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    Here is a touchdown shot


    Later at the departure
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derf View Post
    Thanks guys... really loving that new lens and 7D! No sharpening done, just a little shadow highlight only. Loving the new glass ;)

    What lens did you get Fred?

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    I got the Tamron 70-300 DI VC USD lens... this lens is WAY underpriced!!!

    This morning I took about 50 shots of this bird coming in with my thumb nailed on the auto focus and every shot was this sharp. I was at
    250th of a second and the VC (IS) is awesome. I would expect with my 40D and old Tammy 70-300 without stabilization to get about
    1 of 8 shots soft or a little blurred with 250th of a second. I had NOT ONE SOFT IMAGE! This lens is GREAT! I can not wait for airshow!!!!

    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Thanks for the reply Fred, that looks very sharp for a $400.00 lens. I was looking into the Canon 70-200 f4 or 2.8 and generally shy away from Tamron since I had a 200 - 400 lens and it was very soft. For 1/3 or less the price of the Canon's with more range, it may be a no brainer, although I usually rent the Canon 100 - 400 for the airshows.
    Thanks,
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    For anyone that is interested, a Beechcraft 35 with Pan American markings is at the Museum right now. According to flight Aware it arrived at 2is and was due to depart at 3:00, however it is currently 4:09 and it is just sitting there. I am going to try and go back and get a picture or two.
    Joe

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    joe that is not a be35 its the eastern airlines DC7 with the panam paint on one side its in for sony pictures filing a tv pilot or movie should be here a week

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    Not the greatest of angles. She was tucked away in the back by Atlantic. Brought in the Toronto Maple Leafs for tonights Islander game.
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    The Atlantic guys always put the hockey charters that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    The Atlantic guys always put the hockey charters that way.
    That way it keeps their main ramp clear for the bizjets that come in & out. Not to mention the buses can line up along the arrival side of the aircraft without being in the way of their other operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lijk604 View Post
    That way it keeps their main ramp clear for the bizjets that come in & out. Not to mention the buses can line up along the arrival side of the aircraft without being in the way of their other operation.
    I knew there was a "method to their madness".
    Quick story not totally FRG related but does involve an FRG resident .... I get out of the LIRR Hicksville front of the train then down the stairs there. Its POURING RAIN and the winds are kicking up big time. I reach the bottom and I hear the sound of an approaching copter. Look over to see one of Cablevisions S-76s roaring in from the south at about 500 feet!! Right over the station they do a hard banking turn and line up to head into the Bethpage pad. Gotta tell you it looked pretty cool and it was LOUD. People were actually lowering their umbrellas to check it out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    I knew there was a "method to their madness".
    Quick story not totally FRG related but does involve an FRG resident .... I get out of the LIRR Hicksville front of the train then down the stairs there. Its POURING RAIN and the winds are kicking up big time. I reach the bottom and I hear the sound of an approaching copter. Look over to see one of Cablevisions S-76s roaring in from the south at about 500 feet!! Right over the station they do a hard banking turn and line up to head into the Bethpage pad. Gotta tell you it looked pretty cool and it was LOUD. People were actually lowering their umbrellas to check it out!!
    this happens 4 times a day. There are actually 2 birds that come in in the morning, lunch, after lunch, and in the evening. I was told that this isnt even an approved landing zone, and he is fined for each landing. Not sure how true it is, but it makes sense to me.

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    With all the excitement of the DC7, FAA's N59 is parked over at Sheltair.
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    If you were in the FRG area and you thought you heard the sound or saw a blackhawk you're right! There was one there around 4ish and promptly left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puckstopper55 View Post
    this happens 4 times a day. There are actually 2 birds that come in in the morning, lunch, after lunch, and in the evening. I was told that this isnt even an approved landing zone, and he is fined for each landing. Not sure how true it is, but it makes sense to me.
    http://www.airnav.com/airport/6JY8

    They actually have 3 S-76s and from their ops during the day it looks like a dedicated corporate shuttle. I get off the train at Hicksville around 5:30 and a copter is usually landing or departing from/to the NW.

    They also land here...... http://www.airnav.com/airport/NY75

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    http://www.airnav.com/airport/6JY8

    They actually have 3 S-76s and from their ops during the day it looks like a dedicated corporate shuttle. I get off the train at Hicksville around 5:30 and a copter is usually landing or departing from/to the NW.

    They also land here...... http://www.airnav.com/airport/NY75
    So does this mean that the "fine every time he lands" is a myth?

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