will be arriving at Islip?

gettysburgerrn
05-17-2015, 07:15 PM
Does anyone know if there will be anything like a meet and greet with the Thunderbirds in Islip?

Ken

Gerard
05-17-2015, 07:18 PM
Any word on when the C17 or Thunderbird 7 will be arriving at Islip?

Doesnt seem we have many "insiders" at ISP as we do at FRG where the info flows pretty freely!! Hopefully we get more info like you asked along with the arrival times of the rest of the Tbirds and where they will be parked and if any Meet and Greets will be available!! I did notice today while over at ISP today a number of new fire extinguishers, generators and a few other things with military colors sitting on the tarmac of Liberty Jet which is in the GA area off Smithtown Ave.
And then we have the whole spotting aspect of ISP and the TBirds!! We all know ISP is notorious for chasing away spotters inside the airport and around the fences of the airport but this time it might be different!! With the TBirds here you are going to have an influx of casual observers along with the hard core fans and if its anything like FRG there will be MANY!! I can see Lakeland Ave and Smithtown Ave looking like New Highway with cars parked along the side of the road. Of course SCPD might have other ideas but we shall see.
My take on it was to find an area to park your car (not on airport grounds) and walk over to that fence line!! I found a few spots which would only be a 5/10 minute hike to 454/Lakeland!!
Good luck to everyone and of course be safe and be smart!!

fk6065
05-17-2015, 08:52 PM
Does anyone know if there will be anything like a meet and greet with the Thunderbirds in Islip?

Ken

I highly doubt it.

fk6065
05-17-2015, 08:54 PM
CAF B-24 & B-29 are due in to Farmingdale tomorrow between 12:00pm 2:00pm weather permitting. Severe weather along the East Coast may affect their arrival

Gerard
05-18-2015, 10:35 AM
CAF B-24 & B-29 are due in to Farmingdale tomorrow between 12:00pm 2:00pm weather permitting. Severe weather along the East Coast may affect their arrival

Right now 2PM ETA at the EARLIEST!!

B17DAD
05-18-2015, 11:11 AM
On a cloudy dreary day here's a little video to get everyone's blood pumping for this weekend. My son did Air Combat USA yesterday for his 16th Bday. They were out at Brookhaven for the weekend , enjoy!!

http://youtu.be/S_TX7R76Wf0

dekdawg21
05-18-2015, 12:36 PM
Doesnt seem we have many "insiders" at ISP as we do at FRG where the info flows pretty freely!! Hopefully we get more info like you asked along with the arrival times of the rest of the Tbirds and where they will be parked and if any Meet and Greets will be available!! I did notice today while over at ISP today a number of new fire extinguishers, generators and a few other things with military colors sitting on the tarmac of Liberty Jet which is in the GA area off Smithtown Ave.
And then we have the whole spotting aspect of ISP and the TBirds!! We all know ISP is notorious for chasing away spotters inside the airport and around the fences of the airport but this time it might be different!! With the TBirds here you are going to have an influx of casual observers along with the hard core fans and if its anything like FRG there will be MANY!! I can see Lakeland Ave and Smithtown Ave looking like New Highway with cars parked along the side of the road. Of course SCPD might have other ideas but we shall see.
My take on it was to find an area to park your car (not on airport grounds) and walk over to that fence line!! I found a few spots which would only be a 5/10 minute hike to 454/Lakeland!!
Good luck to everyone and of course be safe and be smart!!

If you find some good spots if you could pass them along, I live near portion and hawking and was thinking of scouting some areas if I have time this week! Unfortunately I'm not in the direct path of runway 6/22 but hoping to get a glimpse from my yard

dekdawg21
05-18-2015, 12:47 PM
AAM just updated their Facebook saying the B-24 and B-29 will not be in until Wednesday at noon due to bad weather.

Gerard
05-18-2015, 02:02 PM
AAM just updated their Facebook saying the B-24 and B-29 will not be in until Wednesday at noon due to bad weather.

Yup!! Had off today and was hanging out by the movie theater as they were landing Runway One Four having my Dunkin when I saw thge update!! Now THATs customer friendly service!!
Also saw Team Oracle, John Klatt and the Waco Jet all here in the hangar opposite the AAM. Do we know the ETA for Team Breitling?

Gerard
05-18-2015, 02:12 PM
If you find some good spots if you could pass them along, I live near portion and hawking and was thinking of scouting some areas if I have time this week! Unfortunately I'm not in the direct path of runway 6/22 but hoping to get a glimpse from my yard

If they arrive 22 or depart 6 the only spot I saw was on Railroad Ave south right past Knickerbocker!! There is an opening there to view but one would need to be quick if taking pictures!! For 454/Lakeland or along Smithtown Ave there are a number of Warehouses/Factorys that are closed on the weekend where one could park and stroll over to the fence line!! Like I wrote before be smart, obey any directions from authorities or property owners and LOOK BOTH WAYS crossing the street!! I'll most likely be around there on Thursday with Friday, Sat and Sun watching the activities from the beach or other areas.
Saturday morning I'll be at Eisenhower Park for the Navy assault demos!! That never fails to be very exciting especially for a RotorHead like me!!
And the weather Wed to Sun looking very good from multiple weather sources!!

sdspinelli2
05-18-2015, 03:16 PM
Doesnt seem we have many "insiders" at ISP as we do at FRG where the info flows pretty freely!! Hopefully we get more info like you asked along with the arrival times of the rest of the Tbirds and where they will be parked and if any Meet and Greets will be available!! I did notice today while over at ISP today a number of new fire extinguishers, generators and a few other things with military colors sitting on the tarmac of Liberty Jet which is in the GA area off Smithtown Ave.
And then we have the whole spotting aspect of ISP and the TBirds!! We all know ISP is notorious for chasing away spotters inside the airport and around the fences of the airport but this time it might be different!! With the TBirds here you are going to have an influx of casual observers along with the hard core fans and if its anything like FRG there will be MANY!! I can see Lakeland Ave and Smithtown Ave looking like New Highway with cars parked along the side of the road. Of course SCPD might have other ideas but we shall see.
My take on it was to find an area to park your car (not on airport grounds) and walk over to that fence line!! I found a few spots which would only be a 5/10 minute hike to 454/Lakeland!!
Good luck to everyone and of course be safe and be smart!!

As a Liberty Jet employee I'll share what I know. Keep in mind that Sheltair is the official "hoast" and the info they're giving us at Liberty isn't always correct. I heard that the support c17 or c130 will be arriving sometime Wednesday afternoon with the f16's following an hour behind. My guess is that they'll be on the ground around 1600. hope this helps!

Gerard
05-18-2015, 08:43 PM
As a Liberty Jet employee I'll share what I know. Keep in mind that Sheltair is the official "hoast" and the info they're giving us at Liberty isn't always correct. I heard that the support c17 or c130 will be arriving sometime Wednesday afternoon with the f16's following an hour behind. My guess is that they'll be on the ground around 1600. hope this helps!

Thanks that definitely helps!! We appreciate that!!

fk6065
05-18-2015, 09:24 PM
No TFR posted yet for the practice or show.

If the Thunderbirds come in on Wednesday I wonder if they will go up for a run through on Thursday.

I know now they used to transit to shows on Thursday and practice once on Friday.

Chris S
05-18-2015, 10:27 PM
fortunately there will be plenty of burner noise the following week in RI

Yeah, I'm definitely looking forward to RI and Westover had a very impressive line-up this past weekend also.:cool:

It's just ironic that it's FLEET WEEK NEW YORK and now there's NO NAVY or USMC Demos scheduled for Jones Beach ??!!
Even the new NYC/ Coney Island Show that's "supposedly" going to happen in August is scheduled to have both the
Navy Super Hornet Demo AND USMC Harrier Demo !!!! ..... Go figure :confused:

SCOTYDEMCO
05-19-2015, 05:46 AM
12-5P show window will leave a lot of empty time slots.

Chris S
05-19-2015, 08:59 AM
12-5P show window will leave a lot of empty time slots.

I'm sure some of the solo performers will pull Double Duty for the show, and the Golden Knights will probably jump 2 or 3 times,
and hey they can always get the SUNY Farmingdale Flight School to do some flybys again to fill some of the empty time slots also :rolleyes:

fk6065
05-19-2015, 09:53 AM
Farmingdale Flyers ....... Awesome vapor clouds ......

Chris S
05-19-2015, 01:34 PM
Just saw this disturbing info posted on the Navy TAC Demo FB page:

"The Gladiators of VFA-106 will not be flying at the Jones Beach show this weekend.
Unfortunately airspace limitations precluded us from being able to fly the show."


If they can't fly their demo how will the Thunderbirds be able to fly their demo ???
There's no FAA TFR posted for the show yet, and this news doesn't sound good at all:confused:

fk6065
05-19-2015, 02:07 PM
Wow! JFK Runway issues.....

gettysburgerrn
05-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Airspace limitations what does that vague statement mean....and what has changed, they have flown the demo down there before......that rots....

ken

Gerard
05-19-2015, 08:18 PM
If they can't fly their demo how will the Thunderbirds be able to fly their demo ???
There's no FAA TFR posted for the show yet, and this news doesn't sound good at all:confused:


Well I sure dont see the show being cancelled!!

moose135
05-19-2015, 09:32 PM
Airspace limitations what does that vague statement mean....and what has changed, they have flown the demo down there before......that rots....
Probably due to the runway work going on at JFK, affecting approach/departure routing.

Mateo
05-19-2015, 10:28 PM
What's the usual JFK configuration while the show is going on? Could it be with use of the 13/31 pair mandatory the FAA would only give them a big airspace box for a short amount of time and the organizers decided to use it on the Thunderbirds?

Big Tim #70
05-19-2015, 11:18 PM
Supposedly, The hornet required the same airspace as the Thunderbirds and the FAA wasn't going to allow it. Apparently there must be a variable air show box this year.

I don't even care, as we said earlier, with next weeks lineup this a good warm-up show.

Anybody going to try to catch the Thunderbirds arrival to Islip?

moose135
05-20-2015, 06:49 AM
Fifi will be inbound today - they are planning a flyover of the Statue of Liberty at Noon, and will arrive at FRG following that.

Chris S
05-20-2015, 07:13 AM
Fifi will be inbound today - they are planning a flyover of the Statue of Liberty at Noon, and will arrive at FRG following that.
That's a nice added bonus for anyone catching the Parade of Ships for Fleet Week in NY Harbor today :cool:

Surfrod55
05-20-2015, 07:29 AM
There are two c-130s at Garrett ISP. landed there this morning.

dekdawg21
05-20-2015, 10:13 AM
If anyone is at Islip I just had 2 Chinooks, a Huey and what looked like a Cobra fly right over my house.

mirrodie
05-20-2015, 10:36 AM
My dad has been asking me and Ihve no idea, so here goes.

What time do the Tbirds usually do their show? Im assuming 4 PM. So here's asking me and Im telling him. And he thinks he'll pick up my kids on Friday aftrernoon at 3:15 and make it to Jones Beach for 4 PM from Huntington. I told him to get real.

Is 4 PM accurate?

dekdawg21
05-20-2015, 10:47 AM
Never caught the Thunderbirds at the beach but Blues in the past always went on the last hour. Fridays are not as crowded as Saturday and Sunday.

Chris S
05-20-2015, 01:32 PM
The B-24 is due in around 3:15 according to Flightaware.

moose135
05-20-2015, 02:50 PM
With the show schedule being Noon to 5pm this year, I would expect the Thunderbirds to fly around 4pm. Fifi and Diamond Lil (the CAF B-24) are both at the AAM.

B17DAD
05-20-2015, 03:33 PM
Any word on the thunderbirds arrival

sdspinelli2
05-20-2015, 03:53 PM
Thunderbird 8 came into ISP around 3 today.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5465/17723015859_a5deca8c28_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/t1869X)Thunderbird 8 ISP 05-20-2015 (https://flic.kr/p/t1869X) by Stephen Spinelli (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sspinelli/), on Flickr

Big Tim #70
05-20-2015, 05:12 PM
We set up in Red Hook to try and catch FIFI with the Statue Of Liberty in the background but unfortunately, she came down the river from the North, making a few slow lefthand orbits, making for very long and not particularly clear shots. It was good to see her back in the area though.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8795/17288545724_5b0860f74d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/skJjjy)FIFI over Statue Of Liberty (https://flic.kr/p/skJjjy) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5335/17290660933_61fc8448bd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/skVa6F)FIFI over the Hudson (https://flic.kr/p/skVa6F) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

ch2tdriver
05-20-2015, 05:28 PM
Supposedly, The hornet required the same airspace as the Thunderbirds and the FAA wasn't going to allow it. Apparently there must be a variable air show box this year.

I don't even care, as we said earlier, with next weeks lineup this a good warm-up show.

Anybody going to try to catch the Thunderbirds arrival to Islip? For some of us, this IS THE Show. The Hornet Demo is what, 10 minutes? The FAA couldn't open the box hours earlier before the TB's for that amount of time?

moose135
05-20-2015, 05:32 PM
The NOTAM is finally posted: http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_5_4476.html

It only includes Thursday through Saturday (strange, unless they will post a separate one for Sunday, but that seems unusual...) and airspace restrictions are for Thursday 4 - 5 pm, and Friday and Saturday Noon to 5pm. And under reason for NOTAM, it says The USN Blue Angels and various aerial demonstrations.

Chris S
05-20-2015, 06:27 PM
Nice job Tim !
I see it was pretty windy there too with the white caps !:cool:

Gerard
05-20-2015, 07:09 PM
Nice job Tim !
I see it was pretty windy there too with the white caps !:cool:

I was over by the Hudson around 5Pm to get a lookee see at the USS San Antonio and walked down to the West 30 Heliport and it was windy out there with suin through high clouds!!

moose135
05-20-2015, 07:10 PM
And so it begins...

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-TcMPT9K/0/XL/JM_2015_05_20_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_001-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-JddGBpm/0/XL/JM_2015_05_20_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_003-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-9KRgXXQ/0/XL/JM_2015_05_20_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_005-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-Xd2pZ98/0/XL/JM_2015_05_20_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_008-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-d2NPt7c/0/XL/JM_2015_05_20_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_002-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-JVjCBS3/0/XL/JM_2015_05_20_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_006-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-S52qGfv/0/XL/JM_2015_05_20_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_009-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-zmVgPBF/0/XL/JM_2015_05_20_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_004-XL.jpg

Gerard
05-20-2015, 07:12 PM
The NOTAM is finally posted: http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_5_4476.html

It only includes Thursday through Saturday (strange, unless they will post a separate one for Sunday, but that seems unusual...) and airspace restrictions are for Thursday 4 - 5 pm, and Friday and Saturday Noon to 5pm. And under reason for NOTAM, it says The USN Blue Angels and various aerial demonstrations.

So it looks like maybe the TBirds up Tomorrow around 4 then Practice Show Friday!! But then again since the NOTAM doesnt include Sunday AND it reads Blue Angels, who knows LOLOL!!
BTW anyone know when Team Breitling coming in?

fk6065
05-20-2015, 07:13 PM
Did the Thunderbirds come in today?

Gerard
05-20-2015, 07:16 PM
Did the Thunderbirds come in today?

There is a picture of # 8 in this thread!! But of course that really doesnt answer your question. :tongue::confused::frown:

gettysburgerrn
05-20-2015, 07:21 PM
Is there anyplace at Islip to watch the Thunderbirds and get some decent pictures? Does anyone know when The Brietling team is due in?

Ken

gettysburgerrn
05-20-2015, 07:41 PM
And to Harken up to an earlier post....for some of use this IS the show ......(and maybe Oceana in the Fall but that's a long way off....)

Ken

fk6065
05-20-2015, 07:53 PM
There is a picture of # 8 in this thread!! But of course that really doesnt answer your question. :tongue::confused::frown:

Yes I saw the pictures of #8. I'm not new to this whole thing.

I was was referring to the rest team, #'s 1 to 6.

Gerard
05-20-2015, 08:58 PM
Yes I saw the pictures of #8. I'm not new to this whole thing.
.

Oy!!:redface::eek:

Gerard
05-20-2015, 09:47 PM
Is there anyplace at Islip to watch the Thunderbirds and get some decent pictures? Does anyone know when The Brietling team is due in?
Ken

There are great views along Lakeland and Smithtown Aves of Runway 6/22 but who knows what plans SCPD and Airport Police have for keeping people away.
Beitling Team was at Annapolis today so my guess is sometime tomorrow morning after 9 or 10? They are making a personal appearance at Tourneau in Roosevelt Field Thursday night
starting at 6:30.

Big Tim #70
05-20-2015, 10:03 PM
Nice job Tim !
I see it was pretty windy there too with the white caps !:cool:


Thanks Chris! Windy, cold, & grey out there.

moose135
05-20-2015, 10:17 PM
At FRG this afternoon, tower was reporting winds of 15 knots, gusting to 25. Fortunately, it was right down the runway, so these guys could get in.

fk6065
05-21-2015, 09:09 AM
Very quiet around Republic last night. Signs by the terminal say "T-Birds at Islip" "Practice Show Friday 12-5PM" "Air Show Sat & Sun 12-5PM" No postings on the Breitling Jet Team arrival.

Some shots from around the museum

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-B5LQZxV/0/M/i-B5LQZxV-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-T8m8f4T/0/M/i-T8m8f4T-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-nKPHrR5/0/M/i-nKPHrR5-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-KL6htp3/0/M/i-KL6htp3-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-2LNHWrF/0/M/i-2LNHWrF-M.jpg

fk6065
05-21-2015, 09:11 AM
http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-vdHbbF4/0/M/i-vdHbbF4-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-L2cFz23/0/M/i-L2cFz23-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-j6ZzG7C/0/M/i-j6ZzG7C-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-X3Tg3Rn/0/M/i-X3Tg3Rn-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-SpJ4WTW/0/M/i-SpJ4WTW-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-LwbW4Hz/0/M/i-LwbW4Hz-M.jpg

fk6065
05-21-2015, 09:55 AM
B-17 Yankee Lady on ramp at AAM.

Sm0otHockeySpeeD
05-21-2015, 09:58 AM
So it looks like maybe the TBirds up Tomorrow around 4 then Practice Show Friday!! But then again since the NOTAM doesnt include Sunday AND it reads Blue Angels, who knows LOLOL!!
BTW anyone know when Team Breitling coming in?

Can Anyone confirm they're going up today? I'd like to get my nephew to see some jets for first time without dealing with the crowds of the weekend. Anything going on at FRG? If not, there's always the practice tomorrow.

Thanks in advance

moose135
05-21-2015, 10:08 AM
I'm hearing the Thunderbirds are due in to ISP around 5, so I wouldn't expect them to fly again after that today. No word yet on the Breitling team.

fk6065
05-21-2015, 10:10 AM
In all likely hood the Thunderbirds will go up today to go over the showbox and get their landmarks.

While not a practice you will get to see them at a slower speed.

fk6065
05-21-2015, 10:30 AM
Rumor around Republic is Brietling Jet Team within the hour.

fk6065
05-21-2015, 10:35 AM
Oh well. Shot that theory about the Thunderbirds today ....... thanks for the update Moose.

Gerard
05-21-2015, 10:49 AM
Oh well. Shot that theory about the Thunderbirds today ....... thanks for the update Moose.

Yes thanks John. Sets up my timing for today!! Might head out to Islip later.
Patiently awaiting Breitling at FRG.

fk6065
05-21-2015, 11:13 AM
Brietling Jet team just landed on runway 19

Sm0otHockeySpeeD
05-21-2015, 11:36 AM
Dam I wouldn't have made it in time...Is anyone scheduled to go up today? Sean Tucker, etc?

fk6065
05-21-2015, 12:07 PM
There are media flights and such going on all day.

I doubt the Brietling Team will go up again.

Check out the AAM's website & Facebook page for warbird flight operations.

Gerard
05-21-2015, 12:41 PM
I doubt the Brietling Team will go up again.


Was over by the Terminal and they were putting covers on the aircraft and they have an event at 6:30 tonite at Roosevelt Field at the Tourneau shop.
Also their support aircraft a Fairchild Metro III came in about an hour later and is parked just south of the Terminal near Ventura.

moose135
05-21-2015, 01:01 PM
Update on my note above - T-Birds are now due in at 4 - 4:15...

fk6065
05-21-2015, 01:13 PM
Doesn't it seem that just about every year the weather on the Thursday before the show, arrival day, is always cloudy and overcast....................

Some of the Breitling Jet Team arriving.

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

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-fPbTt7g/0/M/i-fPbTt7g-M.jpg

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

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-mVfnJV8/0/M/i-mVfnJV8-M.jpg

Gerard
05-21-2015, 02:24 PM
Update on my note above - T-Birds are now due in at 4 - 4:15...

ISP landing 24 and Thunderbird 14 a C-17 just landed. Got a good view on final from Railroad Ave.

ch2tdriver
05-21-2015, 04:16 PM
C-17 Thunderbird 14 just departed 24 ISP. Listening to LIVEATC.net and my office is on Sunrise Hwy in Great River, on the departure path. We still awaiting the TB's? I was in a meeting from 4-5 pm.

Chris S
05-21-2015, 04:17 PM
Thunderbirds #1 - 6 did their "Circles" down at Jones Beach today from 4:00 to about 4:45. :biggrin:

nikon50bigma
05-21-2015, 04:31 PM
Does anyone know if the AAM is hosting their usual late afternoon/early evening ceremony for donors - on Saturday or Sunday? They usually send up some planes and the lighting is just great at that time of day!

gettysburgerrn
05-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Was in Islip- They landed about 425-430

Ken

ch2tdriver
05-21-2015, 04:42 PM
Was in Islip- They landed about 425-430

Ken Thanks Ken. Did they do the tactical pitch up and landing? IF so they must have been tight to the airport as I never heard them. Or did they come in one at a time on a long final? I heard tower say that one may be going up later for a media flight. This was right after the C-17 departed. Is the SCPD chasing people away or are they being nice?

ch2tdriver
05-21-2015, 04:51 PM
ISP Tower is saying the F-16's are going out in 45 minutes! Talking to ground doing a FOD sweep on runway. C-130 landing now.

ch2tdriver
05-21-2015, 05:12 PM
Oh Well. ISP Tower now saying Media Flight canceled.

Chris S
05-21-2015, 05:38 PM
Thanks Ken. Did they do the tactical pitch up and landing? IF so they must have been tight to the airport as I never heard them. Or did they come in one at a time on a long final? I heard tower say that one may be going up later for a media flight. This was right after the C-17 departed. Is the SCPD chasing people away or are they being nice?

I was at the beach and the first 3 headed to ISP just before 4:30 and the other 3 departed the beach between 4:30 - 4:40.

gettysburgerrn
05-21-2015, 06:52 PM
My daughter and I saw the first three come in together and they turned and broke right over us....As we were getting back into the car we saw at least one more returning....As for the SCPD - we didn't get hassled but then again we happened to time it right and we were only there for a few minutes before the Thunderbirds came in. (I also must say we were in a private lot along side the airport we didn't go to the fenceline). We did walk over to the Liberty Air hangar <Im pretty sure it as Liberty air- it has been a long day lol> when we first got there (where the Thunderbirds are parked) and were summarily dismissed...

Ken

gettysburgerrn
05-21-2015, 06:59 PM
By the way a friend of mine said he saw a sign that the Thunderbirds were going to be at SUNY Farmingdale at 900am tomorrow...Does anyone know what for? Is it something for the aviation students there or is it something for the general public?
THanks

Kn

Gerard
05-21-2015, 07:01 PM
Thanks Ken. Did they do the tactical pitch up and landing? IF so they must have been tight to the airport as I never heard them. Or did they come in one at a time on a long final? I heard tower say that one may be going up later for a media flight. This was right after the C-17 departed. Is the SCPD chasing people away or are they being nice?

I was parked on Railroad near the south end pretty much on the approach path to 24. Realized that when the C-17 came right at me!!
3 Thunderbirds came in low and FAST then circled to land. Maybe 10 later a single came in left bank to 24 and 10 after that a flight of 2 roared past then they circled to land!!
Went over to the airport and parked in the area just east of Liberty. There were other people there and not a sign of any PD or anyone else. That was a pleasant surprise. Might be different this weekend when more people show up. Got some great views of the TBirds and the C-17 was idling.
Soon after the C-17 taxied down to 6 then back taxied to 24 and went right up!! Just awesome to watch that big ship pull up using barely any runway. After that I headed back west, it was a long day!! Surprised the TBirds went up again the weather wasn't that greeat with lots of rain to the south and east.

Liquid_Squelch
05-21-2015, 07:15 PM
I know it is a bit late, but I have my Frequency Lists and Live Feed setup again on my website. I can't believe I've been streaming the audio for 10 years now.
The frequencies are at http://www.w2lie.net/airshow and information on the live feed can be found here: http://www.w2lie.net/apps/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?13382

Enjoy the show everyone!

Chris S
05-21-2015, 07:54 PM
By the way a friend of mine said he saw a sign that the Thunderbirds were going to be at SUNY Farmingdale at 900am tomorrow...Does anyone know what for? Is it something for the aviation students there or is it something for the general public?
THanks

Kn

Here's the info on the Thunderbirds visit to SUNY Farmingdale tomorrow :
http://www.farmingdale.edu/news/news-2015/thunderbirds.shtml

BTW, I'm not sure if all the Thunderbirds pilots will be attending the SUNY Farmingdale visit because
they also have a NYC Flyover Photo Mission scheduled between 10:30 - 11:30 tomorrow morning,
so they'll probably be taking off at ISP between 10:00 - 10:30AM.

Here's the details of their scheduled NYC Flyover Photo Mission from NYC.GOV:
Notification issued 5/21/15 at 3:15 PM. The US Air Force Thunderbirds are scheduled to conduct a flyover photo mission tomorrow, Friday, 5/22, from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, over various areas around NYC. The event will consist of six F-16 aircraft in addition to the aircraft taking photographs. The F-16's will maintain an altitude of 1500 - 2000 feet. The aircraft will travel westbound from Long Island over the water near the south shores of Queens and Brooklyn before turning and navigating north over the Verrazano Bridge, and up the east side of the Hudson River to the Tappan Zee Bridge. From there, the aircraft will turn around and travel southbound over the west side of the Hudson River to the Verrazano Bridge, before traveling northbound up the east side of the Hudson River to finish their route. The rain date for the event is scheduled for Monday, 5/25 at 9:00 AM.

fk6065
05-21-2015, 08:00 PM
http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-snkF28v/0/M/i-snkF28v-M.jpg

fk6065
05-21-2015, 08:01 PM
But first, before I land, let me take a "selfie"

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

fk6065
05-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Nikon or Canon???????????

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

fk6065
05-21-2015, 08:04 PM
http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-KFBpPLj/0/M/i-KFBpPLj-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-6TxHT49/0/M/i-6TxHT49-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-dkKB8bX/0/M/i-dkKB8bX-M.jpg

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

Gerard
05-21-2015, 09:27 PM
My daughter and I saw the first three come in together and they turned and broke right over us....As we were getting back into the car we saw at least one more returning....As for the SCPD - we didn't get hassled but then again we happened to time it right and we were only there for a few minutes before the Thunderbirds came in. (I also must say we were in a private lot along side the airport we didn't go to the fenceline). We did walk over to the Liberty Air hangar <Im pretty sure it as Liberty air- it has been a long day lol> when we first got there (where the Thunderbirds are parked) and were summarily dismissed...


Yes you couldnt get near the Liberty hangar unless you had the right credentials!! The fenceline just west of Liberty on Smithtown Road was roped off and patrolled by youngsters in military fatigues!! I was also in the private lot and it was great no one was bothering anyone and great sightlines for pictures of the aircraft!!!!

Big Tim #70
05-21-2015, 09:48 PM
It got real dark and started raining as they came in today so the shots aren't very good. But, it is good to see some fast movers back in the area. I love this time of year!!!


https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5456/17765315578_0abf7d1521_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/t4RTos)Thunderbirds arrival for 2015 Jones Beach Airshow (https://flic.kr/p/t4RTos) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


The first group was T-Bird 1-3, followed by 4 & 6, then followed by 5 & a single extra jet.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7706/17953844831_93bbab4ebc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tmw9yP)Thunderbirds arrival for 2015 Jones Beach Airshow (https://flic.kr/p/tmw9yP) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5445/17953846141_f468bda9eb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tmw9Xp)Thunderbirds arrival for 2015 Jones Beach Airshow (https://flic.kr/p/tmw9Xp) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Not sure what this guy was in town for but saw him on final to ISP shortly after the last of the T-Birds arrived.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8872/17330592254_b5ef433385_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sprPhJ)Thunderbirds arrival for 2015 Jones Beach Airshow (https://flic.kr/p/sprPhJ) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

moose135
05-21-2015, 10:37 PM
Tim, I heard that C-130 was for Fleet Week support.

I got "behind the rope" at Liberty hangar, doing some shooting for Sheltair.

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-4HXsh4D/0/XL/JM_2015_05_21_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_002-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-TCwNcWt/0/XL/JM_2015_05_21_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_003-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-FKnHCbq/0/XL/JM_2015_05_21_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_004-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-wXQ4w9F/0/XL/JM_2015_05_21_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_005-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-qCjStSf/0/XL/JM_2015_05_21_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_006-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-Mn2nGLd/0/XL/JM_2015_05_21_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_007-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-sWFLTVD/0/XL/JM_2015_05_21_Jones_Beach_Air_Show_001-XL.jpg

I was able to meet Lt. Colonel Chris Hammond, commander and lead pilot of the team.

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Jones-Beach-Air-Show-2015/i-k2Zstt6/0/XL/JM_2015_05_21_Moose_Thunderbirds_002-XL.jpg

Big Tim #70
05-22-2015, 05:31 AM
As always Moose, excellent shots!

That C-17 took off in less than 1000'! I'm sure that makes some 135 fly boys jealous! ;) *EDIT* Upon further video review, it was ~1700 feet, Tanker Drivers can breathe a sigh of relief...


that makes sense that the 130 is here for Fleet a week as it looked to be a Marine Bird. I saw him parked over at Excel on Wednesday.

I'm going to hit the beach today to beat the crowds a bit.

Billbo1970
05-22-2015, 07:43 AM
Great shots Moose!

Gerard
05-22-2015, 07:52 AM
As always Moose, excellent shots!
That C-17 took off in less than 1000'! I'm sure that makes some 135 fly boys jealous! ;)
that makes sense that the 130 is here for Fleet a week as it looked to be a Marine Bird. I saw him parked over at Excel on Wednesday.
I'm going to hit the beach today to beat the crowds a bit.

Yup weather looking quite nice for the practice show.
When I got to Islip around 2:45 a C-130 was just taking off!! Maybe the same one returning!!
That C-17 is a beast and I was parked by the Customs hangar when it took off and a number of us there were just in awe how little runway it needs to get up!!

Big Tim #70
05-22-2015, 08:20 AM
I got it on video. Crappy as it was through the fence.


https://youtu.be/tdHwKkC8q7Y

Sm0otHockeySpeeD
05-22-2015, 08:39 AM
Is the practice scheduled for a noon start as well? Give or take? Heading to the beach now. Excited to see the Tbirds

fk6065
05-22-2015, 09:20 AM
Practice is noon to five

dekdawg21
05-22-2015, 10:37 AM
Thunderbirds just buzzed my house in line gear down! Wish I had my camera ready

dreamingpilot
05-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Can anyone recommend if it's better to stay at the meseum on Saturday or Sunday? The beach would be the other day.
Or do you guys recommend beach both days?

dekdawg21
05-22-2015, 10:51 AM
If you go to the website for the show they have past attendance and it looks like Sunday has had higher attendance in the past. Plus tomorrow is supposed to be 65 while Sunday 75

Mattimus
05-22-2015, 11:39 AM
Is the practice start time delayed?

Chris S
05-22-2015, 11:42 AM
Yes, it was delayed until around 1PM.

fk6065
05-22-2015, 11:57 AM
Chris is the delay due to the wind? Or did they just figure out that could tie up the airspace for less time with the lesser amount of performers.

Max
05-22-2015, 02:12 PM
I was able to catch the NYC Flyover from Battery Park.
They made several passes for the photo op with the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5466/17788819058_c8ed77b0f8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/t6Wm9S)

Note the Jetblue flying overhead from LGA - there was a lot of other traffic at the same time
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/17977395011_32c0491afc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/toARdp)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/17976703605_19478e4eb1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/toxiFB)

The "Photographer"
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5332/17950263176_39014178ca_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tmcMS9)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5339/17356166573_07829a9241_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/srGTDg)

ch2tdriver
05-22-2015, 02:14 PM
Do we have an approximate launch time from ISP today (Friday) for the practice? I'll run outside at work as I'm in the departure path of 24.

ch2tdriver
05-22-2015, 04:36 PM
TBs departed ISP Runway 24 at 3:45 pm today. I had the whole office on the east side of the building outside to watch.:cool: The departed in trail and flew right overhead our location.:biggrin: I will be at the beach tomorrow with the family. I'm hoping that with a forecast of 64 and breezy that the heaviest crowds will be on Sunday when its forecast to be sunny and 75! I'm planning on more windburn than sunburn.

Gerard
05-22-2015, 06:34 PM
What crazy weather at the beach today!! Breezy and bright sun, blue skies!! Then 1PM clouds roll in and it got a wee bit chilly!! And just as the TBirds come in so do the dark clouds with some light rain but that didnt stop the show!! In fact, if you asked me, the afterburners looked much brighter in that weather and the solo guys sounded a little louder (YAY) than usual!!

Gerard
05-22-2015, 06:56 PM
:biggrin: I will be at the beach tomorrow with the family. I'm hoping that with a forecast of 64 and breezy that the heaviest crowds will be on Sunday when its forecast to be sunny and 75! I'm planning on more windburn than sunburn.

Dress warmly!! It was cool there today even when the sun was out because of the wind but once the sun left it got really chilly!

rkfast
05-22-2015, 07:31 PM
What crazy weather at the beach today!! Breezy and bright sun, blue skies!! Then 1PM clouds roll in and it got a wee bit chilly!! And just as the TBirds come in so do the dark clouds with some light rain but that didnt stop the show!! In fact, if you asked me, the afterburners looked much brighter in that weather and the solo guys sounded a little louder (YAY) than usual!!

On the sneak passes the dark skies made the burner cones visible. Although I missed shooting them they were there. TBirds made some good noise with those F110s.

fk6065
05-22-2015, 08:50 PM
Grey skies and white planes .............. ugh ....... should have left the camera in the bag .....................

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-VtZL3fv/0/M/i-VtZL3fv-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-55zJg9J/0/M/i-55zJg9J-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-Hvd7Kk5/0/M/i-Hvd7Kk5-M.jpg

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

gpalz1
05-22-2015, 10:07 PM
Are there any good spots at Islip? The only shots I have of the TB's from 2011 are unrecoverable from the CD I saved them to :(

Its a shame they decided not to stay at FRG this time around.

Chris S
05-22-2015, 11:08 PM
Yeah, it sure was crazy weather down there today especially with those unexpected clouds rolling in !! Ugh !!:frown:
Fred, I'm not sure why exactly the start was delayed but I believe it had something to do with JFK traffic.
Anyway, like Gerard said, dress WARMLY because it's supposed to be even cooler down there tomorrow!!

dreamingpilot
05-23-2015, 12:48 AM
Can anyone recommend if one day is better for the beach vs FRG/Islip?

fk6065
05-23-2015, 06:21 AM
Based on past history Saturday at the beach is less crowded. If I was able to get to the beach I would be going down today.

mirrodie
05-23-2015, 08:13 AM
Im guessing I just saw the Breitling team on the horizon, as I was westbound on Sunrise Highway in Bayshore at about
9:02 AM. Looks like then made a smoky pass. practice run I suppose.

Im in my office now. Seeing patients but love that I can just watch them making passes at FRG right from the office.

G-d Bless the USA

moose135
05-23-2015, 09:43 AM
The did a flyover of NYC, Mario, you saw their return.

Innes
05-23-2015, 09:59 AM
I know they cancelled the super hornets. But any news about the parachute teams if they are performing. I know they didn't practice. I was was windy but I don't see them at republic ether.

Big Tim #70
05-23-2015, 10:31 AM
Tough shooting yesterday

Some of BJT


https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5456/17383636154_7cc15c1163_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/su8FoJ)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (15 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/su8FoJ) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7756/17385713803_c98bf2e9c0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sujk1g)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (14 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/sujk1g) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5452/17979782766_70ca88aa4f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/toP61A)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (13 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/toP61A) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8763/18006237885_91f61aef2f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tr9Fck)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (12 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/tr9Fck) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5333/17820001039_1923622d4d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/t9Gate)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (11 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/t9Gate) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8792/17818346168_b3a667a0b6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/t9xFwY)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (9 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/t9xFwY) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7745/18006239645_6b0dd3c8c9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tr9FHF)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (7 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/tr9FHF) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7713/18007022921_7897825c33_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/trdGyr)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (6 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/trdGyr) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7771/17385717943_6c27fbdaec_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sujmeD)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (5 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/sujmeD) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5458/17979787216_30802de5f5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/toP7kj)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (4 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/toP7kj) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

And, Just in time for the Thunderbirds...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5334/17818607760_f58b812209_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/t9z2ib)Jones Beach Practice 2015 (23 of 28) (https://flic.kr/p/t9z2ib) by Tim Asbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

moose135
05-23-2015, 11:04 AM
Golden Knights arrived Friday but did not jump. They departed for the beach around 11:45, I assume they are jumping but I don't know what the conditions are there now.

Innes
05-23-2015, 11:48 AM
Golden Knights arrived Friday but did not jump. They departed for the beach around 11:45, I assume they are jumping but I don't know what the conditions are there now.
Thank you
at air port now I see them

imyrless
05-23-2015, 05:40 PM
Im guessing I just saw the Breitling team on the horizon, as I was westbound on Sunrise Highway in Bayshore at about
9:02 AM. Looks like then made a smoky pass. practice run I suppose.

Im in my office now. Seeing patients but love that I can just watch them making passes at FRG right from the office.

G-d Bless the USA

I believe, as do the Blue Angels, the TB's flew up to West Point for their graduation.

Gerard
05-23-2015, 05:54 PM
Did the TBirds do a FlyOver of FRG before heading back to ISP? I watched them long distance with the help of my trusty binoculars from Wantagh Park wheere we actually got a few fast passes and even some puffs of smoke LOL!!

imyrless
05-23-2015, 05:55 PM
It was a touch sky with cloudy weather during Practice Friday, but here are a couple of pix:

http://davidlobel.smugmug.com/Other/Shared-URL-Pix/i-NkxqctZ/0/L/150522-0476%20FB-L.jpg

http://davidlobel.smugmug.com/Other/Shared-URL-Pix/i-sHsCVS6/0/L/150522-0359%20FB-L.jpg

Innes
05-23-2015, 05:56 PM
Did the TBirds do a FlyOver of FRG before heading back to ISP? I watched them long distance with the help of my trusty binoculars from Wantagh Park wheere we actually got a few fast passes and even some puffs of smoke LOL!!
no
my kid was very disappointed

Chris S
05-23-2015, 06:23 PM
No, the Thunderbirds didn't flyover FRG and just hugged the coast and headed east out to ISP.

Gerard
05-23-2015, 06:42 PM
No, the Thunderbirds didn't flyover FRG and just hugged the coast and headed east out to ISP.

Like they did yesterday!! Thanks Chris!!
BTW anyone have any stories about how it was at Islip watching them depart and return? Curious as I "might" go over there tomorrow!!

Innes
05-23-2015, 08:13 PM
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7756/18215622251_eced255dd4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tKDPSB)
hey guys been a member and reading here for while finally posting this is one of my better shots today. if anybody knows the museum or the owner of the plane ill gladly give them a copy. wish i took it a little higher i almost cut of the wingtips.

fk6065
05-23-2015, 08:19 PM
Guess this Jet Blue pilot wanted to be a Thunderbird ................

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-8gL98XT/0/M/i-8gL98XT-M.jpg

fk6065
05-23-2015, 08:30 PM
Due to an unexpected family issue I was only able to get down to the beach just before the Thunderbirds went on .............

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-Fp5qr8K/0/M/i-Fp5qr8K-M.jpg

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

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-CVjS548/0/M/i-CVjS548-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-2SMsWd9/0/M/i-2SMsWd9-M.jpg

eric8669
05-23-2015, 09:06 PM
some of mine.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6341_zpstcvgb7ev.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6341_zpstcvgb7ev.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6463-Edit-Edit_zpsvptwge4n.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6463-Edit-Edit_zpsvptwge4n.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6535_zpstne0og8k.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6535_zpstne0og8k.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6750_zpsvherymzg.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6750_zpsvherymzg.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6809_zpsdfwytob8.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6809_zpsdfwytob8.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6829_zpsnoiqhvdo.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6829_zpsnoiqhvdo.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6942_zpsv2qe6cp3.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures057/IMG_6942_zpsv2qe6cp3.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures057/IMG_7051-Edit-Edit_zpsvyefndxp.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures057/IMG_7051-Edit-Edit_zpsvyefndxp.jpg.html)

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/southpawcaptures057/IMG_7058_zps4zl2x6e7.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/southpawcaptures/media/southpawcaptures057/IMG_7058_zps4zl2x6e7.jpg.html)

dekdawg21
05-23-2015, 09:19 PM
Just me or did the Thunderbirds show seem short? This was my first T-Bird show. Their maneuvers were very different from the Blues show.

fk6065
05-23-2015, 09:23 PM
How about some burners ...............

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-c7mtKRb/0/M/i-c7mtKRb-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-zr5nd7j/0/M/i-zr5nd7j-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-xc7zfz4/0/M/i-xc7zfz4-M.jpg

fk6065
05-23-2015, 09:24 PM
http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-pGCt7Vk/0/L/i-pGCt7Vk-L.jpg

Wish I could have got them closer to the moon.

dreamingpilot
05-23-2015, 10:10 PM
Those are awesome pictures fk6065!
Were you on the boardwalk or the sand for those Thunderbird shots?

moose135
05-23-2015, 10:15 PM
I believe, as do the Blue Angels, the TB's flew up to West Point for their graduation.

When the Blue Angels are in for the show, they typically take a trip down to Annapolis to fly over the Naval Academy graduation. The Thunderbirds fly over the Air Force Academy graduation, not West Point - that's a Army thing.


Did the TBirds do a FlyOver of FRG before heading back to ISP?
No, they did not.

fk6065
05-23-2015, 10:21 PM
Those are awesome pictures fk6065!
Were you on the boardwalk or the sand for those Thunderbird shots?

thank you. I was down at the waters edge by show center.

Gerard
05-23-2015, 11:01 PM
Just me or did the Thunderbirds show seem short? This was my first T-Bird show.

About 32 minutes or so!! Yes I was clock watching!!

Gerard
05-23-2015, 11:04 PM
thank you. I was down at the waters edge by show center.

Curious how was it getting in at that time? Traffic or parking? Interesting I was in Wantagh Park around 3:30 and only saw a few cars going that way and I was think mmmmmm!!

fk6065
05-23-2015, 11:26 PM
Curious how was it getting in at that time? Traffic or parking? Interesting I was in Wantagh Park around 3:30 and only saw a few cars going that way and I was think mmmmmm!!

I was surprised there was no traffic going in, a lot of people were leaving. I got a spot right In field four.

After the show I was at Sunrise & The Meadowbrook in not even 10 minutes.

Big Tim #70
05-24-2015, 06:33 AM
A few from yesterday. The later show start gave us much better light than in years past. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5325/17416483213_d3b026fe51_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sx32Fk)



https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7656/17414426534_fe199c3184_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/swRuim)



https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7761/17416481423_d46c5c2992_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sx329t)



https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5331/18037001275_b1f7703867_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ttSm5B)



A little sneak...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7682/18033722722_262320b468_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ttzxtQ)


https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7680/17850770029_8e162833fa_b.jpg


(https://flic.kr/p/tcpS24)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5322/18037847341_9b7b38df2b_b.jpg




https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5341/18037845331_93e4f1c651_b.jpg



https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8759/17414419974_5be2617131_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/swRsmf)

Gerard
05-24-2015, 06:52 AM
I was surprised there was no traffic going in, a lot of people were leaving. I got a spot right In field four.
After the show I was at Sunrise & The Meadowbrook in not even 10 minutes.

Thanks!! Yes thats another thing I noticed that cars were leaving while TBirds were performing. Not fans? LOL

moose135
05-24-2015, 06:58 AM
Thanks!! Yes thats another thing I noticed that cars were leaving while TBirds were performing. Not fans? LOL

Half the people at the beach don't even realize there is an air show going on...

rkfast
05-24-2015, 07:02 AM
Anyone know if the warbirds are going up for paid flights Sunday AM?

Gerard
05-24-2015, 07:23 AM
Half the people at the beach don't even realize there is an air show going on...

LMAO so true!!

Gerard
05-24-2015, 07:23 AM
Anyone know if the warbirds are going up for paid flights Sunday AM?

Check their website or FB page!!

TJK
05-24-2015, 10:35 AM
Two questions: what time do the breitling jets launch and return to FRG today? I assume the longer runway, away from the AAM?

And what time do the TBs launch from Islip? Where's the best spot to watch them return at islip?

Thanks. May not make it out there but want to keep my options open.

fk6065
05-24-2015, 10:47 AM
Two mile back up to the toll plaza on the Meadowbrook Pkwy to Jones Beach reported

mac7526
05-24-2015, 11:07 AM
Anyone know if the Breitling takeoff together and which runway they used yesterday

imyrless
05-24-2015, 11:21 AM
When the Blue Angels are in for the show, they typically take a trip down to Annapolis to fly over the Naval Academy graduation. The Thunderbirds fly over the Air Force Academy graduation, not West Point - that's a Army thing.


No, they did not.

Thanks for the correction Moose. Not sure why I always think West Point. So West Point doesn't get a "fly over"? Even the US Open Tennis gets a Fly Over every once in a while :-)

Chris S
05-24-2015, 03:47 PM
Anyone know if the Breitling takeoff together and which runway they used yesterday

They took off one at time on both Sat. and Sun. at FRG., the only difference was that
on Sat. they used Rwy 32 to takeoff and land, and on Sun. they used Rwy 19 for both.

Gerard
05-24-2015, 05:40 PM
So now the obligatory end of air show questions:
TBirds leaving today or tomorrow and time? Same with Breitling!!

Hung around Republic today and had a great time!! Watched the Breitling team from the back of Atlantic by 109 depart, and they did a nice Formation FlyBy before leaving and another upon returning!! Very cool!! Nice crowd by the Terminal also!! Actually when I was by Atlantic one of the Geico pilots came out to get in his car and I thanked him for the great shows they always put on and told him I was waiting for the Beitling Team to depart!! He was very enthusiastic in his praise of them!!
Almost thought the TBirds were going to come in!! Apparently TBird 1 thought he was talking to Islip and the FRG controller thought he was talking to her about a Flyby and for a few minutes those who were listening in got a little excited!! Oh well! They did pass to the north of FRG to Islip!!

fk6065
05-24-2015, 09:41 PM
Thought this was pretty cool with the smoke ............

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-qF2NxDz/0/M/i-qF2NxDz-M.jpg

fk6065
05-24-2015, 09:44 PM
I finally got to see the Breitling Jet Team fly today, and totally wasn't expecting them to pop flares to end their performance. Did they do that yesterday too? Not the greatest shots, have to work on them but here is what they did,

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-fXVq2b9/0/M/i-fXVq2b9-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-f7rMDmF/0/M/i-f7rMDmF-M.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-8XQzNCW/0/M/i-8XQzNCW-M.jpg

gpalz1
05-24-2015, 09:57 PM
I finally got to see the Breitling Jet Team fly today, and totally wasn't expecting them to pop flares to end their performance. Did they do that yesterday too? Not the greatest shots, have to work on them but here is what they did,


I happened to be at Eisenhower Park for the Navy/Marine Landings on Saturday and after the Marine departure at around 2pm I was looking south towards the direction of JB and saw some smoke trails and what I thought were flares. I wonder if it was from the Breitling Jet Team. What time did they fly on Sunday?

fk6065
05-24-2015, 10:04 PM
They flew around 2:00PM to 2:30PM

fk6065
05-24-2015, 10:05 PM
Thunderbirds opening break,

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-D5GSnvF/0/M/i-D5GSnvF-M.jpg

Calypso Pass
http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-NvcdsPZ/0/M/i-NvcdsPZ-M.jpg

moose135
05-24-2015, 10:20 PM
I finally got to see the Breitling Jet Team fly today, and totally wasn't expecting them to pop flares to end their performance. Did they do that yesterday too?

I heard they did on Saturday. They didn't during Friday's practice, but did at the show in Manassas.

fk6065
05-24-2015, 10:22 PM
I heard they did on Saturday. They didn't during Friday's practice, but did at the show in Manassas.

It was pretty cool. Wish I knew it was coming.

RepublicAviation
05-24-2015, 11:43 PM
Went to KISP today around 3PM and 'American Gold Rush' on the corner of RWY 6 was packed with people. Got to see the T-birds takeoff from RWY 24 at that spot, and it was very cool. Saw SCPD hassling drivers trying to park at the end of RWY 6, but didn't really bother us in the Gold Rush parking lot not too far from there. Any info on the T-birds departure would be greatly appreciated!!

Big Tim #70
05-25-2015, 04:42 AM
*Edit*C-17 is on the ground now. Looks like they're gearing up and should be leaving shortly.I was playing with a few warbird shots.https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8899/17887946139_771bfdb9cf_b.jpg


https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5326/18074179245_ba3711837f_b.jpg

Gerard
05-25-2015, 07:19 AM
I would imagine the T-Birds are long gone and tucked into their own beds at Nellis by now, they usually don't hang around any longer than a quick debrief & bio-break before heading home after a show. They're in Colorado this week so there is no reason to think they would stay on the East Coast.


Actually when they last performed here in 2009 they didnt leave until Monday!! I was there at FRG when the C-17 came in on Runway 1-9 and left on Runway 1. Quite a sight!!

Billbo1970
05-25-2015, 08:10 AM
Just a couple of my own just from yesterday (Sunday) for you guys:

http://s23.postimg.org/o9ts9fsu3/Breitling_3596.jpg

http://s24.postimg.org/f27fh5b5x/Golden_Knights_3749.jpg

http://s3.postimg.org/cro1aetmb/Thunderbirds_3847.jpg

http://s9.postimg.org/b67dpr57j/Thunderbirds_3977.jpg

http://s29.postimg.org/4g9vbd047/Thunderbirds_4029.jpg

Bill

Big Tim #70
05-25-2015, 08:18 AM
Actually when they last performed here in 2009 they didnt leave until Monday!! I was there at FRG when the C-17 came in on Runway 1-9 and left on Runway 1. Quite a sight!!


I stand corrected.

The C-17 just landed, and is loading up now. All the Jet canopies are open and they're doing a runway sweep now for FOD.

I would guess within the hour they will be airborne.

dekdawg21
05-25-2015, 09:20 AM
I stand corrected.

The C-17 just landed, and is loading up now. All the Jet canopies are open and they're doing a runway sweep now for FOD.

I would guess within the hour they will be airborne.

Just heard something loud run up at MacArthur a little before 10:00, must have been them taking off

Gerard
05-25-2015, 09:59 AM
Breitling still at FRG. They just taxied over to Sheltair to park, maybe on static display for AAM visitors.

Innes
05-25-2015, 12:31 PM
Does anybody know if all are alright when the 2 golden knights got blown into the crowd. I was to far from it. Luck to get in yesterday with the wife and kids.

moose135
05-25-2015, 12:35 PM
Breitling is parked at the far end of the ramp, not that close to the open part of the ramp. They are leaving Tuesday - at least the ones who can fly.

Gerard
05-25-2015, 03:10 PM
They are leaving Tuesday - at least the ones who can fly.

Oy what happened?
Nice day to hang out in the Airport Plaza with numerous take off/landings and Flybys the Warbirds!!

moose135
05-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Number 5 sucked in a bird on Saturday. Recovered safely to FRG, but damaged the engine. They flew with the spare Sunday, and the plane is stuck at FRG until they replace the engine.

Gerard
05-25-2015, 05:28 PM
Number 5 sucked in a bird on Saturday. Recovered safely to FRG, but damaged the engine. They flew with the spare Sunday, and the plane is stuck at FRG until they replace the engine.

Damn birds!! Wow!! Glad they made it back safely! I have to say from all I've read from different people these last few days the Breitling Team were nothing but classy and warmly embraced by everyone around here!!

TriStatePlaneSpotting
05-25-2015, 07:11 PM
Did the B-29, B-24, P-51, Helldiver, and C-45 fly on Sunday?

moose135
05-25-2015, 07:32 PM
Yes, but I don't think they went to the beach. The AAM sponsored the CAF birds visit, not the JB show.


Damn birds!! Wow!! Glad they made it back safely! I have to say from all I've read from different people these last few days the Breitling Team were nothing but classy and warmly embraced by everyone around here!!
I met the Breitling team leader as well as a couple of other team pilots, and they were all very friendly and were really enjoying their visit.

fk6065
05-25-2015, 08:18 PM
B-29 Crew said they were leaving tomorrow at 10AM.

Gerard
05-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Did the B-29, B-24, P-51, Helldiver, and C-45 fly on Sunday?

Not everyone went to the beach but at one time or another everyone was up and flying giving us thrilling Fly Bys and opportunities to see these wonderful aircraft airborne!!
Today it was the same!! Great job AAM.

fk6065
05-25-2015, 08:39 PM
And so it ends ..................... B-17 Yankee Lady on the ramp at KFRG Memorial Day night ........................

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-k8VvvbF/0/M/i-k8VvvbF-M.jpg

Gerard
05-25-2015, 08:39 PM
I met the Breitling team leader as well as a couple of other team pilots, and they were all very friendly and were really enjoying their visit.

They go to Rhode Island next so were probably in no hurry to leave NY. :biggrin::rolleyes::cool:

fk6065
05-25-2015, 09:44 PM
OK one more B-29 Fifi over The AAM today ......................

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-j8zqbtd/0/M/i-j8zqbtd-M.jpg