On Sunday 9/22, there were many teams of surrounding neighborhood emergency vehicles on the runway at ISP.
As we later found out, they were practicing emergency scenarios on the runway. Once we checked in for our flight, we saw 2 dozen ambulances surrounding a Continental ERJ on the runway.
My question is, when doing procedures like that, is an airplane necessary??? Do the airlines simply volunteer a jet for this to take place??
The ERJ was later towed away.
Just FYI. cool to see.
the rest of my trip report is in that respective forum.