At Kennedy Airport, a Complex Dance Over a U.N. Meeting – NYTimes.com

Transporting world leaders to the GA last week requires some planning at New York’s largest airport, JFK:

Some years can be more complicated than others. When Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended the General Assembly, he would have the pilots turn off their plane’s transponder as it approached the airport, causing it to disappear from the screen used in the command center to track aircraft, Lieutenant Lomonaco said. Or his plane would veer north away from the city “trying to be a little evasive” before landing, he added.

via At Kennedy Airport, a Complex Dance Over a U.N. Meeting – NYTimes.com.

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One thought on “At Kennedy Airport, a Complex Dance Over a U.N. Meeting – NYTimes.com

  1. clintkunz says:

    Who’s house is it? “It’s our house,” said Lt. Thomas Lomonaco. The Port Authority Police Department is the coolest part about this article. I can imagine being bored and working behind a desk five years from now thinking, if only I worked for “The Port”… The sophisticated logistics behind every landing and take-off seem unmanageable, but not for “The Port”. I’m not familiar with Lt. Lomonaco’s physical presence, but I picture the persona of Samuel L. Jackson from S.W.A.T. to be very similar.

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