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TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:45 pm

Next weekend is Open House New York. from their web site:

"To celebrate the city’s architecture and design, the 9th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend will once again unlock the city, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike free access hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. From private residences and historic landmarks, to rooftop farms and sustainable skyscrapers, OHNY gives you rare access into the extraordinary architecture that defines New York City, while introducing you to the people who make the city a vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play."

This year, the TWA Flight Center is one of the attractions, open Sunday, October 16: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm:

http://ohny.org/site-programs/weekend/sites/twa-flight-center
 
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:12 pm

Noooooooooo!! Not a Sunday, ANYTHING but a Sunday! That is the only day I get off between my two jobs and I just cannot schlep all the way to JFK on my day off.   

I am curious to see how the "historic preservation" is going. Any a.net folks going to be there? WE NEED PICS!!!   
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:09 am

I plan to be there...and I imagine I'll take a photo or two.  

Really looking forward to this - was in that building many times as a kid (Dad retired from TWA 20 years ago).
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:04 am

I'm going to attempt to attend this...

Thanks for posting.
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:42 am

Maybe this will spawn a TV series TWA to compete with Pan Am.
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:19 pm

They did an amazing job restoring it. I hope it gets appreciated by non aviation enthusiasts.
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:00 pm

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 4):

Like the airlinw, the TV show may not be around.
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:19 pm

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 4):

Maybe this will spawn a TV series TWA to compete with Pan Am.

One can only dream that that will happen, and one can only dream even further than the TV show will be worth watching.
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:18 am

I live near SJC, so won't be attending. Someone please post photos, I'd like to see what the place looks like now.
 
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:08 am

Quoting ghifty (Reply 7):
One can only dream that that will happen, and one can only dream even further than the TV show will be worth watching.

Better yet if they could roll out a show called Golden or Silver Falcon Eastern Airlines had a colorful controversial past almost as rich as Pan Am. Imagine, Eddie Rickenbacker's stubborness on entering the jetage, strikes, hijack me to Cuba, the Ghost of 401, Frank Lorenzo CEO from hell etc. And of course you could throw in plotlines with hottie stewardesses from back in the day.
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:36 pm

Great time there today! Did anybody catch the name or story of the TWA captain there? He looked so sharp in his uniform! Also great to see so many former TW employees.
 
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:27 am

Did anyone take any photos today? Can you post them?
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:36 am

Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 11):
Did anyone take any photos today? Can you post them?

No, they didn't allow photos...  

Actually, I have several hundred shots, I'm just starting to edit them, will post a few and a link to more when I'm done.

They had a big crowd there today - a mix of old TWA folks, aviation enthusiasts, architecture buffs, and just plain (or plane) curious people. It looked great inside, brought back many memories.

[Edited 2011-10-16 18:40:39]
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:42 am

Yes, I had a great time, too. I joked they should have just advertised it as Pride Fest 2   But I behaved and didn't try to snag anyone's number ,haha  

But it was nice to go inside for sure. It was nice to see a great appreciative crowd make the trip and effort to go out there. Lots of people with cameras at the Jamaica Station headed out on the AirTrain. It seems lots of people made the effort to come from all over - I met one couple who took the train down for the day from Boston to go inside. Way neat.
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:14 am

one more thing - i can't help but think if push comes to shove - it'd make an AWESOME dance club  
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:43 am

Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 11):
Did anyone take any photos today? Can you post them?

I posted this link in the other thread too, but here are my photos from today: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwnyc/sets/72157627785213087/
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:08 am

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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:25 pm

Quoting moose135 (Reply 16):

As always, excellent job! Awesome to see the FIDS working again!!   
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:44 pm

Thank you! The photographer in me was saying "How do I get a good shot with all these people in the way..." and the "TWA Brat" in me was saying "It's great to see so many people back in this building!" I could just imagine they were all on their way to board those big red and white jets parked right outside...
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:37 pm

"As always, excellent job! Awesome to see the FIDS working again!!"

Isn't it though??  
 
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:48 am

Deleted. Sorry - trying to upload the pics.

[Edited 2011-10-17 17:50:12]
 
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:42 pm

Quoting stlgph (Reply 14):
one more thing - i can't help but think if push comes to shove - it'd make an AWESOME dance club


I'm in. Can we call it Idlewild?


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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:14 am

Very nice work on the photos, guys! varsity, I see you also got back into the Duty Free and baggage areas before Port chased us out!
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:29 am

I was wondering what the data set was... very few B6 flights and none at all from terminals 1 or 8.

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 17):
Awesome to see the FIDS working again!!
 
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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:30 am

Quoting moose135 (Reply 22):
Very nice work on the photos, guys! varsity, I see you also got back into the Duty Free and baggage areas before Port chased us out!

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RE: TWA Flight Center Open October 16

Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:44 am

Quoting varsity (Reply 21):
My photos of the day here

How did you get to the arrivals hall?? I didn't even think about that.

Man, it would have been hard to resist taking one of those W's or A's in that lost logo pile  
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