From: Bruce on
On Thu, 20 May 2010 16:45:06 GMT, "MC" <any(a)any.any> wrote:
>
>I merely pointed out that your "so called" lawyer's advice is not
>credible unless you can subsatitiate the source of the advice. You
>cannot.


I can , but I chose not to, out of respect for my lawyer and a wish
not to subject him to timewasters like you and the many other trolls.

You contribute nothing here except abuse, and I pity you.

From: Neil Harrington on

"Peter" <peternew(a)nospamoptonline.net> wrote in message
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> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
> news:58udnX-AK8AfiWnWnZ2dnUVZ_r-dnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
>>
>
>>> Have you been to the Air Museum in Farmingdale, LI.
>>
>> No, never even knew of it. I spent my childhood on Long Island, in (what
>> was then) a little town called Oceanside. I remember the name Farmingdale
>> but don't recall if I was ever there.
>>
>> Here in Connecticut there's the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks,
>> just beyond Bradley International Airport. I go there from time to time
>> and recommend it if you're ever up this way.
>>
>>> If you will be at the air show in Jones Beach I will say hello. I have
>>> gone every year when the weather is good.
>>
>> I remember Jones Beach well! We used to go out there often.
>>
>> But to tell you the truth I dread the idea of going back to L.I. now --
>> it's the Long Island Expressway ("the world's longest parking lot" as
>> someone called it) and the equally slow other east-west highways that
>> fill
>> me with dread. It wasn't bad at all when I was a kid in the 1940s, and
>> afterward I used to go back there occasionally to see old friends from
>> school now living in Blue Point and Sayville. But it got progressively
>> worse over the years and frankly all those miles and miles of creeping or
>> stop-and-go traffic were a nightmare for me. Apparently people who live
>> there are used to it and just accept it. I'm assuming it can't have
>> improved any, but I haven't been back there for at least 30 years.
>>
>
> The LIE is a speedway compared to I95 between Stamford and Bridgeport. We
> have lots of family in CT and go to visit. On a hot summer day I prefer
> the
> ferry. We are going to Amherst this July and will go via Danbury to avoid
> I95.

I haven't been on that part of I-95 for many years. The last time I was, it
wasn't too bad, and not bad at all north of Bridgeport, except for all the
toll stations.

I only use I-95 from Saybrook on north (I travel to Rhode Island pretty
often), and that is highly variable according to the day and the time. At
its worst it can be pretty bad up to the Norwich turnoff, then it's OK until
you get near New London, but once you're past that it's usually fast road
all the rest of the way, sail right along at 75 or better with no slowdowns.
And there are NO toll stations anywhere on that part which is nice too.


From: Neil Harrington on

"J. Clarke" <jclarke.usenet(a)cox.net> wrote in message
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> On 5/20/2010 8:59 AM, Peter wrote:
>> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
>> news:58udnX-AK8AfiWnWnZ2dnUVZ_r-dnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
>>>
>>
>>>> Have you been to the Air Museum in Farmingdale, LI.
>>>
>>> No, never even knew of it. I spent my childhood on Long Island, in (what
>>> was then) a little town called Oceanside. I remember the name
>>> Farmingdale
>>> but don't recall if I was ever there.
>>>
>>> Here in Connecticut there's the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks,
>>> just beyond Bradley International Airport. I go there from time to time
>>> and recommend it if you're ever up this way.
>>>
>>>> If you will be at the air show in Jones Beach I will say hello. I have
>>>> gone every year when the weather is good.
>>>
>>> I remember Jones Beach well! We used to go out there often.
>>>
>>> But to tell you the truth I dread the idea of going back to L.I. now --
>>> it's the Long Island Expressway ("the world's longest parking lot" as
>>> someone called it) and the equally slow other east-west highways that
>>> fill
>>> me with dread. It wasn't bad at all when I was a kid in the 1940s, and
>>> afterward I used to go back there occasionally to see old friends from
>>> school now living in Blue Point and Sayville. But it got progressively
>>> worse over the years and frankly all those miles and miles of creeping
>>> or
>>> stop-and-go traffic were a nightmare for me. Apparently people who live
>>> there are used to it and just accept it. I'm assuming it can't have
>>> improved any, but I haven't been back there for at least 30 years.
>>>
>>
>> The LIE is a speedway compared to I95 between Stamford and Bridgeport. We
>> have lots of family in CT and go to visit. On a hot summer day I prefer
>> the
>> ferry. We are going to Amherst this July and will go via Danbury to avoid
>> I95.
>
> If you like airshows you might want to consider the weekend show (every
> weekend June-Oct that the weather allows) at Old Rhinebeck, NY. WWI and
> earlier aircraft, dogfights, etc. The second oldest flying aircraft in
> the world is in their collection--a 1909 Bleriot XI--and they do fly it.
> Also vintage cars and motorcycles.

Yes, I've been to Old Rhinebeck many times. I've never seen the Bleriot fly,
but that's probably because I've always gone on Sundays when they fly mostly
WW I stuff (though they mix in some newer planes as well, according to
what's available). It's on Saturdays that they fly the antiques, or at least
that was the arrangement the last time I went (a few years ago).

I've had a ride in their 1929 New Standard biplane, too. That was really a
rush! The plane is as old as I am, which is saying something. :-)


From: Neil Harrington on

"Peter" <peternew(a)nospamoptonline.net> wrote in message
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> "J. Clarke" <jclarke.usenet(a)cox.net> wrote in message
> news:ht3f95015bj(a)news1.newsguy.com...
>> On 5/20/2010 8:59 AM, Peter wrote:
>>> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
>>> news:58udnX-AK8AfiWnWnZ2dnUVZ_r-dnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
>>>>
>>>
>>>>> Have you been to the Air Museum in Farmingdale, LI.
>>>>
>>>> No, never even knew of it. I spent my childhood on Long Island, in
>>>> (what
>>>> was then) a little town called Oceanside. I remember the name
>>>> Farmingdale
>>>> but don't recall if I was ever there.
>>>>
>>>> Here in Connecticut there's the New England Air Museum in Windsor
>>>> Locks,
>>>> just beyond Bradley International Airport. I go there from time to time
>>>> and recommend it if you're ever up this way.
>>>>
>>>>> If you will be at the air show in Jones Beach I will say hello. I have
>>>>> gone every year when the weather is good.
>>>>
>>>> I remember Jones Beach well! We used to go out there often.
>>>>
>>>> But to tell you the truth I dread the idea of going back to L.I. now --
>>>> it's the Long Island Expressway ("the world's longest parking lot" as
>>>> someone called it) and the equally slow other east-west highways that
>>>> fill
>>>> me with dread. It wasn't bad at all when I was a kid in the 1940s, and
>>>> afterward I used to go back there occasionally to see old friends from
>>>> school now living in Blue Point and Sayville. But it got progressively
>>>> worse over the years and frankly all those miles and miles of creeping
>>>> or
>>>> stop-and-go traffic were a nightmare for me. Apparently people who live
>>>> there are used to it and just accept it. I'm assuming it can't have
>>>> improved any, but I haven't been back there for at least 30 years.
>>>>
>>>
>>> The LIE is a speedway compared to I95 between Stamford and Bridgeport.
>>> We
>>> have lots of family in CT and go to visit. On a hot summer day I prefer
>>> the
>>> ferry. We are going to Amherst this July and will go via Danbury to
>>> avoid
>>> I95.
>>
>> If you like airshows you might want to consider the weekend show (every
>> weekend June-Oct that the weather allows) at Old Rhinebeck, NY. WWI and
>> earlier aircraft, dogfights, etc. The second oldest flying aircraft in
>> the world is in their collection--a 1909 Bleriot XI--and they do fly it.
>> Also vintage cars and motorcycles.
>
>
> I've wanted to go there for years, but it's almost a 3 hour trip up there
> and the traffic near the show is a nightmare. If we are going to travel
> that far we would rather go to Tanglewood. On the way home on Sunday we
> usually go to Lippera's in Chatham for brunch.

Actually the traffic near Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome has never been bad on air
show days, any of the times I've gone there. There is a little congestion
AFTER the show, but it thins out quickly as people go off in different
directions. I've never gone there on a Saturday so can't speak to that, but
Sundays have always been OK. And it's a pleasant part of New York state to
drive through.

My chief problem with going there now is that it's at least a 2-hour trip
for me, and at my age that's a bit past the range of my bladder. :-)


From: Neil Harrington on

"Peter" <peternew(a)nospamoptonline.net> wrote in message
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> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
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>>
>> "John McWilliams" <jpmcw(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:ht10vh$e75$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>>> Neil Harrington wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am a lifelong aviation enthusiast, and therefore am especially
>>>> interested in people who are or have been pilots.
>>>
>>> Hello, Neil! I earned my ticket my Junior year in college, but it's been
>>> so long since I was 'current' that I can barely remember whether stick
>>> forward pushes the nose up or down. But I am not in a flap over any of
>>> that, as I have little desire to fly high these days. I've still to do
>>> lighter than air save for hot air balloons, and I might try the tiny
>>> propelled ones.
>>
>> You're way ahead of me, John. I had a few hours of dual time in a Cessna
>> 150 in the '60s, and that was all the actual flying I ever did. Long
>> before that, I was in the CAP in high school and a friend of mine there
>> had his private ticket, so I'd occasionally get a ride in a Cessna,
>> Taylorcraft or Aeronca. Dang, it sure was simpler in those days (late
>> '40s mostly)! No radio in the plane, and some mechanic would have to come
>> out and spin the prop -- except one time when the plane we got was a
>> Cessna 140 (new at that time) which had an ELECTRIC STARTER! Wow, talk
>> about deluxe!
>>
>> Years later, after my half dozen or so lessons in the 150, which I
>> enjoyed but ultimately couldn't see much point in continuing, I turned to
>> R/C model airplanes and they were a lot of fun. (But messy.) That was in
>> the '70s.
>>
>> Since the early '80s all my flying has been on computers. I haven't been
>> doing nearly as much of that as I'd like to, probably because I'm just
>> very bad about organizing my time.
>>
>> Never been up in a balloon of any kind, or a helicopter either. Or a
>> sailplane. I'd love to do each of those at least once. Speaking of
>> balloons -- when you say "the tiny propelled ones," what do you mean? Is
>> there some sort of mini-blimp or -dirigible?
>>
>>
> Closest to you would be the Adirondack Balloon Festival in September. The
> air museum will give rides. Well not exactly give. figure about $350 and
> up, unless you work as a volunteer.

Thanks for the tip. I may look into that.