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TK787
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10.17 Over JFK Two Civilian Jets Aerial Refueling?

Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:36 am

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?
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RE: 10.17 Over JFK Two Civilian Jets Aerial Refueling?

Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:31 am

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

A bad trip?
 
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RE: 10.17 Over JFK Two Civilian Jets Aerial Refueling?

Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:55 am

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??
 
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RE: 10.17 Over JFK Two Civilian Jets Aerial Refueling?

Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:30 pm

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.
 
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RE: 10.17 Over JFK Two Civilian Jets Aerial Refueling?

Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:19 pm

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

That's probably what it was.

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RE: 10.17 Over JFK Two Civilian Jets Aerial Refueling?

Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:53 pm

Maybe a photo op of the new DL Connection CR9s?

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RE: 10.17 Over JFK Two Civilian Jets Aerial Refueling?

Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:06 pm

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

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