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Gerard
04-29-2017, 11:24 AM
http://militarynews.com/app/fleetweeknewyork/

This will be my first year i will get the opportunity to go down to Battery Park/Battery Park City to see the ships come into the Harbor!! From past Fleet Weeks can anyone give me an ETA when they pass under the VZ and enter the Harbor. Thanks all.

Chris S
05-01-2017, 11:35 AM
http://militarynews.com/app/fleetweeknewyork/

This will be my first year i will get the opportunity to go down to Battery Park/Battery Park City to see the ships come into the Harbor!! From past Fleet Weeks can anyone give me an ETA when they pass under the VZ and enter the Harbor. Thanks all.

FYI- When I went into see the Fleet Week NYC Parade of Ships back in 2011 the ships started
to pass under the VZ Bridge just before 10AM and lasted for about an hour.

Gerard
05-02-2017, 01:14 PM
FYI- When I went into see the Fleet Week NYC Parade of Ships back in 2011 the ships started
to pass under the VZ Bridge just before 10AM and lasted for about an hour.

Thanks Chris. That's about an earlier than I thought but its a good heads up. I put in a post on the Fleet Werk Facebook page and they said they would have times finalized in a few weeks

Chris S
05-10-2017, 11:54 PM
Good to see the Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion, MV-22 Osprey and AH-1W Cobras along
with the Navy Helicopters and Leap Frog Parachute Team and Helicopter will be
landing again this year at Eisenhower Park on Sat., May 27th for Fleet Week also.
Here's the link:

https://patch.com/new-york/eastmeadow/marine-navy-helicopters-land-eisenhower-park

Gerard
05-11-2017, 09:32 PM
Good to see the Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion, MV-22 Osprey and AH-1W Cobras along
with the Navy Helicopters and Leap Frog Parachute Team and Helicopter will be
landing again this year at Eisenhower Park on Sat., May 27th for Fleet Week also.
Here's the link:

https://patch.com/new-york/eastmeadow/marine-navy-helicopters-land-eisenhower-park

Always a great time!! Leap Frogs jump then their helicopoter lands. After they leave the Marines invade and they usually make a loud entrance!! All the big aircraft are open to walk through and pilots and soldiers all available for conversation and pictures!! Last year we had a surprise visit by Northwell Health SkyHealth medevac copter. They landed on an adjacent field. As a Rotorhead this is klike Xmas for me!! :biggrin:

Chris S
05-16-2017, 08:52 PM
Here's the link for the full schedule of Aviation Events during Fleet Week New York 2017:

http://militarynews.com/app/fleetweeknewyork/documents/FWNY_17-04.pdf

Chris S
05-23-2017, 08:41 PM
Here's the latest press release posted today for the Parade of Ships tomorrow that starts At 8AM.


http://militarynews.com/app/fleetweeknewyork/documents/FWNY_17-08.pdf

Gerard
05-25-2017, 07:59 AM
Here's the latest press release posted today for the Parade of Ships tomorrow that starts At 8AM
http://militarynews.com/app/fleetweeknewyork/documents/FWNY_17-08.pdf

Thanks Chris. Hearing the early start from you and the Fleet week FB page I caught a 7:30 train and was down at the Battery by 8:50. They started coming across the Harbor around 9:15 and got great views of the USS San Jancito, a missile-guided cruiser and the USS Kearsage the amphibious assault ship along with a CG Cutter and a Canadien defense vessel. The best spot though to watch is under the VZ as a number of ships dock in Staten Island or
Brooklyn. Next year, hopefully, Im going to settle in over there!! Not sure how parking is. I know there is a small lot along the Belt but Im figuring thats probably packed.

Chris S
05-25-2017, 10:09 AM
Glad you got in there yesterday to see the Parade of Ships.
Yeah, just north of the VZ Bridge on the East side by that small parking along
the Belt is a great location to get pics as the ships pass under the bridge.

Gerard
05-25-2017, 04:10 PM
Glad you got in there yesterday to see the Parade of Ships.
Yeah, just north of the VZ Bridge on the East side by that small parking along
the Belt is a great location to get pics as the ships pass under the bridge.

Yes I've parked there a few times!! When I got off there train at Hicksville yesterday an Osprey came over from the NE and later saw a MH-53 low. From what I could tell looked like they were going over to Eisenhower Park to scout the LZ. That still continues to be one of the big highlights oif the weekend for me.

Mateo
05-26-2017, 03:47 PM
Anybody know which of the ships have helicopters embarked? Obviously the Kearsage does, but either of the cruisers in Brooklyn or the destroyer on Staten Island?

Gerard
05-27-2017, 10:27 PM
Anybody know which of the ships have helicopters embarked? Obviously the Kearsage does, but either of the cruisers in Brooklyn or the destroyer on Staten Island?

I was talking to one of the pilots of the Super Cobra at Eisenhower Park today and they came in from Teterboro and I know from a PD friend at FBF the Navy copters were stationing at PD Aviation Base during Fleet Week.

emk1219
05-27-2017, 11:15 PM
Anybody know which of the ships have helicopters embarked? Obviously the Kearsage does, but either of the cruisers in Brooklyn or the destroyer on Staten Island?

The cruisers in brooklyn dont, was there on friday

Mateo
05-28-2017, 12:02 PM
The cruisers in brooklyn dont, was there on friday
Thanks. It seemed that way, but confirmation is nice (and saves me the half-hour walk over to Red Hook :) ). The Kearsarge has an MV-22, CH-53E, UH-1Y, and an AH-1W for those interested. The AH-1W has a 9/11 New York skyline paint job on one side, and a small FDNY logo on the other.

Woz
05-28-2017, 01:01 PM
A few from Teterboro yesterday where the Marines aviation contingent is based for Fleet Week. Shots taken while heading to and from Eisenhower Park on an overcast day.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation/Fleet-Week-KTEB-2017/i-G479WLN/0/f244de91/X5/DSC_0520%20%282%29-X5.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation/Fleet-Week-KTEB-2017/i-c4L38jc/0/6f223646/4K/DSC_0525%20%282%29-4K.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation/Fleet-Week-KTEB-2017/i-4QTz9L8/0/5b8f018c/X5/DSC_0656%20%282%29-X5.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation/Fleet-Week-KTEB-2017/i-3PLMxDS/0/22311b25/X5/DSC_0675%20%283%29-X5.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation/Fleet-Week-KTEB-2017/i-nwT2N7H/0/8c85b0ba/X5/DSC_0753%20%282%29-X5.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation/Fleet-Week-KTEB-2017/i-tQB6tNx/0/cf243e97/X5/DSC_0626%20%282%29-X5.jpg

Gerard
05-28-2017, 05:28 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/navy-seal-killed-parachuting-accident-fleet-week/story?id=47695271

This is awful news!! I watched them perform at Eisenhower Park yesterday and afterwards watching as they interacted with the crowd, having a great time especially with the kids!! Just so terrible!!

Gerard
05-28-2017, 05:30 PM
The AH-1W has a 9/11 New York skyline paint job on one side, and a small FDNY logo on the other.

I remember seeing that ship at Eisenhower Park a few years ago. A different AH-1W flew in yesterday!!

AEROMILITARIA
05-31-2017, 09:36 PM
Hi everybody!

This is a South American visitor who happened to bump into Fleet Week on Wednesday 24th while on nothing but a casual pass by the USS Intrepid museum.

I can confirm the four aircraft on board USS Kearsarge as well as an USCG drone on cutter Hamilton and two HSC-5 Sea Hawks flying by Hudson River on Friday 26th.

Not necessarily related to the above, also noted another USMC MV-22, an USAF H-60, two USN CH-53A and a couple Army H-60s flying around or from Manhattan between Tuesday 23th and Friday 26th.

Photos and serials + markings will be forthcoming once I finish off sorting the 1,000 photos I took during vacations.

Regards,




Carlos Ay
Gaceta AeronŠutica

AEROMILITARIA
06-21-2017, 07:50 PM
In case anyone is interested, here's my recap of the Fleet Week and other spotting activities in Manhattan right before Memorial Day:
http://www.gacetaeronautica.com/gaceta/wp-101/?p=22052

Regards,



Carlos

megatop412
06-22-2017, 09:04 PM
Nice shots of the Intrepid stuff Carlos