Skip to comments.Space Shuttle Enterprise On Its Way To New York City [flyover expected bet 9:30 & 11:30AM today!]
Posted on 04/27/2012 4:52:03 AM PDT by ETL
NEW YORK (CBS-New York) -- Space shuttle Enterprise will soon begin its final voyage to its new home in New York City.
The shuttle is being airlifted on the back of a 747 from Washingtons Dulles Airport. It will then fly over New York City before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Enterprise was the first shuttle ever to be built by NASA. It never flew into space, but Enterprise paved the way for others that did. NASA engineers used the Enterprise to figure out how to land a shuttle, launching the glider from the back of a modified 747 in 1977.
After years at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, its new home will be on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. ..."
(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...
"Those eager to welcome Enterprise to New York should be able to view the shuttle from across the metropolitan area. For security reasons, the exact flight plan is not being shared, but according to the web site NYCAviation.com, which cites a flight itinerary obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration, Enterprise is scheduled to fly along the Hudson River from the Statue of Liberty north to Tarrytown, N.Y., possibly arcing back around over Manhattan and Long Island before landing at JFK. The schedule suggests the shuttle should be crisscrossing the city between 9:30 and 11:30 A.M. After arriving at JFK, Enterprise is scheduled to be transferred by barge to its temporary home on the flight deck of the Intrepid aircraft carrier in June. Future plans call for it to be housed in its own permanent enclosure at the museum."
Well, Obama does like those big planes flying over NY....
Anyone have a flight line from Dulles to NY? Will we see it above the 95 corridor in MD?
it was the first...never flew in space, but it was christened by the crew of TV’s enterprise...and it flew in the air... like the flying brick it was.
I hope it swings east over Long Island at some time in its travel...I would love to see it on the 747
That will be a sight to see, lucky NYC.
Will Obama be aboard going to Dinner, a Broadway Show ....and a Fund Raiser?
DC/NYC is one of the busiest flight corridors in the world...I think it could take any one of a hundred different routes,not all of which would be "straight line".
OBAMA PLANE PHOTO OP STARTLES NEW YORKERS
By DAVID SEIFMAN, MURRAY WEISS and JEREMY OLSHAN
April 27, 2009
A jumbo jet being chased by a F-16 fighter jets buzzed Lower Manhattan this morning, panicking New Yorkers, many of whom were forced to evacuate their office buildings.
It was not a terrorist attack, however, but a photo opportunity for Air Force One, sources told the Post.
OBAMA PLANE PHOTO OP STARTLES NEW YORKERS (2009)
Thanks for the heads up. Hope to catch a glimpse this morning.
Possibly.But I *did* hear that a flyover is scheduled for the Costa del Sol so that Moochelle and the girls can have a look.
Where to Watch Space Shuttle Enterprise in New York
NOTE: The route is subject to change due to weather and operational constraints. Follow @nycaviation on Twitter for route updates.
Enroute to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Space Shuttle Enterprise is tentatively scheduled to fly to New York on Friday, April 27, between 10:30am and 11:30am, riding piggyback on a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
This once-in-a-lifetime flight will be visible to millions of people as the Shuttle/Carrier combo fly over much of the New York City area at low altitude (1000-3000 ft) before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The five boroughs will see the most action, but areas as far north as Tarrytown and Nyack, NY, and as far east as Westbury, NY, will get some shuttle love as well.
On the map above, the blue line represents an approximation of the planned path, green thumbtacks mark the best spots to spot the action, and the white diamonds mark key landmarks on the path.
Based on an FAA flight itinerary weve obtained, here are 17 spots in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, New Jersey and Westchester where we think youre most likely to get a good view.
Please note that this route is subject to change due to weather and traffic conditions, and some of these spots might not get a flyby at all. The two things we can guarantee are that 1.) the Hudson River corridor will see the most action and 2.) the plane will land on JFKs Runway 31L.
Follow @NYCAviation on Twitter for the latest information about the flight path and schedule.
Also follow the Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrival thread on the NYCAviation Forum to find out where spotters will be
On Twitter or Instagram? Tag your shuttle photos with #shuttlespottingnyc and well retweet and/or publish the best ones!
Good luck spotting the shuttle!
1. Anywhere on the Hudson River: Pretty much any place with a view of the Hudson in the 30 mile stretch between Jersey City and Tarrytown including the entire west side of Manhattan will offer a great view as the Shuttle Carrier flies a lap up and down the river at altitudes between 1500 and 3000 ft.
2. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum: Regular admission fees apply, but you can watch the Hudson River flyby from the flight deck.
3. Randalls Island: The north end of the island should offer a decent glimpse of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft enroute to its LaGuardia Airport flyby.
1. Worlds Fair Marina, Flushing: From the east side of the Marina, a head-on low altitude view of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on its LaGuardia Airport Runway 13 fly over.
2. Worlds Fair Marina Pedestrian Bridge, Flushing: This bridge over the Grand Central Parkway, near the western end of the marina, will provide an elevated, side-on view of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft during and after its LaGuardia Airport Runway 13 fly over.
3. Fort Tilden, Rockaway Point: Distant view of the Shuttle Carrier as it flies east just off shore over the Atlantic enroute to its JFK flyby.
4. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, North End: This spot should offer a stunning view of the Shuttle Carrier after its JFK Airport flyby.
1. Brooklyn Heights Promenade: Will offer a distant but clear view as the Shuttle Carrier flies past the Statue of Liberty at around 1500 ft.
2. Shore Parkway Promenade: In the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, this area should get at least two viewings of the Shuttle Carrier as it flies north over New York Harbor and south again.
3. Coney Island: Distant sightings possible as Enterprise begins its flight up the Harbor, or possibly after it flies south and east for its JFK flyby.
1. Riverdale Park: View the Shuttle Carrier over the Hudson, with the beautiful Palisades in the background.
1. Fort Wadsworth: In the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, this park will offer a good view as the Shuttle begins its flight over New York Harbor and up the Hudson, and again when it flies south and east for its JFK flyby.
1. Inwood Park, Inwood: This is probably the closest publicly accessible view of the flyby and the landing on Runway 31L.
2. Eisenhower Park, Westbury: The Shuttle Carrier will approach from the west and/or north as it overflies the New York TRACON radar facility near the intersection of Stewart Ave and Merrick Ave.
1. Liberty State Park, Jersey City: Especially good views of the Statue of Liberty flyby.
2. Palisades Interstate Park: From the cliffs, an elevated view of the Shuttle Carrier flying up and down the Hudson.
1. Pierson Park, Tarrytown: Should offer a pretty good view of the Shuttle Carrier making a U-turn near the Tappan Zee Bridge.
1. Inside JFK Airport: There is an event to celebrate the arrival, but its invite-only. If youre flying that day, great, maybe youll get a glimpse from the terminal. If you have a favorite, legally-accessible spot somewhere else on airport grounds, go for it. But security will be tight. If you dont know where youre going, dont bother trying to wander around the airport to find a good viewing location, because youll probably miss the landing, get harassed by security or both.
If Newark is landing and departing to the south (Runways 22L and 22R) (most likely scenario):
If Newark Airport is landing and departing to the north (Runways 4L and 4R):
If any of the weather components is forecast for anywhere on the route from Dulles to New York, the event will be postponed:
That would be the shuttle that should be at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. We deserve it more than New York City, seeing how astronauts train here and mission control was here. Thanks Obama appointee Bolden.
See post 13.
Silly "chick"...Texas is a deep red state.New Jersey,OTOH,just might be up for grabs in November.Get the picture?
It should make a stop at Wright Pat for two years and then head to Houston permanently.
lol! Yeah, I get it.
He is a treasonous bastard.
Then I turned around and it was right behind me, flying over the Giants Stadium area. Got a great look as it banked over Bergen County and headed back over the Hudson.
Thanks for the heads up! Cool stuff.
You’re welcome. I went back to bed soon after posting and so missed it. I don’t if it would have been visible from my part of NY anyway. Guess I’ll have to wait for the pics to come out.
Yes, that is indeed a very funny Profile/Home page you have:
I am pleased that these flyovers were directed to those cities which developed and made these vehicles fly...like Houston, Cape Canaveral.....you know, showing their appreciation. Oh, excuse me...New York and Washington...they get that perk.
I witnessed the flyover from the Steven’s Inst. of Tech overlook, high above Hoboken, NJ. There were THOUSANDS out for the flyover, and many, (including me!) shouted with excitement as the flight neared and passed over, accompanied by an F-18, I think. Maybe less than 2000ft, it seemed enormous and slow. Yet the feeling of national pride was palpable. ‘Never let an audience go quietly,’ I always say. I bicycled through the crowd, reminding everyone that OBAMA killed the space shuttle, and encouraged everyone to ‘be proud of America again’ and DEPORT OBAMA!
[ Well, Obama does like those big planes flying over NY.... ]
As part of NASA Mooslimb outreach the space shuttle Enterprise will be glided into the Chrysler Building.
Dude, I think you're missing the point of the flyover.
The shuttle flew in or out of Houston and Cape Canaveral all the time. What would be the point of another flyover of their home bases?
There has never been a shuttle in the sky around NYC before. That was what was interesting about it.
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