PDA

View Full Version : 2018 Jones Beach/Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show



Chris S
12-04-2017, 01:26 PM
Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th from 10AM – 3PM
http://bethpageairshow.com/

FYI- The 2018 Jet Team schedules were just announced out at the ICAS Convention in Vegas and
the Blue Angels, Canadian Snowbirds, and F-22 Demo have been confirmed for Jones Beach !

Fighting Falcon
12-24-2017, 08:20 PM
I've been hearing some speculation that the A-10 could be making an appearance at this year's air show being that ACC has reinstated the demo. What is everyone's thoughts?

Mateo
12-26-2017, 11:54 AM
The A-10 team is currently booked for Columbia, Missouri that weekend. http://www.acc.af.mil/Home/Aerial-Events/A-10-Heritage-Team/A-10-HF-Schedule/

dekdawg21
02-08-2018, 06:59 PM
Sucks that the A-10 demo is booked that weekend the AMM said on their Facebook that they are looking to have A-10 there at some point. No details as to what that meant.

Billbo1970
03-10-2018, 12:39 PM
Maybe we can get a Super Tom 21 LOL ;)

OB1500
03-20-2018, 09:00 PM
Where is the F22 based? Is it JFK or Islip?

moose135
03-22-2018, 03:57 PM
I think it was based at ISP last time.

fieldywanb
05-01-2018, 09:54 AM
I know this has been discussed in years past but is there any sort of viewing area at ISP to watch the f22 come in, take off or to photograph while parked? When I went to ISP last year to watch the thunderbirds come in I was not bothered by anyone. Also does anyone have the correct scanner frequency for ISP?

dekdawg21
05-01-2018, 08:52 PM
I know this has been discussed in years past but is there any sort of viewing area at ISP to watch the f22 come in, take off or to photograph while parked? When I went to ISP last year to watch the thunderbirds come in I was not bothered by anyone. Also does anyone have the correct scanner frequency for ISP?

Maybe they are relaxing a bit? But I know they had a specific area to watch the Thunderbirds with people patrolling Lakeland kicking people out

Danycam
05-07-2018, 11:38 AM
Any Schedule yet as to when any of the Angles team will be arriving at FRG? Isn't this around the time when the Advance team drops & installs the Arresting gear?

dekdawg21
05-07-2018, 11:17 PM
Any Schedule yet as to when any of the Angles team will be arriving at FRG? Isn't this around the time when the Advance team drops & installs the Arresting gear?

Arresting gear gets installed maybe a few days before #7's arrival. Maybe the weekend before. Blues likely in Thursday morning with #7 Wednesday late afternoon/evening. Shame no Fat Albert or even an Ernie this year..

Gerard
05-09-2018, 07:41 AM
Arresting gear gets installed maybe a few days before #7's arrival. Maybe the weekend before. Blues likely in Thursday morning with #7 Wednesday late afternoon/evening. Shame no Fat Albert or even an Ernie this year..

So they will use a generic military C-130 to move their equipment?
And as in the past the Blues will they head to Annapolis on Friday morning for the Naval Academy Gradution?

Billbo1970
05-09-2018, 01:43 PM
Arresting gear gets installed maybe a few days before #7's arrival. Maybe the weekend before. Blues likely in Thursday morning with #7 Wednesday late afternoon/evening. Shame no Fat Albert or even an Ernie this year..

Really?! No Fat Albert???

moose135
05-09-2018, 09:30 PM
Really?! No Fat Albert???

No - their aircraft, along with all other C-130T models, were grounded following the crash of a T-model in Mississippi last year. The team was working on acquiring a new J-model. Right now, given the high operational needs of the Navy, there are no J-models available, and the Navy is looking to acquire a surplus Royal Air Force J-model from storage.

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2018/new-details-on-blue-angels-fat-albert-replacement-process/

Innes
05-10-2018, 08:08 PM
In the past they came here Fat Albert was being worked or restored and the back up C130 was called Erie lol

gpalz1
05-10-2018, 08:08 PM
Looks like the AAM has added another warbird to its collection. Hopefully its ready for display for the Legends of Airpower Weekend. Like to see it and the Avenger this year.

http://americanairpowermuseum.com/2018/05/10/p-51d-mustang-joins-the-aam-squadron-of-warbirds/#prettyPhoto

dekdawg21
05-10-2018, 09:38 PM
Looks like the AAM has added another warbird to its collection. Hopefully its ready for display for the Legends of Airpower Weekend. Like to see it and the Avenger this year.

http://americanairpowermuseum.com/2018/05/10/p-51d-mustang-joins-the-aam-squadron-of-warbirds/#prettyPhoto

Sweet!

dekdawg21
05-10-2018, 09:42 PM
So they will use a generic military C-130 to move their equipment?
And as in the past the Blues will they head to Annapolis on Friday morning for the Naval Academy Gradution?

They haven't been traveling with a fleet C-130 from what I've seen on social media. Looks like regular transport aircraft for the ground crew. Not sure if that's why they've had maintenance issues so far this season.
As for Friday I would guess they fly out around 9 for the graduation like years past come back and then hit the beach for the practice.

ch2tdriver
05-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Add a Spitfire to the Line Up!
https://www.facebook.com/123023458399/photos/a.387267023399.169634.123023458399/10156187081498400/?type=3&theater

fieldywanb
05-18-2018, 11:30 AM
So we are getting closer to the show, does anyone have any arrival times? I know in the past, #7 gets to republic on wednesday afternoon and the rest arrive thursday. Does anyone have info on the F 22's arrival to ISP?

Chris S
05-18-2018, 12:48 PM
The Snowbirds will be performing down in Ocean City, MD on Wednesday afternoon,
and I read they will be departing OXB sometime on Thursday morning for FRG.

dekdawg21
05-18-2018, 03:27 PM
Should be seeing the arresting gear being installed the next few days.

Gerard
05-18-2018, 06:45 PM
Should be seeing the arresting gear being installed the next few days.

They were just starting to install when I passed by today around 2:30

davidxian
05-18-2018, 08:17 PM
The Snowbirds will be performing down in Ocean City, MD on Wednesday afternoon,
and I read they will be departing OXB sometime on Thursday morning for FRG.

BA arrive thurs am, snowbirds noon

Billbo1970
05-19-2018, 10:55 AM
BA arrive thurs am, snowbirds noon

I know that's still a ways out, but any idea what time? If it's before 10:30am that would be sweet!

dekdawg21
05-19-2018, 11:31 PM
I know that's still a ways out, but any idea what time? If it's before 10:30am that would be sweet!

In the past if I remember correctly they've been in between 9 and 10am

Innes
05-21-2018, 04:43 PM
Skytypers showed up yesterday heard them buzzing over house. And the oracle team has been here since yesterday, starting to see the Jacklinks equipment coming in.

Skyyhigh
05-22-2018, 08:10 AM
Does anyone know when the Blue Angels will be taking off from the airport on Saturday?

rkfast
05-22-2018, 08:28 AM
They have been messing around with the arresting gear for a few days now and have also had 32/14 completely closed. Thats not typical, I wonder why its taking so long.

dekdawg21
05-22-2018, 09:47 AM
Does anyone know when the Blue Angels will be taking off from the airport on Saturday?

With no Bert to open their show I'd say 1:45-2ish

Skyyhigh
05-22-2018, 10:23 AM
With no Bert to open their show I'd say 1:45-2ish

Ok cool! Thanks Glenn.....but no Fat Albert??

dekdawg21
05-22-2018, 10:30 AM
Ok cool! Thanks Glenn.....but no Fat Albert??

No Fat Albert. Grounded along with all C-130 T models. Been that way since the KC-130 that went down. Rumors have been floating that it would be lifted but hasn't happened yet. Also rumors floating that the Navy was looking to get a J model from the British Air Force

Skyyhigh
05-22-2018, 10:33 AM
No Fat Albert. Grounded along with all C-130 T models. Been that way since the KC-130 that went down. Rumors have been floating that it would be lifted but hasn't happened yet. Also rumors floating that the Navy was looking to get a J model from the British Air Force

oh wow...I didn't know that...I googled it after you said that. Thanks Glenn...

Deb

dekdawg21
05-22-2018, 10:36 AM
oh wow...I didn't know that...I googled it after you said that. Thanks Glenn...

Deb

Any time Deb! Yeah, it stinks but safety first.

mirrodie
05-22-2018, 10:40 AM
Do they still do the practice run on the Friday before, at the normal show times? (That is, ending at 3pm?)

Dabbey
05-22-2018, 03:41 PM
I would think this year would be no different with Friday being a full practice for most/all performers taking part. There is an excellent lineup this year IMO. Enjoy!!

puckstopper55
05-22-2018, 03:46 PM
What ever happened to the “FRG notible visitor” page?

Chris S
05-22-2018, 04:11 PM
What ever happened to the “FRG notible visitor” page?

FYI - It's still right here >>>

http://www.nycaviation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36858&page=218&p=513478&viewfull=1#post513478

puckstopper55
05-22-2018, 04:31 PM
Thank you! For some reason the search kept saying “no answer to the question”

dekdawg21
05-22-2018, 04:51 PM
Anyone see if the info boards have #7's arrival time yet?

Dabbey
05-22-2018, 05:04 PM
I’m at KFRG now and on Grumman Road (off of NY 110) there’s an electronic mobile sign saying “Blue Angels arrive Thursday 0900”.

dekdawg21
05-22-2018, 05:23 PM
I’m at KFRG now and on Grumman Road (off of NY 110) there’s an electronic mobile sign saying “Blue Angels arrive Thursday 0900”.

Thanks! Going to guess the usual 5pm them

LEIP
05-22-2018, 06:04 PM
Does anyone recall what time they have taken off, in years' past, for their Annapolis Commencement fly-over? They are slated to fly-over Annapolis @ 1004. (https://www.usna.edu/CommissioningWeek/Schedule/index.php) Trying to get to FRG for take-off on Friday morning.

Thank you in advance for any information you can share!

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to those that served!

Chris S
05-22-2018, 07:07 PM
Does anyone recall what time they have taken off, in years' past, for their Annapolis Commencement fly-over? They are slated to fly-over Annapolis @ 1004. (https://www.usna.edu/CommissioningWeek/Schedule/index.php) Trying to get to FRG for take-off on Friday morning.

Thank you in advance for any information you can share!

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to those that served!

They usually startup around 9:00 and actually takeoff between 9:20 - 9:30AM.

Liquid_Squelch
05-22-2018, 08:41 PM
My Live feed is back online this year.

For more information, please see: http://www.w2lie.net/apps/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?15306.0

The Frequency list for 2018 is online at www.w2lie.net/airshow (http://www.w2lie.net/airshow)



These are the times I have seen for the Blue Angels:
Wednesday:
1700hrs: #7 Arrives at Republic

Thursday:
0800hrs: C-130 Arrives as Republic
0900hrs: #1 - #6 Arrives at Republic
1400hrs: Air Show Practice at Jones Beach
1500hrs: Return to Republic

Friday:
???? Media walk down and Media Flight with Amy Freeze
???? Depart for Fly Over of USNA Stadium

Saturday:
1345: Walk Down for Jones Beach Air Show
1400: Perform at Air Show

Sunday:
1345: Walk Down for Jones Beach Air Show
1400: Perform at Air Show
1655: Walk Down & Departure for return trip to Pensacola, FL
1710: C-130 Departs for Pensacola

Enjoy the show!

dekdawg21
05-22-2018, 09:28 PM
My Live feed is back online this year.

For more information, please see: http://www.w2lie.net/apps/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?15306.0

The Frequency list for 2018 is online at www.w2lie.net/airshow (http://www.w2lie.net/airshow)



These are the times I have seen for the Blue Angels:
Wednesday:
1700hrs: #7 Arrives at Republic

Thursday:
0800hrs: C-130 Arrives as Republic
0900hrs: #1 - #6 Arrives at Republic
1400hrs: Air Show Practice at Jones Beach
1500hrs: Return to Republic

Friday:
???? Media walk down and Media Flight with Amy Freeze
???? Depart for Fly Over of USNA Stadium

Saturday:
1345: Walk Down for Jones Beach Air Show
1400: Perform at Air Show

Sunday:
1345: Walk Down for Jones Beach Air Show
1400: Perform at Air Show
1655: Walk Down & Departure for return trip to Pensacola, FL
1710: C-130 Departs for Pensacola

Enjoy the show!

C-130?

Chris S
05-23-2018, 08:12 AM
Great to hear the FG-1D Corsair "God Speed" formerly known as " Sky Boss" has been added to the flying line-up at the AAM this weekend :biggrin:
https://www.facebook.com/123023458399/photos/a.387267023399.169634.123023458399/10156202690278400/?type=3&theater

rkfast
05-23-2018, 08:23 AM
My Live feed is back online this year.

For more information, please see: http://www.w2lie.net/apps/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?15306.0

The Frequency list for 2018 is online at www.w2lie.net/airshow (http://www.w2lie.net/airshow)



These are the times I have seen for the Blue Angels:
Wednesday:
1700hrs: #7 Arrives at Republic

Thursday:
0800hrs: C-130 Arrives as Republic
0900hrs: #1 - #6 Arrives at Republic
1400hrs: Air Show Practice at Jones Beach
1500hrs: Return to Republic

Friday:
???? Media walk down and Media Flight with Amy Freeze
???? Depart for Fly Over of USNA Stadium

Saturday:
1345: Walk Down for Jones Beach Air Show
1400: Perform at Air Show

Sunday:
1345: Walk Down for Jones Beach Air Show
1400: Perform at Air Show
1655: Walk Down & Departure for return trip to Pensacola, FL
1710: C-130 Departs for Pensacola

Enjoy the show!

Usually, Thursday for Ba's should be arrival, go to beach for circling and markers, media flite. Friday is then Annapolis in the AM and full practice in the PM. Possible they changed the schedule this year?

dekdawg21
05-23-2018, 09:50 AM
Usually, Thursday for Ba's should be arrival, go to beach for circling and markers, media flite. Friday is then Annapolis in the AM and full practice in the PM. Possible they changed the schedule this year?

TFR starts at 11am on Thursday. Seem weird that it would be requested that early and then for them not to use it?

rkfast
05-23-2018, 10:08 AM
TAR starts at 11am on Thursday. Seem weird that it would be requested that early and then for them not to use it?

True True...in all the years, Ive never seen a team NOT do a Friday practice. Id be shocked (and pissed!!) if they didnt go up Fri PM.

gettysburgerrn
05-23-2018, 10:31 AM
Will There be a practice Friday per usual?

Ken

ch2tdriver
05-23-2018, 10:45 AM
Are the F-22 Raptors still staging out of ISP? Arrival date/time? I work under the flight path for Rwy 6 -24 so it might get noisy.

dekdawg21
05-23-2018, 11:29 AM
True True...in all the years, Ive never seen a team NOT do a Friday practice. Id be shocked (and pissed!!) if they didnt go up Fri PM.

Can't imagine they would not. They did C&As and practice yesterday for today's show in Annapolis. Ok going down tomorrow and Friday no matter what after they land

dekdawg21
05-23-2018, 11:33 AM
Any word on Snowbirds arrival time? And do they come in together? Thought I recall in the past them coming in in groups

Innes
05-23-2018, 01:57 PM
They have done that fly over at the Naval academy graduation before and still made the practice air show. Yes I remember sweating it out then too lol.

fieldywanb
05-23-2018, 03:25 PM
I see some fellow nerds parked up on new highway...anyone have an eta on #7?

fieldywanb
05-23-2018, 04:04 PM
Nevermind. He came in quickly and very very quietly

dekdawg21
05-23-2018, 06:28 PM
Nevermind. He came in quickly and very very quietly

Came in quickly but if you were standing at the end of 32 on New Highway it wasn't quiet!

fieldywanb
05-23-2018, 06:36 PM
Came in quickly but if you were standing at the end of 32 on New Highway it wasn't quiet!

Yeah I was off to the side of 32 hoping he would give us a pass and test the arresting gear a couple of times

Chris S
05-23-2018, 07:50 PM
For people in NYC, keep an eye out for the Blue Angels flying up the Hudson tomorrow morning around 8:45.
As per this Notify NYC update:
Notification issued 05-23-2018 at 9:00 AM. On 05-24-2018, at 8:45 AM, six U.S. Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 jets
will be conducting a flyover in the vicinity of Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens. The aircraft are expected to
flyover the Hudson River, north to the Tappan Zee Bridge and then to LaGuardia Airport.

dekdawg21
05-23-2018, 08:15 PM
Yeah I was off to the side of 32 hoping he would give us a pass and test the arresting gear a couple of times

Was talking with another guy and all of a sudden he popped out behind the trees and that was all. Guess he'll test the gear in the morning before the team comes in.

dekdawg21
05-23-2018, 08:16 PM
For people in NYC, keep an eye out for the Blue Angels flying up the Hudson tomorrow morning around 8:45.
As per this Notify NYC update:
Notification issued 05-23-2018 at 9:00 AM. On 05-24-2018, at 8:45 AM, six U.S. Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 jets
will be conducting a flyover in the vicinity of Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens. The aircraft are expected to
flyover the Hudson River, north to the Tappan Zee Bridge and then to LaGuardia Airport.

Wonder if this will delay their arrival a bit.

fk6065
05-23-2018, 08:16 PM
OK from past experience with The Blue Angels ................

After they arrive Thursday morning they will hold a morning brief with 1-6 while 7 does media flights. Then around 11:00AM 1-4 will go fly down to the beach and get their land marks and markers. A little later on 5 & 6 will fly down and meet up with 1-4 for the 6 plane formations. Then 1 - 4 will return to Republic while 5 & 6 get their marks for the solo passes. Then they will return to Republic for a full briefing.

At 2:00PM the full team, 1-6 will go up for a full practice over the beach.

Friday # 7 will be doing media flights all day. 1-6 will fly down for the USNA Graduation in the morning and then after returning will again go up for a full practice at 2:00PM on Friday.

dekdawg21
05-23-2018, 08:24 PM
Just saw on Sachem Patch:
"2 F-22s will arrive at MacArthur Airport at 10am. Friday thru Sunday the jets (can't imagie both) will depart and arrive at show center at 12:37pm. Next Tuesday the jets will depart MacArthur Airport at 9am."

mirrodie
05-23-2018, 11:05 PM
Anyone seen the schedule of flights for the show? Approx times beside 1400 for the Blues?

Chris S
05-24-2018, 01:38 AM
:frown:Bummer to hear the news on the AAM FB page that the Spitfire will not be able attend their event this weekend:frown:.
Hopefully they'll be able to reschedule it for June like they mentioned.

https://www.facebook.com/123023458399/photos/a.387267023399.169634.123023458399/10156204676538400/?type=3&theate

Innes
05-24-2018, 07:27 AM
Wonder if this will delay their arrival a bit.

I can only I imagine yes with that nyc traffic.

dekdawg21
05-24-2018, 07:56 AM
I can only I imagine yes with that nyc traffic.

Hahaha!

dekdawg21
05-24-2018, 08:19 AM
Only 5 came in, wonder what happened to the 6th

fieldywanb
05-24-2018, 08:20 AM
Only 5 came in, wonder what happened to the 6th

Number 3 is missing...anyone?

imyrless
05-24-2018, 09:06 AM
Any idea if the F-22 will do a fly-by at FRG?

rkfast
05-24-2018, 09:41 AM
Any idea if the F-22 will do a fly-by at FRG?

Crap shoot. If you go to the beach tomorrow and see the F22 team on the boardwalk, tell them!

Speedbagel_001
05-24-2018, 09:52 AM
Only 5 came in, wonder what happened to the 6th

Number 3 is missing...anyone?

Still in Annapolis. Wasn't able to overhear if that was planned or not.

dekdawg21
05-24-2018, 09:56 AM
Any idea if the F-22 will do a fly-by at FRG?

They have in the past, probably depends on fuel

Speedbagel_001
05-24-2018, 09:57 AM
Overheard on LiveATC now, Oracle-1 is critically low on fuel and requesting to land. Tower initially declined to grant landing permission as they're clearing the airspace for the Blues. But after some back and forth, Tower is squeezing him in.

RepublicAviation
05-24-2018, 11:12 AM
Only 5 came in, wonder what happened to the 6th

Number 3 is missing...anyone?

Still in Annapolis. Wasn't able to overhear if that was planned or not.

I heard one of the maintenance guys say they had a problem with the jet. Just faintly heard it so I wasn't able to catch the exact problem.

mazgirl10
05-24-2018, 11:22 AM
Hi...does anyone know if the BA's are going up around 2pm today?

fieldywanb
05-24-2018, 12:02 PM
Hi...does anyone know if the BA's are going up around 2pm today?

Just asked a blue angel guy here at the beach and he said they will be here 1400

Billbo1970
05-24-2018, 12:21 PM
Number 3 is missing...anyone?

I drove around to the airport & asked one of the Angels ground crew through the fence. They left #3 behind in Annapolis, and then someone else told me there had been a bird strike to the engine intake, but that last bit is hearsay.

dekdawg21
05-24-2018, 12:29 PM
Snowbirds just came out of nowhere down at the beach

Danycam
05-24-2018, 03:16 PM
After the 2pm Departure of the Blues today, Which Had #7 in Place of #3. I was exiting on Seversky Road and saw a Second #7 in being wheeled into one of the Northeastern Hangers. https://www.dropbox.com/s/h95me0wvlt0cubo/2018-05-24%2014.07.28.jpg?dl=0

fieldywanb
05-24-2018, 03:44 PM
So how did everyone make out today? I forgot sunscreen...I'm fried.

mazgirl10
05-24-2018, 04:00 PM
So how did everyone make out today? I forgot sunscreen...I'm fried.

Hey...thanks for the 2pm info before. I took an extended lunch and parked at the end of New Highway....it was amazing! I took a picture of some cars/trucks that were nearby I figured some were probably from this site, lol! But I don't know how to post pics. :(

mazgirl10
05-24-2018, 04:03 PM
I drove around to the airport & asked one of the Angels ground crew through the fence. They left #3 behind in Annapolis, and then someone else told me there had been a bird strike to the engine intake, but that last bit is hearsay.

Actually a friend of mine in Vero Beach said #5 got hit by a bird and was out the last day. Maybe she meant #3??

fieldywanb
05-24-2018, 04:05 PM
Hey...thanks for the 2pm info before. I took an extended lunch and parked at the end of New Highway....it was amazing! I took a picture of some cars/trucks that were nearby I figured some were probably from this site, lol! But I don't know how to post pics. :(

Don't worry, I don't know how to upload anything to this site either...I think it's cause we are just lowly junior members :(

mazgirl10
05-24-2018, 04:20 PM
Don't worry, I don't know how to upload anything to this site either...I think it's cause we are just lowly junior members :(

Hahaha...probably and my pics were taken with my iPhone. Good enough for me! Enjoy the weekend with the Blue Angels and remember sunblock tmo! :)

Speedbagel_001
05-24-2018, 04:37 PM
Unfortunately, my understanding is that you cannot directly upload images to this site. What you need to do is upload to a photo site, or a dropbox album, and then insert the URL link to those images in your post here. It should automatically display the images for you.

fieldywanb
05-24-2018, 05:05 PM
Unfortunately, my understanding is that you cannot directly upload images to this site. What you need to do is upload to a photo site, or a dropbox album, and then insert the URL link to those images in your post here. It should automatically display the images for you.

well then, I am mistaken! Thank you senior member quickbialy100!

Innes
05-24-2018, 06:15 PM
Hey folks I over heard one of the pilots is from Levitown Long Island dose anyone know which plane.

dekdawg21
05-24-2018, 06:49 PM
Hey folks I over heard one of the pilots is from Levitown Long Island dose anyone know which plane.

Bios on their site doesn't list any from Levittown

OB1500
05-24-2018, 07:46 PM
Hey folks I over heard one of the pilots is from Levitown Long Island dose anyone know which plane.

I think that was the thunderbirds

imyrless
05-24-2018, 08:10 PM
Was a beautiful day today! Even though we were missing #3 :-(

One of my grabs of the day.
https://davidlobel.smugmug.com/Public/2018-Blue-Angels-Memorial-Day/n-4SwpSz/i-gJZtKrt/A

Hmm...can't seem to embed an image from my Smugmug gallery... So here's the link
https://davidlobel.smugmug.com/Public/2018-Blue-Angels-Memorial-Day/n-4SwpSz/i-gJZtKrt/A

fieldywanb
05-24-2018, 08:15 PM
Hey folks I over heard one of the pilots is from Levitown Long Island dose anyone know which plane.

That is the Thunderbirds. Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh currently flying the #1 jet for the Thunderbirds is from Levittown!

Chris S
05-24-2018, 08:35 PM
FYI- They still have a broken jet down at Andrews so they flew in another F-18 up from Pensacola
today around 12:30. The #7 jet was put into the Hangar this afternoon so that they could do
an engine change on it and after that was completed it went up for a test flight around 7:30
this evening and returned just after 8PM. So right now it looks like they have 6 jets and a
spare #7 ready to go for tomorrow morning for the USNA Graduation Flyover in Annapolis
and the Media Flights. Let's just hope they have better luck with ALL the jets tomorrow!!:cool::cool::cool::biggrin:

Chris S
05-24-2018, 08:38 PM
Also. AAM's new P-51 Mustang finally arrived just after 4PM and the Corsair came in this evening also,
but right now that was being kept over on the southside of the Sheltair Hangar.

fk6065
05-24-2018, 09:11 PM
The Blue Angels are due over the USNA Graduation tomorrow morning at 10:04AM so I'd look for an 8:45Am-9:00AM departure from KFRG

imyrless
05-25-2018, 06:34 AM
@fk6065: Good Morning Fred, as a fellow Smugmugger is there a way to post an image from a Smugmug gallery to this site? I tried embedding a direct link to an image using the IMG tag, but no success. Any help is most appreciative. Tnx!!

This the link I used in an earlier post with

“https://davidlobel.smugmug.com/Public/2018-Blue-Angels-Memorial-Day/n-4SwpSz/i-gJZtKrt/A”

-Dave-

tuko829
05-25-2018, 07:18 AM
Good morning all, anyone have any info on the media flights for today?

mazgirl10
05-25-2018, 09:34 AM
Was a beautiful day today! Even though we were missing #3 :-(

One of my grabs of the day.
https://davidlobel.smugmug.com/Public/2018-Blue-Angels-Memorial-Day/n-4SwpSz/i-gJZtKrt/A

Hmm...can't seem to embed an image from my Smugmug gallery... So here's the link
https://davidlobel.smugmug.com/Public/2018-Blue-Angels-Memorial-Day/n-4SwpSz/i-gJZtKrt/A

Beautiful shot...that clear blue sky against the blue/gold is spectacular!

Speedbagel_001
05-25-2018, 09:42 AM
@fk6065: Good Morning Fred, as a fellow Smugmugger is there a way to post an image from a Smugmug gallery to this site? I tried embedding a direct link to an image using the IMG tag, but no success. Any help is most appreciative. Tnx!!

This the link I used in an earlier post with

“https://davidlobel.smugmug.com/Public/2018-Blue-Angels-Memorial-Day/n-4SwpSz/i-gJZtKrt/A”

-Dave-


Very cool photo!
No idea why the site isn't embedding the photo. Just tried to embed one of my own, using a Dropbox link, and that too, did not work! Oh well... :frown:

imyrless
05-25-2018, 10:00 AM
Beautiful shot...that clear blue sky against the blue/gold is spectacular!

Thank you for the kind words!

-dave-

ANITIX87
05-25-2018, 10:06 AM
A few questions from me:

1. Do we know if the forecast threatens to change things around tomorrow (thunderstorms around 2pm)?

2. Do we know if the Spitfire will be flying? Last I heard it was neither confirmed nor denied.

3. I know it's anybody's guess whether the F-22s will do a pass at FRG, but is there a general inkling?

4. What time does AAM open tomorrow? I don't mind getting there unreasonably early to get a good spot on the flight line, but want to make sure I show up when I should!

5. Will they let me in with a folding chair and a small cooler full of water bottles?

moose135
05-25-2018, 11:53 AM
A few questions from me:
2. Do we know if the Spitfire will be flying? Last I heard it was neither confirmed nor denied.

Per a post on the AAM Facebook page, the Spitfire will not attend the air show this weekend due to "an operational issue".

Nick
05-25-2018, 12:45 PM
A few questions from me:

3. I know it's anybody's guess whether the F-22s will do a pass at FRG, but is there a general inkling?

4. What time does AAM open tomorrow? I don't mind getting there unreasonably early to get a good spot on the flight line, but want to make sure I show up when I should!

5. Will they let me in with a folding chair and a small cooler full of water bottles?

3. Possibly.

4. 10:30

atenzany62
05-25-2018, 01:06 PM
hey guys where can i watch the blue angels do their start up sequence at republic? i went there 6 years ago and forgot how to get there, they were right behind a fence and it was a close up view. do they still park their planes at the same ramp?

Billbo1970
05-25-2018, 01:50 PM
hey guys where can i watch the blue angels do their start up sequence at republic? i went there 6 years ago and forgot how to get there, they were right behind a fence and it was a close up view. do they still park their planes at the same ramp?

Go to the 110 side, and park by the actual terminal & walk up to the fence :biggrin:

dekdawg21
05-25-2018, 02:13 PM
Blues flew 7 jets today, was cool to see. Must have been doing photos.

atenzany62
05-25-2018, 02:20 PM
Go to the 110 side, and park by the actual terminal & walk up to the fence :biggrin:
thanks so much! that's the spot :)

btw, what time do you guys go there to see their start up ceremony? noted that on page 3 someone said at 1345 is the walk down, what does walk down mean exactly? should i get there couple hours earlier? don't want to miss them

Chris S
05-25-2018, 08:03 PM
3. Possibly.

4. 10:30

FYI - According to the AAM's event flyer the Museum will actually open at 10AM each day.

http://americanairpowermuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Memorial-Day-Weekend-2018-ver3.jpg



https://www.facebook.com/123023458399/photos/a.387267023399.169634.123023458399/10156185215238400/?type=3&theater

Chris S
05-25-2018, 08:14 PM
thanks so much! that's the spot :)

btw, what time do you guys go there to see their start up ceremony? noted that on page 3 someone said at 1345 is the walk down, what does walk down mean exactly? should i get there couple hours earlier? don't want to miss them

Yeah, better get there early cause the terminal is going to be a very a popular place
this whole weekend with ALOT of people trying to get up close to see the Blue Angels !
The "walk down" is when the Blue Angel pilots actually line-up together and then they
start to walk down the flight line in formation to each of their F-18 jets.

Innes
05-25-2018, 08:49 PM
Anybody know if the raptor did a pass though at republic today I was at the beach. Trying to guess what runway he will Be using if he goes again tomorrow.

Chris S
05-25-2018, 10:30 PM
Unfortunately, the F-22 didn't do a pass at Republic today.
Hopefully it will do one tomorrow with the P-51 because
the P-51 wasn't available to do the Heritage flight today.

Billbo1970
05-26-2018, 06:22 AM
Well I can't make the show today because I have to man the store. I was planning to be closed tomorrow so I could make the show on Sunday like I normally do but it looks like it's going to be a washout. :eek:

imyrless
05-26-2018, 06:25 AM
I would believe the F-22 (and Mustang) would do their fly-by over runway 1, so they can show to the crowd at the museum. The next guess is what time?

imyrless
05-26-2018, 09:34 AM
Shout out to those (or the one) who maintains this site/threads. Thank you for the platform and info you provide to all of us. I’m sure it’s a lot of work, and much appreciated.

ALSO, to all the members who post great info, insight, pix and everything else. Thank you too!!

-Dave Lobel-

twasbrillig12
05-26-2018, 03:43 PM
Yeah, better get there early cause the terminal is going to be a very a popular place
this whole weekend with ALOT of people trying to get up close to see the Blue Angels !
The "walk down" is when the Blue Angel pilots actually line-up together and then they
start to walk down the flight line in formation to each of their F-18 jets.

How early is early? I was hoping to check out the aircraft near AAM first and then drive over to the terminal around 12. Does that sound too late to find a spot? Thanks!

imyrless
05-26-2018, 03:53 PM
I was listening to the Tower after the F-22 was finished with his show. The KFRG controller thought and gave clearance for the F-22 and P-51 flyby. Then, said he wasn't coming due to low fuel as he headed back to ISP. Bummer. But the BA's gave a nice (standard) fly over for the crowd.

Just wonder why the BA's didn't takeoff in formation. two days in a row they took off individually.

-dave-

dekdawg21
05-26-2018, 06:03 PM
So when I was at the beach in Thursday for circles and arrivals I heard on the scanner the Blue Angels, not sure pilots or guys at the comm cart talking about if the weather gets bad the May get stuck here and that it wouldn't be the worst thing to get stuck in the city. After checking the weather I guess they were referring to the weather at home because the West coast is on a tropical storm warning. Wonder how tomorrow will play out as far as their departure.

Chris S
05-26-2018, 07:20 PM
How early is early? I was hoping to check out the aircraft near AAM first and then drive over to the terminal around 12. Does that sound too late to find a spot? Thanks!

That timing should work out for you to find spot at the Terminal on Sunday.

Chris S
05-26-2018, 07:31 PM
So when I was at the beach in Thursday for circles and arrivals I heard on the scanner the Blue Angels, not sure pilots or guys at the comm cart talking about if the weather gets bad the May get stuck here and that it wouldn't be the worst thing to get stuck in the city. After checking the weather I guess they were referring to the weather at home because the West coast is on a tropical storm warning. Wonder how tomorrow will play out as far as their departure.

Yeah, I was talking to Blue Angel #6 after the show today, when they were swapping out jets from Andrews,
and he said with the pending Tropical storm down in the Gulf set to hit the Pensacola area soon they're going to
stay over an extra day or two on Long Island before they head down to their next show at NAS Patuxent River.

Chris S
05-26-2018, 07:55 PM
I was listening to the Tower after the F-22 was finished with his show. The KFRG controller thought and gave clearance for the F-22 and P-51 flyby. Then, said he wasn't coming due to low fuel as he headed back to ISP. Bummer.

Just wonder why the BA's didn't takeoff in formation. two days in a row they took off individually.

-dave-

Yes, that was VERY unfortunate that the Raptor was low on fuel AGAIN, and couldn't
do a flyover at FRG today, especially after that was their problem on Friday also.
In past years, the F-22 Demo Team has ALWAYS done a great job doing a flyover
at FRG on their way back to ISP, and in my opinion this years Raptor Demo Team
definitely dropped ball as far as getting the most exposure for the USAF here on LI.

The Blue Angels didn't take off in formation most likely because of new FAA safety regulations.

twasbrillig12
05-26-2018, 08:50 PM
That timing should work out for you to find spot at the Terminal on Sunday.

Great, thank you!

dekdawg21
05-26-2018, 09:18 PM
Yeah, I was talking to Blue Angel #6 after the show today, when they were swapping out jets from Andrews,
and he said with the pending Tropical storm down in the Gulf set to hit the Pensacola area soon they're going to
stay over an extra day or two on Long Island before they head down to their next show at NAS Patuxent River.

So either Monday or Tuesday departure?

dekdawg21
05-26-2018, 09:20 PM
Yes, that was VERY unfortunate that the Raptor was low on fuel AGAIN, and couldn't
do a flyover at FRG today, especially after that was their problem on Friday also.
In past years, the F-22 Demo Team has ALWAYS done a great job doing a flyover
at FRG on their way back to ISP, and in my opinion this years Raptor Demo Team
definitely dropped ball as far as getting the most exposure for the USAF here on LI.

The Blue Angels didn't take off in formation most likely because of new FAA safety regulations.

The demo rocked at the beach but yeah, shame they skipped flyover at KFRG. I've never seen it there but have seen pics of him faking the landing.

What do you mean didn't take off in formation? They took off one at a time?

Chris S
05-26-2018, 11:47 PM
So either Monday or Tuesday departure?

Yeah, they just didn't know what day yet, but I would lean more toward Tues. since Mon. is a holiday.

Chris S
05-26-2018, 11:59 PM
The demo rocked at the beach but yeah, shame they skipped flyover at KFRG. I've never seen it there but have seen pics of him faking the landing.

What do you mean didn't take off in formation? They took off one at a time?

In years past at FRG, the Blue Angels would always take off together as a 4 ship Diamond formation,
followed by the 2-Ship Solos formation. On Saturday they all did rapid single file takeoffs spaced out
a few seconds apart.

imyrless
05-27-2018, 06:21 AM
Though the BA's did takeoff in formation on Thursday, though there were only three...#3 was missing. As per my pic:
https://davidlobel.smugmug.com/Public/2018-MAY-Blue-Angels-and-Vintage-Aircraft/n-7Rz9r9/i-xJ9qRxW/A

imyrless
05-27-2018, 07:22 AM
As per Newsday: Bethpage Air Show’s second day canceled by rainy weather!
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/bethpage-air-show-1.18783500

Billbo1970
05-27-2018, 07:51 AM
We got all the way to the bridge and then saw the sign that the airshow is cancelled! Damned weather underground still shows partly cloudy with 20% chance of rain... They've always been the most reliable source, what the hell... Are interns Manning the controls this weekend?!

fk6065
05-27-2018, 09:58 AM
Dave,

Log into Smugmug and select the picture you wish to post.
Then "right click" on the image and select "properties" and click on it.
Highlight and copy the image URl from the popup window.
Go to NYC aviation forum & sign in to post a message in the thread.
On the tool bar for your post the 3rd icon from the end is a green square & it says "Insert image" when you put your cursor over it.
Click it and a pop up will appear for you to past in the the URL that you copied
Then post the image


@fk6065: Good Morning Fred, as a fellow Smugmugger is there a way to post an image from a Smugmug gallery to this site? I tried embedding a direct link to an image using the IMG tag, but no success. Any help is most appreciative. Tnx!!

This the link I used in an earlier post with

“https://davidlobel.smugmug.com/Public/2018-Blue-Angels-Memorial-Day/n-4SwpSz/i-gJZtKrt/A”

-Dave-

fk6065
05-27-2018, 09:59 AM
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/n-MTwKGQ/i-hNRjhCn/0/f85c4672/XL/i-hNRjhCn-XL.jpg

fk6065
05-27-2018, 10:00 AM
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/n-MTwKGQ/i-p4cDcqh/0/d2cf0b9f/XL/i-p4cDcqh-XL.jpg

Chris S
05-27-2018, 10:13 AM
Nice shots, Fred, and good seeing you the other day at FRG.

BTW, found this cool video of the Blue Angels single file takeoffs from FRG yesterday.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBasA2Tg5tk

imyrless
05-27-2018, 04:55 PM
Dave,

Log into Smugmug and select the picture you wish to post.
Then "right click" on the image and select "properties" and click on it.
Highlight and copy the image URl from the popup window.
Go to NYC aviation forum & sign in to post a message in the thread.
On the tool bar for your post the 3rd icon from the end is a green square & it says "Insert image" when you put your cursor over it.
Click it and a pop up will appear for you to past in the the URL that you copied
Then post the image

Fred, Thank you for the road map. Though right clicking doesn't give me what I need because Chrome brings up "Chrome Settings" and not Smugmug. But I did look further and found that when I click on the smugmug sharing icon, that's where I was able to find the URL for the JPG and size.

-dave-

imyrless
05-27-2018, 04:57 PM
This was from the Thursday first practice run without #3. And the only time I saw a takeoff with formation.
[Thank you Fred for the smugmug help on finding the JPG URL]

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-xJ9qRxW/5/e1daf1c0/XL/i-xJ9qRxW-XL.jpg

imyrless
05-27-2018, 04:58 PM
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-25sPxWv/5/77821105/XL/i-25sPxWv-XL.jpg

imyrless
05-27-2018, 04:59 PM
An "artistic" view :-)

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XCW5Hmj/6/7aaf0a18/XL/i-XCW5Hmj-XL.jpg

imyrless
05-27-2018, 05:10 PM
I love when they look and "smile" for the camera :-)


https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-m9jJswB/6/538c055a/XL/i-m9jJswB-XL.jpg

Innes
05-27-2018, 07:34 PM
Nice shots, Fred, and good seeing you the other day at FRG.

BTW, found this cool video of the Blue Angels single file takeoffs from FRG yesterday.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBasA2Tg5tk

lol that’s my video that’s my son at the end he’s a big BA fan.

Wavefront
05-27-2018, 10:28 PM
Took my family to see the airshow yesterday. We arrived a bit late due to the long line of cars entering parking lot.

https://photos.smugmug.com/AirShows/2018/Bethpage-Air-Show-at-Jones-Beach/i-WHgGzj9/0/0615f1cb/XL/IMG_8786-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/AirShows/2018/Bethpage-Air-Show-at-Jones-Beach/i-SK8N47P/0/a364a01c/XL/IMG_8896-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/AirShows/2018/Bethpage-Air-Show-at-Jones-Beach/i-HTPdpK9/0/c5092e89/XL/IMG_9076-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/AirShows/2018/Bethpage-Air-Show-at-Jones-Beach/i-cVJD2zC/0/afe1e73f/XL/IMG_9207-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/AirShows/2018/Bethpage-Air-Show-at-Jones-Beach/i-PcfX2Jp/0/2d5ae461/XL/IMG_9323-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/AirShows/2018/Bethpage-Air-Show-at-Jones-Beach/i-5BSPCzd/1/ffb32223/XL/IMG_9388-XL.jpg

Chris S
05-28-2018, 06:57 AM
lol that’s my video that’s my son at the end he’s a big BA fan.

Nice job, thanks for posting it on Youtube !

twasbrillig12
05-28-2018, 09:41 AM
As per their facebook page, the Blue Angels are leaving LI on Wed to head to MD for their next show. Anyone have any idea when on Wed that might be?

Chris S
05-28-2018, 03:58 PM
Snowbirds are departing sometime on Tues.

fk6065
05-29-2018, 12:07 PM
Snowbirds are departing sometime on Tues.

Snowbirds went wheels up at Noon.

dekdawg21
05-30-2018, 07:02 PM
Very sad to hear about the Skytyper that crashed earlier today