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What's With All The Nypd Helicopters At JFK?  
User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

I'm listening to Kennedy tower, and there are now like 3 NYPD helicopters flying around the area. Is this normal?

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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

They are based at Floyd Bennet Field which is within JFK Airspace. It's probably shift change time!

User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Oh gotcha. I thought there was like an incident at the airport or something. Thanks!

User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21528 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3610 times:

They call in to JFK tower when they're in the air, by virtue of generally needing to transit through the New York Class B. They then get handed off to LGA tower if they're heading north, or to nobody in particular if they're heading further west. When they're returning to Floyd Bennet (which is pretty much directly under the VOR approach to 13L and 13R), they'll call the tower again. Three of them on the frequency at once is uncommon, but not at all unheard of.

-Mir



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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

As mentioned, 3 of 'em up at the same time is not so common unless there is a training sesson or another drowning incident (we've had a few already this year) on the Rockaways.

Mike


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