Space Shuttle Enterprise Final Flight Scheduled And Several Other Aircraft Are Moved Upriver To Make Room
They say “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere”, well… thanks to the weather making it “here” has been a little challenging. However, according to several online reports the Space Shuttle Enterprise has be rescheduled! According to several reports on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the Enterprise is scheduled to do a 2 hour ceremonial fly-over at 1,500 feet on the back of a 747 Jumbo Jet over several NYC landmarks on/around the Hudson River including; the Statue of Liberty, George Washington Bridge and it’s new home, The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at around 9:30 AM. The exact itinerary of the fly over is classified, due to security reasons, but if you are in the area or have a view of the lower Hudson River/New York Harbor grab your camera and keep an eye out between 9:30AM and 11:30AM for a historical, once in a life time show!
(If you are going to be in the area (by land or water) we would love to see your pictures! Please email your best pic of the flyover to our Publisher, John Vargo, at firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on our facebook wall and it could be featured in an upcoming issue of Boating on the Hudson Magazine!)
After the flyover the Jet and Enterprise will be landing at JFK International Airport where the Enterprise will eventually be transferred to a barge and head up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Museum. The Enterprise’s boat trip won’t be until June, but it is said that the Space Shuttle will identifiable (uncovered) aboard the barge so if you were not able to catch the fly over you will have a second chance to see the Enterprise before it “lands” at the Intrepid.
If you’ve ever been to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum you may be asking yourself; “Where are they going to put this 57 ft tall, 122 ft long, 150,000 lb behemoth?”… What a great question!
In order to make room for the Space Shuttle Entreprise, the Intrepid Museum is removing a
Douglas F3D-2 (F-10) Skyknight,
Mikoyan Gurevich MIG-15 and
Supermarine Scimitar F1, a British Royal Navy fighter-bomber,
and shipping them upriver to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville, NY (Northwest of Albany in Schenectady County). The three aircraft were removed by crane and placed into a barge for their boat ride upriver on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012. All systems are GO! for Enterprise for it’s new home in NYC!
For More on the Aircraft that was removed to make room for Enterprise: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Memories-fly-these-planes-3502812.php