Historic fighter airplane begins journey from Connecticut to New York City

Alison Rombough

The substantial plane was loaded by crane from a flatbed trailer onto a barge, the place it will then set off down the Connecticut River

HARTFORD, Conn. — A historic aircraft is on its way from Hartford to a museum in New York Town, but it is not flying.

A Douglas F4D Skyray plane, which served aboard the plane carrier USS Intrepid through the Chilly War, commenced its journey by way of the h2o to its new dwelling at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Area Museum in New York Metropolis on Sunday. It had formerly been at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks.

The substantial aircraft will be loaded by crane from a flatbed trailer on to a barge, where by it will then set off in the direction of New York City.

The journey will take 30-hours by barge down the Connecticut River, by means of the Extended Island Seem and down the East River, about the southern suggestion of Manhattan and up the Hudson River on Tuesday morning.

An APPROXIMATE plan of where by the airplane will be and when is as follows: 

West Haven: Sunday, July 25 at 11:00pm

Fairfield: Monday, July 26 at 1:00am

Stamford: Monday, July 26 at 4:00am

Westchester: Monday, July 26 at 1 5:30am

Throgs Neck Bridge: Monday, July 26 at 6:00am

Whitestone Bridge: Monday, July 26 at 6:30am

Queensboro Bridge: Monday, July 26 at 7:30am

Triborough Bridge: Monday, July 26 at 7:30am

Manhattan Bridge: Monday, July 26 at 8:00-9:00am

Brooklyn Bridge: Monday, July 26 at 9:00am

People will be in a position to see the aircraft as it travels by from a number of factors along the Connecticut River and Connecticut coast on Sunday like Middletown, Haddam, Essex, and Outdated Saybrook together the River, and then in the Audio from New Haven, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Stamford and Greenwich. It will then pass by the east coastline of Westchester and vacation under the Throgs Neck, Whitestone, Triborough, 59th Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

The airplane is predicted to get there on Tuesday, July 27. Officers say the Skyray will be lifted by a crane onto Intrepid’ s flight deck where by it final resided 60 yrs ago. At the time back aboard Intrepid, the Museum’s team of gurus will commence functioning to maintain the plane so readers can understand from it for many years to appear.

Officers reported, “The Skyray, named for the exceptional condition of its wing (which resembles a manta ray), went into procedure with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in 1956. It was intended to be a higher-altitude fleet security interceptor, fast sufficient to capture and neutralize an approaching enemy bomber traveling at 500 knots. Skyrays set several pace and time-to-climb data in their day as they have been capable to get to supersonic speeds. The particular Skyray acquired by the Intrepid Museum from the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn., served in VF-162 and deployed on Intrepid concerning June 1961 and March 1962 with Provider Air Wing 6.”


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