This is most definitely not essential travel. But with New York City airspace essentially empty right now some private pilots are taking advantage of the opportunity to visit the area’s larger airports. And one of them has a pretty slick video of the results.
Looking up the aircraft history it appears that the video is a compilation of a couple different days but on the second day he does fly the low pass at all three airports. But the story tells better with the video content this way. If I hadn’t bothered to look up the flight paths I probably wouldn’t have known the difference.
This guy is the first I’ve seen with a video of the efforts, but he’s not the only one making such trips. Another pilot took a Cessna 182 up for a similar loop out of Islip a few days later.
Whoever is piloting this little Cessna 182 is really making the most of the empty NYC airspace. They visited all 3 major airports in one run (twice!) and painted some letters over Long Island on another.
h/t @jeremyzorek pic.twitter.com/F6sMRsHKMD
— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) April 18, 2020
This one, too. Including full stops at each, not just a low pass.
This little SR22 flew the Grand Tour of NYC airports this evening. Full stop landings at JFK, EWR, and LGA before returning to BDR. #AvGeek pic.twitter.com/DbKRoRjxV1
— NYCAviation (@NYCAviation) April 21, 2020
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There was a DC10 like military tanker looping low over NYC yesterday. Any intel on that? Looked like it was taking off from LGA but straight over Midtown.
A KC-10 was doing touch-and-goes at LGA. https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status/1252297143722954754
Based out of McGuire AFB in southern NJ.
Thanks odd no NYC Notify on it but then some fighter activity up the river other days wasn’t
And a P-8 was running some laps at LGA today, though it mostly just looks like a 737 so not as surprising for residents, I suppose.
I worked airspace in New Mexico and North Texas but never New York. Still, I really enjoyed your trip. Thanks for posting.
Retired ZAB & ZFW
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