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NYT: Interesting Look At JFK Ops For UN Summit  
User currently offlineplanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1010 posts, RR: 8
Posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/30/ny...mplex-dance-over-a-un-meeting.html

Interesting dance to get delegates in and out.

Traffic in NYC was nightmarish last week. Guess same could be said of JFK operations. I wonder where these off airport airfields are (as referred to in the article).

I like the note on the delegates and entourages' luggage differential on arrival and departure.

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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5743 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Quote from the NYT article: The movement of motorcades of varying lengths onto and off the tarmac had to be safely assured. Eight cars arrived to pick up Jiri Rusnok, the Czech prime minister. The Moldovans left in a single sedan.

My sincere apologies to New Yorkers. That guy is not even a proper PM. He's a PM of a caretaker government which failed to win a confidence vote and there are three weeks to early election. A lame duck if there ever was one. What a waste of taxpayer's money on both sides of the ocean.


User currently offlinekevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

Judging from the article, this summit is an enormous economic benefit to the US (NY City in particular)  

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Quoting planemannyc (Thread starter):
I wonder where these off airport airfields are (as referred to in the article).

If I recall correctly, there were aircraft up at SWF, and out in ISP, I recall a few years seeing a Turkish ACJ parked at FRG but not sure if any were out at FRG this year. I am sure there are others in the area as well. I miss being at JFK for this event, it was always interesting to see the different aircraft and the many, many motorcades.



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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2400 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Quoting planemannyc (Thread starter):
I wonder where these off airport airfields are (as referred to in the article).

Most go to SWF, a number went down to Andrews AFB. I didn't hear of any at FRG this year, but some did go through ISP.



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3309 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2140 times:
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nycaviation.com has full coverage of the UNGA traffic. Aircraft arrive, drop-off, and fly to either SWF, IAD, or FRG for the most part. They have a 2-hour window at JFK.

The number of spotters out these past weeks has been impressive here in the NYC area. Always the best week of shooting we get, and lots of surprises.

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User currently offlineMesaFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3338 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
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Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 3):

If I recall correctly, there were aircraft up at SWF, and out in ISP, I recall a few years seeing a Turkish ACJ parked at FRG but not sure if any were out at FRG this year.

Trust me, if there were any to FRG I would've seen or heard them (or felt them rumble my house like the Air Force 737 did a few years back)!   

In the last week, we've had a few Miami Air's, but that's about it.  
Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 5):
The number of spotters out these past weeks has been impressive here in the NYC area. Always the best week of shooting we get, and lots of surprises.

Absolutely. I'm lucky enough to not have to leave my backyard to watch these interesting birds fly over!



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 6):
Trust me, if there were any to FRG I would've seen or heard them (or felt them rumble my house like the Air Force 737 did a few years back)!

Same here, I'm just down the road in W. Babylon   I used to take New Highway in the morning to get to my 2nd job in Farmingdale on the weekends back when I was also working at B6, so I used to see who was parked over at Sheltair, but I have been taking a different way lately that is less of a hassle for me.



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User currently offlineteneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

I was surprised to see on another website a pic of an Air Zimbabwe 762 at JFK for the summit as I thought they were grounded

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