I have some updates on Saturdays Kids Day Event at LGA that should interest many of you
The bad news first. I am getting reports that due to the War in Irag and Katrina relief efforts there will be a very LIMITED Military presence. I am not saying there will not be any, just don't expect a lot or anything spectacular. While this is disappointing, it is certainly understanding ! There will other non airliners on display plus as of now, AA MD80, DL Shuttle 733, US 319 and possibly a Mainline DL aircraft, type unknown and no guarantee.
Now for the BIG News. As several have pointed out Rwy 13-31 is scheduled to be closed that day. Well I have been told by a Port Duty Mgr that there is just to much remaining work to not close 13-31 but it would be unsafe to use 4-22 with kids day going on. Solution, close 13-31, land-depart 4 or 22, relocate Kids Day to the "Echo Parking" area, just north of employee lot 10E, this is where NW , NK, and ATA remote park some of their overnight aircraft. Everyone will park in Lot 7 (free) which is just north of the Amoco Station, there will be lots of signs, there you will board busses for your free mini ramp tour over to Echo passing along the way 5 Towers where Trump parks, still there as of Tuesday. Once at Kids Day for those of you with large lenses this "Might" offer some photo ops of traffic on 4-22. You will be pretty far from the runway but with a 400mm you may be able to get some nice shots, especially towards the end as the sun goes behind us.
For those who do not know where I mean look at my (plug) overview photo, Echo parking is just to the right of the aircraft in line for 13 and just north of the employee (triangle shaped) parking lot
There is no guarantee how this will pan out, it may be GREAT, it may not, I don't think it will suck.
I look forward to seeing/meeting many of you on Saturday.