Republic runway fix endangers Airpower museum

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The American Airpower Museum is scheduled to lose its historic hangar home at Republic Airport by 2012 as part of a federal runway safety project.
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Gabby

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Surely there's a way to keep this museum and improve runway safety.
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I think this is disgusting. The Rich rule over americas history .For something that has roots in helping us through world war 2 we rather demolish it.
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ttt wrote:
I think this is disgusting. The Rich rule over americas history .For something that has roots in helping us through world war 2 we rather demolish it.
It's not the rich, it's the government. Hope you are all happy for voting for the Messiah.
rosie

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Why are they destroying Long Island's avionics and aerospace history? So many historic events, aviation firsts, and technological breakthroughs happened here and the places where they happened have been allowed to be turned into shopping malls and suburban sprawl.
JamesG

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That museum just celebrates Americas war mongering past... it should go!

No, I don't believe that, but you know there are many clowns out there that do, and I wouldn't be surprised if some of them are behind this.
THE FRITO BANDITO

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Jun 27, 2009
 
$10.6 mil for that. There must be some big kickbacks in this deal. Isn't there a museum over at Mitchell Field? Perhaps Tommy Boy could give up some slush fund money and have Wang build a new building at Mitchell when his debacle is built .
fotoguy

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Absolutely outrageous. That runway parallels the museum anyway. Where does an over run come into play? The Feds are a bunch of do nothing scumbags. I hold one of their licenses, they are a useless agency
Pine Tar

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Save it!!!!! and move it!! Jeez.
Captain Obvious

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FAA and airport planners run amok.
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In essence, this museum is a private collection of warbirds owned by Jeff Clyman. The hangar provides a place for the collection to be stored. Mr. Clyman expects the public to support the cost of hanger space. The statement made by Gary Lewy in this report is "way over the top". Newsday as well as Stop and Shop and the local news station are supporters of the Museum. It is unfortunate that Mr. Lewy has decided to use negative tactics to solicit more contributions. I was very sorry to see this report this morning.
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Interesting RCJ. I didn't know that. Nonetheless, I really enjoy the museum and the L.I. aviation heritage it represents. The Cradle of Aviation is also a wonderful place, but I love going to the AAM to see the planes out on the tarmac, especially around air show season. I hope a deal can be reached to protect this place.
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Jun 27, 2009
 
JamesG wrote:
That museum just celebrates Americas war mongering past... it should go!
No, I don't believe that, but you know there are many clowns out there that do, and I wouldn't be surprised if some of them are behind this.
LOL! I was about to get out the blow torch and start flaming away.
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RCJ wrote:
In essence, this museum is a private collection of warbirds owned by Jeff Clyman. The hangar provides a place for the collection to be stored. Mr. Clyman expects the public to support the cost of hanger space. The statement made by Gary Lewy in this report is "way over the top". Newsday as well as Stop and Shop and the local news station are supporters of the Museum. It is unfortunate that Mr. Lewy has decided to use negative tactics to solicit more contributions. I was very sorry to see this report this morning.
Well I didn't know that either. But it does not diminish the fact that MANY other Long Islanders have contributed to the collections there.
Especially the collections that celebrate the Women Airforce Service Pilots, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Surely theirs is a history worthy of saving ? As well as the Rosie the Rivetor's too ?

I applaud the Airpower Museum for acknowledging and Actively preserving the memories of the under-represented in our Nation's Aviation History.
Just Saying

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Jun 29, 2009
 
Flygirl wrote:
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Well I didn't know that either. But it does not diminish the fact that MANY other Long Islanders have contributed to the collections there.
Especially the collections that celebrate the Women Airforce Service Pilots, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Surely theirs is a history worthy of saving ? As well as the Rosie the Rivetor's too ?
I applaud the Airpower Museum for acknowledging and Actively preserving the memories of the under-represented in our Nation's Aviation History.
It doesn't matter who owns the planes. They're historic, as are the other exhibits and artifacts, and the hangar is a historic landmark as well. It's one of the last remaining structures from Republic Aviation, which built P-47 Thunderbolts for the Army Air Corps, and other aircraft that helped the Allies defeat the Axis in World War 2. The same can be said for Grumman in Bethpage, whose F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats played a major role in helping the Navy defeat the Japanese in the Pacific. Long Island played a crucial role in aviation history, which we must not forget, or discard. All Long Islanders, New Yorkers, and Americans should protest this ill conceived plan.

If more space is needed for the runway, the airport should demolish some of the shops in the adjacent shopping center instead. They have no historic value, and could easily be rebuilt or relocated instead of the museum.
Just Saying

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Jun 29, 2009
 
fotoguy wrote:
Absolutely outrageous. That runway parallels the museum anyway. Where does an over run come into play? The Feds are a bunch of do nothing scumbags. I hold one of their licenses, they are a useless agency
I agree. The hangar where the museum is located is not at the end of the runway, but is located between the tarmac and the road. Why do they need this project anyway? I haven't heard of any reasons given as to why this is suddenly necessary. Were there public hearings held on this plan? Looks like Schumer and Israel already caved in to the FAA, because instead of blocking this project, they are already going along with the idea of relocating the museum, according to the article.
Waste Fraud and Abuse

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Yet another case of where Schemer only responds when the check clears.

No matter the merits of the issue.

Schemer is nothing but a PAY-To-PLAY SHILL.
Punch me in the Face

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decrepit plane parts is not a museum.
Just Saying

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Jun 30, 2009
 
Punch me in the Face wrote:
decrepit plane parts is not a museum.
And Rembrandt was just a painter, and Michelangelo just played with marble, and the Museum of Natural History is just a collection of rocks and stuffed animals...
RU Kidding

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Safety is less important that some run down museum run by a bunch of stinking old men who'll all be dead soon anyway.

How much is this going to cost the taxpayers?

Chuckie and Stevie both need to be removed from office along with the rest of the beanie boys running up taxes and deficits in this state.
Just Saying

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Jun 30, 2009
 
RU Kidding wrote:
Safety is less important that some run down museum run by a bunch of stinking old men who'll all be dead soon anyway.
How much is this going to cost the taxpayers?
Chuckie and Stevie both need to be removed from office along with the rest of the beanie boys running up taxes and deficits in this state.
Congratulations for the most offensive post of the day, as well as an appalling lack of appreciation for America's World War 2 veterans. Perhaps one day you too will be called a "stinking" old man if you live long enough, although you already seem to qualify for that term.

By the way, how does removing the museum's hangar do anything to improve safety at the airport, since it doesn't sit at the end of the runway, but on the side, next to the road?

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