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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2009, 02:00 PM »

Hey, thanks alot, I've seen them flying remote controlled airplanes in that area when I've passed by on the highway. Looks like a great spot to blow off some time waiting for traffic to thin out on my way home.
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« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2009, 10:09 PM »

You know, even though I am in NY that park is right up in my neck of the woods.

I'm going to have to check it out.

Thanks for the info.  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2009, 06:54 PM »

Yes right next to the field is a remote control airplane field. Again - just a suggestion. Check the winds - if they are from the SE, S or SW and more than 5 mph give it a go - its a definite good day. If you have a low wind flyer bring that now for say a 7:30-9PM flight if the winds drop below 2 mph. SUL is OK - the Benson IS is perfect or something of this nature. The best spot is DIRECTLY south of the American flag around 50 yards on the first field on your left - forget that fenced in soccer field - STAY AWAY ... its the LITTLE things ya know ...  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2009, 08:37 PM »

I went there on Monday afternoon. I ended up right over near the flagpole of course.. Winds were out of the SW pushing 15mph or a little better.

Wind was a bit high so there was some turbulence from the treeline across the highway. It dropped off later in the day. Very nice, but again; the thunder storms in the surrounding area were causing some odd wind.

Overall, I'd say it's a decent place to fly but not as good as Liberty on the right day.

Definitely not a bad run for me though. It's quite easy to get to from The Bronx.

Thanks for the heads up. Wink
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« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2009, 04:57 AM »

Hey Jim...
I am kicking myself that I didn't stop on Monday, now. Of course, I was in the express lanes of rt.80 east, so it would've been pretty hard to get off there, anyway. Now that I know how to get there, I have to stop and check it out.
Have you ever tried out Flushing Meadows/Kew gardens ? There seem to be a few spots there that seem promising. What about in between the Throgs neck & Whitestone bridges (Bronx side)? There seems to be alot of empty space there.
If you ever get out east on the Island, I could point you at a few good spots to fly, but obviously the whole south shore. Are you going to the NYC kite festival this year ? Second weekend in September...
~Rob.
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« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2009, 05:27 AM »

Must 86 - I had heard that kite festival was cancelled.
Jim - Glad you liked it. Try it again with normal conditions. Its the best spot I found in Bergen County, NJ. To bad there is NOTHING along the Hudson River on the NJ side - there is no beach front anywhere along the entire Palisades - on the Jersey side.
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