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10.17 Over JFK Two Civilian Jets Aerial Refueling?  
User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4435 posts, RR: 12
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

Hi everyone,
I was really amazed to see this sight today, Oct.17th, at around 6:16 pm when people were looking up around Baldwin, NY, very close to JFK, to see two jets almost on top of each other. They looked like ERJs, maybe at 3000 feet, they were flying east bound very slow and what looked like an aerial refueling. I couldn't take a pic, but they were so in-line that it looked like one plane with two sets of wings. Does anyone have an idea of what that might be?
Thanks.

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User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
Does anyone have an idea of what that might be?

A bad trip?


User currently offlineJKJ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

maybe photo ops for marketing purposes ?????????????????????????????? I grew up in a military town in the south, and you would occassionally see refueling....but over NYC??

User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4435 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

It looked like two identical jets, could they be practicing formation flying? Definitely pax jets, CRJ-900 size? Flying one above the other, very close.
Again, this was at 6:16pm about 8 miles east of JFK, I could see lots of departing flights all over.

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 1):
A bad trip?

I wish.. but there were at least ten people on the sidewalk looking up who spotted them earlier than me, but none of them were aviation guys.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21642 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 2):
maybe photo ops for marketing purposes

That's probably what it was.

-Mir



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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Maybe a photo op of the new DL Connection CR9s?

_A



What now?
User currently offlineBoeingBoy From Bouvet Island, joined Jul 2007, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
what looked like an aerial refueling.

A new extended range ERJ for those low volume long haul routes



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