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Old 10-10-2011, 03:05 PM
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Default Niagara Falls/Buffalo Bills

So the Eagles are playing the Bills. We have no tickets, no rental car, no nothing but we wanted to fly up and take our chances on getting to/into the game.

Our track...


Somewhere over north central Pennsylvania.


My brother the co-pilot.


Approaching Ralph Wilson Stadium (Buffalo Bills)


Looks nice from up here, can't wait to get down there!!
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:17 PM
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Tailgating in full swing!!


We land at Buffalo International (KBUF) and park at Prior Aviation. They wanted to put us in front with the lear jets, hawkers, gulfstreams, etc but I insisted on a tie-down. I tired to buy tickets online through stubhub but we were too late...they stop selling online 1 hour prior to game time. So off we go to take our chances on scalpers. Prior Aviation was very helpful and got us over to Hertz where they have an available rental car.

TIP: Always book a rental car online. MUCH cheaper. They were $45-50 online so i figured it would be the same as we rolled up to the booth. WRONG!! $79. We didn't have time to mess around the game was starting in 35 minutes so we took it.

All the scalpers were trying to BUY tickets....nobody was selling. As we walked up to the stadium we finally SCORED!! Pair of tickets...not together but at least we were in.



First quarter was not looking good for our Eagles! (Nor was the 2nd or 3rd for that matter)


The Bills fans are definately into it!! They love their Bills.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:23 PM
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The crowd was VERY loud until the 4th quarter when the Eagles finally showed some life. Not to worry though....the Eagles blew another game.

Buffalo tower. All the controllers were pretty cool here!!


We wanted to do a quick lap or 2 around the falls before heading home after our 4th disappointing loss in a row. Here are the falls from a distance. You can see that mist coming up from miles away.




Beautiful day!!


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Old 10-10-2011, 03:32 PM
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The leaves are starting to turn in the Northeast!!




Complete service with inflight movies!! Walk the Line is one of my favorites!!
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:34 PM
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Peidmont has a near midair with the moon!


Home Sweet Home, PHILADELPHIA!!


Pretty nice day except for the Eagles losing.
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.....I was just there a few weeks ago visiting an old friend who had cancer. Did a glider ride near his home in Elmira, and we stopped by the falls before my departure from BUF. Was great to see your air shots of the falls having been there for the first time so recently, thanks, Glenn
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Is there any issues up there flying a private plane over the Canadian side? Just curious.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:49 PM
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There is a procedure you have to follow. It is published in the "Green book" for Niagara Falls. Canada and the U.S. have an agreement and you can fly over the falls at or above 3500'. I was in orbit with a Canadian 172. It was funny because after a circuit or 2 he went west and I went east!

Some of those foliage pics are in the Elmira area.

Glad you like the pics. Video is being processed as we speak.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:26 PM
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Video.

http://www.vimeo.com/30334352
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