Hi folks, It's the annual United Nations General Assemblygathering in New York City this week. The eventproduces an interesting selection of airliners,bringing dignataries to the event, not usually seenin this part of the world!
A stunner of a day with clear skies, bright sunshine,temps into the 80F range!
As I left the office at 9am, got a call from Garrythat the Vietnamese 777 was overhead Rhode Island,but it's track was too far south for me to see it! GuessI'll have to wait!First stop was Stewart/Newburgh NY (SWF). * new
Although the ANG ramp was filled with C130s and C5s, I couldnt get to pole them off. No sooner had I stopped on the perimeter road (Rte 17) a local police officer was pointing at the me to move on.. Air Force One was parked on the ramp too, which I believe was 92-9000.
N979QS C750 Netjets - at the Cessna centre P4-FLY B727 *TJ-CAC B767 Cameroon AirlinesCN-ROG B767 Royal Air MarocUN-B6701 B767 Kazakhstan Govt *0207 B737 Bolivian GovtN752MA B737 Miami Air * (lol all these exoticframes and I score the Miami Air!)G-NMAK A320A6-AIN BBJA6-RJX BBJ *3C-EGE BBJ Equitorial Guinea GovtHB-IGH DC8EC-JRT B757 Gadair I was getting ready to leave, and head to JFK when Ireceived a text telling me the Viet triple had justtaken off from JFK enroute for parking at SWF!(Thanks Phil!). I'd also been chatting to a chap who hadfriends in Luton. He suggested a place closer to therunway which might be suitable for photos! ThanksJohn for that!Delighted with the appearance of VN-A149 B777Vietnamese Airlines, which was followed in by N637JBin service. Now down to JFK.. JFK Kennedy Intl New York: 4 Falcon French Air Force2101 ACJ Brazilian Govt2115 737 Brazilian Govt (sweet!) B-2447 744 Air ChinaB-HQC 340 CXCN-RMS 767 RAMD-ABVD 744 LHD-ALPH 330 LTUEC-GHX 340 IBF-GQSI 777 AFG-BNWS 767 BAG-CIVW 744 BAG-CIVZ 744 BAG-VBIG 744 VSG-VFAR 340 VSHB-IQP 330 LX + one otherHB-JMJ 340 LXI-DISD 777 AZI-DISO 777 AZOE-LAZ 767 OS in STAR ALLIANCE schemeOH-LGG M11 AYPH-AOB 330 KLSP-LPE 767 LO in STAR ALLIANCE schemeSU-GBX 777 MSVH-OEH 744 QFVP-BAX 767 SUVT-AIK 777 AIXA-MIA 737 AeroMexicoXA-UBS 319 Mexicana9Y-ANU 737 Carribean N515JT Legacy AmericanN620AA 757N683A 757N767AJ 777 771 777N80084 300 ContinentalN359PH DS8 fleet coded 764 Delta - mix of regs and fleet numbers, which I dontneed tied up! I am chasing one 777, 4 737s and 8MD90s! 172 mid 90s sch, 179, 191, 193, 197, 652 Song cs,693, 1601, 1605, 1608, 1702, 6700 Song, 6717, 7011, 7035,7460, 7483, 7539, 7824, 10092, N172DZ 767 DLN648DL 757 DLN702TW 757 DL - new 2007 scheme wingletsN831MJ ERJ DLN853MJ ERJ DL - all white N969DL M88 DLN999DN M88 DLN3737C 737 DLN3743H 737 DLN3759 737 DL DHLN362DH 300N364DH 300N365DH 300N828AX DC8 still in Airborne Express cs EvergreenNxxx 747 has 947 written on the tail!N471EV 747N481EV 747N485EV 747 FedexN677FE 300 JetBlue184, 229, 231, 236, 238, 265, 279, 564, 571, 580, 587, 593, 594, 638, 641, 646, 657,KalittaN710CK 747N747CK 747 UnitedN512UA 757 US AirwaysN905AW 757 Virgin AmericaN621VA 320N625VA 320N626VA 320 REQSVT- 777 AI in new coloursZS- 340 SA4X- 744 LY4X- 777 LY9Q- 744 SQ A two hour stop, not too bad a haul, especially withthe two Brazilian AF jets! Any help with the REQswill be greatfully received!Word of warning - the spot at the top of the JetBluelifts has been cordoned off with yellow tape! I dontknow if its for maintenance work, or to discouragespotters.. Just be warned! The above was loggedusing AirTrain and keeping moving ;-)All the best Geoff
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The UN General Assembly is an annual event, usually in September, when member nations meet for the grand opening in New York City.. This is the third I have chased airliners, related to the visit. My first trip greeted me with Algerian Gulfstreams and IL76s, a Thai MD11 and a host of other unique airliners.
This year was no exception, although I still find it funny I managed to paint the Venezuelian 737 (0207) but copped a Miami Air pig!
The aircraft usually fly into one of the NYC area airports, obviously JFK is the primary, but EWR and TEB took traffic.
After the dignataries are unloaded, the aircraft then reposition to Stewart (SWF) an airbase/civil facility 60 miles north of New York City, Westover/Chicopee (CEF) north east of Springfield Massachusetts, again an ANG base, with civil facilities, or Andrews (ADW) in Washington DC. The bizjets that land at TEB (Teterboro NJ), usually stay at TEB as there is plenty of room.
Of the above, SWF probably has the better viewing of the aircraft. The picture of the VN- B777, 0207 and A6- pig were taken at SWF. Since Air Force One was parked at SWF too, there were a few more police officers around so I didnt linger too long ;-). Within JFK, you are not allowed to take photos.. (Although if you were in the terminal seeing Mum and Dad off on a flight, noone will touch you if you take a picture as they walk thru the security gates!).
I'll probably be heading down to NYC on Sunday, via Westover - where they parked EP-IAD 747SP (which I need) and a ZS- 737 with the Polish AF Tu154. Then onto SWF - a Phillipines A340 joined the crowd this week, down to TEB and EWR, then back via JFK! Obviously logs will follow!
Glad you liked the logs - Its a lot of fun getting them!