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Old 11-10-2015, 07:06 PM
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Default NYC Hudson River corridor & Sky Acres 44N

I get a flash mob alert email from Mike Draper with plans to meet at Sky Acres (44N, home of Sky Geeks) and later fly down the Hudson. Even Mike did not expect such a turnout but we had 10 RVs and what looks like a good 17 people meeting for breakfast. Thanks for organizing this. Our breakfast was paid for by the flash mob since we were the furthest.... Thank-you guys.

Our trip began from Carp Airport (CYRP), basically in Ottawa. It did not even take 20 minutes for us to arrive at Ogdensburg (KOGS) to meet customs at 8:15 on a Sunday morning. With formalities taken care off, we were off again with not even a 10 minute ground stop. KOGS to 44N in 1 hour. We had good 30 to 40 kts tailwinds, giving ground speeds of about 190 kts. Of course, we paid for it later in the day for our return trip, which took 2 hours from N44 to CYRP, but we were also adjusting the throttle to meet our Canadian customs ETA.

It was great meeting everyone. There's a group photo below.... Shirley volunteered to be the photographer. Flash Mob gang, feel free to post your outing photos below.

Here are some photos of our day trip:

Parking was tight as it was a very busy morning for the restaurant at 44N. Parked near CJ's freshly minted plane.




Hudson River RV Flash Mob


Gratuitous airplane shot


Departure RV line preparing for takeoff 35


Nearby airport has creative way to make a runway and avoid floats.




Tappan Zee Bridge - additional lanes being added


Palisades Interstate Park lookout point


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Old 11-10-2015, 07:23 PM
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Can't resist the tourist shots.


Turning north-bound at the Verrazano bridge


North-bound river photos




Clock Tower










Central Park
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:24 PM
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GWB


Tappan Zee


Back at 44N for some pie and cheap fuel.


The red barn is where the restaurant / FBO / fuel pumps are located. About a 30 foot rise, makes for some interesting taxiing experience. Brakes are obligatory when getting back down to the runway.


Now imagine what it was like to have 10 RVs flying down the Hudson with each announcing at the reporting points.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:57 PM
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Glad you had good time. If weather allows we will do the Hudson River tour next week in a friend's Bonanza.
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:35 PM
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Wow fabulous photos thanks for sharing

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Old 11-10-2015, 08:55 PM
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Thanks for the pictures Alfie.
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:12 PM
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Alfio you travel the farthest distance and you write the most exciting report thank you and Shirley for wonderful pictures! You guys are troopers. I was roaming VA that day and clocked close to 7 hours on the hobbs. By the way I don't see Andy he has the fastest RV7 in New England.




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Old 11-10-2015, 10:35 PM
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Alfio,

Great Pictures! I was behind you the entire flight. Here is a close up of your RV-9 right after you passed the Tappan Zee bridge heading South. Nice to meet you!

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Old 11-11-2015, 12:39 AM
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Alfio,

Great to see you guys! Glad you were able to make it!

Vlad, Andrew and Rich couldn't make it. However, Andy and Allison were there. Their plane is in the conga line photo in front of mine waiting for departure.

...and also, we have a new plane claiming the title of the fastest RV-7 in New England now!



Fun time! Sorry you missed it Vlad.

See you all soon at the Bald Mountain Camp ice fly in on February 6, 2016 in Rangeley, Maine on Mooselookmeguntic Lake!

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Old 11-11-2015, 06:23 AM
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The NYC Corridor should be on everyone's bucket list. Those are outstanding pictures and it makes me want to go back and do it again. Thanks for posting!
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