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F-14s Over Manhattan Right Now (17:58 GMT)  
User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2948 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6047 times:

A formation of 4 fighters--they appeared to be F-14s--just flew rather low outside my office window. They were heading south past Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, then out over the harbor.

Actually, they just flew over again as I am writing this!

Anyone know what the occasion is? I know there are often patrols these days, but not nearly that low, and not in groups of 4...


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5934 times:

Probably a photo op with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1004 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5823 times:
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Is there an aircraft carrier paying a visit to the city? It's not fleet-week, is it?



User currently offlineNWA330Tony From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5762 times:

deffinatly not a baseball fan huh YANKEES HOME Opener!!! starting in a few min.

User currently offlineDevil505x From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5749 times:

Yankee Stadium opening day! It was just on TV

User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2948 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5529 times:

Oh, I'm a baseball fan allright, I just hate the friggin' Yanks. LET'S GO METS!  Smile

Anyway, now it all makes sense...thanks for the responses!



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5434 times:

I believe that they are F-15s'.
The Yankees will prevail again this year!



747SP
User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2948 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5317 times:

Nope, they were definitely Tomcats...specifically, according to the Yankees' website, "four U.S. Navy F-14s piloted by the VF-211 squadron ("The Fighting Checkmates")"

I'm glad to know my fighter-recognition skills haven't completely atrophied.  Smile

Anyway, what do you mean "prevail again"?!! They didn't prevail last year, or the year before that, or...you get the idea.



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

Okay, it is enough just to prevail over the Red Sox! Watching the game now but I have to admit that the Mets has been more exciting to watch lately.


747SP
User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1137 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5211 times:

Two Landed on 22 at LGA and the other two returned to base. I would imagine based on similar events in the past the crew of the two at LGA were taken to the game and will I presume fly out mid day Friday. Again this is speculation, nothing for sure.

LGA777


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5192 times:

Always good to see a well-executed Navy flyby, and have the aviators at the field the next day. The Air Farce does it a lil sloppier  Big grin

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5144 times:

Maybe practicing for a photoshoot of the two Queens - QE2 and QM2 in NYC together in a couple of weeks time, on 25 April. They sail within an hour of each other on their transatlantic journeys to Southampton.

Some years back, there was a great pic of BA Concorde flying over lower Manhattan with QE2 below - it could have been a Photoshop job.

The ultimate pic was the QE2 sailing up the English Channel, escorted by the Red Arrows fighter exhibition team, and above them the BA Concorde in the centre - all photographed from an aircraft above the lot, by Adrian Meredith! Adrian also shot the pic of four Concordes flying in formation.





Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5075 times:

Going OT a bit now, but I guess one of you new yorkers may be able to help me.

Is Concorde open to the public at the USS Intrepid yet? I ask as it would be nice to go see it when I am in New York next week (14-18apr). (I know I can see Concorde here at MAN - but it will be also nice to see it in NYC).

Adam


User currently offlineANA777Master From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

Why the hell does a crappy baseball game require a flyover by a bunch of F-15s? Quite stupid if you ask me. It freaks people out, especially in Manhattan, and its a big waste of money. Professional sports are for the bored and unsophisticated amongst us.

User currently offlineKl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4778 times:

ANA777Master ,

And your problem is................?



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1004 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4717 times:
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Maybe ANA777Master is a Mets fan! Big grin Anyway, the final score on that game: Yankees 3, Chicago White Sox 1.

Wasim/ Planemannyc


User currently offlineWjv04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 582 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4612 times:

ANA777Master
"Professional sports are for the bored and unsophisticated amongst us"

Get ready to get flamed for that big time....
what kind of person makes a comment like that?


User currently offlineFtrguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

ANA777Master:

Would you rather see North Korean or Chinese fighters over Manhattan?


User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

Ftrguy, as The Comic book Guy from "The Simpson's" might say, "Best retort, EVER!"


If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

@BA757
I don't think the Concorde will be ready for show yet except the exterior.
@ana777master
I gather you don't like baseball at all?



747SP
User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4357 times:


Who pissed in ANA777Master(bater)'s cornflakes????



User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

**I believe that they are F-15s'.
The Yankees will prevail again this year!**

yeah and get beaten by a team which only has a quarter of their salary that doesn't try to buy the world series.

As soon as I saw the subject on here, the jets were for one of the baseball games either yanks or mets


User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4046 times:

Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Tomcats!!! COOL!!


Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2090 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3958 times:

Carduelis,

Can you post a link to the picture of the Concorde's in formation? I've never seen it.

Thanks in advance.



Here Here for Severe Clear!
User currently offlineEALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3852 times:

***I believe that they are F-15s'.
The Yankees will prevail again this year!***

Just like they prevailed against the "WORLD CHAMPION FLORIDA MARLINS"!!! Big grin

***Why the hell does a crappy baseball game require a flavor by a bunch of F-15s? Quite stupid if you ask me. It freaks people out, especially in Manhattan, and its a big waste of money. Professional sports are for the bored and unsophisticated amongst us.***

Maybe because baseball is America's pastime! To quote Sgt. Hulka in Stripes..."Lighten up Francis!"

I saw some F/A 18's do a flyover of Joe Robbie Stadium before a Monday Night Football game. FULL Afterburners!!! WOW, Makes me proud to be an American!

Warren747SP....Joe Robbie Stadium home of...the "WORLD CHAMPION FLORIDA MARLINS"!!!

Sorry, just enjoying the "WORLD CHAMPION FLORIDA MARLINS"!!!  Big grin

Sam


25 Bigphilnyc : ANA777LOSER, I dont know any New Yorkers, especially me being one, that has/had a problem with it. For the nice patriotic ceremony they had, they felt
26 Post contains links Carduelis : I thought I had a print here, but can't find it. All copyright Adrian Meredith, whom I've known for a very long time - he also used to hold all the hi
27 Post contains images ERJ : Fly-by's are one of the highlights of pro-sports. I think when the Eagles had their home opener at Lincoln Financial, they had a B-2... I was out of t
28 BoingGoingGone : Why the hell does a crappy baseball game require a fly over by a bunch of F-15s? Quite stupid if you ask me. It freaks people out, especially in Manha
29 EALSYS1 : ERJ, The MNF game with the flyby I referred to was the Dolphins vs. Eagles. Needless to say you enjoyed that one and I didn't! Sam
30 Post contains images Markus : Ahhhh, the Yankees...the best team money can buy. I'd love to see the team choke this year. ' Cheers
31 ANA777Master : ERJ- Nice to see an intelligent response. Thanks
32 RoastedNutz : Thanks for an intelligent response? You made an asinine question, what could you possibly expect?
33 Warren747sp : F-14 Tomcats of course, the coolest, meanest fighter ever. I assume that they were F-15 this morning without looking at them in person assuming that A
34 HlywdCatft : **To all you Florida Marlin Fans, It is highly unlikely that they will repeat this year now they have dismantled the team.** yeah Pudge Rodriguez went
35 Post contains images AA 777 : After the flyby two of the four landed at LGA...Beat you to it phil AA 777 Matt
36 Post contains images Tiger119 : " After the flyby two of the four landed at LGA... " AA 777, nice photograph! You're photo or someone else's? How far away were you? Nice tight shot.
37 ANA777Master : Either that F-14 is huge or the pilots are scrawny (or both)! As filthy as that jet looks, I would think it would be easily confused with an Air Franc
38 Garnetpalmetto : It's mostly that it's huge. F-14s are rather large fighters at 61'9" long (18.6 meters), 16' high (4.8 meters), and having a 64' unswept wingspan (18
39 HaveBlue : Thank you Carduelis. Very impressive work by your friend there. Thanks again.
40 Post contains images Gocaps16 : ANA777Master, You don't know how big the -14s are if you are working around them for 12 hours a day. I just did that the last 3 weeks supporting VF-31
41 LMP737 : By the looks of it the crew must have been planning to overnight somewhere. That blue bag behind the RIO is used by the crew to carry gear (i.e clothe
42 AA 777 : Tiger119, Yep thats my photograph....Should be on anet eventually. I was not that far away about 250mm or so. AA 777 Matt
43 Bigphilnyc : My shot got rejected becuase I was shooting through nasty windows. lol. MAtt's shot dominates. I jsut saw them depart off runway 31 at about 10:39AM.
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