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HOTH Mission

Leatherstocking Honor Flight
Sendoff and Welcome Home

All Military Branches
All Branches incl SpaceForce

Multi-City, NY - 10/01/2022

***UPDATED 26 September 2022 - 16:30 hrs***
Change in Fourth Stage Location
See Details Below

***UPDATED 22 September 2022 - 07:30 hrs***
Change in Fourth Stage Location
See Details Below

 

Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The Leatherstocking Honor Flight Committee has once again invited Patriot Guard Riders to take a leading role in the various motorcycle escorts to bring honored veterans to the Albany International Airport for the sendoff of their Honor Flight, and welcome them back home later that evening. Escorts will arrive at the Albany International Airport at varying times, between 05:30 and 06:00 am.  Members staging directly at the airport should bring a clean, 3 x 5 American Flag and form a flag line at the direction of the Ride Captain assigned to that location.

The escorts are open to any and all individual motorcyclist and motorcycle clubs and organizations. Please review each of the staging locations below to determine which may be best for you.

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

10/01/2022 at 05:20am

Staging Location:

Albany International Airport
737 Albany Shaker Road
Colonie, NY 12211

Acting Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bob Smith - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

Staging at the airport with a flag line at the far Baggage Claim area entry for the arrival of the various escorts. When all guests have arrived, the flag line will re-form to the area to the audience's right for the sendoff ceremony.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?

yes


Second Staging Date and Staging Time:

10/01/2022 at 05:15am

Second Location:

Sam's Club
Latham Farms Shopping Center
579 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110

Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bill Schaaf -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
518-542-0608

Second Stage - Special Information:

Riders will stage for an escort of approximately 20 veterans/guardians. KSU at 05:30 - 05:40 for an 05:40 - 05:50 airport arrival time. All riders are to park in the Taxi lane at the airport, unless otherwise directed by LEO. After arrival, PGR members are asked to join the flag line inside.

Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?

yes


Third Staging Date and Staging Time:

10/01/2022 at 04:50am

Third Location:

Fulton Community Action Agency
20 Park Street
Fonda, NY 12068

Third Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Ray Sestak -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
518-542-0608

Third Stage - Special Information:

Riders will stage for an escort of approximately 19 veterans/guardians. KSU at 05:05 - 05:10 for an 05:50 - 05:55 airport arrival time. All riders are to park in the Taxi lane at the airport, unless otherwise directed by LEO. After arrival, PGR members are asked to join the flag line inside.

Is there a Fourth Stage to this Mission?

yes


Fourth Staging Date and Staging Time:

UPDATED
- 26 September - 16:30 hrs

10/01/2022 at 05:00am

Fourth Location:

Stewarts Shops HQ
2907 State Route 9
Ballston Spa, NY  12020

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Fourth Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bruce Barger -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fourth Stage - Special Information:

Riders will stage for an escort of approximately 24 veterans/guardians. KSU at 05:10 - 05:15 for a 05:35 - 05:40 airport arrival time. All riders are to park in the Taxi lane at the airport, unless otherwise directed by LEO. After arrival, PGR members are asked to join the flag line inside.

Is there a Fifth Stage to this Mission?

yes

 

Fifth Staging Date and Staging Time:

10/01/2022 at 05:10am

Fifth Location:

Home Depot Parking Lot
2500 Cambridge Road
Schenectady, NY  12304
(Near Applebees)

Fifth Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Ed Czuchrey - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fifth Stage - Special Information:

Riders will stage for an escort of approximately 16 veterans/guardians. KSU at 05:20 - 05:25 for an 05:40 - 05:45 airport arrival time. All riders are to park in the Taxi lane at the airport, unless otherwise directed by LEO. After arrival, PGR members are asked to join the flag line inside.

Is there a Sixth Stage to this Mission?

yes

 

Sixth Staging Date and Staging Time::

10/01/2022 at 04:50am

Sixth Location:

Schoharie Park & Ride
(off exit 23 of I-88)
239 Rt. 30-A
Schoharie, NY 12157

Sixth Acting Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Steve Oliver - American Legion Riders
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Sixth Stage - Special Information:

Riders will stage for an escort of approximately 20 veterans/guardians. KSU at 05:05 - 05:10 for an 05:45 - 05:50 airport arrival time. All riders are to park in the Taxi lane at the airport, unless otherwise directed by LEO. After arrival, PGR members are asked to join the flag line inside.

Is there a Seventh Stage to this Mission?

yes

 

Seventh Staging Date and Staging Time::

10/01/2022 at 04:50am

Seventh Location:

Brunswick Harley Davidson
1130 Hoosick Rd.
Troy, NY  12180

Seventh Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bill Ryan - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seventh Stage - Special Information:

Riders will stage for an escort of approximately 8 veterans/guardians. KSU at 05:05 - 05:10 for an 05:35 - 05:40 airport arrival time. All riders are to park in the Taxi lane at the airport, unless otherwise directed by LEO. After arrival, PGR members are asked to join the flag line inside.

Is there a Eight Stage to this Mission?

yes

 

Eighth Staging Date and Staging Time::

10/01/2022 at 08:45pm

Eighth Location:

Albany International Airport
737 Albany Shaker Road
Colonie, NY 12211

Eighth Acting Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Ray Sestak

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
518-542-0608

Eighth Stage - Special Information:

Estmated arrival time for the flight is 9:00 pm.  Since it is a charter flight, there will not be much delay while the veterans make their way to the exit area.  Please bring a clean 3 x 5 American flag as we will form the usual flag line upstairs and downstairs at the foot of the escalator.  Leatherstocking committee members have requested the assistance of 2 - 3 PGR members for the distribution of the post flight "goodie-bags" in an effort to move the line along more quickly.  If you are able to help, please see Shirley at the baggage area location.

Is there a Ninth Stage to this Mission?

no

Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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rs 09/20; MER

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